December 12, 2018
It’s no surprise that many of us in the Middle East have our own rules and beliefs about the way we eat food. Maybe you avoid late-night snacks for fear of having nightmares? Or perhaps you’re one of those oddballs who insists on separating potato purée from steaks before eating the dish?
All of us have odd habits, according to many studies:
First, some bad news: do you eat carrots to help you see better in the dark? Well it doesn’t work. Continue telling this lie to children to make them eat their vegetables, but just know that you’ll face tough questions from them when their night vision inevitably fails to improve.
Many of us believe that sugar is a great source of energy, despite science showing that the effect is actually described as a quick boost, followed by a significant energy drop. That chocolate bar you eat after lunch to “go through the afternoon” is doing you more harm than good!
Still, it’s not all bad news: the common idea that apples help to clean your teeth are actually true because this fruit includes fibrous content helping to scrub plaque and food residues from the teeth, really keeping the dentist away.
Additionally, there are a few food myths that you’re probably better off without: for example, thinking that chewing gum takes seven years to digest if swallowed? That’s not actually true! And do you still believe that eggs are bad for you because of high cholesterol? That was proven false years ago! So don’t deprive yourself of what is actually a very nutritious food! Take advantage of the benefits of boiled eggs in diet for a healthy lifestyle and have yourself 3 eggs that are hardboiled in a non-stick pot!
If you are feeling shocked as you read this, don’t worry you're not alone! Because sometimes, what works for one may not work for another. But there are plenty of myths regarding food that have been proven to be untrue and many more to come!