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3 food myths that it is time to forget

Food misinformation is common, and some beliefs die hard:“super foods” should be eaten every day and without moderation while so-called “bad foods” should be banned! However, a healthy body and a balanced diet are not always what you think. So let's start by debunking these three food myths (and it'll make our lives easier too)!

1/ Fat is bad for your health

Fat is (too) often associated with diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, as well as weight gain. It is actually essential to our health, gives us energy and allows the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K… and in addition, it sometimes improves the taste! To know how to consume it, it is necessary to distinguish between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids:the first, especially from animal fat, are to be consumed in moderation while the latter are found in fatty fish (such as salmon for example). ), in sunflower oil or even in avocado and are essential for a healthy body!

2/ It is not recommended to drink while eating

Drinking (a lot) daily is necessary since water helps regulate body temperature, promotes good transit or even limits cramps and migraines! Contrary to popular belief, if you have no digestion difficulties, you can drink while eating, even if it is true that if you drink a lot of water, the stomach dilates, which can be unpleasant. It is also best to drink at room temperature, since water that is too cold requires more energy from the body to regulate it. We also take the opportunity to remember that plain water is not caloric, and therefore, it does not make you fat!

3/ Skipping meals makes you lose weight

Many people think that skipping breakfast because you're "not really hungry" and that "it's less calories ingested" is a good idea... and yet, it's totally wrong! The body, if it finds itself in a situation of lack, will store more fat in order to make a reserve (and hop, we find it on the hips)! In addition to damaging the balance of our body, we also risk eating twice as much at the next meal, which would be counterproductive. Clearly, if you want to lose a little weight, a balanced diet in reasonable quantities is more effective and healthier!

We can now (again) start eating (phew)!