7 Health Myths Discarded
Staying in shape and keeping fit is one of the ideal goals in people’s lives at the moment. The saying, “health is wealth” is one of the motivating factors when people decide to adopt a healthy lifestyle. While on this journey, certain people fall victim to certain health myths in the bid to keep up with this lifestyle and sometimes when the expected result isn’t gotten, they fall back into their old lifestyle.
This list according to bodybuilding.com has been ranked from the bottom to the top of the most common myths about health.
A PROTEIN BAR IS A GOOD SUBSTITUTION FOR A MEAL
Protein bars are highly processed, unless they are homemade. Highly processed food requires fewer calories to digest, so that benefit is diminished. Your protein bar can be easily likened to your chocolate bar which you indulge in on cheat days.
CARBS ARE FOUND ONLY IN BREAD AND NOODLES
Carbs can also be found in grains, starches, fruit, vegetables, dairy, nuts, and seeds.
THE MORE YOU SWEAT, THE MORE FAT YOU LOSE
Sweat and intensity are two different things, sweat is your body’s way of getting rid of heat. Fat is oxidized inside your body, and it is not going to vaporize because you’re sweating! Sorry.
FRUIT IS A HEALTHY SNACK THAT CAN’T MAKE YOU FAT
Any kind of food, no matter how healthy, can make you gain weight. Fruits have easily accessible carbs. When your body accesses that carb, you have given it the go ahead to stop burning body fat for fuel.
CAFFEINE HAS ONLY NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THE BODY
Just like everything in life, caffeine should be taken in moderate quantity. The problems with coffee is a result of overconsumption. In moderate portions, it has just as many benefits which surpasses energy for athletic performance.
CLEANSE PRODUCTS WILL ONLY ENHANCE YOUR RESULTS
Medically, there is no reason to do a cleanse. Your body has natural ways of detoxifying itself, a cleanse is just a waste of your money.
THE ONLY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT IS BY CUTTING OUT ALL CARBS
Ladies and gentlemen, this is probably going to surprise your fit fam shoes. The only way to lose the right amount of weight you desire is to adopt a diet that supports your goal, train with weights, and do some cardio. Your program should include the holy trinity of fitness – diet, weights, and cardio.