5 Food Myths Debunked By A Bentonville AR Chiropractor

5 Bentonville AR Food Myths Debunked

Chiropractic Bentonville AR Nutrition Myths Debunked

Whether it’s conventional wisdom passed on from your parents or a trendy new diet hack from TikTok, we’ve all heard food and diet advice that just doesn’t stand the test of science. As holistic health experts here in Bentonville, we’re going to help you debunk some pesky food myths and explain how seeing a Bentonville AR chiropractor at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help improve your health.

Bentonville AR Nutrition Myths

1. Vitamin C helps prevent colds.

It seems an almost universal piece of wisdom that taking Vitamin C can prevent you from catching a common cold. Consuming excess citrus, especially orange juice, or taking Vitamin C might have positive impacts on your health, but, according to a Harvard Medical School article, it will have no impact on the prevention of the common cold.

2. No carb diets are the best diet.

We’re willing to bet everyone has cut out carbs once in a while due to the varying recommendations of the latest diet trend. Choosing to eat a number of whole grains is essential to your health. In fact, a 2016 British Medical Journal study found there to be a 20-30% decreased risk of heart disease in men and women who regularly consumed a variety of whole grains.

3. Don’t eat white vegetables.

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “eat a rainbow every day,” as a way to remind you to eat a colorful array of fruits and vegetables. This is good advice generally, but don’t throw away all your white veggies just yet. According to a piece published in Time, cauliflower, garlic, onions, mushrooms, and, yes, even potatoes are good sources of fiber, antioxidants, and potassium. Potatoes, especially, have gotten a particularly bad rap over the years for being a high-carb, high-calorie food, but potatoes are one of the most filling vegetables you can eat, due in part to the fibrous skin, and they come with their fair share of nutrients.

4. Low-fat foods are better.

There might not be a more persistent myth than substituting low-fat options for naturally high-fat foods. High-fat foods like butter or salad dressings that contain healthy fats like olive oil or avocado have been shelved for low-fat substitutes like margarine and fat-free dressings. Fruits and vegetables often have fat-soluble nutrients in them that can only be activated by fat, meaning you’re not getting all the nutrients in low-fat options. Additionally, the lower-fat options usually have less-than-ideal substances in them that are worse options than the full-fat alternatives.

5. Eating eggs will blow up your cholesterol.

For years, it seems the medical and diet community have been conflicted about the effect of eggs on your body’s cholesterol. But several studies have called into question the assertion that eggs are bad for your cholesterol. Eggs are an incredibly nutrient-dense food boasting a slew of vitamins and minerals such as zinc, vitamin D, antioxidants, and even choline, which is a chemical that boosts brain power. If you’re worried about cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat have proven to be much more of a threat than eggs.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

You want to eat healthy and make the best diet choices, but did you know that seeing a Bentonville chiropractor can also positively impact your health? Chiropractic care focuses on improving spinal health to improve overall health. Your body’s function depends on how well the spine is communicating with the central nervous system. Spinal misalignments can lead to poor immune system function, lack of proper digestion, headaches, and even chronic pain.

When you want to live your healthiest life, it’s important to eat right and receive regular adjustments from your local Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela. Set up an appointment with Dr. Niemela and the team at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic today.



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