Let’s just say, the rumors that sound the most ridiculous are usually false. But, then again, we probably believe them anyway. Acting on these silly rumors is not doing us any good, and spreading the rumors… well, now we just sound silly too!
So, Forget Google, stop searching, and just read The 8 Health Rumors You Should Ignore.
1. Muscle Turns Into Fat
2. The 5-second Rule of Dropped Food
3. Plucking One Gray Hair Causes Two to Grow Back
This is absolutely not true. You can tweeze that gray strand if you want too! Your hair is turning gray as part of your genetics, as time goes on you will continue to see more gray hairs. This has nothing to do with the fact thank you yanked out a strand!
4. Cracking Your Knuckles Causes Arthritis
Cracking your knuckles really doesn’t harm your joints. According to Everyday Health, “Researchers found no difference in instances ofarthritis when they compared a group of longtime knuckle crackers with those who left their hands alone, according to Prevention.com. However, the study did find that people who cracked their knuckles had weaker grips and more hand swelling.”
5. Chewing Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest
This is not true! Gum is not digested by the body but it is eliminated like all other food your body can’t digest.
6. Drinking Water Causes Weight Loss
This is true if you drink enough water to make you full, this way you eat less. However, if you substitute your sugary drinks for water it is sure to aid in weight loss.
7. Breast Cancer Always Appears As a Lump
8. Exercising At Night Will Cause Trouble Sleeping
The truth is, exercising at night actually promotes a better night sleep. It leaves you feeling less stressed, less anxious and helps you wind down.