Though we live in the 21st century, myths and speculation in our lives no less than the peasants of the last century. However, all of them designed in the spirit of our time, but to call them useful still impossible. Perhaps the most harmful and even dangerous myths can be considered as those that affect our health. We bring you 10 of the most popular misconceptions that prevent us from living, although we sometimes do not suspect.
Of what is better for weight loss — sports or diet, people have debated for many years. Many not to give up your favorite dishes, bring themselves to exhaustion in the gym, but never see results. This is not surprising because scientists have found that to burn at least 500 grams of fat a week you need to create a daily deficit of 500 to 700 calories.
Recent research has completely destroyed the myth that if you eat before bed, it helps to increase body fat. Scientists have determined that a small snack just before bedtime, it will help you to save the form. This is due to the fact that, a little after eating in the evening, people feel more comfortable night and doesn't pounce on Breakfast in the morning.
The late food makes us better, not been proved by any study. The only thing we can say for sure is the fact that it is important the total amount received for the day calories. Then at what time they entered into the body, plays no role. There is a need when there is a sense of hunger, even if it is late at night. The main thing — not to overeat.
This statement is not only untrue, but on the contrary, enters into a dangerous delusion. Even very salty water is not sterile and may contain a variety of bacteria, including threat. Wound irrigation with salt water sometimes becomes the cause of infection and other serious problems. If you need to clean, use clean fresh water.
Turmeric, no doubt, beneficial to our bodies, although its effects are greatly exaggerated. It has little anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants. But the stories that turmeric can improve brain activity and even to alleviate the condition of people with Alzheimer's disease is nothing more than fiction.
Many people have a strong belief that the ingestion of diluted Apple cider vinegar can prevent colds and even cure it in the initial stages. Some even will gladly tell you about the mechanism of this substance. Supposedly the vinegar changes the pH of our body, because of which it becomes unsuitable for life and reproduction of bacteria and viruses.
Effect of acidic environment on the bacteria in our body have not been studied, therefore, in the prevention and especially medicine Apple cider vinegar is better not to use. Scientists have been working vinegar bacteria in test tubes, and micro-organisms did not like it. But it's quite different conditions. Moreover, the majority of colds are caused not by bacteria, and viruses, which do not notice small changes in pH.
The very concept of this way to prevent allergies looks very convincing. Do you use honey, which contains small quantities of pollen and thus gradually accustom the body to the allergen. But in practice this does not work, and the use of honey allergenicity reacting to pollen, it can only worsen their condition or to awaken seasonal disease ahead of time.
I wish it were true, but alas, we are dealing with the usual urban legend. The fact that the flu has many different strains acting at different times of the year. If you picked up one of them, there is no guarantee that he will get another. We can only help vaccinations, which usually include all recorded during the last time, the strains of the virus.
Has long been established that healthy sun simply does not exist. The time you spend in the sun, should be strictly dosed, and all exposed areas of the body need to protect special creams. As for vitamin D deficiency, then it can be read only by passing a special analysis and to replenish this vitamin does not need to be roasted for hours in the sun, and enough to eat right. Read more about this issue, we wrote here.
Advertising convinces us years — without a multivitamin is not life, but just torture. But it's just marketing — manufacturers of vitamin preparations are trying to attract consumers. To get all the necessary body substances, does not need a "magic" pill. Just follow a balanced diet using whole grains crops, vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. An overabundance of vitamins, which many are trying to Supplement your diet can only do harm.
We are taught from childhood that if to treat a runny nose, it passes through seven days, and if not treated, then a week. Jokes aside, but neglect laid the nose can be very expensive. A runny nose can sometimes passes quickly, going to the sinusitis, the inflammation of the inner ear and other unpleasant diseases can occur chronically, that is, over the years. Therefore it is not necessary even to disparage such a minor health disorder.