8 Myths About a Health You Need to Stop Believing

19 Jan 2018 Blog
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1. Myth:  Don’t eat after 6 pm.

Fact: You shouldn’t have a large meal 3 or 4 hours before going to sleep. The reason is that those people who eat just before bedtime are more likely to gain weight simply because a bedtime snack is an extra meal and, therefore, extra calories.

2. Myth: Brown bread is healthier than white bread.

Fact: The calorie content of both brown bread and white bread are the same.

3. Myth: It’s healthy to drink limitless amount of fresh juices.

Fact: The daily intake of fresh juices should be no more than 3 glasses.

4. Myth: High sugar intake leads to diabetes.

Fact: Diabetes is a complex disease and sugar is not the main cause of diabetes. Specialists do believe that too much sugar can increase the risk but there is no direct evidence that sugar can cause diabetes, so to avoid the disease you don’t have to cut sugar off from your diet.

Note: Take a health checkup at our hospital if you find symptoms related to diabetes.

5. Myth: Cancer means death.

Fact: Not always. Cancer, when detected early, can be completely cured. Survival depends on many factors, including whether the cancer is slow or fast growing, how much it has spread, availability of effective treatments, person’s overall health, etc.

6. Myth: Alcohol is damaging only if you’re addicted to it.

Fact: Negative effects of alcohol can happen to anyone.

7. Myth: Sitting too close to a TV or computer screen will damage your vision.

Fact: Having to sit close to the screen in order to be able to see could be a sign you need glasses. Your computer screen should be at an arm’s length away and the top of the screen should be level with your eyes and tilted slightly upwards.

8. Myth: You should brush your teeth after every meal.

Fact: The enamel on your teeth is at its softest after eating owing to the acidic environment of the mouth. As such, you should wait an hour after food before brushing.

 

These myths you really need to stop believing and If you suffering from health-related issues consult our doctors.

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