Before the advent of the World Wide Web, misinformation travelled to more people slowly. Today, when information travels at the speed of light, it has indeed become a little difficult to distinguish the myths from the facts.
Below listed are a few ideas that you have been obsessing over, but the fact of the matter is that, you don’t really have to.
Your body needs eight glasses of water a day!
Not true! Your body needs 8 Glasses of Fluid a day. Most people believe that eight glasses should be consumed over and above the fluid intake. Water is great, and you can definitely consume that as more than 50% of total fluid intake. But, don’t force yourself to consume eight glasses of water, when you are also drinking, tea, juice and any other liquids.
Stress can make your hair grey!
While you may see people looking stressed around the corner or when you are buying your monthly grocery fill at the super market, they may or may not have grey hair. You may also see the happiest looking man playing with his German shepherd at the park, and he may have beautiful salt and pepper hair.
Yes, stress does affect our bodies, but there has been no real evidence to prove that it turns one’s locks silver!
If you read where there is poor light, your eyes will get spoilt!
While reading in poor light will strain your eyes, it does not cause any permanent damage to your eyesight! So, don’t stress yourself when your kids are reading under poor light once in a while.
Feed a cold, starve a fever
This old wives’ tale has led us all to believe that a cold must be fed and a fever must be starved. The real truth is that both fever and cold are caused by a virus that lasts in the body for up to 7 – 10 days, no matter what you do. So, if you do not feel like eating, make sure that you keep yourself hydrated. If you are congested, the fluids you are consuming will help make the mucus thin and will loosen nasal as well as chest congestion.
Fresh is better!
Doctors, the internet and everyone around us, tells us that fresh fruit is the best, but what you must know is that frozen is not half as bad. When fruits and vegetables are frozen, their nutrients are wrapped tight inside, making sure that they stay fresh longer in their frozen state.
So, speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn about these myths and find out what diet you should adopt to stay healthy. You could choose to get in touch with a Homeopath as well to learn about natural and herbal remedies that can help you stay in the pink of health always, without any stress.