9 Food Myths you Probably Believe

Let’s stop spreading the common food myths and reveal the truths by removing the kernel behind the most believed food myths.

  • Coconut oil (sunflower oil / Rice bran oil) raises cholesterol levels :

Not really. Researches show that coconut oil / sunflower oil / rice bran oil actually raises the good cholesterol (High density lipoproteins) levels which is beneficial to health. This good cholesterol helps lower the bad cholesterol (Low density Lipoproteins) levels and actually clears the blockage in the arteries, thereby protecting the heart. The medium chain fatty acids present in coconut / sunflower / rice bran oil increases the rate of metabolism.

Max protein Products (Bars, Chips & Cookies) have oil that will help maintain your cholesterol levels and thus keep your heart healthy.

  • Weight reflects your fitness levels:

Your weight has little to do with your fitness levels. Muscle weighs more than fats, so it’s common to see an increase in weight, few weeks after starting weight lifting regime. Measure your fitness by how you feel overall.

Max Protein Products (Bars, Cookies & Chips) have a good amount of protein which will help increasing muscle mass and thus will help maintain healthy weight

  • Peanuts are fattening:

Though peanuts have fats, they are the good for you. They contain mono unsaturated fatty acids, especially oleic acids, which help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol level in the blood.

Max Protein Products (Some Bars and Butters) have peanut in them which will help maintain good heart heath

  • Eating after 8 pm can cause weight gain:

If total calorie intake for the day is more than what you are burning, it can lead to weight gain regardless of what time you are eating. But if you are eating regular healthy meals throughout the day and continue the same post 8pm, there’s no reason to stress.

You can have Max Protein Products in your daily diet to keep you going since the products are a good source of Protein and other essential Vitamins and Minerals.

  • Carbohydrates make you fat:

Carbohydrates do not make you fat. Consuming excess of it is not good as excess of calories from any food can make you gain weight. Carbohydrates are primary and preferred source of energy for your working muscles and brain. Choose complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates.

Max Protein Products have complex carbohydrates in them which will make you feel full and keep your sugar levels in control.

  • There are two types of cholesterol: Good (HDL) and Bad (LDL):

There is only one type of cholesterol, but two main vehicles that carry them throughout the body. They are known as HDL and LDL. Cholesterol is only the passenger.

  • Eating less will make your stomach shrink:

Your stomach will not shrink if you eat less. It has an amazing capability to expand to meet the intake levels. If you eat smaller portions of food for an extended period of time, your stomach will not be accustomed to eating large meals, making you feel uncomfortable. Food remains in the stomach for 4-5 hours after which the stomach returns to its normal size.

  • Chocolate causes acne:

Studies have proved that eating chocolate is not the cause of acne. While cheap high sugar chocolates can trigger acne, but occasional indulgence in dark chocolate can be a part of healthy lifestyle. Acne is believed to be the cause of high bacterial levels and oil on the skin.

Some Max Protein Products have Sugar Free Dark Chocolate which can also help improve mood and help improve heart health by reducing LDL and increasing HDL levels.

  • Eating small and frequent meals boost your metabolism:

Food intake has a negligible effect on metabolism. Some foods, including those with caffeine, may slightly and temporarily increase metabolism, but the effect is too small to lose weight. What most affects your basal metabolic rate (BMR), the rate at which your body burns calories, is the body composition and size.


Naturell India (Max Protein) was founded with the vision of making our country fitter and more aware of healthier eating habits. Known today as a ‘protein company’, Naturell offers a range of healthy eating options, from snack bars and protein bars to breakfast cookies and protein chips. The company’s vision is to provide the finest nature-based products that will help consumers adopt a healthier lifestyle. And every product embodies that vision.

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