Health Myths People Still Believe

Organic food doesn’t contain pesticides

Even the most diligent of farmers is unable to guarantee that their produce won’t contain any pesticides.

Arthritis is a disease that only affects the elderly

Two-thirds of those who suffer from arthritis are actually under the age of 65. There are over 100 forms of arthritis that affect people of all ages.

Sugar causes hyperactivity

No scientific proof exists establishing a relationship between sugar consumption and hyperactivity.

Being cold gives you a cold

In the colder months, we spend much more time inside where air is recycled and where we are more likely to find ourselves in close proximity to infected individuals

hair and nails keep growing when you die

When a person dies, their hair and nails do appear to keep growing. However, this is a simple illusion caused by the drying out of the scalp and the skin.

Eggs are bad for your health

Popular belief would have it that eggs are bad for you because they increase your cholesterol levels.However, researchers have shown that eating up to 12 eggs per week is not bad for your health.

Sitting too close to the TV damages your eyes

Seeing a child sitting too close to a television set many parents worry that the screen will damage their child’s eyesight.however, sitting close to the TV does not damage your eyes, although it can cause eyestrain.

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