Debunking Health Myths – Here Are 5.

Debunking Health Myths – Here Are 5.

Do you know urinating on a jellyfish sting does not actually treat the sting but may aggravate the stingers into releasing more venom?

Oh, and do you know swimming after eating does not actually give you cramps. While it is easy to believe in words that have been around for many years, some of them may not be the entire truth. In no particular order, we rounded up 5 myths to debunked with sciences.

1. Drinking 8 cups of water a day.

Water may be the one solution for all ailments or so said your mom/friends/colleague/neighbour or just anyone but really, there is no need to count the cups.

While it is recommended for an adult to have 8 glasses of water a day, research has shown that people who have their H2O only when they are thirsty are equally healthy and hydrated. Food especially fruits are also water-rich and also contribute to water content.

While there is no one guide to say how much water you should be gulping a day, it is always best to just listen to your body and let thirst be the guide.

2. Diabetes is Caused by Eating Too Much Sugar

It is commonly believed that high intake of sugar is a direct link to potential diabetes but that is not true.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that is marked by high blood glucose levels. And high blood glucose level occurs when the body is not able to produce insulin or to break it down properly. While eating too much sugar may not cause diabetes, a diet that is high in sugar and fat can lead to obesity which increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That being said, it does not relieve anyone nor Maroon 5 of any sugar-guilt, it is still important to watch your diet.

3. Fat Burning Food

While fad diets are all the rage nowadays, there is no food that can burn fats. Common beliefs, for example, are, celery – because they take more energy to consume them and grapefruit which has benefits of “fat-burning” enzymes. Because of the false sense of nutrition, these diets lead people to deficiencies of vitamins and proteins.

The best way to lose weight is to eat meals that are well balanced and also to increase physical activities.

4. Sodium Are Only Found In Food

There are over-the-counter medications that contain high levels of sodium, for example, acetaminophen (paracetemol, Tylenol), effervescent aspirin, and soluble ibuprofen for pain; calcium carbonate (Alka-Seltzer) for acid indigestion; and metoclopramide plus aspirin for migraine. That being said, a soluble Panadol contains 427 mg sodium and may be linked to possible raised blood pressure.

It is always recommended to always carefully read your medication labels and talk to your physician if the medicines prescribed are causing any discomfort.

5. Exercising and Having Your Dairy Put You at No Risk of Osteoporosis.

While drinking milk, eating dairy and exercising can help keep prevent against bone loss, genetics stills play a role. Some people are more susceptible to bone loss than others and it is always good to keep it checked.

Do you know the MedCheck Body Composition Scale tells you your bone density on top of BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass, Fats Percentage, and also Water Level in your body?

The MedCheck Body Composition Scale is available offline at all Havey Norman stores and online on, Lazada, Qoo10, Redmart and Shopee.