Top Food Myths That You Should Forget

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A healthy diet is not hard to follow. However, achieving it can be quite challenging, with many obstacles standing in your way. We’ve decided to shed some light on popular nutrition myths and provide you with the facts. Here are the myths we are going to debunk today:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

All meals are equally important, in fact. However, morning habits are the foundation of your day. Your morning routine helps set the tone for how you behave throughout the day and also determines the details of what you see from your day ahead. A nice breakfast will also help you have energy during the first part of the day.

Coffee is unhealthy

When consumed in moderation, coffee can be part of a healthy diet. Coffee is a widely consumed beverage that contains caffeine, which can have positive and negative effects, depending on the person and situation. However, moderate consumption generally has no ill effects. Studies have shown that coffee can relieve stress and improve concentration, but you should limit your intake to no more than one cup a day.

Frequent meals enhance good health.

For a healthy body, two to three hours is a reasonable time gap between eating meals. The reason for this is that your body needs time to process your food, molecule by molecule. Since our digestion starts almost immediately after lighting a match, we need between two and three hours to clear our digestive system of all substances from the previous meal.

Bananas should not be eaten during the evenings

This is completely false. Bananas can be eaten at any moment of the day. Bananas are also great fuel for your body as they help lower your blood pressure and suppress appetite. They are also very nutritious, with high levels of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.