Fact or Fiction: Let’s Explore the World of Food and Nutrition

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I am a food lover, and if you are someone who has fast metabolism like me, you have no idea how blessed you are in this case. You might be the one to whom people say that “Heyyy!!! You are so skinny, don’t you eat?” I know that this sentence might have pissed all your teenage life. But, as you are aging, I am sure you are very well enjoying it. You can eat all you want and still get no fat. How amazing is that? Right?! So, embrace your body and metabolism.

But hey! Please wait for a second, and I am not saying that you should starve yourself; neither am I stereotyping overweight people. No!!!!

I would be one of those people who would positively support you. But I also don’t want you to take your health for granted and eat what you want. No. I want you to be very mindful of what you eat because even the Rasheed Hospital’s best nutritionists say that, “You Become What You Eat.”

Today, in this article, I am going to share some fun facts with you. You might be confused whether it’s a fact or fiction. So, let’s get them debunked together. 

Before we start, let me tell you that food and nutrition is such a serious matter. Unfortunately, or fortunately, everyone seems to have an opinion about it about good and bad food. You might also see that everyone has reasoning behind “eating and not eating certain foods.” In this article, you might also find some of those food myths. 

Now, let’s get started with the Fact or Fiction

Question 1- Consuming Vitamin C prevents Cold?

Vitamin C is good for immunity, but strictly making it that it’ll prevent colds is not true. It may be able to decrease the duration of your Cold, but research on it is limited. It is one of the essential elements of your diet, so you shouldn’t skip it. According to the famous nutritionists in Lahore, Vitamin C- rich foods include citrus fruits, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, and other fruits.

Question 2- No or Low Carb Diets are Good for Health?

One of the popular weight-loss diets is the “low-carbohydrate diet.” These weight-loss diets are a short-term and rapid solution to lose weight, but research has shown its side effect on the body in the longer run. There are even reports of people gaining their weight back and an increased risk of mortality. You might get short-term benefits, but your overall health would be affected due to it.

Question 3- Frozen vegetables and fruits are less nutritious and healthy as compared to fresh ones?

Well, the fast-paced era has changed our eating patterns. While eating fruits and vegetables, people often ask which way is healthier? Eating fresh or frozen? Eating veggies and fruits in both methods is good. But, when the food is frozen, some of the nutrients are inactivated and can even get destroyed during cooking. This doesn’t mean that you should skip your fruits and veggies as you shouldn’t ignore the health benefits of these foods.

Question 4- Eating several small meals is better as compared to a large one?

When anything comes to your health, what we eat is more important than how often we should be eating? So, both are fine as long as you eat healthily, whether it’s two large meals or four small meals.

Question 5- Do you gain weight while eating at night?

Again, one of the most common myths about eating at night makes you gain more weight. The exciting thing to mention here is that eating at night does not make you gain weight, but rather what you eat. At night people usually eat high-calorie foods such as snacks, cookies, ice cream, popcorns, etc. So, you see, people are not chewing on carrots or any vegetable at night, so eating junk at night can affect your metabolism. Research suggests that if we keep a check on our diet or opt for fasting or skipping meals at night, we may reduce our blood pressure, weight loss, and insulin sensitivity. The research on this is still going on, and for now.

TakeAway Note,

These are just a few fact-fiction food myths. The thing that is more important for you is your healthy diet plan. In case you suffer from any health condition, you should first ask your nutritionist for your diet plan instead of experimenting or compromising your health. Remember, nothing is more important than health.