On a daily basis, hundreds and thousands of food blogs are published that provide us with different food insights. Along with facts, even myths are provided in some articles. While eating, it is important that we try to eat healthy and safe. But the myths are explained in such a manner that they lead us to believe whatever we are eating is all wrong. So it is time we bust some of those myths. Given below are some of the popular food myths that you need to stop believing right away!
Stay Away From Sugar
This is one of the most popular myths that dietitians all around the world abide by. In India, sweet is one of the most important dishes. For every festival in India, at least two sweet dishes are prepared in which either jaggery or sugar is used as a sweetener. But as of late many dietitians consider sugar to be harmful to our health. However, according to a famous dietitian, Rujuta Diwekar, sugar is essential along with vitamins and minerals. She says, "Sugar helps you burn fat, but you should have it at the right time."
Ghee No More
Indians have been using ghee in food, in pujas, and as a medicinal property since centuries. Nowadays, ghee is being sold in the West as clarified butter. Though ghee is essential, it is being neglected. However, it is said that ghee is a power food that is extremely beneficial in losing weight. It maintains our heart's health, and according to various researchers ghee can aid in the prevention of cancer.
This is also one of the most popular myths. It is believed that eating rice leads to weight gain. But do keep in mind that rice provides protein, fiber, and minerals to the body, and contains a negligible amount of fat. It is best to eat hand-pounded or single-polished white rice. Eating rice with curd, ghee, milk, pulses, and veggies, the way Indians consume, makes it healthy to consume for diabetics and overweight people.
Fruit Sugar Increases The Risk Of Diabetes
It is believed that fruit sugar is complex and hence hard to digest. But the fact is that many fruits contain essential minerals and vitamins whose absence or deficiencies may lead to severe disorders. All fruits are rich in fiber and fructose and help control diabetes by maintaining the blood sugar level.
We hope this article helps you in some ways. Do keep in mind that every food produced in nature is essential for our well-being when consumed in moderation and at the right time.
With that being said, let us know in the comments below, which is your favourite Indian food?