FOOD AND NUTRITION – BURSTING MYTHS
#1: Bananas makes you fatBananas give you calories as much as a pear! It is a concentrated source of minerals and vitamins and contains a carbohydrate called “Resistant Starch” (RS), which helps in weight loss
#2: Comfort food helps you chase away bluesA pizza on delivery? street chaat? or a bowl of Mac and Cheese? While you are down, comfort food just makes you feel better doesn’t it? In a recent study on Health Psychology, a bunch of people were shown a depressing movie to make them feel negative. Then they were given their comfort food, no food or food not considered to be comfort food. And they all recovered in equal amount of time. So, eating comfort food is no more and excuse to chase blues. Moreover, these foods all contain refined flour which gives glucose spikes with no healthy nutrient as such
#3: Choose a Multigrain/Wheat bread over White bread
- Wheat bread – white bread with caramel/molasses
- Multigrain bread- refined grains mixed together
- Always look for ‘100% multigrain’ label on the pack.