The world is full of myths, so we can never truly escape them. And we can never quite know if a myth has any truth to it, either. But we know, thanks to the work of science and the life in general, that some myths are categorically not true. Specifically, we know that a lot of myths regarding having a healthy lifestyle and health in general are categorically not true. Read on to see just some of the myths surrounding health that have been debunked by a combination of science, and life.
To nullify a food binge, just drink a fruit juice
The idea that a whole food binge can be nullified by one single healthy juice is a nice thought. Unfortunately, however, that is all it is: a thought. In reality, blending together one green smoothie isn’t going to answer all the problems caused by binging out on a bucket load of unhealthy food. Now, this isn’t to say it’s not a good idea to blend yourself together a concoction of super foods and make yourself a green smoothie, and subsequently guzzle it down, because it is a good idea. By doing so you get all of your five a day in one big gulp — and that’s good. But this is to say that doing so is not the answer to having an unhealthy food binge. As stated above, to be healthy you simply have to have a healthy diet. That means less binging and eating at least just as many foods that are good for you as are bad.
There are a whole host of myths regarding the subjects of having a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and health in general. There will always be a food you’re told not to eat because it will ‘cause illness’. There will always be a habit you have that you are told you should cut out if you want to ‘live longer’. There will always be a different diet that you ‘must’ be eating religiously, no matter how it tastes, and a certain lifestyle that you ‘must’ be leading, no matter how boring it is. There will always be myths when it comes to health, but you shouldn’t necessarily believe them. Instead, you should do whatever it is you want, no matter the warning attached to because of a myth. Preferably, you should lead a lifestyle that is balanced — but, each to their own!