3 Myths About Fruits and Vegetables Busted

1. Oranges are the best natural source of Vitamin C

Maybe it’s because Vitamin C chewy tablets are usually orange flavoured that we tend to believe oranges have the best source of Vitamin C. But whatever the reason, the fact is – they’re not. 

Compared to oranges, strawberries actually contain more Vitamin C. It is said that just seven strawberries can provide you with the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C

2. Sweet potatoes over white potatoes

Sweet potatoes have become the ‘trendy’ potato among them all – with claims of having Vitamin A ‘superfood’ potentials. But according to many nutritionists, forsaking the humble white potato for the sweet potato is not the way to go and the reason behind that is quite surprising.

Turns out, white potatoes and sweet potatoes are not even botanically related. They simply share a name and that’s it.

White vs Sweet Potatoes: Which are really healthier – the basics

3. Vegetarian diets are not complete

Vegetarian diets can in fact be complete diets. This is because fruits and vegetables can offer individuals the vitamin and protein content they need. 

In fact, having a nutritious balanced vegetarian diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and even dairy products can be a healthier way to eat. There are fewer reported cases of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes in people who follow a balanced vegetarian diet.

If you are considering going vegetarian, make sure you are covering all your vitamins, protein and carbohydrate bases – you might even consider consulting a nutritionist to get you on the right track.

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