Health myths that refuse to die. The things our parents teach us can be done from a young age and imprinted in our minds. There are many basic myths that many people still believe. But they are not true and have been disproved many times by scientific research.
However, for some reason, people still cling to these myths. Because those people don’t believe in science, instead, they believe in the message passed down in their family or their parents.
Or worse, they know these myths aren’t true, but they still believe them because it helps them prove a point or market their business.
Let’s examine five different health myths that, for whatever reason, still exist and have yet to be dispelled from the public eye.
5 HEALTH MYTHS THAT REFUSE TO DIE
1. Drinking 8 Glasses of Water in a Day: (Health Myths )
Water is good for you, that’s not a myth. However, many people recommend eight glasses of water in a single day. But if you question this and say, “That’s too much!” or “That’s too little!”. The amount of water you drink depends on your diet, your activity, and your overall health.
For example, we are told to drink more water during summer. This is because excessive sweating causes the body to lose water. We need to drink and replenish this water often, otherwise, we suffer from dehydration and headaches. The same applies if you work a lot; You should drink water to replenish the fluids you lose during sweating.
If your diet includes a lot of soups and watery foods, drink only enough water to keep your body hydrated. And keep your urine from turning dark.
If your urine is completely clear, it’s a sign that your body isn’t flushing out toxins fast enough or that you’re drinking too much water. Your urine should be slightly yellow to indicate that your body is functioning properly. But clear urine indicates that you are healthy and getting enough fluids.
2. Marijuana Fears: (Health Myths )
Over the years, many fears and “truths” about marijuana have come to light. They occasionally resurface after a period of inactivity as people feel the need to dig up old, outdated, or inaccurate information.
For example, there is a common stereotype that a marijuana smoker is lazy and does nothing but sit around and smoke. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as marijuana stimulates your motivation and creative impulses. It doesn’t make you lazy, but quite the opposite.
Marijuana has dozens of positive benefits. The only downside is that smoking is often seen as a bad activity associated with thugs and lazy people. The use of marijuana for medical purposes is becoming more frequent and acceptable.
It can be used for recreational as well as medical purposes such as memory recall and stress relief.
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3. Everyone Should Take Vitamins: (Health Myths )
A vitamin (or a supplement, as they are more commonly known) is meant to fill in the nutritional gaps in your diet.
For example, if you don’t eat enough vitamin C, you should take vitamin C. If you don’t eat enough fish, you should take fish oil tablets. The reason you take these is to meet your recommended daily intake of those minerals and vitamins.
If you don’t, you may start to feel adverse health effects and your immune system will decrease.
However, the only reason you take them is to supplement your diet.
For example, you shouldn’t avoid eating oranges and citrus fruits just because you’re on the pill. If you want to get the most out of your diet, you should always mix your meals and eat a well-balanced diet.
4. Having Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight: (Health Myths )
The simple truth is that diet increases weight and exercise decrease weight. If you don’t exercise, you should eat less.
The reason people say that breakfast helps you lose weight is that it prevents hunger pangs. When you’re hungry, you tend to overeat to fill the void in your stomach and forget about getting enough nutrients.
It has nothing to do with metabolism or preparing your body to lose weight. The simple (and sometimes hard-to-swallow truth) is that if you skip breakfast, you can skip calories.
If you cut calories, you will lose weight. Once again, the only reason people claim that eating breakfast helps you lose weight is that you’re less likely to stuff your face with food to “make up” for lost energy and calories than if you ate breakfast.
If you skip breakfast, it can help you lose weight as long as you stick to a strict diet and reduce the amount you eat overall.
5. Cracking Your Joints Will Cause Pain in the Future:
Everyone has done it before. Crack your knees, fingers, whatever joints.
For many, it relieves their stiff joints and gives them a satisfying crunch that makes their fingers feel like they’re working properly again. For some, the noise is simply unbearable and scares them.
However, if they tell you that you are damaging your joints or that you will have arthritis in the future, you know that they are repeating the same information.
What happens is that gas bubbles form between the bones of your joints, causing the popping sound you hear when your joints crack. It has nothing to do with bones rubbing against each other or causing damage.
If you enjoy doing it if you feel it helps you relieve stress or relax, keep doing it. You should consult a doctor only if you have pain in your joints after doing it or if you have pain that can be relieved by popping your joints.
Drinking too much water can do some harm before you ever enter the danger zone of water intoxication. Water is good, it’s not bad. Don’t think that I am writing a bad post about water. If we take the right amount of water it is good for our overall health. Drinking too much water will lead to some health issues.
Drinking too much water can lead to:
Mental clarity will decrease
Decreased emotional well-being.
My name is Hemalatha V, and I hold a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I’m interested in learning about health, fitness, and other topics.