does eating carrots really help you see in the dark?
carrots help you to see in the dark, oranges are the best source of vitamin c and avoiding fruit in the evening are food ‘facts’ we get completely wrong, according to experts. astudyof 2,000 adults has revealed many are mistakenly believing commonly-held beliefs when it comes to the food and drinks they consume.
but now, nutritionists have shed some light on the truth.
while more than a fifth of adults think juicing your fruit is as nutritious as eating it whole, registered public health nutritionist dr emma derbyshire, said vital fibres and nutrients are removed in the juicing process.
and although nearly half believe eating too much fruit rots your teeth, dr derbyshire confirmed most sugar found in fruits will not do this. she said: “we are in the information era yet it seems that ‘over’ information could be confusing the lay public. we must remember to utilise information that is evidence-based rather than trusting ‘popular’ followers.”
with social media, people’s views on food are now openly public. when it comes to fruit there are many myths but we should not let these impact what we eat. the benefits of fresh fruits far outweigh any mythological drawbacks.
myths brits believe – and why they are wrong
'oranges are the best natural source of vitamin c'
strawberries actually contain more vitamin c than oranges (57mg/100g compared to 42mg/100g). just seven strawberries provide the recommended daily amount of vitamin c which contributes to the normal function of the immune system along with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
实际上，草莓的维c含量高于橙子（57mg/100g v.s. 42mg/100g）。7颗草莓的维c量即可满足每日推荐的维c量，有助于免疫系统正常运转，同时降低疲劳感。
'carrots help you to see in the dark'
this is a myth but carrots do contain vitamin a which is important for good vision.
'eating celery burns more calories than you gain by eating it'
in reality there are no negative-calorie foods. even though celery has low calories, high water density and high fibre, your body still doesn’t use as many calories to process it as there are in a celery stick.