There isn’t much nutritional value to white bread though. A high-glycemic index food, it can increase hunger and promote overeating.
Instagram videos can be entertaining, but they can be misleading too. A funny video rues about the challenges of eating a healthy breakfast, given that everything, from eggs and oats to bread and fruits, has adverse effects on health.
Following a reader request on WhatsApp (you can reach us at +91 9311223145 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org), First Check decided to fact-check the claims made in the video.
Claim 1: Eggs are unhealthy.
Fact: Eggs serve as a high-quality protein source, offering essential micronutrients like vitamin D, iodine, folate, and choline. Studies indicate that these nutrients are often insufficient in typical diets, and eggs do not present risks when consumed regularly as part of a well-rounded diet. In fact, they are specifically recommended for populations with elevated nutrient needs, such as the elderly, infants, children, pregnant women, and athletes.
Claim 2: Oatmeal is “robbing” you of nutrients.
Fact: Whole grain oats are rich in essential nutrients, including proteins, starch, unsaturated fatty acids, and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Additionally, oats provide various micronutrients such as vitamin E, folates, zinc, iron, selenium, copper, manganese, carotenoids, betaine, choline, and sulfur-containing amino acids, to name some. Research shows that the consumption of oats can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol, thereby mitigating the risks associated with cardiovascular disease.
Claim 3: White bread is harmful to health.
Fact: There is validity to this claim. Made from refined wheat flour, white bread has been processed to remove the bran and the germ, which are the most nutritious parts of the wheat grain. So, there isn’t much nutritional value to white bread. Studies also show that bread, a high-glycemic index food, can increase hunger and promote overeating.
Claim 4: Fruit consumption leads to diabetes.
Fact: There is no scientific evidence to support this. While fruits contain natural sugar, they are unlikely to be harmful to health as part of a balanced diet. Fruits provide essential nutrients and dietary fiber. Interestingly, research finds a significant correlation between fruit consumption and a reduced risk of diabetes development. Additionally, for individuals who have already been diagnosed with diabetes, fruit consumption was linked to a lower risk of mortality and fewer vascular complications.
So, keep calm and eat your breakfast! Talk to qualified healthcare professionals, or reach out to First Check to verify any health-related claims before incorporating them into your life and making important decisions about your health and well-being.