Facts and myths about food

Facts and myths about food

Right next to health and weather, food is our favorite topic of conversations. However, is our expert knowledge about food appropriate? Today we provide a few facts and myths about it.

Whole wheat bread won’t make us fat

MYTH

Calorific value of whole wheat bread is almost identical to white bread. Therefore, people on a diet should eat up to 3-4 slices a day. It is, however, true that whole what bread is healthier than white bread and richer in fiber and mineral ingredients.

 

Olive oil is the best fat

MYTH

Certainly extra virgin olive oil is a wonderful product. However, for example rapeseed oil is not at all worse. Rapeseed oil is characterized by ideal proportion of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids from the point of view of dietetics.

Do not add lemon to tea

MYTH

This theory has been recently rebutted. It turned out that the culprit was aluminum, which binds with citric acid and was supposed to be the cause of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, it was proven that minimal amounts of this substance join the solution and they are not harmful in such scarce amounts.

Children should eat butter, not margarine

FACT

Butter is the most easily digestible fat. Moreover, it contains natural vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin D (important in the growth period). Therefore, children above the age of 3 should be given sandwiches with butter. Certainly in moderation.

Phytates are harmful

FACT

The majority of these compounds may be found in legumes and nuts. In a diet of people eating only vegetable food products, the excess of phytates may appear. Such a state inhibits the absorption of iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium.

We should bear in mind that by applying a varied diet and staying reasonable, we will avoid diet mistakes.