Exposing 5 Common Health Myths!

A low carb diet is best for weight loss.

MYTH 

Low carb diets may fool you by resulting in quick weight loss. However, that weight loss is usually due to the decrease in calorie consumption, not so much from the reduction in carbs itself. A low carb diet may also result in an increase in saturated fat and high cholesterol consumption. On a side note, diets typically fail and result in the individual relapsing and possibly gaining even more weight due to unrealistic goal setting. Word of advice is to make realistic lifestyle changes such as reducing soda consumption and increasing water intake!

Fresh produce is superior to canned or frozen produce.

MYTH

Frozen produce like berries may retain their nutritional value longer when compared to fresh produce due to the frozen produce being individually quick frozen (IQF) at its peak of freshness.

The body needs a cleanse every once in a while.

MYTH

A cleanse cleans you out completely, meaning the cleanse will take out the bad stuff AND the GOOD stuff!

Extra protein is needed to build muscle.

MYTH

Protein helps repair muscles, not build muscle. Fun fact is the Americans eat TOO MUCH PROTEIN! Too much protein can dehydrate your body and add stress to your kidneys. Excess protein must find a way out of your body, so it is then expelled through urine. Protein is often consumed from meat which is often high in saturated fat. It is recommended to consume most of your protein through plants.

A multi-vitamin supplement can boost energy levels.

MYTH

FOOD provides energy, multi-vitamin supplements do not. Multi-vitamins should only be used when deficient in certain minerals such as iron. Iron deficiency (anemia) is commonly found among women and should be taken care of to help reduce feelings of fatigue, dizziness, or lightheadedness. Contact your doctor if you feel this may be something you struggle with.

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