today we’re going to tackle some common
nutrition myths my colleagues here at Yule HQ have come up with some nutrition
myths that they’ve commonly heard and they’ve written them down they’re on on
these cards here and I haven’t read them before so I’m just going to read them
out and then talk about each one okay the first one eating before bed will
make you fat okay I can see where that one comes from your metabolic rate does
change throughout the day in the morning it’s a lot faster than evening it’s a
lot slower so ideally you want to be spreading your food throughout the day
don’t eat too late at night but there’s no none of this you mustn’t eat past
7:00 p.m. well because we all go to bed at different times so I don’t see how
that one rule can can fit everyone so and also it’s not good to have food
lasting at night when you’re lying down and horizontally it doesn’t help the
side digestion so yeah you won’t make you fat if you eat too late but try not
to eat too much too late what we’ve got next
all vegans are malnourished okay let’s give a definition of the word
malnourished first malnutrition is does not mean don’t have enough food that is
undernourished malnourished means you haven’t got adequate amounts of one or
more of the nutrients and there is a misconception that vegans are
malnourished because they’re not getting all the nutrients they need from
different foods that’s not true a vegan a varied plant-based diet can all get
adequate of all nutrients they haven’t got to worry about the effects of phytic
acid on on iron absorption which I’ve discussed in an another video called
anti nutrients because a plant-based diet is actually really high in iron and
this more than compensates for that also vitamin c in a plant-based diet will
help promote the iron absorption the other nutrient that vegans often are
worried about not getting enough is protein it said that plant proteins
aren’t complete proteins or to a degree they’re not but they do contain all the
amino acid and if you could put more than one
protein source together you will be getting plenty of all the essential
amino acids to have a look at the next one
fat free equals healthy you see the term fat free on food labels I don’t like
that term fat free doesn’t mean healthy we need a good intake of fat
unfortunately we’ve got the legacy of bad nutrition guidelines from the 1970s
still lurking about that says fats bad it’s not
we need fat just the right types of fat another one carbs are bad so we’re just
you know some some people think that’s bad other people think that carbs are bad
well carbs are not bad providing you getting good quality fibrous starchy
carbs regular throughout the day carbs like cereals and potatoes a great
sources of energy we don’t need carbs to live but they do provide an excellent
source of energy okay if you have too many refined carbs and sugars that’s not
good you need to keep your sugar intake fairly low but it’s the starchy carbs
that are more slowly digested and absorbed give you that steady influx of
energy and then a really useful dairy is the only way to get calcium dairy
products like milk cheese are actually really rich sources of calcium and it is
some well absorbed from those but also as a lot of plant foods that are rich in
calcium seeds nuts even some of the green beige have a lot of calcium in it
next one what is a superfood I don’t like that term it doesn’t mean anything
so-called superfoods things like goji berries and sea buckthorn extract and so
and so does this that and the other you know it doesn’t really cut it with me as
a lot of claims made about certain foods if you have good amounts of them they’ll
do wonders for you okay there are some some good nutritious but you’d have to
eat an awful lot of them to get a good nutrition to me all food is super just
enjoy your food another one salt is bad for you so is not bad for you salt is
sodium chloride you need sodium and you need chloride they’re both essential
elect that we need in our diet you need a
certain amount of sodium every day the problem is most of us are having too
much so we told to cut down so generally some good advice is don’t add salt to
your food unless you really have to you’ll get enough sodium if you eat a
varied diet with plenty of fruit vegetables or even with some meat and
animal products I hope you’ve enjoyed me tackling some of the nutrition myths
today I certainly have if you’ve got any
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