Talwalkars - Top 10 nutrition myths busted


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Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited., more popularly known as Talwalkars, is India's largest chain of gyms, health clubs & spas. It has more than 115 ultra-modern branches across 60 cities of India with over 1,30,000 members.

A healthy body is the perfect complement to a brilliant mind. Building a strong masculine physique or a graceful feminine figure, Talwalkars has been spreading fitness since 1932 across India. A team of qualified fitness instructors, medical specialists, and the latest international equipment synergise to give you the best fitness experience in the country.

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Talwalkars - Top 10 nutrition myths busted

  1. 1. Top 10 Nutrition Myths BustedSome nutrition myths bounce around on e-mail chain letters and pop up on goofy morningnewspapers. Some are so accepted they seem hardwired into our brains.Dont drink alcohol. Take vitamins. Avoid eating eggs. Weve heard these pieces of nutritional advicefor years - but are they accurate?Let’s debunk 10 myths so you can enjoy many once-forbiddenfoods without that old familiar twinge of guilt and avoid the badones.Myth 1: Fruits are the healthiest foodsTruth: Fruits are healthy from the aspect of being loaded withvitamins and minerals. But apart from vitamins, minerals and alittle fiber, they are only a source of simple sugars. There aretimes when fruits will be the most beneficial and the sugar willhave the least chance of being converted to fat like having firstthing n the morning or post workout. Fruits a complete NO post ameal as the sugars will get converted to fat rather than beingutilized by the body. Are fruits the healthiest food?Myth 2: Eating fat free foods help lose weight.Truth: NO if you simply eliminate fat from your diet but not restrict carbohydrates like breads, riceetc. then the body will simply not let go off. There are certain essential fatty acids like flaxseeds, fishoils, MUFA bases oils like olive, rice bran, groundnut etc. that actually help you in losing fat. Most ofus confuse dietary fat with body fat. Remember a fat free diet is not a fat loss diet.Myth 3: Eating carbohydrates make you fat.Truth: Cutting carbs from your diet may have short-term weight loss benefits due to water loss froma decrease in carbohydrate stores, but eating carbs like whole grain cereals, brown rice, fibrous andgreen leafy vegetables in moderation does not directly lead to weight gain. The body uses carbs forenergy, and going too long without them can cause lethargy.Myth 4: To lose weight, one needs to eat small portions throughout the day.Truth: Yes. Remember that every time you eat your metabolism shoots up as you are giving yourbody work to do (Digestion). Hence if you eat 5-6 meals as opposed to 3 the spiking of metabolismoccurs much more. A long gap between meals also puts the body in a storage mode and lessresistant to losing body fat.
  2. 2. Myth 5: Eating a heavy dinner leads to weight gain.Truth: No, it is generally a healthy practice to have a light dinner. But again what counts is what youeat and not what you eat. As a standard practice keep the night meal the lowest in terms ofcarbohydrates. It is sugar-laden foods at night that will cause a problem. Actually eating a highprotein dinner is essential.Myth 6: Brown grain products are whole grain products.Truth: Brown dyes and additives can give foods the deceiving appearance of whole grain. Read labelsto be sure a food is whole grain, and try to get three - ounce equivalents of whole grains per day toreduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.Myth 7: It’s important to eat breakfast everydayTruth: Yes. Calories eaten earlier in the day have less of a less tendency to be stored as body fatbecause you’ll end up burning lot of those calories through your daily activities. Getting your fill inthe morning may ward off hunger in the afternoon and evening. Consuming sufficient calories in themorning could be a way to accelerate your metabolism that will help you lose fat.Myth 8: Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol.Truth: This myth began because egg yolks have the most concentrated amount of cholesterol of anyfood. However, there are no health risks if eggs are eaten in moderation. Eating one egg per day willnot raise cholesterol levels and that eggs are actually a great source of nutrients.Myth 9: Vitamin supplements give you energy.Truth: Popping a vitamin supplement wont make you run faster, jump higher, or lift any moreweights. Vitamins and minerals, dont work that way because they dont provide calories, energy, orfuel. They help the body to carry out the many biochemical processes necessary for properfunctioning like how you require oil and lubricant for your car to function smoothly.Myth 10: Trade junk food and fizzy drinks for low fat snacks and fruit juices.Truth: Fat free baked goods are frequently with sugar, so to be sure to check the labels when buyingprepared snacks. Sugar is the chief nutrient that causes an overproduction of insulin the body’s mainfat – storing hormone. Remember a low fat snack doesn’t mean its low in sugars and carbohydratestoo.