7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it’s time to stop believing

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Celery contains negative calories, fat turns into muscle, habits are formed in 21 days — willing to destroy these and other myths in our material.

Myth # 1. Your body needs the detox

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
Marketers and manufacturers convinced us of the need to cleanse the body — it eliminates all the toxins and impurities that prevent us from creepy to live.

In fact: Our body is a self-cleaning system, and therefore it does not need outside help in the form of juice and other miraculous liquids. Why detox is a commercial myth, and what can cause frequent following the detox diet, we are told here.

Myth # 2. Diet sodas contribute to weight gain

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
Diet and low-calorie carbonated drinks are no different from the usual, and perhaps even more harmful and dangerous.

In fact: it’s hard To believe, but a recent clinical study proved the opposite. Over 12 weeks, the participants who were dieting and drinking low-calorie soda, have lost 5.8 pounds each — an average of 44% more than those who drank only water. Moreover, those who drank soda, noted that they feel more satisfied in terms of food. This study shows that dietary and low-calorie drinks and artificial sweeteners not only does not hinder, but help to lose weight. Was conducted and another study by researchers from the University of North Carolina, which is published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Each member of the group, which for six months had consumed diet soda, lost five percent of body weight — more than those who did not drink soda.

Myth # 3. Canola oil is toxic

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
Canola oil is the same as canola oil. And canola oil is very harmful and even dangerous for health.

In fact: Canola oil is really bad — it contains large amounts of erucic acid, which causes heart disease. This oil is prohibited to sell in the United States. Canola oil is made from other plants that farmers created specifically to removing erucic acid and glucosinolates. So the canola and rapeseed oil are completely different in composition. Canola contains less saturated fat and a lot of fatty omega-3 acids that are so important for heart health. For example, canola oil has 7% saturated fat, and olive — 15%.

Myth # 4. Sea salt contains less sodium and more minerals than table

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
Sea salt is much healthier than sodium chloride, so it is necessary to add to the dish, especially if you adhere to the principles of proper nutrition.

Actually: Regular and sea salt contain about the same amount of sodium to 2,300 mg per teaspoon.

As for minerals, none of these types of salt do not contain a large amount of important micronutrients. Is that calcium in a teaspoon of sea salt in 12 times more than in sodium — 12 mg. But agree, there is salt — not the best way to obtain this item. Besides sea salt contains little iodine, the lack of which can cause goiter, mental disorders, etc. Of sufficient intake of iodine should think especially pregnant women.

Myth # 5. Some foods contain negative calories

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
If you want to lose weight add to your diet as many foods with negative calories — celery, broccoli, spinach, cucumber and others.

In fact: As it is negative calories — good sounds, but products with such magical property does not exist. Under negative calories usually mean the digestion of specific foods, such as broccoli, consumed more energy calories than these foods contain. In the end, we can assume that we like and do not eat. This belief has developed because of this scientifically proven phenomenon of the thermic effect of food (TEF) which indicates the amount of energy expended by the body to digest food. That is, the higher TEF of the product, the more calories will be burned. But really the food isn’t burned completely — digesting spent only 10-20% of total calories in the product. For example, celery stalk has seven calories. The body, for example, will spend 20% of the total caloric value and, therefore, are 5.5 calories still remain.

Myth # 6. To acquire a new habit or to give up the old can for 21 days

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing

To train yourself to do the bar or jump rope, it is sufficient to repeat this every day for three weeks. After 21 days the habit is definitely formed, and make yourself will not have to.

In fact: That the habit has become a habit, you’ll need a lot more than 21 days, namely 90, that is, for three months. After 21 days a habit is only beginning to emerge, but also becomes something important and necessary in your life. About how actually born habit and what you need to do, we told here.

Myth # 7. Muscles turn into fat and Vice versa

7 biggest myths about nutrition and training that it's time to stop believing
If you are going to interrupt your workout, all your muscles that are so hard to built up, the “spill over” into fat. And yet, slim body!

Really: Admit that sometimes you just thought so and so was afraid to skip a workout. But we have good news — this belief is fundamentally wrong. Muscle and fat are different from each other, so they can never transform from one substance to another. The only thing that happens when you stop training — muscle mass decreases. And if we leave the same daily calories as a result fat is formed. And Vice versa — during exercise, the fat burned, because it does not produce muscle.