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Article Home Diet and Fitness Myths and facts of nutrition

Myths and facts of nutrition

Thre are various myths about food consumption, preparation of foods.

Myth: Starvation and rapid decrease in body weight are good.

Fact: Reduction in bodyweight should be gradual, starvation is not the solution.

Myth: One meal a day is good for body weight reduction.

Fact: Frequent and small meals are far better and more useful.

Myth: A zero-fat diet is excellent.

Fact: Some amount of fat is necessary.

Myth: Only fat intake needs to be reduced for reducing weight.

Fact: A total change towards a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle is necessary.

Myth: Only vigorous exercises are good.

Fact: Even a long brisk walk will help very much.

Myth: Vegetable oils are fat-free, cholesterol free.

Fact: Vegetable oils are cholesterol free.  All plant products are devoid of cholesterol and so are vegetable oils. However, they are not fat free and excess consumption of vegetable oils can cause an increase in total fat intake and total calorie intake.

Myth: Vegetable oils can be consumed in any amounts.

Fact: Moderation must be exercised in their use.