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Health Topics

Beating Health Myths

There are a lots of myths about food and sex. The main reason behind it is that we always have to do these things in our life. Food is necessary for survival, while sex is necessary for reproduction.

In case of food, there is not much of a choice, so we will limit our discussion to mainly food over here. Make sure you bookmark this article, because besides learning something, you will need it in future for reference as well.

Supply of food is not as safe as it was in the past. If you are a regular newspaper reader, you will surely be aware of the fact that many contaminants have been infecting the food and people are falling ill because of it.

Are preservatives bad for health?

No. in fact, they help in avoiding falling sick. If not for preservatives, more people would die after eating their food.

Can a hangover be cured by coffee?

No, coffee contains caffeine, which cannot cure a hangover. Hangovers are mainly caused due to dehydration. Mainly, alcohol drains out a lot of water from your body, and caffeine causes urination. So it exactly has the opposite of the perceived effect.

Is it alright to eat fast?

Chewing helps in easy digestion of the food. So by eating fast, you are actually leaving more of the digestion bit to your stomach. Teeth are used for different purposes, like cutting, grinding, etc. so try to make the most out of them and take good care of your teeth. This is very important.

Do beans cause gas?

Being high in fiber-content, yes, beans do cause gas. Besides beans, peppers and corn contain fiber as well, so they can cause gas too. It will help if you soak beans before cooking but it won’t nullify the effect of it in entirety.

Do carrots help in improving eyesight?

Carrots make your eyes healthy, but they don’t help in improving eyesight. Though the statement may sound contradictory, it isn’t. carrots help your eyes maintain its present condition to see, but in no way do they improve it.

Can swallowing gums lead to problems?

Swallowing gums can lead to diarrhea, abdominal pain and gas. If the gum has sorbitol in it, it can lead to certain problems as well. It’s a strange co-incidence, however, that it is found in semen.

Can cherries reduce pain?

Yes. People who consume a minimum of 20 tart cherries daily can have reduced arthritis pain.

Can parsley remove bad breath?

Yes, and the same is applicable for green vegetables with leaves, which contain chlorophyll.

Is the proverb ‘An apple a day keeps a doctor away’ a myth?

No. Apples have a lot of good qualities. Apples help in reducing the risk of cancer, besides lowering cholesterol.

As the case with every other thing, myths are to be taken with a pinch of salt. If you are willing to know more about certain “myths”, research on it. You will be amazed at the amount of information that you will get on your desired subject.

Originally posted 2016-11-21 10:45:40.

Dave and Laura, the owners of the Planet Supplement Nutrition Info & Blog have both battled with weight loss issues until they finally found the plans and products that worked for them. On this website they share their experiences with you.

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