Food myths can be confusing, here’s some clarity on what and what NOT to eat for a healthy body. Confused with all the information in the media, newspapers and magazines? Unsure of what you really need to do to get that fabulous figure? Here are 4 foods myths debunked.
Drinking water with food is bad
There are many schools of thought which state that drinking water along with your meal can slow down the metabolic rate, hence slowing down digestion. This is FALSE! Sipping warm water or green tea during a meal can be extremely beneficial for the body. Warm water with lemon is not only good for the system early in the morning, but even during meals, especially if the meal is oily or high in fat.
Drinking water at any time of the day is good and there is no correlation to water and slowing digestion. Chinese or herbal teas are also excellent. The best example for this is the tea drinking culture in countries like Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Notice how slim they all are? Well, they all sip tea throughout, even more so during meals. So don’t stop yourself from drinking water, especially if its warm, go ahead and drink up!
Fruit should be taken after meals
This is one myth that is completely false. The ideal way to consume fruit is before the meal, and not after. Eating fruit slows down the digestion process after meals. Hence, all fruit should be had half an hour prior to meals. Another important point to note is about fruit juices. Examples of fruits that one can eat before meals are watermelon, pearsand apples, all types of berries, melon, bananas, oranges and grapefruit.
There is a myth which says that fruit juices shouldn’t be consumed and only raw fruit is good for the system. This again, is NOT true! Fruit in any form is excellent for the body and fruit juices have their own benefits for the cleansing of your system. Juices like carrot, pineapple, amla, beetroot and wheatgrass are all excellent to remove toxins from your body and clean your body from within, giving you that glow we all want!
The best juice combinations for cleansing are as follows : Carrot and beetroot, celery +ginger + beetroot, Pears + apples, amla + carrot, Pineapple + mosambi and wheatgrass. So what are you waiting for? Don’t be afraid to have fruit in any form. Try out these juices for glowing skin and strong, healthy hair and a fit body.