We’ve all had food and nutritional advice coming out of our ears at one time of another. Things like don’t eat red meat, eggs are bad for you and margarine is good for you and butter is bad for you. Well, some of the popular food myths are wrong. They’re often peddled out by large corporations with vested interests or simply by publications who repeat, what often misguided experts have said. Here are ten of the top 10 food myths today…
#1 – Fruit Juice Is Good For You
We’re told that fruit juices such as orange and pineapple juice are good for you as they’re full of vitamin C. True, they are a good source of vitamin C. But they’re all very high in sugar and research shows that people who drink 1 – 2 glasses of fruit juice a day are more likely to develop diabetes than people who drink the same amount of fizzy drinks, such as lemonade.
Concentrated fruit juices are especially bad, when you consider for example that a single glass of orange contains the juice of 5 or more oranges. This is concentrated sugars and water without the fibre that you would normally get if you ate the same amount of oranges. It creates a high glycemic load in a very short period of time, which causes a spike in insulin levels.
To avoid the high glycemic load that comes with drinking fruit juices, either eat the raw fruits or make your own smoothies mixed with water or yoghurt.