Keto praises protein but demonizes carbs. Grains get a bad rep, but whole grains like oats are healthy. Avoid refined carbs, embrace whole grains.
Diet sodas may seem better than sugary ones, but studies suggest artificial sweeteners lead to more calories later. Swap with flavored carbonated water.
Fats' type consumed affects body weight. Trans fats (in fried foods) lead to heart issues. Saturated fats satisfy, reduce calorie intake.
Eating whole eggs may benefit most people. Yolks offer antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and raise 'good' proteins that clear arteries.
Calories differ in their effects on weight. 200 calories of protein or chocolate are processed differently; choose wisely for storage or burning.
Headlines suggest red meat links to cancer, but correlation doesn't mean causation. Moderation is safe.
Limit sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg/day per American Heart Association. High salt can raise blood pressure. Use it moderately and consult your doctor if you have hypertension.
Watch out for unhealthy peanut butter. Many national brands have extra sugar, fats, and preservatives. Choose one with minimal ingredients for a healthier option.
Time of eating doesn't affect calories. Overeating at night causes weight gain. Late dinner is fine if within calorie limit, but mindless eating at night can lead to extra calories.
Calories equal, regardless of meal frequency. Studies show 1,000 calories/day, large or small meals, same body outcome.
Beware of pre-packaged frozen meals like "Lean Cuisine" & "Healthy Choice." High sodium causes water retention, and low calories may lead to hunger. Check labels for best choice.
Avoid processed carbs, choose whole grain bread over white. Check for 100% wheat or whole grain to avoid hidden white flour or food coloring.
Vitamin C may reduce cold risk for athletes, but not proven for most. Daily intake didn't cut cold risk in general population.