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5 common health myths, debunked


There are a lot of health myths out there that people believe to be true but are totally not.


The following are some common health myths:

1. Any kind of fat is not healthy for humans.
Not all fats are bad for the body.  Monounsaturated fats can help reduce heart disease risk. Example of such fats are the ones that can be found in vegetable oils.
Omega-3 fatty acids, an example of polyunsaturated fat, which can be found in a fish like salmon can help improve the healthiness of the human heart.
So you know now. Not all fats are as bad as you think.

2. Cracking of fingers can result in arthritis.
The truth is that, cracking of fingers in a quiet place can be really annoying to other people but it cannot cause arthritis.
Arthritis only occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage which lies between the joints. Cracking your fingers won't cause any sort of breakdown because of the synovial fluid which lubricates the joint anytime.


3. Toilets seats which are dirty can transmit Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Dirty public toilets seats are highly not possible to give you any kind of Sexually Transmitted diseases. The possibility and impossibility that a dirty toilet seat can give you a sexually transmitted diseases is about 1% and 99% respectively.

4. It is not good for your health to drink less than eight glasses of water within a day.
Our body was made in a special way so do not try to drink more water than the amount your body demands. Drink water when you feel thirsty because that is your body trying to tell you that hey I need more water. Do not pressure your stomach with more water if it is already full of water.

5. The use of Deodorants and Antiperspirants can result in dangerous cancer.
Harmful substances such as aluminium and parabens which can cause cancer are known to be in deodorants and antiperspirants. But the National Cancer Institute implies that there are proves that these chemicals are truly dangerous cancer causing chemicals.

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