Myths about nutrition that should not be believed

There are certain nutrition myths that need to be addressed as it could deprive the body of the essential nutrients

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Nutrition is essential for the body and its proper functioning. Following a nutritious diet is not easy but there are a number of myths that are related to it. Even then a number of us do not fall in to these nutrition myths, but the pandemic triggered it again and left a number of people unaware of the actual facts. Here we will be discussing about a few myths that are related to nutrition and should not be believed.

Myth 1 – people with diabetes can have jiggery
Fact – The fact is that there is no difference between sugar and jiggery and is still a no for people with diabetes. But people who are not diabetic can have jaggery as a substitute for sugar.

Myth 2 – Banana should not be eaten in the evening
Fact – this does not hold any truth. Just like any fruit, banana can be eaten any time of the day, even in the night.

Myth 3 – Should not eat rice if you have cold
Fact – This is one of the biggest myth. For a number of people rice is a staple food but they continue to have it despite of their health.

Myth 4 – Coffee is not good for health
Fact – Some people opine that too much of caffeine is not good for health. But the fact is that coffee and tea have caffeine and also works as an anti-oxidant. One or two cups of coffee or tea in a day does no harm. Anything in excess is certainly not good for health.

Myth 5 – Curd should not be consumed when having cold/cough
Fact – Curd has a number of nutrients which is good for health. There are a number of people who live in cold countries and consume curd as a staple. This means that there is no relation between having a cold and consuming curd.

Myth 6 – Milk increases the production of mucus
Fact – No research has said that dairy products increases the production of mucus. If someone has a feeling of mucus after consuming milk or dairy products then that can be due to the thickness and creamy texture.

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