December 27, 2010
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Let’s wrap up 2010 with a healthy dose of myth-busting (in no order of importance).
- Dietary fat is not bad for you.
- Fruits (fructose) are not healthy the way the media says it is.
- Vegetables and fruits do not protect against cancer.
- Carbs are not always good for you.
- A total cholesterol of above 200 is not a precursor for heart attack.
- Static stretching before activity is not effective.
- A low LDL does not necessarily signify great health.
- Egg yolks are not evil.
- Sit-ups and abdominal crunches don’t get you a six pack.
- Red meat does not lead to cancer.
- Saturated fat does not clog arteries.
- Diet is not a bad word. You’re always on one.
- Vegetable oils are not heart healthy.
- Whole wheat bread is not healthy.
- Brown rice does not have much fiber.
- Quinoa is not better than wheat.
- Wheat is not better than rice.
- Running a marathon does not make you fit.
- Lifting weights is not risky.
- Lentils are not filled with protein.
- Peanuts are not nuts… they’re legumes.
- Bodybuilding and fitness are not the same.
- Heart disease at 50 is not OK.
- Getting drunk on New Year’s eve does not make you cool.
Enjoy the holidays folks. I’ll be sure to get into detail on every single one of these myths in 2011.