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Four nutrition myths that we can stop swallowing

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You’ve probably heard it multiple times growing up. Don’t eat too many eggs in a day, coffee is bad and eliminate as much fat from our diets as possible. But just because it’s common knowledge doesn’t mean it’s absolutely true. Here are four types of food that have been given a bad rep.
Eggs

Eggs have been unfairly demonised as containing high amounts of cholesterol, thus posing a health risk if consumed too regularly.  But there are different types of cholesterol, and eggs – yolks and all – have been found to increase levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, which actually reduces the risk of heart disease. 

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Eggs can be one of the most nutritious foods you can eat for breakfast.

In addition, eggs increase the feeling of satiety, and eating one for breakfast can help cut down on food cravings later in the day.  An egg also contains protein and antioxidants, resulting in what might actually be one of the most nutritious foods for us to start the day with. But of course, they should be consumed in moderation and in conjunction with a balanced diet.

So feel free to fire up an Electrolux Brio hob to start the day with a boiled or poached egg. The Brio hob’s Aerated Penta Jets help to reduce boiling times by up to a third, so you can cook a healthy breakfast and still be out the door in time for work.

 

Fats

Fat is rarely viewed in a positive light, but they play a part in the functioning of a healthy body too. The key is to get our fat from healthy sources, not eliminate it all together from our diets. For example, omega-3 fatty acids, which come from foods like fish and flax seeds. 

Besides, without fat, food would taste like cardboard.  Commercial manufacturers of low-fat foods know this. Thus, many add new things to the food to compensate, such as artificial sweeteners in soft drinks or high fructose corn syrup. These just replace natural fats with processed substances that may not be healthy for you.

 

Chocolate

Chocolate suffers from a bad reputation due to its association with weight gain after copious consumption of it.  But the actual culprit may actually be the sugar and milk in a typical chocolate bar.  Chocolate, when eaten in moderation, is actually a good source of magnesium, iron, zinc and antioxidants. 

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Chocolate is rich in magnesium, iron, zinc and antioxidants, and can be healthy if consumed in moderation.

Look for dark chocolate that has a high cocoa and low sugar content. If your sweet tooth demands more, you could always have a dark chocolate fondue and coat your favourite fruits in it. The Electrolux EIH 600 portable induction cooker is ideal for melting chocolate for dipping.

 

Coffee

Coffee has been accused of everything from causing insomnia to heart attacks. When in fact, drinking a cup or two a day may actually have health benefits and increase energy levels.  Again, the key is in moderation according to your personal needs.  If it makes you jittery, cut back on your consumption. So brew up the amount you need with a drip brew coffee maker like the Electrolux ECM2000 for a fuss-free way to get your daily boost.

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