These 20 Nutrition Facts Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

2. Artificial Trans Fats Are Not Suitable For Human Consumption

Trans fats are nasty. woman-wondering-whether-to-eat-salad-or-hamburgerProducing them involves high pressure, heat and hydrogen gas in the presence of a metal catalyst. This process turns liquid vegetable oils into a thick, toxic sludge that is solid at room temperature.You have to wonder what was going through the head of the person who actually thought of putting this stuff in food and selling it to humans. It is baffling, really.Of course, trans fats are more than just unappetising. Studies have shown that they are incredibly harmful as well, linked to a drastic increase in heart disease risk (12).

You Don’t Need to Eat Every 2-3 Hours

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You really don’t need to be constantly eating in order to lose weight.Studies have actually looked at this and found that smaller, more frequent meals have no effect on fat burning or body weight (34).Eating every 2-3 hours is inconvenient and completely unnecessary for the majority of people. Just eat when you’re hungry and make sure to choose healthy and nutritious foods.

The Mainstream Media Should Never be Trusted For Nutrition Information

female-tv-reporter-550pxThe mainstream media is part of the reason for all the nutrition confusion out there.These stories often get a lot of attention, but when you look past the headlines and read the actual studies, you find that they are taken way out of context.It seems like every week there is a new study making headlines, often contradicting another study that came out just a few months earlier.In many cases, there are other higher quality studies that directly contradict the media frenzy (which rarely get mentioned).

Meat Does Not Rot in Your Colon

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It is completely false that meat rots in the colon.The human body is well equipped to digest and absorb all the important nutrients found in meat. The protein gets broken down in the stomach by stomach acids, then the rest of it gets broken down in the small intestine by powerful digestive enzymes.All the fats, proteins and nutrients are then moved past the digestive wall and into the body. There is simply nothing left to “rot” in the colon.