When it comes to food, especially health food, there are so many facts, myths, and general information that you have to sift through. It can be truly overwhelming, whether you’re trying to lose some weight or are just looking to eat a more balanced diet. Luckily, there are some Instagram accounts out there that are trying to help demystify what it means to eat well and in a balanced, sustainable way. The Fitness Chef and Meow Meix are two of these accounts that have gathered helpful information and presented them in a way that is easy to understand. Here are some of the most surprising facts that could help you change your life for good.
Health Food Cost
Let’s start off with the fact that eating better is just plain more expensive than eating lower quality foods. While you might be getting the same quantity of items for way less money on the left, you’ll be seriously lacking in nutrients, leaving you feeling hungry and in need of more in order to feel satiated. Not to mention these items are full of additives and sugar.
Regular vs. Sweet Potatoes
We often hear a lot of bad comments about “regular” potatoes. They’re allegedly more fattening, less nutritious, and should be avoided. Well, did you know that 200 grams of potatoes have fewer calories than sweet potatoes? Both can be a part of a healthy, balanced diet, and each one offers different nutrients that are important to staying healthy.