Health Myths Exposed: The Things Everyone Say But Are Actually Very Wrong!
Myths are fun to debunk or bust, but are often times the source of a lot of arguments between friends, family members and even complete strangers. The problem with myths is that they often times get in the way of reality and how things actually are. If the subject isn’t something serious, it’s not that much of a bother, but when the myths are about things of general concern like health for instance, people change their entire lifestyles based on what others tell them and swear is true. Many people live in fear and confusion about what’s healthy and what’s not, and about things like does fit tea work or not. Today, we’re going to look at some myths based around health issues and set the record straight once and for all.
Drinking 8 glasses of water per day
Everyone has seen the infomercials about how you need to drink a lot of water a day to stay healthy, but some believe that you need to drink precisely 8 glasses of water per day if you want to stay healthy. That is completely untrue. Yes, you definitely need to drink plenty of water and liquids in general to stay healthy, but the precise number 8 for glasses consumed is just bogus. The amount of water you drink needs to reflect your activity and habits, so if you work out a lot, you are going to need a lot more water in contrast to if you just sit at your desk.
Eggs won’t put you in an early grave
People that love to eat eggs are usually bummed out on a regular basis by “health specialists” that claim, according to multiple sources, that eggs make your cholesterol meter break. Yes, eggs increase your cholesterol but they won’t kill you. In fact, there isn’t more cholesterol in eggs than in the rest of things you eat on a daily basis. In other words you can eat a couple of eggs per day without fearing health repercussions. Eggs are actually good for your heart, as they contain nutrients like Omega-3s which combats heart disease.
The color of your mucus dictates if you’re sick or not
This is a weird one but it’s a myth nevertheless. Some people believe that the color of your mucus dictates whether or not you have an infectious disease. To be more precise, you should be very wary of green mucus. That’s not true at all, as the color of your mucus isn’t what should dictate what health precautions you take. If you want to know whether or not you have caught something, ask a doctor not a used tissue.
Kids go nuts after eating sugar
It is the concern and firm belief of many parents (most parents that just want a moment of peace and quiet, actually) that by allowing their kids to eat sugar, they are practically letting them turn into little speed demons. Sugar gives you energy but won’t turn your child into Taz the Tasmanian Devil. Parents are more prone to notice bad behavior in kids after they eat sugar because that’s what they expect would happen. The truth is, sugar doesn’t have that exaggerated effect on kids. The fact that movies and cartoons continue to spread this false information makes things only worse for parents that are afraid of letting their kids eat a candy bar.