Have you ever heard people say ” Egg yolks are bad for you don’t eat them” I sure have, this is a perfect example of “health myths” that circulate around the health community. But is it correct? Well, it called a myth for a reason. Just like gossip at your local high school, health myths can spread like wildfire! You may be asking yourself “ But I’m not a scientist or a nutritionist how am I supposed to know what my body needs?” or something along the lines of “my friend works out I should listen to everything he says” First of all there are two things wrong with these questions, It isn’t really hard nowadays to get credible advice, it just takes 1 google search and, there’s a good chance your friend might not know anything about health just like you.
All jokes aside there are myths out there that can really change your diet up and in some cases make them much worse! Never fear we are here to clear things up.
3 Health Myths That Are Wrong
“Egg Yolks Are Bad For You, It Is Best To Avoid Them”
Okay let’s be real here, EVERYONE loves eggs. You can fry them, poach them, boil them, and scrabble them. Has someone ever tried to get you to not eat the egg yolk because it is “unhealthy.” If so they are obviously wrong. The delicious yellow center has had a bad reputation up until recently but studies suggest we should rethink the idea that egg yolks cause heart disease due to its “bad cholesterol.” In reality, heart disease is NOT directly caused by egg consumption.
Perhaps this is because people only got to know the health benefits of egg yolks recently. Egg yolks are actually recommended for everyone, even people with heart disease as it is filled with HDL which is a good cholesterol and actually neutralizes the effects of bad cholesterol.
“You Need To Detox Before Starting A Diet So It Can Work Better”
We all know someone who does weekend detoxes or someone who is all about filtering their body periodically. But cleansing your body of toxins may seem like it would be a healthy thing, but in reality, it has no genuine health benefits. I know what you’re thinking “Detoxes are healthy” Which indeed they are. But unless you have a problem with your kidneys, you don’t need to detox because your body does it naturally.
Our kidneys and liver take care of removing the toxins that are in our bodies already. in fact most detoxes actually dehydrate the body and can cause diarrhea! Instead, try to start a new diet with excess amounts of water and vegetables.
“Eating Before Bed Will Make You Gain More Weight”
There is no magic hour for food, plain and simple. If you eat unhealthy food you’re going to get fat doesn’t matter what time you eat. What you want to avoid is overeating junk food overall. The reason why this became a health myth is that we simply just eat more junk food in the night.
If you ARE feeling hungry before bed, have a small snack like a protein bar or a nature valley bar. It might just increase your metabolism overall!