Debunked Health Myths And Why They Turned Out False

Health myths have been around for years and have tempted us to eat and drink all sorts of new concoctions in a bid to stay healthy. However, many of those myths have now been debunked.

We’ve all been there – you read something in a magazine and take it to be absolute truth, only to find out later that it wasn’t actually factually correct. We wanted to set the record straight by bringing you the top health myths that have now been debunked. Take a look…

Drinking 8 Cups Of Water A Day Is Good For You

Okay, so this one is based in some truth – water is obviously super healthy and does wonders for the skin and metabolism. However, what the health reports failed to tell us is that they don’t actually know how much we have to drink to stay healthy.

'Flow' alkaline water bottled in paper containers. As...
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It differs for men and women – so the 8 cups rule is a little too generic – and depends on how much food, alcohol and caffeine you consume too. So, although drinking water is good for you, we can’t say for sure that 8 cups is the magic number.