7 MYTHS You Still Believe About “HEALTHY EATING”

(gentle trance music) – I just noticed my head
looks like a giant potato. So, healthy food is something
that we all feel that we know at least a good amount about. For example, carrots, mmmm! They taste good and they’re good for you. And, of course, they’re way better for you raw than cooked, right? I mean, it’s pretty common knowledge that boiling veggies takes
all the nutrients out of them, or so you thought. Sorry friends, but, once
again, you’ve been lied to. In this video, I’m going to take the seven most commonly believed myths that you likely still
believe about healthy food and explain the truth behind them. We’re going to be looking at the advice that you’ve likely heard about what to eat and what not to eat. For example, what if I told you that boiling carrots actually increases the nutritional value by breaking down the tough walls surrounding
the beta carotene? Oh yeah, it’s true, and
that’s just the beginning. This is 7 Myths You Still
Believe About Healthy Eating. Fat-free is better than full fat. Let’s start with
something that most people consider to be a no-brainer. Low-fat and fat-free foods are always the healthier choice, right? Well, when it comes to certain
meat and dairy products, yes. But more often than not, food companies are replacing that fat with sometihing potentially much worse for you: sugar. See, when manufacturers artificially adjust what’s in our food, they need to trade in
fat for something else that’s low-cost but still
gives them the ability to call their product low-fat. The truth is, in most cases,
although fat content decreases, calories have actually increased. Thus, eating those items can
quickly lead to weight gain. But these Sour Patch Kids
said that they’re low-fat. You don’t wanna be that guy, nope. Nuts are junk food. This myth has likely stemmed from the fact that you can find many varieties of nuts next to the potato chips
in the grocery store aisle. But, the idea that they’re
just as bad for you as junk food is absolutely false. In fact, researchers at
Harvard University found that women who ate at
least a handful of nuts at least five times a
week were 20% less likely to develop conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease
and even certain cancers. Nuts are actually an
incredible source of protein, as well as other nutrients. So, make sure the times
that you feel like a nut outweigh the times that you don’t. Eliminating carbs makes you healthier. We’ve all heard about the
fad diets that are out there that tell you to go carb-free and you’ll lose tons of weight. And although reducing
certain types of carbs in your diet can be good for
you, generally, the benefits of taking in carbohydrates
surpass skipping them. Seven major studies all concluded that people who ate grain carbohydrates were up to 30% less likely
to develop heart disease. See, what it really comes down to is choosing the right type of carbs, not eliminating them altogether. Try going for whole grains
over the processed food carbs and you’ll be making a much
wiser and healthier decision. Taking in extra protein makes you strong. Many people still claim that
if you want to toughen up, taking in excess protein is the way to go. And, while it’s true that protein
helps develop lean muscle, it won’t do that by itself. You need a healthy diet of carbs and fats, not to mention, most
importantly, exercise. Plus, taking in too much can actually lead to negative effects. A number of studies have
shown that high protein intake can actually increase the probability of developing kidney
stones by as much as 250%. And trust me, you do not
wanna pee out a marble. Additionally, if your protein
intake completely overshadows your intake of carbs and healthy fats, your muscles are going to suffer anyway. This is because you’re simply not getting enough nutrients
to fuel your body. Fresh fruits and vegetables
are healthier than frozen. As much as it seems like
this one must be true, it is, in fact, a myth. You see, when companies
package frozen produce, they quick-freeze it and, in doing so, halt the loss of vitamin
and mineral content. In contrast, when you select, let’s say, a peach from a pile at
the fresh produce section at the grocery store,
you’re actually holding a piece of fruit that has been
picked, shipped and stored, all of which could take
several days, or even weeks. During its journey, this
produce loses natural enzymes which are released from it as it ripens, and this lessens the nutritional content. So, frozen is actually
better than the alternative. But, of course, if you
want the healthiest option, fresh fruits and veggies
right off the vine is always the best choice. Brandy before bed means a healthier sleep. There are so many people
that swear by a nightcap, a tradition that’s been handed down by as far back as the 1700s. But, the truth is that
it’s simply not true. Alcohol consumption
before bed has been proven to actually increase wakefulness and completely disrupt sleep well after the individual has gone to bed. A series of recent
studies have shown that, though the drink may make
people fall asleep faster, they would wake up as soon
as the alcohol wore off, which, of course, means them not getting a decent night’s rest. The study also revealed a
drop in rapid eye movement in those who drank, which
means that the memory and retention areas of the brain may have been affected on
top of the person’s dreams. So, in other words, you get hammered, you’re gonna pass out, but then you’re just not
gonna have a solid sleep, so nuh-uh, don’t do it. The best source of calcium is milk. Ah milk, it does a body good, but not as good as you might think. While it does contain calcium, it’s pretty far down the list of foods that we take in the most calcium from, and the list might surprise you. It includes navy beans, yogurt, sardines, leafy greens and almonds,
just to name a few. In addition, drinking an excess of milk can actually lead to prostate
cancer and heart disease. So, it may be wise to think twice about trying to get a calcium overload by drinking a full gallon of 2%. And while we’re on the subject of milk, let’s bust another myth right now. Drinking milk does not
increase mucus production and, therefore, there’s no
truth to the old wives’ tale that you shouldn’t drink
milk when you have a cold. That’s just a little bonus fact for you. And now, you guys are
just a little bit smarter about what you should and shouldn’t eat. If you guys got something
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see you guys on the farm. (moos) I don’t know what animal that was. Goodbye now!

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