It seems like every few months someone comes out with some study that gives us a whole new “insight” into health, wellness or fitness. Diets come into fashion and go again.. Sometimes they catch on and people believe the claims through and through. But aside from that, there will always been a market segment that responds to wild claims that are totally untrue. All we can do is inform you about the various untruths surrounding some claims made in the fitness/health market.

It is possible to find articles on the net encouraging you to be sure to eat the bread crust – that’s where vitamins reside. There is little in the crust that deserves that kind of attention, and some research has born this out. When you are out shopping for breads, pay attention to the types of wheat used. Actually, the crusts of wheat bread are no doubt healthier than an entire slice of white bread, and it will not stick in your gut like white paste bread.

You can find some variation about how much water you really have to take in on a daily basis, but forget about having to strictly drink so many ounces, etc. There is not, however, a specific amount of water that it needs to maintain that health. A person who has a water retention problem will want to drink less, so there you go. Following some rather arbitrary amount of water can get you into some problems, and the best thing is to adapt to your lifestyle. Basically, if you get or feel thirsty you should have a drink of water, plus you also do not allow too much time to pass without drinking water.

Well, when it comes to discussion about saturated fats, this is one topic that everybody thinks they know the deal about. There are actually probably more than one myth about this fat, and that is for good reason if you read enough of the literature, etc. The truth is that saturated fats actually play a definite role within your body. There are even some tribes in Africa that eat diets with excessive levels of saturated fat (mostly taken in through red meat and dairy products). You will find the best results come from eating a sensible diet that has all kinds of the right stuff in it. While it is a great idea to read about current and past events, you have to keep things in perspective. Some things, though, are just false. Do not be skittish with doing your own research and discovering even more truths. Do you think this is it about truths? Not a chance, so that means there is much more to the stories.

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