Debunking 4 Popular Health Myths
I know that you believe at least some of these, and I also know that the facts will definitely blow your mind.
Let’s take a look at 4 popular health myths that exist in our societies and the facts associated with them that people don’t know:
1. Drinking 8 glasses of water every day is mandatory for good health: There’s no need of counting glasses.As long as you drink a full glass of water every time when you feel thirsty, you’ll have enough water in your body to keep it hydrated and healthy because other water-rich foods like soups, tea, vegetables, fruits and coffee etc. also supply a good amount of water to body. Depending on environment and your health conditions you may have to drink more or less water, so there’s no hard-and-fast rule of 8 glasses.
2. Eggs do harm to heart: I’m sure that omelet lovers will be delighted after reading this one. Eating one or two eggs everyday won’t make you prone to heart diseases.It’s true that yolks are rich in cholesterol, but for most people in the world amount of cholesterol or any other element found in one food isn’t as bad as a collection of that amount from various foods.To take it a step further, omega-3 fatty acids found in eggs come in the category of good fats, which decrease the risk of heart diseases.
3. Cold gives a cold:Your grandma or anyone else old enough might have told this one to you. But what if I tell you that it doesn’t matter? Yep, spending time in cold DOESN’T give you a cold. It was found in a study that healthy men who spent several hours in freezing cold didn’t suffer from cold. In fact, their ability to fight with viruses increased significantly as their immunity system became stronger. You’re more likely to fall sick indoors because indoor environments facilitate the transformation of germs.
4. You need a multivitamin on regular basis:You might have heard that a multivitamin can fulfill the requirement of nutrients that don’t reach the body in our daily diet. However, opinions of researchers differ at this point. The best way to get all the required nutrients is to eat a balanced diet. But if your doctor advises a multivitamin, take it.
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