Dispelling Myths About Nutrition

At the beginning of every year, more people are interested in healthy food and inevitably stumble upon some outdated diet myths, which are negligently spread on the Internet. I’m sure you too have been confronted with one of the following myths at least once, so we’re here to put an end to some of them.

1. Carbohydrates in the evenings make you fat!

The most classic among the nutritional myths. While it is true that a timed intake of carbohydrates has its merits, the general demonization of carbohydrates in the evening is not justified. When we eat carbohydrates , our insulin levels increase, which inhibits fat burning. Suppose now that we have a large portion of carbohydrates in the evening before going to bed eating, fat burning is also inhibited while we sleep. It is definitely beneficial to keep our insulin levels low before going to sleep so that the body can spend a long period of time (sleep) tampering with the bacon rolls, but this is not absolutely necessary to lose weight. If we eat less carbohydrates during the day, is the fat burning at these times optimally from – so it is similar in the end again.

2. Fat makes you fat!

Even this myth can not persist. First, we should know that fat is the calorie-dense macronutrient at 9.3 calories per gram. In addition, oil and butter enrich meals without really providing physical mass that could be chewed. Although fat is filling, but we usually do not notice what quantities we eat during the meal until it is too late. Presumably, this nutritional myth comes exactly here: Fat provides many calories that can be taken too easily. A permanent calorie surplus makes you fat, not fat per sé. So fat does not make you fat, but you should still enjoy it in moderation.

3. Protein powder is not a real food!

Question: Do you also see flour as unnatural? Or cheese? Probably not. Protein powder has a deterrent effect on outsiders because it is not known from everyday life and comes in powder form – it is nothing more than a by-product of cheese production. The resulting whey provides the foundation for making the protein powder that we all love so much. It is therefore not “pure chemistry” or “unnatural”, as it is often claimed. You just have to keep in mind that the dosage form may seem strange, but the content is as natural as cheese.