There is so much information about correct nutrition today that it is sometimes very difficult to understand what can really be considered healthy and what is not. When nutritionists finally decided that certain fats, carbohydrates and even coffee were not so bad, we finally managed to sigh with relief.
What about foods, which are obviously useful and nutritious, while in fact being not as wonderful as they seem to be?
This is obviously a good thing. Still, the problem is that the juicing process removes almost all the fibers that the fruits contain, so we definitely should forget about long-lasting satiation.
In addition, making one glass of fruit requires using more than one fruit, so you consume significantly more sugar than you need (for example, a glass of orange juice will provide you with six spoons of sugar).
Granola is an incredibly delicious substitute for muesli. Are you aware of the fact that we also owe this amazing flavor to the sugars? At the same time, it has plenty of carbohydrates and calories, and not enough protein. Studies show that the serving, which is safe for our health and figure is much smaller, than the plate we usually serve it in.
A survey held by the New York Times showed that more than 70% of people consider granola a healthy dish, while just 28% of dieticians agree with them (and even then with amendments).
If you are trying to lose weight or strive to eat right, then replacing a product with its light fat-free alternative may seem like an excellent idea. However, it is so only until you realize that food producers add sugar and flavors to the foods that they make fat-free. Otherwise, the product would have turned out to be rather tasteless (and yes, no one would buy it for a second time).
In addition, right fats are good and important for us, when consumed in moderate amounts.
But they, alas, are quite rich in sugar and calories, which you, in addition, will eat more, because dried fruits are not as large as their fresh alternatives, and hence the brain will be shamelessly deceived.
If you are used to choosing vegetable chips instead of ordinary ones, believing that you bring benefits to your body by doing so, it’s time to revise the approach. Just like potato chips, slices of beet, celery, turnips and god knows what are also covered with salt and fried in oil.