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Stop Believing These Food Fables

By Sara Butler

Healthy eating advice is everywhere you turn. The problem is that nutrition is an ever-changing science. New information is constantly produced and information improved, but many people don't get the memo. Case in point are these healthy eating food fables that simply aren't true -- so stop believing them!

Egg Yolks are Unhealthy

Back in a time not too long ago, it was thought that the yolk of the egg could have a negative impact on your cholesterol levels. But it's become clear in recent years that the bigger culprits when it comes to cholesterol are trans fats and saturated fats. Eggs are certainly high in cholesterol but they're also incredibly good for you and low in saturated fat. In fact, you can feel free to eat the whole egg as a part of your healthy eating plan.

Added Sugar and Natural Sugar Are Different

While added sugar is something you should avoid, there's no real difference between added sugar and natural sugar in the way your body processes it. What does make a difference is the source of sugar. Take a piece of fruit, for example. It contains natural sugars but also contains other nutrients such as fiber that help your body to digest it more slowly, not causing a spike in your blood sugar. When compared with a processed food high in sugar, such as candy, you can see how added sugars might be in a whole different category. You don't have to cut all sugar from your diet, but stick to natural sugars and you should be just fine.

Organic Food Is Healthier

Organic food is seen as a food that is somehow better, but that's not really the case. Highly processed foods, whether they're organic or not, still are highly processed foods. If you want to eat organic, it's best to stick to organic fruits and vegetables that are free from pesticide residue as a way to reduce your chemical exposure. But an organic chocolate bar is still a chocolate bar!

Avoid Butter

If you still think that margarine is better than butter, then you may want to reassess your beliefs. Studies have come out that have shown that butter, when eaten in moderation, is better for your heart than margarine. In fact, margarine has trans fats that you want to avoid at all costs. So, buy butter with olive oil or grass-fed butter and it will provide you with healthy fats.

What is known about food is constantly changing. Try to keep up as best you can and don't forget that the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are a great informational resource!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orlando, Fla.

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