7 Toxic Food Myths Debunked
3. Eggs Are Bad for Your Heart
Eggs clog your arteries! Eggs cause heart attacks!
Eh, not so fast.
Let’s start here: the American Heart Association recommends that you limit your cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams daily. And just how many milligrams does one egg yolk contain?
In other words, an egg a day isn’t so bad. It’s the consistent intake of three-egg omelettes that are much more harmful, or the addition of other foods high in cholesterol after the consumption of that one glorious egg.
Move forward with this: eggs are bad for your heart if you make them bad for your heart.
4. Microwaves Zap the Nutrients from Your Food
Because of the radiation a microwave emits, this has to be true, right? IT HAS TO BE!
While a microwave oven certainly does alter the chemistry of your food, so does any other method of cooking, from a conventional oven to a charcoal grill. Nutrients are lost no matter what. And that’s precisely where this myth stems from.
The curse is also seen as the gift, however. Because microwaves generally take less time to heat up your food, arguments have been made that less nutrients are lost.
Bottom line: while microwaves may take away certain nutrients from your food, they do not zap it any more than other methods of cooking do.
5. Fat-Free Food Leads to a Thin Body
Please, please, please, if you take anything away from this list, let it be this: you need to eat fats. Fats are natural, fats are good, fats promote optimum brain function, and skin function, and organ function. FATS, FATS, FATS!