1. Milk makes the bones stronger
Since childhood, we have formed a setting that milk is rich in calcium, so make bones strong. Cartoon characters, and the doctors told us that we just have to drink milk every day to get calcium and vitamin D.
However, recent studiesH. A. Bischoff-Ferrari, B. Dawson-Hughes, J. A. Baron, J. A. Kanis, E. J. Orav, H. B. Staehelin, D. P. Kiel, P. Burckhardt, J. Henschkowski, D. Spiegelman, R. Li, J. B. Wong, D. Feskanich, W. C. Willett.Milk Intake And Risk Of Hip Fracture In Men And Women: A Meta-analysis Of Prospective Cohort Studies. It proves that there is no relationship between the amount of drinking milk (or the use of special additives or with calcium, vitamin D) and the number of fractures obtained. Moreover, now there are more of various books and articles that age, it is desirable to reduce the amount of consumed milk and dairy products. And some research all milk consumption is associated with the development of cancer and some autoimmune diseases.
Get vitamin D may be from other sources. That it is better absorbed by the body, it must be taken in combination with other vitamins, otherwise it just comes out of you, along with processed food.
2. The organic products are no pesticides and have more nutrients
Farmers who grow organic products are allowed to use natural chemicals that are harmful to the environment sometimes more than synthetic. It all depends on their number.
As for the availability of nutrients, according to the content of the last 98 727 ResearchA. D. Dangour, K. Lock, A. Hayter, A. Aikenhead, E. Allen, R. Uauy.Nutrition-related Health Effects Of Organic Foods: A Systematic Review. in the field of organic and conventional fruits and vegetables do not differ from each other, but the magic word "organic" soothing. Even more, you will be assured of fruits and vegetables, you grown personally.
3. Quickly raised the fallen is not considered
This is the "five-second rule": if you are quick to raise the fallen food, we can assume that it does not fall. It turned out that all of this - another myth. It's not about how much food is spent on the floor, and how clean was this floor, because two seconds is sufficient for bacterial contamination of food.
4. Drinking chocolate contributes to acne
This statement is incorrect. Within one month, the scientists fed some participants experimental chocolate bars, containing 10 times more chocolate than the standard, and the other - fake chocolate. At the end of the experimentJ. E. Fulton Jr., G. Plewig, A. M. Kligman.Effect Of Chocolate On Acne Vulgaris. they compared the two groups and found that no chocolate or fat does not affect the appearance of acne.
5. Eat an apple a day and forget about the trip to the doctor
We are convinced that we just have to eat apples every day, preferably more, and doctors prescribed for infants older than three months, a couple of teaspoons of apple juice a day. Indeed, apples contain relatively large amounts of iron and fiber, but the fruit is not a panacea for all ills. Eating an apple, you get the nutrients, but no more.
6. Honey healthier than refined sugar
In fact, use honey, we add in the manufacture of home granola or carbohydrate bars, are no better than sugar or corn syrup.
Professor Alan Levinovitz (Alan Levinovitz) He speaksThat the biological effect of honey is the same as from the corn syrup with high fructose. The only difference is that usually the amount of sugar in candy and other sweets so much more, so the products are much more calories.
7. Eating ice cream during cold worsen your condition
If you are just, but you really want ice cream, with a clear conscience can satisfy this desire.
The fact that dairy products increases the production of mucus, does not correspond to reality. Moreover, researchers from the Mayo Clinic claimThat actually frozen dairy products can soothe a sore throat and provide you with the energy needed to fight the disease, in those moments when you have a hard solid food.
8. Sugar makes kids hyperactive
In American movies are often shown as the caring mother try not to give their children sweets with sugar and do not feed the sweet, because the children are insane. In fact, numerous studies have tried to find a link between hyperactivity and the use of sugar, but have not been able to do so.
Probably this myth originated in 1974, when Dr. William Crook (William Crook) wrote a letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics (American Academy of Pediatrics), which then published it. "I began to realize that sugar is the main cause of hyperactivity Over the last three years", - stated in the letter.
In this case, the letter did not contain any scientific research. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (National Institute of Mental Health) idea that refined sugar causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or enhances its symptoms is quite popular, but at the moment no one scientific researchConfirming this fact.
9. Drinking large amounts of carrots will give you the ability to see in the dark
Yes, carrots contain high amounts of vitamin A, which has a positive effect on our eye health. But this does not mean that eating this vegetable in large quantities will give you the ability to see in the dark.
This myth has appeared thanks British propaganda During the Second World War. So the government wanted to cover up the existence of a radar installation, which allowed the British bombers hit targets at night.
10. People can not grow new brain cells
You are not born with a full set of brain cells. There is a huge amount of researchD. Cossins.Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed. and evidence that in adult life in our brain continues to form new cells, at least in some of its areas. This process is called neurogenesis.
11. You must wait at least an hour after eating before you go swimming
We have heard from their grandparents warning that you can not swim immediately after eating, because it can grab a cramp. In fact, it's a lie. The theory, which is the basis of this myth, says that most of the blood is focused on helping your stomach to digest food. Consequently, the muscles will come less blood, the risk of seizures will increase significantly.
But at the moment there are no evidenceBased on scientific research to support this theory. And there are no sources have documented that people drowned from seizures related to swimming on a full stomach.
Cramps - frequent enough phenomenon in sailing time, and they have nothing to do with that, you do it on an empty or full stomach.
12. Events violent party can be gradually recall
If you woke up after a stormy night and slightly remember that you did not even try to remember. Most likely, those memories that will gradually be drawn into your memory, prove to be false.
In fact, part of the brain that is responsible for the encoding of memories, is disabledR. A. Nash, M. K. Takarangi.Reconstructing Alcohol-induced Memory Blackouts. If we drink too much alcohol.
13. Brown sugar is healthier than white
Color brown sugar gives sticky syrup (molasses, or molasses). White sugar is obtained by purification of brown sugar from this very molasses. Yes, it does contain some vitamins and minerals (potassium and magnesium), but their number is not sufficient to ensure that your body is felt difference. Your body's like a sugar you eat.