In our day to day life we had heard our mothers and grandmothers saying do not eat much potatoeas it will make you fat, do not drink water while eatting and much more. But actually these are not true. Basically they are food myths.
Food Myths that we usually believe in
Potato makes us fat
Earlier people used to think that carbohydrate rich foods such as potato and rice etc, increases body weight. so for losing or reducing weight they used to eliminate carbohydrate rich foods from diet. Now we know that carbohydrates are body’s preferred energy source. Potatoes do not automatically make you fat. So no problem, you can take it in moderate quantity.
Don’t take milk immediately after eating fish
Most of the persons believe that you should not take milk immediately after eating fish. They think that it will make you sick. Some persons even think that spots can appear on your skin. As a matter of fact, there is no scientific reason behind it. Indeed these products may be taken together. There is no problem at all.
Drinking while eating makes you fat
The actual fact behind this misconception is that enzymes and their digestive juices will be diluted by drinking water while eating. It will slow down your digestion which may lead to excess body fat. In contrary, there is a scientific fact that drinking water while eating improves digestion.
Eggs increase cholesterol level so avoid them
There is no doubt that eggs are good source of health. It is as per daily requirement of cholesterol by our bodies. Without Yolk (yellow part) you can take as much eggs as you want.
Starve yourself if you want to loose weight
Eating a good diet is more important than not to eat when you are on a weight loss programme. Include such food items in your diet which suppress appetite and increase metabolism so that you don’t eat too much. So, there is no need to starve yourself if you want to lose weight.
There are various food myths which are prevailing not only in india but all over the world. What to eat , when to eat and how often to eat are such questions which usually confuse the individuals. We believe in such myths because they sound like they could be true. Nowadays we have scientific knowledge and on the basis of that knowledge we should not believe in food myths