I guess that your parents or grandparents mentioned you that you should always consume two bananas together or that you should never eat your dinner after 7 pm. But is this true?
Food myths have existed since people started eating. Actually, these are a lot of myths about the food we consume. But, are they true or not? Fortunately, scientists have found the answers to all those questions.
MYTH 1: WOODEN CHOPPING BOARDS ARE PRONE TO BACTERIA
Fact: this is a myth. Science cannot support it. So, make sure your cutting boards are carefully washed.
MYTH 2: SEAWATER BOILS FASTER
Fact: there is no relation between salt and boiling. The boiling point of water never changes.
MYTH 3: EGGS INCREASE YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL
Fact: It is a myth. Consuming saturated fat, and trans-fat raises your blood cholesterol level. Eggs don’t contain trans-fats at all. Actually, eggs contain some rare antioxidants that help preserve vision.
MYTH 4: ALUMINUM POTS AND PANS CAN CAUSE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Fact: Incorrect. Human kidneys have the ability to liquefy any aluminum content. So, it cannot cause Alzheimer’s disease.
MYTH 5: ENERGY DRINKS GIVE YOU ENERGY
Fact: all that energy drinks give you is obesity and insomnia. They contain caffeine and sugar and offer you a slight sugar rush that’s all.
MYTH 6: FRIED FOOD CAN CAUSE CARDIAC ARREST
Fact: There is no connection between fried food and cardiac arrest.
MYTH 7: YOU SHOULD EAT 5 SMALL PORTION MEAL
Fact: Incorrect. Such diet has no impact on your weight.
MYTH 8: VITAMIN C FIGHTS AGAINST FLU AND COLDS
Fact: Incorrect. Science cannot support this.
MYTH 9: COFFEE IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Truth: Interesting! The risk of heart disease in individuals who drink coffee is 25 % less than those who don’t.
MYTH 10: CARROTS LOSE THEIR NUTRITION IF COOKED
Fact: beta-carotene releases when the carrot is cooked, so cooked carrots are more nutritious than uncooked ones.
MYTH 11: SKINNING A CHICKEN DECREASES IT CALORIC COUNT
Fact: the calories are in the juiciness of the meat, so skinning a chicken doesn’t decrease the calories.
MYTH 12: CARBONATED DRINKS ARE HARMFUL
Fact: True, but only for flavored carbonated drinks.
MYTH 13: HIGH INTAKE OF SPICES CAN CAUSE ULCERS
Fact: The painful feeling after consuming spices are not ulcers’ signs.
MYTH 14: ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION KILLS BRAIN CELLS
Fact: Incorrect. People who consume alcohol have the same number of brain cells as people who don’t consume alcohol.