Skipping a meal, preferring dark chocolate over milk... 6 nutrition misconceptions that must be forgotten urgently
Frozen vegetables should be avoided, meals should never be skipped, and carrots are very sweet vegetables ... We evaluate some of the misconceptions about nutrition, which often arise, yet are never verified.
Agave syrup is a perfect substitute for sugar
If agave syrup, which is very fashionable at the moment, can indeed replace refined sugar in certain situations, it is important to remember that it should not be abused. Arguing that this syrup, which is sourced from different types of agave (a plant that grows in Mexico and South Africa), is "natural," you might be tempted to put it all over at dessert time. However, agave syrup contains a high concentration of fructose, the consumption of which in excessive quantities can lead to the promotion of "insulin resistance", that is, a decrease in sensitivity to insulin, which can lead to increased glucose production ...
It is better not to eat cooked carrots if you want to limit the calories in the dish
Again, there is a long-standing misconception that carrots are high in sugar, especially when cooked. In fact, the percentage of carbohydrates in carrots does not vary with cooking. On the other hand, the glycemic index varies from raw carrots to cooked carrots. But rest assured, even cooked carrots do not show a significant spike in blood sugar, and they should never be avoided as part of a balanced diet.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: never miss meals
If we are to believe what we have always been told, skipping a meal is a very bad idea... In fact, if you skip dinner every evening, hoping to lose a few pounds quickly, you don't really have to choose the best option, because you will necessarily be tempted to catch up during meals Next, and this will appear in your dishes, where the number of calories will be much higher, because you lack energy intake.
However, it is important to listen to yourself, and not force yourself: Are you feeling bloated, don't you want to get back to the table after excesses? A short break never hurts anyone, and just drinking herbal tea for dinner, exceptionally, can help your body and liver to recover!
And serial fasting has already convinced a lot of people. It is fasting once a week, in a reasonable way, without danger to health, to give the body a rest.
In practice: once a week, we stop eating at 8 or 9 pm, and start eating normally again at 1 pm. The next day. Drink plenty of water, herbal tea, tea, always without sugar.
When you watch your character, you will always prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate
If the nutritional value of dark chocolate rich in cocoa is better than that of milk chocolate, the calories are reversed. In fact, contrary to popular belief, milk chocolate has fewer calories than dark chocolate. How do we explain it? It's very simple, the more cocoa the chocolate contains (as in dark chocolate), the more fat there is in the product, and, accordingly, the more calories in it! But if we're interested in the health virtues, it's true that dark chocolate is a favourite: Rich in antioxidants and magnesium, it's an ally for physical health and mood!
When you want to lose weight, you have to remove all fatty foods from your diet.
It is important to remember that there are different types of fat, and it is not a good idea to put them all in the same basket. If some fatty foods should indeed be avoided when one does not want to gain weight (those containing excess saturated fats, trans fats and omega-6), other fats should nonetheless be incorporated into the framework of nutritional rebalancing. Omega-3s, for example, which are polyunsaturated fatty acids, found especially in oily fish, rapeseed oil, nuts, soybeans, etc., make it possible to modify and balance the microbiota and play a role in regulating appetite. So there are good reasons to include it in our weekly lists!
Frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables are not equal at all...
If fresh vegetables taste better in the mouth than frozen ones, then eating frozen vegetables is not justified. In fact, “Frozen vegetables are harvested just before they are frozen and vitamins are well preserved by freezing, so frozen vegetables are often more interesting in terms of nutritional quality than fresh vegetables that have been transported or sometimes stored for a long time before being consumed.” On the other hand, if you buy seasonal and locally produced vegetables, you will find all the benefits of these essential products for our daily diet.