Don’t ‘Fall’ For These Health Myths
The nutrition and fitness world is like a fairy tale; we’ve kissed a lot of frogs over the years in the search for perfect health. So, if you’re also someone who cares about their health and wellness, but is super confused by all the misleading information out there, we see you. At Vitamini, we’re passionate about using reliable science to help you feel good every day. That’s why we’ve asked one of our expert nutritionists to help us slay some of the most common health myths out there. Ready to finally sort fact from fiction?
Health myth 1: coconut oil is good for you.
Coconut oil is in fact higher in saturated fat (the type linked to high cholesterol and heart disease) than butter and lard; hardly the superfood we’ve been led to believe. How it impacts our health depends on the form and the amount we consume. Like a lot of things, it’s therefore best to consume coconut oil in moderation.
Health myth 2: juice cleanses are key for detoxing and weight loss.
Not only is going on a ‘cleanse’ simply unnecessary (we have our liver to detox for us already), it can be dangerous if done for a long period of time and without proper supervision. It severally restricts calories, could lead to nutrient deficiencies as well as causes sharp spikes in blood sugar over the day, to name a few side effects.
Health myth 3: sit-ups will give you a flat stomach.
Many people fall into the trap of thinking sit-ups are the key to an incredible torso. However, abdominal exercises alone are not enough to reduce abdominal fat; nutrition, as well as exercises that target core muscles, are also essential.
Indeed, the easiest and most effective way to look after yourself is to eat a balanced diet containing a range of key vitamins and minerals, plan and vary your exercise and dedicate some time for rest and relaxation.
At Vitamini, we have a range of products to support you with this, including our Advanced Men’s and Women’s Multi-Vitamins that contain a range of nutrients to optimise your body’s performance and metabolism. Meanwhile, our Night Time capsules contain a blend of Avena Sativa and Bacopa Monnieri to reduce anxiety, Lavender to aid relaxation, and L-Theanine to help induce longer and more restful sleep.
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