Five myths about diets

Do you think that carbohydrates are responsible for weight gain and that a gluten free diet will make you thinner? You are wrong, claims Nutritional Council for cereals and legumes (GLNC).

Diets low in carbohydrates can be detrimental to the health of the digestive system and cause constipation and bad breath because it does not contain enough nutrients. Heart Organization recommends a balanced diet in which there are mostly unsaturated fat and carbohydrates.

Dietician Rosemary Stanton that helped in writing the nutritional guidelines of the National Council for Health and Medical Research believes that about 30 percent of a healthy diet should be carbohydrates such as bread, cereal whole grains and legumes, while about ten percent should contain fruit and fat.
But the obsession with weight loss and dieting often causes the removal of major food groups, especially grains.

Weight loss can also be without trends of people throwing entire food groups from your diet - says GLNC's program manager diet Michelle Broom.

5 myths that Michelle Broom wants to kill:

Myth 1: Ejecting entire food groups is the key to weight loss

FACT: The most important is a balanced diet from all food groups. To lose weight, one should reduce the intake of high-calorie foods, which doen't really have important nutrients. Control also hides the key to weight loss.

Myth 2: Carbohydrates are fattening

FACT: Foods with grains such as whole-grain breads and cereals rich in fiber for breakfast may help in the regulating body weight. They are associated with a narrower waist and higher chances for a healthy weight. If you want to lose weight, thus going to the gym or do some sporting activity, you enter carbohydrates into the body. The grains will give your metabolism nutrients during the diet.

Myth 3: The FODMAP diet is healthy for all

FACT: FODMAP is an abbreviation that refers to 'digestible oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. It is a group of fibers and sugars such as rye, wheat and milk and some fruits and vegetables such as apples.

It is conceived as a short-term diet (two to six weeks), and is often used to control inflammatory bowel disease and similar problems with the intestines. Such a diet requires supervision and professional help from a dietician.

Myth 4: A little carbohydrates and a lot is the secret to weight loss

FACT: Such diets are not an effective way of long-term weight loss. It is not yet proven whether the body gets enough of what you need to diet with little carbohydrates and a lot of fat, whether such a diet is sustainable and whether it can prevent diseases. In fact, such a diet is something that is radically different from what the scientific analysis so far has shown that it is healthy. Self lacking fiber and carbohydrates that are rich in nutrients is associated with 30 percent increased risk of premature death.

Myth 5: Eliminating gluten will lose weight

FACT: Many foods without gluten contain more calories than those who have them because they often have a higher percentage of fat and sugar to make them taste better. Gluten-free products usually are made from potato starch or cassava starch, but it is food that does not contain enough fiber and whole grains, which are important for a good digestion and metabolism. If you suffer from celiac disease or allergies to gluten, in this case gluten-free diet does not provide any health or nutritional benefit.