Health Facts That Aren’t Facts

#4. Microwaves kill nutrients

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There have been numerous news articles about microwaving your food kills the nutrients. But that doesn’t happen to all nutrient groups. Certainly, some nutrients are killed such as sulforaphane in broccoli but the same doesn’t apply to all of them. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that can be generalized. It depends on the food concerned and whether you should microwave them or not.

#5. For every 3500 calories burned, you lose one pound of fat

If only it were that simple! It just makes us feel better because you can count how many calories have been burned and how many more to go. But this isn’t completely reliable because the logic behind the formula lacks the consistency. It can work if your method of energy intake and expenditure were meticulous but reality doesn’t work that way. So even if you are losing one pound for every 3500 calories it isn’t all fat. Most of it is also water and other forms of tissue.

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