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Top 5 Myths about Food and Nutrition – Busted!

Top 5 Myths about Food and Nutrition – Busted: Hello guys,  with the whole of the Internet exploding with conflicting information about diets and the so called ‘rules’ of losing weight, I’m here to give you a little insight into the reality of these myths and also to deal with the diet dilemmas faced by us on a day to day basis! Many a times, we tend to follow the diet fads and unknowingly either eliminate one or more of the essential food groups, or we begin the consumption of one type of food in excess at the expense of other foods, which is detrimental to our health. Such diets are not sustainable in the long run and as a result the weight swings back on and leaves us utterly dejected. In order to be able to lose weight, a healthy lifestyle is a must. More than anything, we have to be able to make a commitment to ourselves to try and be fitter and not skinnier. In my articles, I will be sharing some amazing tips and tricks to shed off those kilos and keep them off for good!

To begin with, this being my very first article, I want to bring about awareness about the various “diet myths” that have been in circulation since time immemorial so that we can all stop being fooled by them. In my articles to come, I will make you a more informed reader so that you all are empowered to make the right food choices for yourselves!

So stay tuned for more and enjoy this article!

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Virat Kohli who is very particular about his diet treating himself to a lavish spread

MYTH 1: CARBOHYDRATES ARE BAD

All carbohydrates are not bad. In fact, they are the primary sources of energy of your body. What is important to understand is that we need to know which carbs to eat and in what quantity, since all carbs are not alike.

So basically, there are two types- simple carbs- fruits, vegetables, sugar, white rice, soda and complex carbs- whole grains and legumes.

Now, since complex carbs usually take a longer time for your body to breakdown and use, they provide more energy for a longer period of time, which makes them a healthier choice. Whereas on the other hand, in simple carbs, fruits and vegetables are healthier choices as they are fiber loaded and provide instant energy rush and make good pre and post workout meals. Simple carbs to avoid are excess sugars, soda, desserts, white pasta etc.

So all carbs are not bad. You just have to be wise enough to pick the correct ones and substitute a simple carb like white rice with a complex carb like a whole wheat or brown rice.