Today society suffers from the phenomenon of information overload.
The nutrition and food niche and market is also affected. That is why, in this article on our blog, we will try to disprove some myths that have been created around certain foods, as well as "miracle" diets and improper exclusions of certain foods that can be considered delicacies for our palates.
1. Carbohydrates are bad
Potatoes, pasta, cereals, fruit... There are many existing carbohydrates that have been accused of being fattening or that it is bad to eat them before going to sleep... Nothing could be further from the truth.
Although it is true that carbohydrates end up breaking down into sugar (the simplest HC), it is an essential macronutrient for our day to day, since it is the main source of energy that we ingest.
In addition, a good source of carbohydrates before bed will provide us with a more enriching sleep, since we will feel more full and satisfied.
2. There are foods that make you lose or gain weight
Once again... Another myth that crucifies certain foods or meals that you like. Why should I stop eating a food that I like to eat? Is that supposed to be healthy and " fit "?
We must find the balance. Nothing you eat is going to make you gain or lose weight, that's what the energy balance you have in your day to day is responsible for: what you consume vs what you spend. You can get more information about this in this article.
3. Salt is bad for the human body
Salt is a union of two essential electrolytes for the development of the organism and its functions. It is more essential than you think.
Like everything, in excess is bad and can lead to certain problems such as high blood pressure or heart disease. Control the amount of salt you consume daily, but do not exclude it completely (0.04 - 0.06 gr of salt per kg of weight per day is a good indicator).
4. The more you sweat, the more fat you burn
Mistake. With sweat you lose water and mineral salts, not fat. Sweating may cause you to lose weight due to dehydration, but you won't be losing fat.
5. Localized fat can be lost from a specific area of the body
How many times have you heard... "I want to remove a bit of my belly by myself, the rest of my body looks good", "I'm going to do 200 sit-ups a day to lose my belly"... I'm sure thousands of times.
Well, this is impossible. Body fat is distributed throughout the body and depends largely on the genetics of each person and, when you lose fat, you will lose it from all parts of the body, not just from a specific area.