5 healthy eating rules you should forget about
1. You can eat as much of healthy food as you want
A lot of people relax too much if they eat healthy foods and they do not control portion size. However, although foods like avocados, nuts, dates, coconut and oil palms are really beneficial, they have a lot of calories and if you eat too much of such food, you can easily gain weight.
2. A vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier
Do not get us wrong. Vegetarian and vegan diets can be very healthy if properly balanced and if they provide all necessary nutrients. Thus, if you stop eating meat and dairy products, it doesn’t mean you are already eating healthily. Most meat and dairy products contain a lot of great ingredients, such as protein, calcium, healthy fats, so they can really be a part of a healthy diet.
3. Gluten is your enemy
Unless you have some celiac disease, you do not have to avoid gluten like crazy. In all other cases, you don’t have to follow this new “no gluten” trend. Such products have less fiber, iron, and other trace elements, vitamins, minerals. Wheat and grains are indeed really useful. Most importantly, use them in moderation.
4. Going raw is just good, good, good
The main argument: green, raw food has more good nutrients. However, there are exceptions after all. Some useful products are simply better when cooked. For example, when eating cooked tomatoes, you absorb much more lycopene, which help prevent some types of cancer.
5. All fruits and vegetables should be fresh
Yes, that is good. Yes, you need to eat a lot of fresh fruits. But you should not forget dried, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables. Frozen vegetables can be even more useful than fresh ones because they are frozen in just a few hours after picking. This allows them to save more vitamins than fresh vegetables have. So do not forget variois frozen berries, spinach, broccoli or other similar vegetables.