Myths Busted

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Brown sugar is better for you than white sugar

FALSE

The only difference between brown and white sugar is that brown sugar contains molasses, which has a caramel aroma and flavour, while white sugar has been refined to remove the molasses. Both of these sugars provide the same amount of energy (calories), so the truth is that your body can't really tell the difference.




Eggs are bad for you

FALSE

For years people have thought that eggs are bad because they contain cholesterol. Even though the cholesterol found in food can contribute to blood cholesterol levels, it's actually the saturated fat in food that has a bigger impact.

Eggs can be included in your diet and provide high quality protein and many vitamins and minerals. It is recommended that people concerned about their heart should speak to their doctor or a qualified dietitian about the number of eggs to include in their diet.




Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight

FALSE

It may seem logical that skipping a meal will help you lose weight because you eat less, but it's not that simple. Missing out on meals can actually have the opposite effect. Your body goes into 'survival mode', slowing down your metabolism and conserving energy rather than using it up.

Skipping meals can also make you hungrier, and more likely to snack on high fat or sugar foods. A better way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is eat small meals regularly throughout the day and find ways to be more active.




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