There are facts about food and then there are myths about food.
Adjusting one’s eating habit according to the former is a good idea on any day but filtering the facts away from myth is not going to be a cakewalk. We have heard a lot of people ordering us not to do this and not to do that when it comes to food, but how many of those advices are actually good?
We, at Cookbook are going to break out some common Food Myths that are out there so that next time someone says you something about not eating your favorite food, you would have a great counter in place.
Myth: Eggs are the main cause of high cholesterol
Eggs have been scrutinized over the history as a food that causes cholesterol, but new studies suggest that they are innocent. In fact, they are a store house of nutrients that we require in our daily life and this includes some brain-boosting chemicals like choline.
Myth: Spicy food gives you an ulcer
You might have heard a lot of advices about how spicy food gives you an ulcer but it is also a myth. Ulcer is usually triggered by medications like aspirin and the only thing that Spicy food does is make your irritable bowel problem worse. This is often mistake as ulcer when it never is.
Myth: Low Fat foods> Full Fat Foods
It is the greater than symbol used their incase you have trouble with math like me. There is a big myth circling around that low fat foods are always better than fully fat ones. The artificial fat free foods are nowhere near the natural fatty ones as you do require some amount of fat for the proper working of the body.
Myth: You should drink eight glasses of Water a day
The magical number of Eight does not have any specialty about it. We do need a lot of water for our day to day working but eight glasses is just an urban legend. The water we consume can be from the beverages we drink as well so never bother waking up early and gulping down eight whole glasses just to get to the number.
Myth: Chocolate is an antidepressant
Chocolate is considered to be an antidepressant by a lot of people. The reason for this is the chocolate’s ability to boost our serotonin levels but latest studies have proved that serotonin levels have nothing to do with our mood. Also, Chocolate could work as something that prolongs our depression since it is a comfort food.