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Navigating the world of healthy eating can sometimes feel like swimming through a sea of conflicting advice. With many myths and exaggerated truths about carbohydrates, it is easy to get caught up in wild misinformation.

Here are 2 common myths you may come across 

Debunk: Carbs seem to have got a bad rap but they are an essential part of a balanced diet. Carbohydrates provide the energy you need for daily activities. The real issue isn’t carbs but rather excessive intake of them. Overconsumption is what is bad for your health as it can lead to weight gain and other health issues. Instead of ditching Rice…rather find ways of adding fiber to your rice dish. High fiber foods include wheat, beans, quinoa, waakye, etc.

Carbs aren’t the enemy. Overeating Carbs is the issue. Choose whole, high-fiber carbs and consume them in moderation to keep your energy levels steady and your body happy.

The Takeaway

Debunk: Put simply, fruits are healthy carbohydrates, and you need all of their fiber!

Ever wondered why you still feel hungry shortly after a glass of fresh natural juice…well you stripped away all the filling effect of fruits which is the pulp. Your glass of juice may be high in vitamins and minerals yet contains very little fiber for gut health and satiety. Instead of extracting the juice only and discarding the fiber-rich pulp, try making smoothies or fruit blends. Smoothies incorporate the entire fruit, providing you with all the benefits including the fiber to help you feel fuller and maintain good blood sugar levels.

Smoothies/Fruit Blends are superior to juices. They offer all the nutrients of fruits plus the essential fiber, keeping you satisfied and your digestion on track. 

The Takeaway

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or rigid. By understanding and debunking these common myths can help you make informed healthy decisions for your well-being!

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