For healthy living
Myths: Fruits contain more proteins
Fact: Fruits do not provide proteins. They provide only carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Myths: Banana is a rich source of calcium.
Fact: Banana is not a rich source of calcium. Best sources of calcium are milk and milk products.
Myths: Vegetable oils are rich in cholesterol.
Fact: Vegetable oils do not contain cholesterol; however, they can give rise to increase in serum cholesterol when they are consumed in excessive quantity.
Myths: Low cholesterol butters are better choices than regular butter.
Fact: Overall butter is not a good quality fat as it contains saturated fatty acids which have the risk of increasing heart related diseases; hence, both the types of butters should be avoided.
Myths: All citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.
Fact: Not all citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.
Myths: Dry fruits are rich sources of proteins.
Fact: Dry fruits are not rich sources of proteins, they are rather rich sources of fats and hence they provide large amount of calories.
Myths: Skimmed milk is unsafe for consumption.
Fact: Skimmed milk is a very good option of first class quality protein and is extremely safe and healthy for consumption.
Myths: People who are overweight should consume artificial sweeteners rather than sugar to reduce calorie consumption.
Fact: Artificial sweeteners are not recommendable in early ages, they should be used sparingly and hence, it is better to avoid sugar completely rather than using artificial sugar.