When it comes to forming healthy eating habits, there are some great tips and some completely useless ones that we still see everywhere. It’s important to know the difference between the science-based facts and myths that aren’t exactly true. Here are some of the most common ones.
Gluten is Bad
You’ve probably heard a thousand times that gluten is bad for you, but have you stopped to think about if this is really true? Unless you’re allergic to it, gluten can’t harm you in any way. In fact, gluten-free foods often contain some replacement to make them tastier, but that doesn’t mean their nutritional value is suddenly better.
You Should Only Eat Protein
Your body needs all the macronutrients equally: carbs, protein, and fats. As long as you choose high-quality, non-processed sources, you can (and should) eat all of them.
Fruit is Full of Sugar and You Should Avoid It
Sugar has been practically demonized over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean that all the foods that contain it are suddenly bad. First of all, there’s a big difference between fruit and industrial sweets. Second, fruit contains plenty of vitamins and it’s a perfect alternative for store-bought candy if you have a sweet tooth.