From carrots that improve your eyesight to drinking milk, here are 20 health tips that are actually myths.
- Milk helps the body of adults
This type of advertising is very well rooted in people’s minds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has promoted drinking four glasses of milk a day to provide adults with calcium and vitamin D. Numerous studies have shown that there is no link between milk consumption and low bone fractures.
- Organic food is pesticide-free and healthier
Organic food is not necessarily free of pesticides and is not necessarily healthier. Farmers who grow organic products can use chemicals that are derived from natural products, in some cases they are much more harmful to the environment than synthetic ones. The levels of pesticides in both organic and non-organic food are low, not having a negative effect at the time of consumption. Consumption of organic food does not bring a higher nutritional intake than non-organic food.
- It’s okay to eat the food you dropped on the floor if you picked it up in a maximum of five seconds
The five-second rule is not real, bacteria can contaminate food in a few milliseconds. A number of tests have shown that soft foods attract bacteria faster than dry food, but there is no time when it is “safe”.
- The chemical tryptophan in turkey makes you sleepy
Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps the brain relax, producing a feeling of drowsiness. But not only turkey contains tryptophan, cedar cheese has a much higher concentration of this amino acid. Experts say that carbohydrates, alcohol and heavy meals in general cause drowsiness.
- Chocolate produces acne
For several months, the researchers fed dozens of people with bars with a concentration 10 times higher than chocolate and dozens of bars that mimicked the taste of chocolate. After counting the pimples on the participants’ faces, they found no difference between those who ate chocolate bars and those who did not.