Nutrition : Demystifying top four food myths

Nutrition : Demystifying top four food myths
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Some eat to live, others live to eat. Whatever be the case, food is an everyday requirement. With food come...

nut2Some eat to live, others live to eat. Whatever be the case, food is an everyday requirement. With food come myths that decide what you eat at the end of the day. Let's demystify the common myths that surround around food. Here we go �. Weighty problems Myth 1: Bananas Demystifying it �. It is not true. Hundred grams of rice will give us 345 calories energy while 100 grams of banana will give 112 calories of energy. It's much less than our cereals. Therefore in reality one can replace cereal with banana to lose weight.
Myth 2: Potatoes
Demystifying it � 100 grams of potato will give 97 calories, much less than our cereals. The problem lies when potatoes are deep fried in oil that result in steep rise in calories which amounts to 900 calories. Boiled potatoes are safe or use as less oil as possible. nut3Myth 3: Fruits Demystifying it�No again! All fruits can be eaten with limitation. Fruits like vegetables are rich in fiber and many phyto nutrients which will work wonders for diabetics, especially in keeping the blood vessels in top condition, Take fruits in between meals for maximum benefit.
Myth 4: Salt
Demystifying it�Yes, but with a twist. Cut down on added salt on top when eating food. Don't use salt for cooking rice, batter mixing, dough making, as there will be salt in chutneys and curries. But before you embark on cutting the excess salt first find out whether you have a salt sensitive or salt insensitive BP, with your doctor. Remember extra sodium comes from preservatives, additives and medicines.
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