13 "healthy" habits that you need to give up immediatelyPictolic
Now health care has become another "fashion trend". Everyone who is not lazy considers it his duty to share life hacks with the public, to reveal "the secrets of losing weight, eternal youth and beauty". But they are not ready to present any scientific confirmation of their words… Because they simply don't exist…
Below you will see a list of" useful tips " that many people continue to mistakenly listen to. "Healthy habits" like drinking juice, giving up bread and taking vitamin C were also included in this rating.
That's not true! The misconception about the benefits of low-fat foods arose back in the 90s, when the US Department of Agriculture convinced millions of Americans that margarine instead of butter is good.
But it has long been proven that low-fat products are not particularly useful. Moreover, due to the lack of fats in the body, a person may feel sluggish, tired, sleepy and irritable.
The speed of bacteria that "shoot" from the nose and mouth of a sneezing person can reach 350 km per hour! Therefore, do not even hope that by holding your breath, you will somehow protect yourself from getting "infected" inside. In such cases, the most effective way is to ask the sick person to cover his mouth while coughing or to wear a mask.
The constant use of disinfectants is not only useless, but even dangerous for human health! After all, the skin contains both bad and good bacteria, and soap "kills" all of them indiscriminately. Therefore, do not be fooled by the persuasions of marketers and use only simple hand soap without antibacterial effect.
Recently, among the adherents of healthy lifestyle, it is popular to say that you need to stand at the table, and not sit, as we are used to doing. Allegedly, it is much more useful to work at a computer standing up: this way you avoid the risk of developing serious diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
However, scientists have proven that sitting at the table for a short time does not affect our health in any way. Although there is some truth in these words: when you, for example, eat standing up, the body spends more energy on digesting food, which contributes to burning calories.
Recently, it has become very "fashionable" to get sick with "gluten intolerance" — a protein contained in wheat, barley, rye, and, accordingly, bread. People with this allergy may experience bloating, flatulence and other intestinal problems when eating flour.
However, few people know that no more than 1% of the entire population suffers from this allergy! The chances that you are included in this one percent are negligible.
Self-taught nutritionists claim that egg yolks are very dangerous for human health, since they contain a lot of cholesterol. However, studies have shown that the concentration of this substance in boiled eggs is so small that they can not affect the level of cholesterol in the blood, even if you eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Therefore, if you do not suffer from cardiovascular diseases and regularly exercise, you can not worry about this at all.
You have probably heard that the microwave destroys all the useful substances contained in the products. Fortunately, this is utter nonsense, scientists from Harvard University. Some of the components will indeed disintegrate, but this is not due to the microwave oven, but to the very process of heating food. Some studies, on the contrary, indicate that the microwave is the most "clean" and effective way to warm up food, unlike a stove or oven. Therefore, you should not be afraid of it!
Everyone knows this annoying sound, but not everyone understands the nature of its origin. In fact, the crunch of fingers is not even a crunch, but the sound of compressing gases that give elasticity to our joints. And the latest research shows that the louder your fingers crunch, the better! This means that there are enough "lubricating gases" in your joints and you do not risk getting arthritis.
According to statistics, almost half of US adults take vitamin supplements every day. But it has long been proven that there is practically no benefit from such drugs. Firstly, vitamins in tablets are perceived by the body much worse than the same components obtained from food. Secondly, most of us do not have a vitamin deficiency! So why take more, then?
This is not only useless, but also dangerous. We told you more about which vitamins you need to drink and which ones you can throw away earlier.
What could be healthier than fresh fruit juice?! We hasten to disappoint you: in fact, this drink can play a cruel joke with your body. If your diet consists mainly of meat, dairy products, eggs and flour, then putrefactive bacteria predominate in your microflora. After drinking sweet juice, you will give them an additional "recharge", and useful substances, the assimilation of which requires the assistance of beneficial bacteria, will not get into your body.
Many people are afraid to sit on the toilets in public toilets, so as not to catch some kind of infection. However, experts have repeatedly said that this is simply impossible: after leaving the human body, microbes almost immediately die. In addition, your skin is an excellent barrier to bacteria. The exception is when you have an open wound, a deep scratch or a cut.
Vitamin C really has the ability to increase human immunity. But usually we already get a sufficient amount of this substance with food. And "refueling" with an additional dose of vitamin, you risk leading to an overabundance of it, which is even more dangerous than a deficiency.
The maximum dose of vitamin C for an adult is 2000 mg per day. Even a slight excess of it is fraught with similar effects in the form of nausea, diarrhea, stomach disorders, headache, vomiting and heartburn.
Fashionable detox diets are just another invention of marketers and would-be nutritionists. If you normally tolerate food and do not suffer from constant nausea, you do not need any "cleaning". You already have a "filtering" system that perfectly copes with this task. We are talking about the liver and kidneys.
And by conducting such experiments, you only risk harming your health. The food should be regular and balanced!
And which of these life hacks did you believe in until recently?