Food You Wrongly Think are Unhealthy

Food You Wrongly Think are Unhealthy

Food You Wrongly Think are Unhealthy

Nutritionists and dieticians around the world are breaking myths associated with food items. What was earlier believed to be unhealthy and indulgence have come to be recognized as healthy and essential to the human body. The deeper research and trends over years have brought to limelight certain facts that we should learn and spread.

We would like to bring to your notice certain food types and the resultant health imperatives,


  • Myth– They make me put on the excess kilos
  • Truth – Eating in excess of any cooked or raw food results in body gaining useless fat. Regulating the intake of nuts in your daily meal plan actually pumps enough protein in your body that shapes you and helps shed the excess weight. In fact, nuts are the best source of omega-3 fats that help protect your heart against heart strokes and attacks


  • Myth– It is a sweet dish, it has to be bad for teeth and tummy
  • Truth– Not at all. Only those chocolates that have added sugar contents harm the health. Dark chocolate is filled with certain benefits like flavonoids that reduce stress, combat heart diseases and helps you maintain peace of mind. These are the same flavonoids found in tea or berries.


  • Myth – This always affects the health. Not good at all.
  • New – Well, The type of soy is the question. This is slightly debatable as most of the soy we obtain in the market is heavily processed. However, this legume is considered to be a shield against certain forms of cancer especially prostrate and colon. As with the above, it protects the heart.


  • Myth – potatoes are nothing but pure fat
  • Truth– everyone in the planet likes potatoes, but they fear its effects. Candidly, these vegetables are associated with lowering the risk of high blood pressure – even among folks with obesity. Potatoes are high on fiber not fat as believed. Also, be mindful of what you put on potato. Adding chunks of butter will definitely risk adding weight.


  • Myth – they increase the cholesterol content and trouble the heart
  • Truth – eggs have plenty of proteins, antioxidants and other forms of nutrition. They help regulate blood pressure and minimize heart issues

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad