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5 Worst Nutrition Advice

Today, everyone seems to be an expert when it comes to nutrition. Over the many years, many famous nutritionists, have given us many nutrition tips, but that plan has failed to bring the results.

Even with the guidelines given, there is not the perfect formula that will work the same for all. After all, we’re all individuals of varying body weight, shape, and height. These are the worst nutrition advice ever given:

1. Follow someone’s else’s nutrition plan

Everybody’s lifestyle and eating plans are different. Because all people are all different and unique, a good nutritional plan that is best to follow is a plan that’s designed specifically for you. People have the habit of comparing what they eat with other people. Just because it works for them, doesn’t mean it will work for you. Many studies have shown that people who follow someones else diet plan lose less weight than those who chose their own diet plan.

2. Only focus on calorie loss

It is the not true that what matters most is the caloric value of foods. But what really matters is the source of food that the calories are coming from. Calories are important, but that doesn’t mean we need to count them every hour. But you should know that not all calories are the same, it’s all about the nutrients that they offer. For example, 50 calories in a cookie will cause a different reaction in the body like 50 calories of banana.

3. Don’t eat the egg yolks

The most nutritious part of the egg is yolk because a whole egg contains all the building blocks, that is enough to activate fertilized cell into a baby chicken. People believed that because egg yolks are high in cholesterol, it would raise cholesterol in the blood. In that way, we often hear that we must eat to 6 eggs per week, the most. The whites are mostly just protein because the yolks contain almost all the nutrients, and to avoid it is the worst thing for you.

4. Everyone should be on a low carb/ low-fat diet… no exceptions

Cholesterol is a risk factor, but what we really must pay attention are the bigger health problems, like heart attacks. Nutritionists say that it is true that excessive eating of white bread and white rice (refined carbohydrates), can lead to weight gain. Still, according to the same studies, whole grains (good carbs), lead to a better general health. To avoid all this and all fats are just a bad advice, just listen what your body says.

5. Use polyunsaturated vegetable oils for cooking

It is also a myth that oils, including soybean and canola oils, can lower cholesterol levels. Vegetable and seed oils mostly contain O6 fats and O3 fats. They are also labeled as “heart healthy”. But O3 fats are oxidized by the time you eat them. These fats are susceptible to air and light, causing a chain reaction of negative health consequences.