Every now and then, someone gets it right. With all the misinformation about food and nutrition floating around in the consumer media and social media, it is refreshing to occasionally come across an attempt to set things straight. A recent article from Fitness Magazine titled “The truth about common nutrition myths” does just that.
American consumers face a constant stream of these myths – that chicken is healthier than beef, that wheat is poison, that “organic” foods contain more nutrients. Many even pay premium prices for brown eggs. Whole-wheat bread and brown rice are nutritionally superior to their white counterparts, so brown eggs must be better too, right?
With regard to beef, the article notes that a typical fast-food grilled chicken sandwich contains about 350 calories compared with about 250 for a beef hamburger. The author also quotes a cardiologist saying chicken sandwiches often contain more than twice the sodium as the burger. And the article cites a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showing that people who ate about five ounces of lean beef daily as part of a healthy diet lowered their cholesterol level by the same amount as those who ate less beef.
The article also refutes common myths about salt, wheat, raw foods, fried foods and yes, brown eggs, which inside the shell are no different from white eggs.
Read the full article.