Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Common nutrition myth

Myth : Potato chips count as a vegetable.
Fac : While potatoes are found in the vegetable group, potato chips are not. Potato chips are extremely high in fat and should, therefore, only be eaten occasionally.

Myth : "Starve a fever, feed a cold," or is it "feed a fever, starve a cold"?
Fact : Neither! Fevers and colds both require adequate nutrition. While children may not have an appetite for many foods when they are sick, it is still important to frequently encourage food and fluid intake.

Myth : Chocolate and fried foods cause acne.
Fact : Research has not shown a connection between the consumption of chocolate and/or high fat food intake and the appearance of acne. Acne is primarily associated with hormonal changes in adolescence.

Common Myths & FactsMyth : Fish is brain food.
Fact : Fish provides many excellent nutrients and is an excellent food choice. However, it does not have any special effects on brain development or learning.

Myth : Sugar causes hyperactivity.
Fact: Sugar has not been shown to cause hyperactivity. A modest intake of sugar is acceptable in the context of a balanced, nutritious diet.

Do you want to go through life feeling tired, needing a nap after you've eaten, overweight, bloated and overfull, nauseous, with intestinal gas, cramps or pains in your stomach, belching after you've eaten, with heartburn, constipation, foul stools, dull and slow thinking, depressed, highly emotional and so forth? If not then it's time to take a good look at what you're eating and not eating, how you're combining what you're eating and what you are drinking. In so many ways we are deeply affected on many levels by what we eat.

What we eat can make the difference between really enjoying a day and dragging ourselves through a day without any sense of joy or fun. What we eat affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It's not easy to have a loving and caring attitude when feeling fatigued, bloated, buzzing around from a sugar high or just feeling rather down and ill and not knowing why.

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