9 Food Myths Preventing You From Losing Weight – Daily Times

9 Food Myths Preventing You From Losing Weight

1. Myth: Kale is our healthiest green.

William Paterson University ranked fruits and vegetables by nutrient density based on 17 nutrients linked to cardiovascular health.

2. Myth: High fructose corn syrup is worse than table sugar

According to Zero Sugar Diet, sugar is sneaky. Maltodextrin, brown rice syrup, dextrose, sucrose—like it's the Avengers.

3. Myth: Sea salt is a healthier version of regular salt.

Table salt from a mine has 2,300 mg of sodium per teaspoon. Sea salt is evaporated seawater with 2,300 mg of sodium.

4. Myth: Energy drinks are less harmful than soda.

Energy drinks with a variety of B vitamins, herbal extracts, and amino acids, such as Red Bull, Monster, and Full Throttle, aim to increase your energy.

5. Myth: Diet sodas help keep you slim.

Obesity researchers are learning that diet soda's artificial sweeteners cause hard-to-control food cravings. Switch to carbonated water and flavor with lemon, cucumber, and fresh herbs.

6. Myth: Yogurt is good for the bacteria in your belly.

Some yogurts contain probiotics that can help your gut. "Live active cultures" yogurts should contain Lactobacillus acidophilus.

7. Myth: Low-fat foods are better for you.

"Low fat" means "high in salt and cheap carbs" in food marketing. Consider Smucker's Low-Fat Peanut Butter.

8. Myth: "Trans-fat free" foods are actually trans-fat free.

The FDA allows companies to claim 0 grams of trans fat on their packaging as long as the food contains no more than 0.5 grams per serving. However:

9. Myth: Foods labeled "natural" are healthier.

The FDA doesn't control "natural" on nutrition labels. 7UP boasts "100% Natural Flavors" but is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.

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