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10 Health Myths Busted

10 Health Myths Busted

May 30, 2018

1. If you swallow gum, it will stay in your stomach for seven years

Your stomach can't break down a piece of gum the same way it breaks down other food, but it can move the gum along.

If you swallow gum, it will stay in your stomach for seven years

2. Muscle turns to fat when you don’t exercise

Muscle cells are completely different from fat cells.  They do not have the capability to change into one another.

Muscle turns to fat when you don’t exercise

3. Chocolate gives you acne

There is little evidence that chocolate will cause acne.  However, a high-sugar and high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body which can lead to acne.

Chocolate gives you acne

4. Don’t swim for half an hour after eating

Swimming right after a big meal might be uncomfortable, but it won't cause you any harm.

 Don’t swim for half an hour after eating - Lagoa Swimwear

5. Eating after 7 pm makes you gain weight

Your body isn’t on a 24-hour clock.

Eating after 7pm makes you gain weight

6. You can ‘catch up’ on your missed sleep during the weekend

Sleeping in for an hour or two on Saturday and Sunday mornings doesn’t really make up for lost time, even if you feel better on Monday in the a.m.

You can ‘catch up’ on your missed sleep during the weekend

7. You don't need sunscreen in the winter

The sun’s rays are just as strong and damaging despite what your thermometer says.

 You don't need sunscreen in the winter

8. Eggs are unhealthy cholesterol bombs

There are plenty of health benefits of eggs, and they can be consumed without worry.

Eggs are unhealthy cholesterol bombs

9. Energy drinks give you energy

The high sugar and caffeine content gives you a slight sugar rush -- that’s all.

Energy drinks give you energy

10. Coffee is not good for your heart

Coffee has essentially no effect on blood pressure in people that regularly drink coffee. Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of heart disease or cancer.

Coffee is not good for your heart



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