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Telling the Truth About Health, Fitness and Wellness Myths

May 23, 2017 by Phil Nataghi

Everybody wants to improve the state of their health and well being. Of course there are hundreds of businesses who make their profits from these people.

What frequently happens is untruths and outright lies are kept alive by the very companies who claim to want to help people. That is why it is worth it for you to conduct your own investigations and learn what is true and what is not. The balance of this article goes in depth about some of the those areas that are used or presented in a fraudulent manner.

The common perception with many people is that fats in your diet are to be avoided and this is patently a bit misleading. For example, if you do not get sufficient amounts of Essential Fatty Acids (the omega’s), then you will become seriously ill. So you can see that this myth is totally wrong because EFA’s are not called “essential” for no reason. You can actually develop symptoms of other medical conditions and diseases if you do not get enough of the good fats.

Processed foods are responsible for creating obesity among teens and young kids, and this also happens to adults, as well. Even things that are not thought of as good for your health are required, it is just that when they are consumed over the healthy kind that problems begin to appear. People have been lied to so much that they think just about all cholesterol is bad and to avoided no matter what. If you know which foods have cholesterol in them, then you probably do not eat them much if you do at all. The truth is that some cholesterol is good for you and can actually help you reduce the levels of the bad cholesterol in your system. You can get to a point where you only eat plant foods to avoid meat – but did you know that some plants also contain cholesterol? The things that were once linked to excessive cholesterol are now all being linked to other things, debunking the cholesterol myth altogether.

Have you stopped eating gluten because you are hoping you will lose fat faster than the average bear? It is not the gluten that makes you fat – it is all about calories and always has been. There is no connection to the two (losing fat and gluten), and this should be good news for you if you have been avoiding it for that reason, alone.

There are more ways to get your self in trouble with food and diet than you can shake a stick at, so eat what you are supposed to eat and get up off the couch. Talk to your doctor if you aren’t sure whether or not being gluten free is a good choice for you. You will need to wade through a lot of misinformation when it comes to health.

The three topics we discussed today will no longer fool you, and that is all one can ask for. If you enjoyed this, then there are many others you can discover with some simple searching at Bing.