Posted on Mar 9, 2022 70
There are a lot of myths surrounding healthy eating: you can’t eat after six, meat is definitely bad for you... Let’s recollect and debunk the main stereotypes that prevent you from switching to good nutrition.
Myth 1: good nutrition - it is not tasty.
We are accustomed to hearing that good nutrition - it is always restrictions, diets and rejection of the most beloved and tasty dishes. But it’s not.
Many of us are used to spicy foods, lots of sauces, including store-bought salt and pepper. All these additives distance us from the true taste of food.
Look for healthier alternatives, using natural herbs, spices, natural sauces (ideally if they are homemade). Cook all the same favorite dishes, using new, more harmless recipes.
Myth 2: good nutrition is the rejection of meat
Often the good nutrition in the subconscious of many men borders on veganism, and giving up meat scares the hell out of them. How can you imagine a man’s diet without juicy steaks or meatballs?
Indeed, it is unnecessary to renounce meat products against their will, because meat contains essential amino acids that are necessary for the growth and efficient recovery of muscles. Such a wealth does not contain any other product. There are nine essential amino acids: valine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, phenylalanine and histidine. Meat contains everything, so it is considered a complete protein product. And it also contains B vitamins, zinc, and iron. To get all these benefits, we should keep in our diet only properly cooked meat dishes - grilled, steamed. Fried meat provokes the development of prostate disease and even, sometimes, cancer. Processed types of meat, such as sausages, frankfurters, etc., should also be removed from the diet, as there is nothing useful there.
Myth 3: After 6 p.m., you cannot eat processed meat.
This myth is so popular that it already sounds comical, but still scares many people. Mostly it is considered a women’s stereotypical rule, but no, there are benefits for anybody at any age.
But not eating after 6 p.m. is worth it only if at 9 p.m. you fall on your pillow. The last meal should be three hours before bedtime. If you go to bed during the digestion process, then the food will not have time to digest, “hang” in our intestines, and the body will experience intoxication. And this means fatigue, swelling and being overweight in the morning. It is important not to eat at night and not to eat heavy food just before going to bed.
Myth 4: Weight loss is eternal hunger
Many men are intimidated by the transition to good nutrition because of rumors that a healthy diet is only greens, vegetables and eternal bans on tasty things. With proper formulation of your diet, you won’t feel hungry. It is important to eat throughout the day, arranging up to five meals: three main meals and two snacks as needed. The main thing is small portions. As a snack, you can use vegetables, fruit, yogurt, nuts. And of course, do not forget to drink water, because our body often reports thirst as hunger.
Myth 5: Kefir for the night.
And not only kefir. Ryazhenka, milk and other dairy products slow down the process of weight loss, eat them no later than 3 hours before going to bed.
Meat and vegetables (fiber and protein) are actually a better dinner than kefir and other similar products. The whole mystery lies in the insulin index of the product (not to be confused with the glycemic index), which causes the release of insulin into the blood for another 3 hours after we eat cottage cheese or yogurt, and excess insulin inhibits the natural fat-burning processes in our body. Conclusion: dairy products for dinner can be afforded if you gain weight, but when losing weight, it is better to give them up.
Myth 6: Forget about sweets
Of course, store sweets in their classic form most often really does not do any good, but the complete rejection of sweets is also a common misconception. Sugar is being replaced by natural and safe sweeteners, which do not affect glucose levels, insulin in the blood and have no calories - such as erythritol (erythritol), recognized as safe throughout the world. It tastes identical to sugar. It is also possible to find a huge number of good nutrition recipes for different desserts that do not harm the figure, as well as more and more diet cafes and deliveries with diet desserts, which taste absolutely as well as the usual sweets.
Myth 7: Fats are your worst enemy.
Fats are necessary for the body in order to live a healthy life, as well as for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular and sexual systems. Only trans fats and saturated fats are harmful, and vegetable and animal fats must be consumed by the body. Plant fats are preferable. Moderate amounts of these facts are very important. Fish, nuts, avocados, seed and nut oils, such as black cumin oil, walnut oil, linseed oil and others, can give us fats.
Myth 8: Sushi and rolls do not make you lose weight
Indeed, the favorite Japanese food itself does not cause much damage to the figure, although white rice, which is used to prepare this product, it is difficult to call the leader among dietary products. The fact is that white rice, although it is an absorbent, it is still a fast carbohydrate. It is worth observing a measure. Everyone’s favorite soy sauce, without which there is not a single meal of sushi and rolls, contains a large amount of salt. When combined with carbohydrates, it causes fluid retention in the body. And, of course, raw fish can contain parasite larvae that provoke the development of geohelminthiasis. Only allow yourself sushi and rolls from proven places.
So what do you need to add to your diet to support your men’s health? Lots of greens and vegetables, as well as nuts, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, celery, truffle and ginger. Boiled eggs, hard cheeses and oatmeal would make an excellent breakfast.