Don’t Follow These Diet Tips
1. People should not eat bananas and carrots because they are higher in carbs and sugar.
People should remember the portion size is one small banana and 1 cup cooked carrots. We need to remember that we need everything in “moderation”. Also, sugars found naturally in fruit and veggies are not the same as sugar from jelly beans, cake and cookies.
2. You should only eat egg whites.
Studies have shown that there is no direct correlation between the regular consumption of whole eggs and an increased risk of heart disease. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was adjusted to reflect this by eliminating any recommended limit on dietary cholesterol (which eggs are high in), because they found it to have no effect on blood cholesterol.
Research shows that adding up to one whole egg daily to your diet may lower your risk of stroke. Eating the whole egg also offers you inflammation-fighting antioxidants as well as vitamins D, B12 and minerals selenium, zinc and iron. Egg yolks are also the most concentrated source of choline, an under-consumed, essential nutrient important to brain health.
3. Stick to low-fat foods, fat makes you fat.
We’re fat smart now and we know that you need roughly 30 percent of your calories to come from fats (healthy fats!) in order for you to be your leanest and healthiest self. This means there is room at every meal for some kind of fat. Think peanut butter on toast at breakfast, cashews at snack time and sliced avocado on your lunchtime sandwich. Low-fat foods generally have added sugar (to add flavor) when the fat is removed. This ends up making you feel less satisfied, craving more food and triggering your fat-storing hormones. Instead of going for low-fat products, go for the real version and listen to your body. It will thank you.
Article by Keri Glassman, R.D. – TODAY
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