A lot of the information available nowadays on health and diet is misleading, irrelevant, inferior, or outdated. The following are three common myths that can have a serious negative impact on one’s health and well-being:
- Sugar from fruits is fine. Fruits can be extremely highly concentrated in glucose, fructose, and sucrose, three forms of sugar that can cause serious damage to our health if taken in excess. Many health gurus are advocating eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, however, that can have detrimental consequences. High glucose, be it from fruits or otherwise, have been proven to have numerous negative effects on the immune system and our overall health. Fruits are not something to be consumed in excess, and in fact, from my experience of coaching several people and helping them with their health, I found that cutting fruits and all sugar for a period of time can dramatically improve one’s health and help them overcome diseases.
- Vegetables are the ultimate health food. Something else that is being advocated by health experts, is that vegetables are the ultimate in nutritional value. That may have been correct 100 years ago, but in this day and age, when the soil is seriously deficient in minerals and farming practices are very questionable, vegetables can have almost no nutritional value and provide the body with nothing but empty fiber. If you want to get the most out of your vegetables, go for wild, biodynamic, or homegrown vegetables. Conventional or organic vegetables are mostly devoid of high levels of nutrition and no longer cut it. The same goes for fruits.
- All fats are bad. I am devastated by the amount of resistance that comes up whenever I suggest to people adding healthy fats to their diet, like coconut oil, ghee and egg yolks. People immediately freak out and start worrying about weight gain, clogged arteries, and cholesterol. However, what most of us still do not realize is that we need cholesterol to function optimally and live a healthy life. In fact, according to this study, cholesterol is crucial for the production of healthy sex hormones and vitamin D3, and without healthy hormone and vitamin D3 levels, our health will suffer greatly.
1- Instead of glucose and simple carbohydrates, aim to get your energy from healthy fats and complex carbohydrates instead. Instead of fruits, go for fats like coconut oil, ghee, egg yolks, olive oil, olives and avocados, and for complex carbohydrates, go for gluten-free grains like wild rice, buckwheat, and quinoa.
2- Instead of vegetables, go for green superfoods that are much higher in nutritional value, such as blue-green algae, chlorella, marine phytoplankton, spirulina, and moringa.
3- Optimize your fat intake and make sure you are getting enough cholesterol in your diet from healthy fats. Replace oils such as canola oil and vegetable oils with coconut oil, raw butter, ghee, egg yolks, red palm oil, and olive oil.
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