Archive For The “Myth of the Week” Category

Raw sugar is better than processed sugar

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Myth: Raw sugar is healthier than processed sugar.   Truth: Hate to break it to you…it ain’t. Unprocessed sugar has trace elements of calcium, iron and potassium. Barely enough to make a difference in your body, when consumed. There is very little difference between raw and processed sugar. Just because something is processed, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s…

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High Fructose Corn Syrup has more fructose than any form of sugar

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Myth: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has the highest fructose content of any other type of sugar   Truth: HFCS that is typically used in sodas and other sugary snacks has about 42% or 55% fructose (HFCS 42, HFCS 55). There are other concentrations such as HFCS 80 and HFCS 90, which are rarely ever used…

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Lifting alone will make your muscles bigger

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Myth: Lifting by itself will make you bigger   Truth: Increasing muscle mass is a combination of several things. You need to: Lift heavy (do not ignore compounds) Consume more calories: proteins, carbohydrates and fats Recover/Rest Measure progress If you’re not growing, you’re missing one or more of these things.

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All forms of weed makes you high

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Myth: All forms of weed makes you high   Truth: Nope, not true. Weed with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient, can get you that high. Weed that contains mostly cannabidiol (CBD) does not. Both can relieve pain, but in different ways.

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Eating late at night makes you gain weight

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Myth: If you eat late at night you will gain more weight because your metabolism is slower   Truth: Consider this, let’s say I ate 1000 calories in the morning (my only meal). The next day I ate 1000 calories at night (again, my only meal). On which day do you think I’ll more likely gain…

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Stretch before you workout

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Myth: Static stretches before working out helps prevent injuries   Truth: The research shows that static stretching does not prevent injuries or enhance athletic performance. Studies show that this type of stretching beyond 60 s had detrimental effects on exercise performance [1]. Performance was defined as, improvements or reductions in strength, power or speed. However, static stretching,…

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Myth: Type 2 diabetes is permanent

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Myth: If you have type 2 diabetes, it is always necessary to control it with medication.   Truth: Nope, not true. Many studies have shown that, changing your diet to a low carb/low sugar  one and following at least a moderate intensity workout regimen greatly helps in controlling type 2 diabetes. This is to the point of not having…

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Drink alcohol to keep warm

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  Myth: Drinking alcohol increases your body temperature.   Truth: Are you nuts? It always amazes me that this nonsense is still around. It just won’t go away. “But, I hear drunks saying this all the time”…you say. Jeez…are you going to listen to some drunk? When you drink, you do feel warmer, but it’s only because blood…

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