Food Myths and Realities

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Food myths resolved

Food myths resolved

We have heard a lot of food myths but there has not been a definite answer to the most about their realities. Here in this health article it is finally revealed which is true and which is not:

Microwave radiations are bad for food:

All good

All good

This is false unless you use a plastic and those compounds are mixed in your food which is dangerous for health so as long as you are suing microwave-safe containers your food is good. Here is explained how. Microwave, radio waves and energy waves are all perceived as visual lights and form of radiation including X-rays and gamma rays. But the microwaves used to cook foods are the weakest and the change occurred in microwave foods comes from heat generated inside the food not microwave itself.

Corn syrup (HFCS) is worse than sugar: 

The truth revealed

The truth revealed

This again is false. Because the composition of high-fructose corn syrup is almost identical to table sugar or sucrose (55% sucrose, 45% glucose and 50:50 respectively). Calorie-wise, HFCS is a dead ringer for sucrose. HFCS and sucrose have very similar effects on blood levels of insulin, triglycerides, and glucose and satiety hormones. It seems to be no worse or better than sucrose or table sugar.

Eggs are bad for heart: 

Not exactly

Not exactly

Eggs contain cholesterol in yolks about 211mg per large egg. And cholesterol is the fatty stuff in our blood which contributes to clogged arteries and heart attacks. But that does not mean that eggs are bad for heart. Epidemiologic studies show that most healthy people can eat an egg a day. Mostly the cholesterol we eat doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol because the body compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol instead. Saturated and Trans fats have much greater impact on raising blood cholesterol. And a large egg contains only 2 grams of saturated fat and no Trans fats.

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