Nutrition Myths

Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing from Charles Poliquin

Myth #1: Eating foods that contain cholesterol, such as eggs, increases your blood cholesterol levels.

Not true. Cholesterol is auto-regulated, so if you eat more cholesterol one day, then your body produces less, and vice versa.
Myth #2: High cholesterol (LDL) puts you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
Actually, elevated levels of fasting blood sugar and triglycerides are greater predictors of cardiovascular disease.
Myth #3: You need to restrict your salt intake.
The evidence to support this advice is very weak. You need to replenish salt especially if you sweat a lot and if you follow a Paleo diet.
Myth #4: Eat carbs in the morning so you can burn them off throughout the day.
Carbohydrates boost the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which aids with sleep. Therefore, if you consume carbs, do so at night.
Myth #5: Eating lots of fruit is good for you.
Sounds convincing, but no. You should limit your fructose consumption to less than 25 grams per day. This includes fruit. If you are on a low-carb diet, no fruit for you!
Myth #6: Butter is bad for you.
On the contrary, organic butter from pasture-raised cows is very healthy. It contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, a healthy fat) and vitamin K2, and it has a 1:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3.
Weekend Schedule
This Sunday we will once again be running heats to perform Open Workout 13.3.  If you have not been down for a Sunday Open workout yet, you must – CFGC is rocking!
Here is the schedule for Sunday:
8am: Group Class
9am: Group Class
10am: Group Class
11am: Open Workout 13.3
12pm: Open Workout 13.3
Open Workout 13.3
Please remember to reserve a spot in class!