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MYTH
MYTH
MYTH
MYTH
FACT
FACT
FACT
FACT
Added sugar is always bad for you.
Fresh food is always better than frozen.
We should be ingesting
large quantities of vitamins
and supplements.
You need to drink eight
glasses of water a day.
The fact is that sugar is essential in the kitchen and is paramount in baking fluffy cakes, chewy
cookies and soft meringues. Sugar also balances the flavors in healthy foods that might not taste
so great on their own. But there is a limit; most health experts suggest that added sugar supply
no more than 10 percent of your total calories—about 200 in a 2,000-calorie diet.
The reality is that fresh produce often travels far distances and sits on grocery shelves - also,
heat, air, and water can cause it to lose nutrients along the way.
So long as you are eating a healthy
balanced diet, over supplementation
may just be a waste of
money. There are
individuals that may
require supplements,
such as pregnant women
and the elderly. Yes, there
are a very few, such as vitamin
D, that may have benefits. But
don’t go overboard.
New research suggests that the average woman
needs about 91 ounces of water a day, and the
average man, 125 ounces, to prevent dehydration,
regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, and
take care of all the other things water does to
keep your body running smoothly. However, tea
and coffee as well as fruits and vegetables with a
high water content, such as oranges, watermelon,
and lettuce, can count toward those goals.
Credits: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/June-2013/Fifteen-Common-Health-Myths-Debunked/
www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/nutrition-myths-facts/nutrition-myths-added-sugar
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