Here are some Health Myths you may or may not know.
Food Health Myths
- Fat is Bad – Health Fat is good for you. 20% – 35% of calories intake should be healthy fats.
- Carbs make you fat – Carbs should be 45% to 65% of your calories.
- Gluten Free foods are Healthier – Unless your the 1% of the population that is allergic to gluten (Celiac Disease) you don’t need to worry about it.
- Low Fat or Fat Free is Good – Foods that claim Low Fat or Fat Free, are usually more unhealthy for you. They have been processed more to remove the fat.
- Frozen fruits and vegetables don’t have as much nutrition – Fruit and Vegetables start losing nutrition as soon as they are picked. So Fruits and Vegetables that have been Flash Frozen may actually be more nutritious.
Exercise Health Myths
- Spot training like crunches will burn fat on your stomach – Crunches are the last thing you want to do to lose your stomach fat. The more intense the exercise the more fat you will burn. So unless you plan on doing crunches for 4 or 5 hours a day, it wont help you lose your stomach fat. My second favorite Spot training myth is planking, its like expecting to get stronger arms by holding a weight straight out in front of you.
- Yoga will make you ripped – Yoga focuses mainly on stretching, though stretching is a very important part of being healthy. Yoga does not burn many calories, and should not be your primary source of exercise.