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Four Dietary Myths

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Sometimes after hard work I want to snatch a spoon, get a nourishing meal and then felt the energy rush get to lighter work or simply relax in the active – go for a walk, do sports, travel and so on. But this is not always successful: the so-awaited energy does not show up. Then I blame myself for laziness and do not even realize that this 'disability' may be caused by my meal. Unfortunately, some provisions from parents or friends, though inadequate, are taken on as norms.

Myth number one: sugar increases the energy

Food such as cookies, candy or sweet desserts, that are manufactured using simple sugar, causes a sudden increase of sugar level in blood, and the temporary impact the of the energy surge. But after an initial increase, it decreases rapidly and may lead to an energy crisis.

Myth number two: caffeine is more harmful than helpful

U.S. studies claims that the caffeine in one cup of coffee increases the energy level for six hours. It also enhances sporting activity and increases the anesthetic effect of aspirin. So drink coffee, but in moderation. Excessive caffeine consumption can cause poor absorption of minerals, insomnia and fatigue.

Myth number three: drink water when you feel thirsty

Thirst is the first most common sign of lack of fluids in the body. In order to improve the activity water must be taken in before the occurrence of thirst. On average, an active person needs to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. If you are very active or you are trying to lose weight, you should drink even more.

Myth number four: There will never be too much energy

Energy sources such as carbohydrates, as well as other food, should not be abused. Most important energy supplements contain 200 to 300 calories and 10 to 30 percent fat. That is a normal dose of carbohydrate, protein and fat - materials that provide energy, required for an active person. But they should not be used as a low-calorie food substitute. Use these additives, when you need to mend and improve physical activity, but do not abuse.