7 Fake Nutrition Myths

Here are some nutrition related myths that people think they are true. You may think so yourself, but read on.

Potatoes cause weight gain

If you boil them without peeling them (especially since the peel contains half the nutrients of the potato), and eat them cold, the potatoes do not cause gain gain. This way, the starch they contain does not fatten, even helps losing weight.

Mineral water with bubbles is not good

If the people drinking it have no stomach inconveniences from drinking the water, like bloating or regurgitation sensation, there 'is no problem. Spring bubble water is indicated as normal water.

Much milk = much calcium

Milk is recommended to children, which should drink whole milk. Adults should stick to a maximum of 2 glasses a day, or even avoid it. Consuming too much milk increases the acidity in the stomach, and the body will extract the calcium from the bones.

Canned fish loses its nutritive qualities

The important thing is to choose cans with the whole fish (with bones and everything). The richest in nutrients (high contents of omega 3, calcium, vitamin D) are the sardines, mackerel, tuna and herring. Women should eat 1-2 sardines cans a week.

A diet without meat = a diet without toxins

The meat is necessary. Meat has a very important building and repairing nerves and muscles, and no vegetal protein can replace.

Natural juice is the healthiest

Fresh juice is an unbalanced drink, because it has a very high content of fructose, which causes stress to the pancreas. The whole fruit is way better than drinking just the juice.

At menopause, extra pounds favor the osteoporosis

Women at menopause should have a few extra pounds; it has been shown that they are more protected against osteoporosis. Gaining too much weight causes many problems, though.