6 Healthy eating myths – debunked: Diet myths abound. There are so many rules about what to eat and what not to eat what it can be difficult to know what is true and what is not. With the holidays in the corner (with their abundance of sweets and candies), we thought it was the perfect time to set the record straight when it comes to what to eat – and what to avoid.
For more We shot at Marlo Mittler, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, to get the scoop on some of the most common food myths.
Diet myth: Alcohol is completely off-limits
If you think you have to give up all the holiday cheer this season just because you’re watching your waistline, think again. “The liver is a very powerful body that has the ability to process and eliminate up to two glasses of beer or wine, or cocktail, per day,” said Mittler. “An occasional use with your meal is perfectly acceptable, but keep your portions in check.” Four ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of vodka equals one serving. Alcohol is broken down in the body of sugar and fat if you enjoy a drink, limit your carb meals to account for the drink, the dietitian says. “In other words, pass the bread to the table if you opt for a glass of wine.”
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