Results of the 2015 Nielsen Global Health and Wellness Survey reveal that more consumers are concerned with the functional and optimal benefits of foods to their health, mainly, on disease reduction and prevention. In the Philippines alone, 63 percent indicated that their top most priority is to stay healthy and avoid illness. Foods provide the nutrients that boost your mental and physical strength. Listed below are the top three common misconceptions that you need to stop believing if you want to improve your health and cognitive performance in the IELTS review center in Davao.
Top Three Myths about Food
1. Eggs are bad for your health. Some people believe that eating eggs can ruin your performance in the IELTS review center. False. Eggs are actually low-cost sources of brain-boosting nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamin D, and choline. Furthermore, dieticians suggest including three eggs at most in your daily diet. Eating an egg every day can bolster your alertness and memory retention for your IELTS review center in Davao trainings.
2. Food cravings are due to nutritional deficiency. False. Individuals desire foods that they cannot have. The only nutrient deficiency that is clearly associated with cravings is iron. This rare condition causes unusual cravings for ice cubes, clay, and cement. Its root has not yet been identified. Meanwhile, according to an article published on the Eating Well website, iron deficiency alters the body's appetite mechanisms.
3. Drinking red wine more often can prevent risks of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the top cause of death of Americans. This is the reason more consumers are employing healthy diets. Some people pile up liquor to their cellar to prevent the risk of heart disease. However, higher drinking habits can lead to increased blood pressure thus incurring risks of heart disease. Furthermore, according to the Medical News Today, drinking without caution can lead to other more serious conditions such as stroke and cardiomyopathy. The key is to drink moderately. Limit your alcohol intake to two drinks at most to acquire its health benefits with minimal negative side-effects.
Foods carry nutrients to the body that fuel mental and physical strength. With information just right at your fingertips, there is no excuse to still believe in misconceptions. Be sure to do your research first before believing in hearsays.
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