There are so many myths surrounding health, it’s hard to keep track of what’s true and what’s not. From old wives’ tales, some tidbit your mom insisted was fact, a doctor who trained at the old school, to something you’ve heard over and over again so much that you just believed it was true.
If you believed some of these things for most of your life, we get it. But don’t fret — and don’t feel guilty. You might be surprised that all this time, you haven’t been “bad” at all.
Carbs are terrible
Different foods offer different benefits — some can help strengthen your bones while others help your body absorb nutrients. These healthy foods can naturally elevate your mood.
Drink eight glasses of water a day — or else
Eight hours of sleep a night are required
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You’ll get sick if you go outside with wet hair
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The body requires regular detoxing
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You need to poop once a day
You have to work out every day to see results
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Eggs are bad for your heart
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Beer is bad for you
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Snacking is a terrible idea
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