Health Simplified Podcast

Health Myths Part 1

Episode Summary

There are many health myths! Is calorie counting important? Will exercise help you lose weight? In this episode Deepak, Michal and Shabnam discuss some of them.

Episode Notes


  1. Exercise is the way to lose weight.
  2. Eat low fat to lose fat. Resting Energy Expenditure , low carb diet versus low fat diet. 10% weight loss and long term health.
  3. Counting calories or just eating less is the best way to lose weight. Related blogpost.
  4. Eat heart-healthy grains at every meal. Personalised Blood Sugar Response video. Prioritise protein. Individualised. Carb not essential nutrient. Fat and protein are essential nutrients.
  5. Cholesterol from food will kill you. (Longer episode later)
  6. Juice counts as a serving of fruit. Myth or fact?
  7. To be healthy you need to eat less salt. Insulin and salt. Sodium an essential nutrient.Genetic variation.
  8. Diet soda is better for you than regular soda.
  9. Coffee and your health. Insulin, diabetes, homocysteine and caffeine.Sleep.Related  episode.
  10. Vegetable oils are healthier for you than other fats. Cooking oil video.


  1. Effects of a low carbohydrate diet on energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance: randomised trial. Article
  2. Caffeine and homocysteine. Article.

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