Common Eating Myths: Changing Eating Habit For Better Health

Food is important because you need to eat to live. However, what you eat, how you eat, when you eat are also equally important. For better health, you need to eat right. Eating right means eating balanced diet, eating in frequent intervals, eating right quantity, eating healthy and nutritious food.

If you don’t feed your body with the right food, there will be an adverse effect on how your body performs and your overall health. You eat to live, you also need to eat healthy for better health and fitness. Interestingly, there are many myths regarding eating. Here are some common myths related to eating that hinders your performance.

Working out on an empty stomach

A commonly held belief tells you that you should avoid eating before exercise. However, this is not true. You should eat light before working out or doing physical/mental labor. If your stomach is empty, how will you get strength to do hard work? Always eat light before you work out. You need to avoid heavy eating though.

Energy bars and energy drinks

They say energy bars and energy drinks provide you instant energy. It is true. However, you will have to avoid relying on energy bars and energy drinks because they do not have nutritious value. You don’t get necessary minerals, vitamins and fibers from such food and drinks. Instead of energy bars and drinks, eat fruits and vegetables.

Skipping breakfast

In order to avoid putting more calories in the body, some people skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast is really a bad idea. Once you wake up, your body needs energy to get going. Starting a day with a good breakfast provides necessary fuel for your body.

Low carbohydrate diets

In the recent times there have been a lot of talks on low carb diets such as atkins diet, ketogenic diets etc. If you are overweight, you need to avoid carbs, however, for a normal person, carbohydrates is very necessary as it builds your muscles and provides energy for your body.

Eating what you want

You might love chocolates, ice creams, red meat etc. However, you need to understand that many foods are just to please your taste buds. You are hungry does not mean you have an excuse to eat anything. You work our lot does not mean you can get away with eating anything that you can get.

Not enough calories

Some people avoid eating to lose weight. You might be able to lose some pounds by not eating, however, this is not a good way to lose weight. You should always avoid losing weight fast. Make sure you are taking the required calories. Remember, your body needs calories to perform well.

Skip soda, carbonated drinks and alcohol

You might live for a week without food, however, you cannot live more than 3 days without water. Some people try to replace the water with soda, carbonated drinks and alcohol. This is very bad.  Instead of soda and carbonated drinks, try to replenish body fluids with water, fruit juice, and milk. Don’t wait until you are thirsty. By the time you get thirsty, your body is already running out of fluids.

Changing your eating habit will make you healthy and fit. Eating right food in the right time and in the right quantity will improve your body’s performance. If you eat healthy, you will not only live long, but live healthy as well.

13 thoughts on “Common Eating Myths: Changing Eating Habit For Better Health”

  1. Robiul Islam says:

    Healthy life is most important.Todays fast life we need to stay healthy for that healthy eating habithealthy eating habit is necessary.

    Thanks for sharing information.

  2. Rehema says:

    Thanks for bursting the myth of not eating before exercise, that was a huge one for me.

  3. amresh says:

    very nice post and good teaching quality about Common Eating Myths!

  4. sreeja says:

    skipping carbonated drinks is very important.i usually do my exercise on empty stomach and sometimes skip my breakfast. now i am aware of its consequences. thanks.

  5. maxi says:

    great article… this really very informative for me. got to admits, i did half of what it written in this article. thank you for sharing this

  6. raufahmed says:

    nutrition fact foods is really need for our better health condition so thanks for the sharing information

  7. Fernanda says:

    I agree we need to check out health.

  8. sarajung says:

    It’s all about health and Common Eating Myths. Spreading a very good message.

  9. zlobnice brooksowe says:

    All we need is health.Everything else will come

  10. Anuja Santhosh says:

    such a wonderful post. It is very useful thing in regular lifestyle to lead a healthy life.

  11. mar says:

    very health promoted article. we should really abide to these since after being in good health is what will help us stay fit

  12. Jewel Montemayor says:

    Thanks for sharing helpful article like this. One of the most important thing that people need to keep in mind is how to keep ourselves healthy.

  13. sanjay says:

    you should be very careful about what you put inside your body

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