Let’s get real for a second, we have all been told a food myth by at least one person in our lifetime. Many people believe what they are told but we should actually be critical of all the information and do some research behind that topic to make it credible. Some food myths have been ridiculous. I had been told that if you eat watermelon seeds, they will grow in your stomach.
I know, I know, it’s bonkers but I believed it (I was a kid at that point) but now I think about it and I’m like WTF!
Here is a complied list of some myths that are out there:
1. 5 Second Rule
This is never true. The 5-second rule suggests that if you drop any food on the floor, the germs won’t stick to the food if you pick it up within 5 seconds. However, no matter how clean the floor is, the food is bound to catch germs from the floor. There is no need of getting sick because of something silly like that!
2. A Glass of Wine Daily is Good for your Health
While red wine is good for the heart because it’s good for our blood flow, it’s definitely not advisable to drink every day. Excess alcohol could cause liver damage, headaches and more.
3. Consume 8 Glasses of Water Per Day
Water is extremely essential for the body and it is very important to stay hydrated. However, the amount of water consumed totally depends from body to body. Some might need only 8 glasses, but others might need more depending on the number of exercises and tasks through the day.
4. Brown Bread Is Made of Whole Wheat
Most brown bread brands claim to be made of whole wheat, but actually, are colored brown artificially. Read the labels of these bread brands before buying.
5. Salads are Healthy
While most salads are healthy, a lot of them contain dressings that have unhealthy and fatty ingredients like sugar, cheese and mayo.
6. Carbs are bad
Carbohydrates power the body by energizing it. Especially complex carbs contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that should be a part of your diet.
I’m interested in hearing some of the myths that you know. Drop them in the comment section.