FALSE MYTHS ABOUT FOOD Let's find out more
1) GLUTEN-FREE SWEETS ARE HEALTHIER
Gluten-free desserts are no healthier than those with gluten, indeed, very often gluten substitutes can increase the calorie content and consequently contribute to weight gain. Of course, those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance will have to avoid it. But gluten-free desserts should be eaten in moderation just like those with gluten.
2) FAT-FREE AND/OR SUGAR-FREE FOODS ARE ESSENTIAL for a "THIN" BODY
Here are the magic words: sugar-free and fat-free ('sugar-free' and 'fat-free'). Clearly visible words on the chocolate packaging, which lead us to feel less guilty .. ending up eating the whole bar within a few minutes. The words "fat-free" and "sugar-free" are not a "free den for all": they are not calorie-free foods.
It is therefore necessary not to be deceived by these words and to carefully read the labels placed on the foods. Often the fat content in many foods labeled "sugar-free" can be extremely high, such as in gluten-free desserts. How come? Because since the fats are removed from the food, to obtain a pleasant taste similar to the original, artificial ingredients are added which very often bring more calories.
3) CARBOHYDRATES MAKE YOU FAT
The criminalization of carbs (poor carbs!). The truth is that they don't cause weight gain regardless. We need carbohydrates because they are the main source of fuel for our body. The real problem with carbohydrates lies in diets high in refined carbohydrates and processed foods. Their excessive consumption can lead to weight gain. The recommendation is therefore to maintain a balanced diet with a higher content of complex carbohydrates and a lower content of simple / refined carbohydrates: prefer whole grains, fruit and vegetables, less elaborated - refined foods.