18 of the Biggest Health Untruths Fed to You By The Media.
Some of the Biggest Health Untruths Fed to you By The Media.
Health Myths or Media Brain Washing…
If you are a fan of health, fitness, lifestyle and women’s magazine you will have common across many health tips and other facts which may have made you make some minor lifestyle changes you felt would benefit you… lots of these things you read which will supposedly make you healthier and live better are untrue. I have listed the most common misconceptions for you to take a look at and some are quite uprising too.
In my research online and reading lots of magazines in waiting rooms,. I have come across some of the most common untruths or myths about health if you would like to call them that, and summarized some these below. Some are certainly eye openers, and you may not believe some of them either… So let’s begin with one of the most serious diseases health myths.
- Cancer is Caused by Lifestyle Factors.
This is False because cancer is completely random and already in your body. Researchers at John Hopkins University have stated: About two-thirds of the genetic mutations that lead to cancer happen simply because of random errors made as cells divide and not because of diet, chemicals or inherited genes. READ THIS
- Spring Water is Healthier and Cleaner for You.
This is a misguided belief that spring water companies have brainwashed you with. Did you know that over 50% of bottled water is tap water anyway? Some anayysis of sp;ring water has also shown that it contains many impurities and in some cases even fecal matter was found.
- You Need a Special Regular Body Detox.
Perhaps after an evening out of drinking alcohol or eating foods that are not the best choices you believe you need a juice detox or other detox plan to clean up…. Not true because your liver does a pretty good job of that on its own!
- You Should Drink 8 Glasses of Water per Day
That’s not true either, and you should only drink when you are thirsty and your body will tell you when it is… You don’t have to count the glasses of quantity of water you consume to stay within this false rule of thumb.
- Eating Sugar When you Have Cancer Makes it Grow Faster
This is false because all cells need glucose to function, but consuming more or less sugar if you have cancer, will not accelerate its growth or affect your cancer risk..
- Eating food at Night Makes you Gain Weight.
This is also another one of those health myths, because your body will metabolize it the same way as it does during the day.
- Eating Eggs are Bad for Your Heart.
This is untrue, and in fact, eggs contain healthy nutrients that may help lower our risk of heart disease. Added to this the high proteins, all nine essential amino acids, choline, and selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, phosphorus, riboflavin, and folate can actually lower cholesterol.
- Don’t Add Salt to Your Food Because This is Where too Much Salt Comes from Causing High Blood Pressure
This is also not true because as little as 5% of sodium in your diet comes from doing that while the other massive 95% is already in packaged and processed foods, sauces and flavor enhancers. Too much salt is not good for your health but it is where it comes from where you should be vigilant.
- Organic Foods Have No Pesticides and are Healthier!
False Farmers who grow organic produce are permitted to use chemicals that are naturally derived — and in some cases are actually worse for the environment than their synthetic counterparts. And worse over 98000 studies proved that organic food does not come with any nutritional benefits.
- Using Microwaves Can Give you Cancer.
Not True: microwaves just heat up or cook food and nothing more.
- Vitamin Supplements are Good for You
False: In fact years of research has proven there is simply no justification for taking them, and in some cases, vitamins have actually been associated with an increased risk of various cancers with this study not completely concluded.
- Brown Sugar is Healthier than White Sugar
False: Brown sugar contains left over molasses and refining it further would give you white table sugar. Your body does not differentiate between the two either and for it sugar is simply sugar…
- Sitting too Close to the TV or Computer Screens is Bad for your Eyes.
Not true again: Doing this will just give you an eye strain causing a headache and make you feel more fatigued but will not do any damage to your eyes.
- Eating Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes
False again: Diabetes research has proven that while consuming less sugar in your diet is a good way to curb weight gain, the illness diabetes is a complex disease and to date no firm evidence shows that eating sugar will cause it.
- Working out Every Day will Make you Slimmer.
Maybe you wish since you took out that gym contract. Exercise alone does not help you lose weight but a combination of factors like dietary changes and lifestyle changes will facilitate weight loss.
- Using Cell Phones Cause Cancer from Radiation.
Still no conclusive evidence links cell phone use with getting cancer although the research is ongoing…
- By Eating Snacks all Day Boosts Metabolism
Untrue again because research has proven that people who snack all day do not burn any extra calories in 24 hours than those who ate three main meals like breakfast lunch and dinner.
18.When you Get Older you Need Less Sleep
Not true either because regardless of your age, “no one should get less than 6 hours of sleep a night because your body needs the time to rejuvenate cells and rest your muscles.