It's easy to get confused about the different diet tips, vitamins, and supplements available. In this edition of Healthy Living, Marcie Fraser breaks it all down.
Yes there are plenty of whacky diets available, and it's hard to figure out what will truly work. However, understanding particular foods is the first step.
Plenty of people wonder if their is a difference between brown and white eggs. They are nutritionally the same.
Some people say coffee is a diuretic and can contribute to fluid loss.
Diane Fagan, a nutritionist, says, "Excessive amounts of caffeine will definitely have a diuretic effect, but the small amount we take in through our one to three cups of coffee is not a concern."
Many people equate drinking a cup or orange juice or apple juice is the same as actually eating the fruit. However, there are more dietary benefits to eating the actual fruit, rather than the drink.
"You will get more dietary fiber from the whole fresh fruit from the orange or the apple," explained Fagan.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is part of a healthy diet, but it's important to understand the differences. Fruits have seeds, and vegetables don't.
While the egg plant and the avocado are both fruits. However, avocado is a fattier fruit. Although it's considered a healthy fat, a calorie is still a calorie.
"Having consumers really pay attention to 'Oh avocado is good for me, I think I will eat the whole avocado'," said Fagan. She suggests, "Maybe having a quarter to a half of an avocado a couple times a week."
Overall, it's crucial to learn the facts about your food.