When I was young, I wouldn’t eat the fat off of anything. I was so adamant about it, that I would pull all the lean meat from my slices of bacon before I could eat it. Can you imagine?
I really and truly believed that if I ate fat, I would get fat. It’s a myth. It’s actually myth number 8 on the “20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked” list from AuthorityNutrition.com.
Now I know my body needs some fats from foods, preferably unsaturated, mono- and poly-saturated, with more Omega-3 than Omega-6 fats to be exact.
Even knowing that, nutrition is still such a personal issue. What’s good and necessary for my optimal nutrition, maybe be detrimental for you and your optimal nutrition.
Yet, some of these common “health and nutrition” rules are so wrong they’re hurting us both. These nutritional ideas are what we’re using to feed our body and they’ve either not been confirmed through research studies or they’ve been completely debunked by research studies.