10 Food Myths

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10 MYTHS ABOUT FOOD: BUSTED
We live in a society. We tend to mould things our way, at any time, as per our convenience, whims and fancies. Little do we think about its long term implications. Such assumptions then tend to remain within the society and percolate deep into impressionable minds. Certain “facts” about food are deep rooted in our minds. It’s time to crosscheck these facts. Here are 10 myths about food!
1. ORGANIC IS THE NEW WAY (OR NOT?)
A lot of health conscious people are still labouring under the delusion, that, organic food, is better for our health as well as for the environment. Here is where their thinking goes wrong. Studies keep fluctuating on this issue. Recently, more Vitamin C was found in normal tomatoes as compared
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OLIVE OIL IS “OILY”
Might sound like a tongue twister, but olive oil definitely is oily. We tend to believe that olive oil contains only “good” fats, but the fact remains that, it contains 15 percent cholesterol-raising bad fat. The remaining fat is pretty neural and takes or gives nothing to the human body. Only a tiny amount of benefit is derived from olive oil that is needed by our body.
7. BUTTER BETTER?
Margarine is better than butter. A clichéd statement. Might come like an eye opener, but butter is rich in cholesterol-raising saturated fat. Margarine is rich in trans-fats, which raises cholesterol, too. From health point of view, it is only advisable to avoid both of them. However, exceptions are there. A certain kind of margarine is actually good for health.
8. SALTY WATER
Scientifically, it is true that adding salt to water does lower its boiling point but does it really apply in terms of food and cooking? The boiling point of water would lower to about one tenth of a degree, only when we add so much salt that it becomes practically inedible. Hence, scientific fact here doesn’t compliment your cooking strategy!
9. WATER WATER
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Why? Because after 7pm, food magically turns into fat! Well, what about all those then, who go to bed at 1am? Let’s be practical. In today’s world, we’re all so busy, we barely follow an ideal time table. The 7pm rule is applicable for all those who go to bed by 9-10pm. This myth comes from a partial understanding of how digestion works. People think that if we sleep directly after eating, our metabolism stops and the food gets stored as fat. This isn’t applicable to every individual in the world because metabolism never stops, it simply becomes slower! If you have a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly, then, eating dinner at 5pm versus 7pm or even 11pm isn't going to change

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