Some Food Facts

In the age of the internet, rumors can spread like wildfire and some of the most prevalent rumors are about the foods we consume. What’s good, what’s bad, what should never be eaten. Once a food gains a negative reputation, good luck convincing anyone otherwise. Even if the rumor was incorrect to begin with. Here are a few food facts which will help you decide if your next meal is the right one for you.

Sugar
While you shouldn’t over-consume sugar, honey or raw products may be better than some of the processed versions available.

Eggs
Everyone assumes that the cholesterol in eggs makes these snacks a bad dietary decision. This isn’t entirely true. While the yolks can contribute to increasing your cholesterol, you can always choose to cook with egg whites.

Fried Food
There’s no study that will make your decision to eat fried food everyday okay. However, it’s not something you can always avoid. If you need to fry, try using oils that are low in trans fat.

Organic Foods
Some people suggest that organic products are better than regular produce because of the differences is the way in which the food is grown and cared for on the farm. Less pesticide is ideal, so research your products and find out if what you are eating is grown with as few chemicals and additives as possible.

Salt
The suggestion that removing salt entirely from your diet is a good idea will be a fact your taste buds will often determine. Try eating with less salt and you may be surprised at how tasty unseasoned food is on its own.

Red Wine
While white wine is delicious, the antioxidants in darker grapes are what give red wine its healthy reputation.

Healthy food consumed in moderation will help you feel better and have more energy.
Try not to over eat or consume too much from one category of food per day or even per week.
The best thing you can do for your health is to monitor your intake and be mindful of the amount of sugar, salt, and fats in your meals.

By Rachel Horwitz

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