Research is conducted on a variety of subjects and everyday some new result is published. People have witnessed that, what was earlier claimed to be good, is now said to be life threatening. Most of the studies conflict with each other on the same subject and this is the reason people are totally confused today.
They are not sure what's true, what’s myth or what’s just an assumption. With a number of claims, people are being mislead into making wrong lifestyle choices. This infographic illustrates how health news can be misunderstood.
So you heard that red wine is good for heart and it was a big enough news calling for immediate celebration. You never bothered to check how much was good and how much was too much. This is the best excuse you could ever find to drink your fill. If you don't follow the recommended quantity, the effect can turn out to be the opposite of it.
Sea salt and kosher salt is not better in any way than table salt. You need to cut down the intake of salt to reduce sodium intake. You need to avoid processed foods that are high in sodium.
The sweetest excuse for chocolate lovers is the fact that dark chocolate is good for the heart. But, most of us often ignore the word “dark” and indulge in any chocolate that satisfies of our taste buds. While dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, other chocolates are rich in sugar and other calorie rich substances.
Olive oil is certainly good, but it is also loaded in calories. Butter on the other hand, contains anti-oxidants and other nutrients and hence should not be exempted from our diet. The key to good health is eating everything in moderation.