Types of Food Myth 2D: Trans Fats are the most unhealthy fat and should be avoided.
Fact = Your diet plan must avoid Trans fats as much as possible, because they raise your bad cholesterol or LDL and are not heart healthy. They also tend to lower the good cholesterol or HDL in your blood. Trans fat is in many processed foods made with shortening or with partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Types of Food Myth 2C: Low and Non-fat food products have very few calories and can be eaten anytime and as desired.
Myth = It is true that a low-fat or non-fat food is often lower in fat than the same size portion of the full-fat natural version, so fat-free products may help reduce overall dietary fat, but they are not the magical formula for attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Continue reading
Types of Food Myth 2B: Types of potatoes and how they are cooked influence health effects.
Fact = According to the Glycemic Index (GI) ratings of potatoes, baked potatoes and French fries have a very high GI rating, while boiled new potatoes have a lower GI rating. Continue reading