Myths About Food

There are several myths about food and nutrition in India. People believe in incorrect things regarding food.

It is important to be wary of these food-related myths to stay healthier and safe. 

Let us look at some of those myths we hear frequently. 

Myth 1 : Fish and Milk Should Not Be Taken Together

From a scientific standpoint, there is no justification for avoiding a fish-and-dairy diet. Additionally, there are other dishes that combine the two, such as baked fish with a cream sauce.

Simply make sure these meals are prepared correctly and securely before eating them, ensuring that the fish is fresh and cooked to perfection and that the milk or dairy products are consumed prior to their expiration date. These meals won’t cause problems unless the person is lactose intolerant or really allergic to seafood.

Myth 2 : Brown Sugar Is Better Than White Sugar

When it comes to their sugar intake, some people who consider themselves “health-conscious” would say that they use brown sugar rather than white. But in actuality, the number of calories in both forms is same. The presence of molasses and the caramel flavour distinguish brown sugar from white sugar the most.

Myth 3 : Desi Ghee Is Unhealthy

Desi ghee is really healthier than sunflower, safflower, maize, and cottonseed oils because to its 32% MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and 65% saturated acids. It does not reduce the beneficial cholesterol in our bodies like PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) do. Furthermore, studies show that cow ghee may save us from cancer.

Myth 4 : Eggs Are High in Cholestrol

A cost-effective source of protein and other nutrients are chicken eggs. They also have elevated cholesterol levels by nature. However, unlike to certain other foods, such those heavy in trans fats and saturated fats, eggs’ cholesterol does not appear to increase cholesterol levels.