Gut-busting Food Myths BUSTED

Mar 02, 2016 05:30 AM EST | By Josine Macaspac (media@latinospost.com)

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There are always health risks and benefits to everything we consume and a majority of these myths tend to focus on three kinds of food that people consume nearly every day. These are bread, milk and eggs.

Choosing the healthier option is now a major challenge due to the now vast choices offered in relation to this kind of food. Milk on its own has a led to the creation of cheese, ice cream and the like.  Bread on its own is made in so many different ways, white, whole wheat, brown and served with sandwiches or as a croissant. Eggs come in all types and can be cooked and incorporated into so many dishes that it really matters whether these myths are true or not.

The usual myth associated with bread is that eating it makes you gain weight. The truth is like with any other food we eat, bread has calories and going over your daily calorie intake will definitely make you gain weight. Bread has the same calories per ounce as any other protein source. Whole wheat bread and white bread have the same calories per slice the only difference is bread with whole grains are packed with fiber that people don't have to eat a lot to feel full.

Organic foods are a big industry now and people are asking if organic milk is more nutritious than regular milk. The truth is they are equal in protein, calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients, even the exposure of both kinds of milk to antibiotics and hormones are equal.

For milk to be organic the cow should have no exposure of any kind to antibiotics and regular milk, will still have no antibiotics in it because milk was thrown out when the cow producing the milk is on antibiotics.

The color of an egg depends on the type of chicken producing it, different breeds lay different colored eggs. It's been asked if the color of an egg affect the produce, like if a brown egg is healthier to eat than white eggs. All eggs, regardless of color are a healthy option.

The entire egg is easily absorbable by the human body and one large egg only contains 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat. It is also a source of vitamins and minerals, iron and carotenoids. The nutrient levels of eggs, on the other hand, are determined by the feed provided to the chickens.

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