Busting 4 Common Myths Around Food
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Most people have this notion about food only to fill the stomach. Do you also think the same? This, however, isn't the case at all. Food benefits you more than this by supplying essential nutrients to the body. By including all the food groups in your diet, you get the necessary elements for your body. At the same time, people have different preferences, ideologies, beliefs and cultures for food. This variety of food that while Punjabis love to eat rajma rice, south Indians are crazy about idli and dosa. Just as people in different regions have different food choices, in the same way, people believe several food myths to be true. Some of them are - eating citrus fruits can aggravate your cold, bananas can lead to weight gain, etc. We all heard such food myths in our childhood and blindly believed them. However, you must know the truth before trusting it. So, today we are telling you about some such food myths which you should stop trusting-

Papaya will cause miscarriage

This is one such food myth that every married woman has heard at one time or another. Ripe and unripe papayas contain an enzyme called latex, and, according to various studies, latex can lead to uterine contractions, which can lead to early labour. But for this also you have to eat papaya in large quantities. However, it is still advised to avoid eating papaya during pregnancy as a precautionary measure.

Starvation = weight loss

We all know that there is a close relationship between food and weight. People skip their one-time meals or start starving while losing weight. They think that this will reduce their weight faster. However, this is ultimately a myth. Being hungry depletes energy, and hence the body goes into conservation mode, which burns calories slowly.

The microwave will destroy nutrients

It is said that microwaves destroy food nutrients, so food should not be cooked in it. However, microwaving requires less heat and time than other cooking methods. Therefore, it is the best way to preserve the nutritional content of foods. However, you do not have to cook your food at very high temperatures.

Spicy food will cause ulcers

Generally, people believe that spicy food causes ulcers. But according to studies, the real reason behind stomach ulcers is the bacteria helicobacter pylori. Whereas peppers contain an active compound called capsaicin, which can stimulate secretion in the stomach and reduce stomach acid.