Food & Beverages, Health


We give up on certain foods because we are told they are injurious for our health. It is not right to believe anything you hear without stated facts. Here are some food and health myths along with factual knowledge:

1. Egg Yolks are unhealthy: The myth says that egg yolks contain cholesterol that is not very healthy for our body. This is false. It consists of HDL which is a good cholesterol and even helps with heart conditions.

2. Chocolate can lead to a breakout: It is believed that chocolates can lead to an acne problem which is completely false. In a study conducted by scientists it was proven that dark chocolate can protect our skin from sun and is a good source of antioxidants.

3. Cracking knuckles can cause arthritis: The sound of cracking knuckles might make it appear that you are damaging them. Anyhow, this is not true. Cracking the knuckles won’t lead to arthritis as the sound of popping is of synovial fluid in your hands.

4. Sugar make kids hyper: This has no logical explanation. Parents expect their children to behave recklessly after consuming sugary items, and even if it is a coincidence, they blame the sugar. However, sugar does not cause any change in behavior of kids.

5. Carrots improves your vision in the dark: This is the most common myth of all times. However, this too is false. Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene which body requires for creation of Vitamin A which helps us with vision. Though, once you have enough Vitamin A, the body stops converting beta-carotene further to avoid reaching it to toxic levels. Thus, carrots would not make your vision any sharper.

After reading this you might have realized that fact checking is essential at times. Not all things work the way we are told. Researching is always a good option.

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