MYTH:
EXERCISE BURNS LOTS OF CALORIES, SO I CAN EAT ANYTHING AND EXERCISE THE EXTRA CALORIES AWAY, ESPECIALLY IF I EAT IT RIGHT AFTER I EXERCISE BECAUSE MY CALORIES ARE BURNING FOR HOURS AFTER I GET DONE.

FACT:
The truth is that exercise does not burn enough calories to eat poorly on a regular basis. Walking or running a mile burns only about 100 calories (sitting will burn 40-60 calories dependent upon your muscle mass) A 20 oz bottle of soda pop is at least 250 calories.

Caloric expenditure is elevated for the first minute after cardio exercise ends and back to an even level after 40 minutes.

So what does exercise do?
The more fit you are, the more fat you burn for energy because your muscles adapt to using an enzyme that oxidizes fat. People who are less conditioned burn more carbohydrates.
 

MYTH:
HAVING MORE PROTEIN IN THE DIET IS THE HEALTIEST WAY TO EAT.

FACT:
Although protein is an important part of anyone’s eating plan, it is far from the most important.

Foods high in antioxidant properties are now believed to provide a protective effect against conditions such as heart disease and cancer by interfering with the damage caused by free radical oxygen molecules … and are also believed to help retard the aging process and some may be helpful in avoiding memory loss and staving off Alzheimer’s disease.

The seven most nutrient rich sources of food are:
Prunes, Raisins, Blueberries, Blackberries, Kale, Strawberries, Spinach

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