Stop Believing These 5 Food Myths!
You must have come across people who say stuff about your foods. You may have been told to cook them in certain way, or not to cook them at all, for various reasons. And sadly, a lot of those rules or restrictions were spread around with no scientific sources or evidence to back them. So to help you live a better life, here are some food myths that delicious.com.au and lifehacker.com.au say are completely wrong and you should stop believing!
1. Eggs causes high cholesterol
Do you hear that claim often? Eggs do contain cholesterol, but won’t cause a high rise in cholesterol levels. Alannah DiBona, a nutritionist from Boston, mentions that high cholesterol levels in one’s blood depend on saturated fat, which is only about 1.5 grams per egg, and trans fat, which cannot even be found in an egg.
Instead of keeping yourself healthy, ruling out eggs from your diet means that you miss your chance to get 13 naturally-present vitamins and minerals, and to eat tasty and dishes like these Dadar Kari Isi Seafood and Fuyunghai Lezat Nikmat.
2. Carrots are more nutritious when it’s raw
Probably due to claim that heat will destroy the nutrient content of foods, people believe that carrots are better when eaten raw. In fact cooked or boiled carrots, like ones you can find in Sup Hipio or Steak Sauce Mushroom FiberCreme, will have softer cellular walls that allow you to get the benefits of their beta-carotene easier.
3. Dairy milk is important for bones
Milk don’t really give you healthy and strong bones. Calcium it contains does. So if you or your relatives cannot drink milk for whatever reason, you can still have healthy bones by consuming other high calcium foods like dark-leafy greens including lettuce, kale, spinach, and broccoli. And you have to know that for healthier bones, aside from calcium you’d need vitamin K and magnesium which are also present in the aforementioned vegetables.
4. The 5-minute rule
Similar to the 3-second rule in western countries, the 5-minute rule indicates that it takes 5 whole minutes for bacteria to contaminate the food you accidentally drop. Meanwhile, those bacteria can move from the floor to your food in only a few miliseconds. So if you drop your cake, just let it go and make a new one. Hope these Upside Down Red Velvet Cake and Lovely Chocolate Brownies recipes can help!
5. Sugar causes hyperactivity
Sugar is indeed a source of energy, but there’s no scientific study that can prove its connection to children hyperactivity. Despite that, it’s better to limit the consumption because excessive sugar may lead to obesity and tooth decay, both in chikdren and adults. Kids aged 4-6 shouldn’t have more than 5 teaspoons of sugar per day, while those aged 6-10 shouldn’t be given more than 6 teaspoons per day.
But limiting sugar doesn’t mean you can’t make snacks for your children, as you can try these sugar-free Biji Ketapang and Sus Kering recipes!