10 Random Food Facts You Don’t Need to Know But Could Change How You Eat

There are so many myths and misconceptions! Some of your favorite foods come from the weirdest families, take on the weirdest forms, and have the strangest back stories,

Here are 10 Food Facts That Will Change How You Eat

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

We can say that the strawberries and lemons are the world’s healthiest foods.

Both these fruits contain low amount of sugar that is helpful, as our body needs a certain amount of sugar. A lemon contains 70% sugar and strawberry contain only 40% of sugar.

But they have so much citric acid that we don’t notice how sweet they are. This huge amount of sugar in lemons can cause obesity if you eat them too often, but it’s unlikely that you will because of the acid.

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Canned fish is healthier than canned meat

Although canned food is not so much on the healthy list. This is mostly true for canned meat but not quite the same for canned fish.

Fish, such as sardines and canned salmon, is a great source of calcium because it allows you to eat tiny bones that are too soft to notice but provide you with a great amount of calcium.

Ketchup

Although most of us eat about 3 bottles of ketchup a year, did you know that by eating just 4 tablespoons of ketchup you will receive the same nutritional value of an entire medium sized tomato.

Frozen fruit can be healthier than fresh

Fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can eat.

Fruit, veggies intended to be frozen are typically picked at their peak ripeness, where they are most nutrient dense, as compared to produce intended to be sold fresh, which are picked at a less mature, less nutrient-dense stage in order to last longer during transport and storage.

Frozen fruit and vegetables are also convenient and cost-effective alternative to fresh options.

Farm-grown salmon is white

Wild salmon has its natural pinkish color because it consumes a lot of shrimp in the sea.

When salmon is grown on a farm, it eats completely different food and that’s why it looks white or just a little bit pink.

To make the color brighter, manufacturers use different color pigments.

Egg yolk contains more nutrients and minerals that egg whites

Egg yolk contains all the useful vitamins and minerals necessary for a balanced diet.

Of course, egg whites are much better for a diet, but if you need a lot of nutrients, the yolk is your choice.

Yes, it contains more cholesterol than whites, but don’t forget that cholesterol is a necessary nutrient for your cells.

Crackers are more harmful to your teeth than candy

You should know that there are many other products that are much more harmful to your teeth than candy.

In crackers, it’s not the sugar that destroys the teeth, it’s actually the acid.

When crackers stick to the teeth, they create a great environment for acid-producing bacteria.

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Energy drinks give you short-lived energy

Many people believe that energy drinks help them going when they are having a difficult day. They do, but not in the long run.

The high sugar and caffeine content gives you a slight rush increased by the placebo effect.

Studies also show that energy drinks causes insomnia and nervousness. Some even mentioned that the evaluated boost of performance you get from these drinks are by 3% to 7% which is definitely not worth the risks.

Leftovers may taste better the next day

Many people have noticed that some foods seem tastier the next day after they were cooked.

The food may become tastier because it absorbs the sauce more and the spices mix up and create a different taste.

You may also notice that your leftovers start to brown in the microwave. The browning effect happens when the amino acids react with sugar to produce new flavour molecules.

There are lists of foods which are tastier the next day. Lasagna, pasta, and meatballs are on the list.

Stickers on fruit are edible

Just in case you eat a sticker without noticing, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recommends washing fruits and vegetables before consumption and it doesn’t prohibit eating the stickers on them.

Although the most logical thing to do is to take them off, but they are actually made of edible paper and even the glue is food grade.

However, if you can, you should take them off before eating.

Remember: you are the one who decides what you buy, how much you eat and ultimately how you feel.

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