10 Common Myths Debunked

1. Eating Carbs is unhealthy.

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Carbohydrates a broad category and not all carbs are the same. It’s the type, quality and quantity of carbohydrate in our diet that’s important.Fibre, found in wholegrain versions of starchy carbs, for example, is good for our health. 

(Source – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/why-we-need-to-eat-carbs/)

2. Skipping meals can help in weight loss

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It may sometimes lead to weight gain. Because keeping you hungry for a long time can drive you towards overeating and also because of low energy your body may crave for a high fat and high sugar diet. This is how it works.

(Source – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/ten-weight-loss-myths/)

3. Waking up by alarm clock is good.

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An alarm can add to your stress levels by getting your adrenaline rushing. The solution to this health-harming problem is to instead try gradually waking up to natural light.

(Source – https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/true-false-alarm-clock-affect-health/story?id=14730219)

4. Stretching prevents injury.

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Stretching doesn’t mean you can’t get injured. Stretching, for instance, won’t prevent an overuse injury.

(Source – https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/stretching/art-20047931

5. Ketchup is used as a food.

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In 1834, ketchup was used as a medicine by Dr John Cooke Bennet. 

(Source – https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/ketchup-was-once-used-as-medicine/)

6. Microwave destroys food nutrition

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There’s nothing about microwaves that damages food more than other cooking methods. In fact, microwaving can actually preserve nutrients.

(Source – https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/does-microwaving-food-destroy-its-nutritional-content/)

7. Chocolate is bad for health.

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Not in every sense. Chocolate is believed to contain high levels of antioxidants.

Some studies have suggested chocolate could lower cholesterol levels and prevent memory decline.

(Source – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270272)

8. Reading in low light can damage your eye vision.

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Although dim lighting will not adversely affect your eyesight, it will tire your eyes out more quickly.

(Source – https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/safeguarding-your-sight)

9. Humans have 6 senses

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No, we have 21 now. 

(Source – https://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~steve/best/senses.html

10. Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar.

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Contrary to common belief, they are nutritionally similar.

Brown sugar contains slightly more minerals than white sugar but will not provide any health benefits.

(Source – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/brown-sugar-vs-white-sugar#bottom-line)

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