Ladies and gentlemen, take a seat because class is in session. Today, we will be debunking common diet myths.
Cholesterol is bad for you!
You're half right. There are 2 types of cholesterol that we need to be wary of, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (you guessed it, high-density lipoprotein). Cholesterol is that fatty substance our doctors tell us to watch out for because it forms deposits that can clog our arteries. Clogged arteries >> heart disease >> not a fun time for you. However, your body does need cholesterol, specifically HDL, otherwise known as good cholesterol. It helps to produce vitamin D and hormones to help digest fat. So remember, you can have that eggcellent breakfast, just stick to the egg whites.
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Doesn't matter when you eat calories because they don't go by time. However, it does matter that you have a general idea of your daily caloric intake and how much daily physical activity you do. At the same time, try not to pig out and eat a full-course meal right before you sleep as you might experience heartburn, indigestion, and/or insomnia. But remember, the rule still applies to Gremlins.
Vegetarians can't build muscle mass.
Surprise! Meat isn't the only way you can get protein. Nuts, cheese, grains, sugar-free oatmeal (do you know how much sugar goes into those pre-made Maple and Cinnamon oatmeal packs?!), avocado and quinoa are great sources of protein. Remember to get your protein fix after a workout, you need to help repair the muscles you just tore.
Coffee isn't good for you!
*sips 3rd cup of the day* In moderation (2-3 cups a day), drinking coffee is safe to consume and can be part of a healthy diet. Coffee is high in antioxidants and has certain components that can protect coffee lovers against type 2 diabetes. But hold that creamer! Although studies are starting to show that drinking coffee is good for your health, it doesn't mean that you can start dumping in spoonfuls of creamers and sugar.
Just stick to eating whole real and unprocessed foods and space out your meals throughout the day. Jars like our Chicken Showdown are low in cholesterol but high in flavour and protein. We take the prep out of meal prep and do all the work for you.