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21 Common Facts About Food And Health

  1. Dried fruits are digested as fast as fresh fruits. Why?
  2. Because dried fruits are rich in nutrients, have a smaller quantity of water, but they are digested just as fast as the fresh fruits. The only difference between fresh and dried fruits is that the dried ones have have more calories and sugar for each 100g (up to 60%-70%).

  3. The more you exercise, the less healthy you’ll be. Why?
  4. Because your body becomes more fragile through over-exercising.

  5. The fruits used for cookies contain no vitamins. Why?
  6. Because vitamins are deteriorated by heat.

  7. Body lotion prevents cellulite. How come?
  8. Because most body lotions and creams contain Q10 coenzyme or fruit acids. They stimulate blood circulation and help the body absorb more nutrients.

  9. If you chew the food for a longer time, you eat less. How come?
  10. Because the information of satiety takes about 15 minutes to reach from your stomach to your brain. If you chew slower you will eat less in the same time as you used to and the intestinal transit is faster.

  11. Even if it’s rich in calories, honey helps you lose weight. Why?
  12. Because if you drink one glass of water with 1 teaspoon of honey, your blood sugar level will rise and it will lower your appetite. 100 g of honey contains 350 calories.

  13. Wine is NOT recommended in diets. Why?
  14. Because any alcohol stimulates the production of gastric juice which increases your appetite.

  15. Spices WILL NOT help you lose weight. Why?
  16. Because they speed up your metabolism and yes, your body burns more energy, but we are talking about a few calories, less then 50. To lose 1 pound of body fat, you have to burn 3500 calories more than you consume.

  17. Alcohol has more calories then the sugar. Why?
  18. Because alcohol has 7 calories/1g and sugar only has 4 calories/1g. But the alcohol calories are “fake” Because they cannot be immediately transformed into energy. Your body needs extra vitamins and proteins for that.

  19. Lemons are NOT the richest fruits in vitamin C. Why?
  20. Because the kiwi has 80 mg of vitamin C/100g of fruit, compared to the lemon with only 50mg of vitamin C/100g of fruit.

  21. Apple skin has more antioxidants than the pulp.
  22. Caffeine prevents calcium absorption.
  23. You must eat the meat and the greens together. Why?
  24. Because the greens help you assimilate the proteins from the meat. Adding starch rich vegetables to your meal, like potatoes, will also help.

  25. You can gain weight if you drop your diet medication. Why?
  26. Because diet pills only make you eat less or prevent the fat absorption, but they don’t take care of the problem.

  27. Frozen fruits and vegetables have the same nutritional values as the fresh ones.
  28. Diets can affect your period. Why?
  29. Dieting that leaves you at an excessive low body weight can result in having no period, a condition known as amenorrhea. When you’re extremely underweight, or when you lose a substantial amount of weight quickly, your body’s hormonal functions can be thrown off and interrupted.

  30. Fresh fruit juice CANNOT be substituted for the whole fruit. Why?
  31. Because the juice has less vitamin C and A. When they are destroyed by light, the juice has no more dietary fibers.

  32. Vitamin supplements DO NOT make you gain weight. Why?
  33. Because they will increase your appetite and it could make you gain weight, but only if you overeat.

  34. The daily basic of vitamins and minerals CANNOT be obtained from vegetables and fruits alone. Why?
  35. Because they do have sufficient quantities of vitamin C, carotene and folic acid. For example, vitamin B can only be found in milk and meat.

  36. Wheat bread has almost the same calories as normal bread.
  37. However, wheat bread is better, but for different reasons: it has more vitamins and fibers.

  38. Anti-cellulite creams DOES NOT help you get rid of cellulite for good. How come?
  39. Because they can only act on the surface. They only improve the skin’s aspect.

11 replies on “21 Common Facts About Food And Health”

you seem to have no idea whatsoever what you are talking about, I normally wouldn’t care, but since people may make health decisions based on this, I’m feeling generous:

1 – not really a surprise if you think about it… that extra ~50% sugars is accompanied by an extra ~50% all other nutrients… the only thing that changes is the water going away.

2 – you are stupid… only people training EXCESSIVELY will have these detriments… for example, Lance armstrong will probably have heart issues when he gets older because of an extreme buildup of cardiac muscle. The people you are writing for don’t have to worry about this.

3 – the actual word is “denatures”… heat denatures complex compounds such as vitamins

4 – very little Q10 will be absorbed topically… this one sounds like you were payed to help advertise for hand creme companies.

5 – or maybe you set your food down between bites… really, you make it sound like people need to be chewing for 30 seconds per bite. Except for the more disgusting people out there, chewing is not the issue so much as appetite increase (caused by repeated slight overeating which eventually expands the stomach and increases appetite).

6 – this is directly contradictory to what you say in 8… 8 is right. Honey IS however, a healthier sweetener than raw sugar which is better than refined sugar which is better than sugar substitutes.

7 – Wine is not as unhealthy as most diets are… but based on how the average American drinks, I’ll go with you.

8 – good advice. They are still tasty though, especially curry. YUM! 😀

9 – alcohol is a more complex form of sugar… it does have more energy (calories). But the real danger is in the process of breaking down excess alcohol; the moral: drinking is ok in SMALL AMOUNTS!

10 – true, and onions are the richest plant thing in terms of sugar (I’m entirely serious, look it up). Any fruit or veggie (preferably raw) is a good addition to a healthy diet (diet meaning what you eat… not a wait loss plan)

11 – true

12 – true, but teas can still be healthy, it’s the sodas and energy drinks that you want to stay away from (I myself am guilty in overindulging with the energy drinks).

13 – true

14 – true

15 – no… you cook frozen vegetables meaning they get hot, meaning the more important nutrients (vitamins and some essential amino acids) get denatured, you don’t have to cook fresh veggies.

Oh, and also, a lot of frozen veggies are processed; processing reduces nutrient content.

16 – not a female, haven’t studied that… I have no idea.

17 – light does not destroy vitamins or dietary fibers… fibers are taken out when the juice is strained. vitamins go away during processing.

18 – good

19 – your best fact and explanation in this list… if the whole list was like this, I would applaud you

20 – also very good… white bread is notorious for its empty calories.

21 – Can you explain to me how number 4 makes any sense once you read 21? 21 is very right, 4 is very wrong.

Wow, this is one of the most random and inaccurate nutritional lists I’ve seen in a long time. Nice job.. I couldn’t come up with some of these nuggets of BS. “Your body becomes more fragile?” WTF.

Dude. Over exercising causes insomnia, depression, and fatigue.

Additional physical side effects include muscular and skeletal injuries, like shin splits, bone fractures, arthritis, or damage to cartilage and ligaments.

Too much exercise can lead to the release of excessive free radicals, which have been linked to cellular mutations and cancer.

Females may no longer menstruate, a condition called amenorrhea.

Hence the term ‘Your body becomes more fragile’.

Gotta disagree, there, Christ. RG’s comments are right on the money. Much of this list comes off as quackish baloney, particularly if you have any interest in physiology, nutrition, sports medicine, etc.

RG jumped on the “your body becomes more fragile” comment because it’s pure trash. The problem is that the initial list item “The more you exercise, the less healthy you’ll be.” is trash, too. It’s a throw-out comment. It means nothing. If I exercised one day per month and increased by monthly exercise by 4 MORE days, are you honestly saying I’d be LESS healthy? Of course not. It’s terribly written, makes no sense, and cannot be take seriously. The point is that it should have said “learn how and when your body needs to recover, because recovery is just as important as workout stress.”

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the article that I’d love to rip apart, but mostly, I think the culture of defending bad thinking is a more important place to start.

Lots of inaccurate stuff here, including #19. It is not B vitamins in general that are hard to get in plant foods, but vitamin B12, which is actually manufactured by bacteria. People who eat animal foods ingest the B12 because there is some residual contamination from the animal’s intestines. Nice, huh? Most vegans get around this by taking a vegan supplement with B12 from the original source, bacteria.
I couldn’t seem to find out who wrote this blog, which is interesting in itself. However, it exemplifies a bad trend on the internet: people writing with confidence of things about which they know nothing.

A lot of this is wishy washy, the b vitamins can and are found in fruits and vegetables, vitamin b12 is the hardest of the all b vitamins but is found in fortified products, sea vegetables, and fermented products. You really should do your research, makes me question the other bull on this site.

#19 stood out for me as well. Nutritional Yeast is great when it comes to B12, not to mention tasty on everything from cereal to pasta. And guess what? It doesn’t come from “Milk or meat”.

It’s true that nutritional science is like any other in that it is incomplete, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t facts and figures therein that are indeed true and indisputable. If you’re going to make definite claims and rash assumptions, be prepared to back it up. It doesn’t matter how good all the other information is, because as soon as present a transparent lie as the truth you look like an idiot. You could tell me the meaning of life, but as soon as you tell me the world is indeed flat I’m just not interested in anything else you have to say, or have said.

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