Eating chocolate causes pimples
After several studies were conducted, no direct link was found between eating chocolate and the appearance of pimples.
Spraying / applying deodorant to the armpit contributes to the development of breast cancer
Because of the proximity of the armpits to the breasts, it has been suggested that using deodorant causes the development of breast cancer because of the absorption of components into the breast tissue, but this is not true.
Eating ice cream worsens a cold
There is a widespread belief that eating dairy products, such as ice cream, increases production of phlegm and makes it difficult to recover from a cold, but this is not true.
Staying in a place with cold weather conditions causes a cold
While wearing short clothing in cold weather is unpleasant, bacteria are what cause colds and not cold weather.
Eating 1-2 eggs a day does not increase the risk of heart disease
For many years, people believed that the cholesterol in egg yolk increases the risk of heart disease, but after 40 years of extensive research, it was found that eating 1-2 eggs a day not only does not increase the risk of heart disease, but actually reduces it.
Cracking fingers doesn’t lead to arthritis
The sound that comes out of our fingers when we crack them is of gasses releasing and is not a precursor to the development of arthritis.
Hair and nails stop growing after death
Post mortem, the skin dries up and shrinks, causing the hair and nails of the human body to appear longer than they were during burial.
Swimming after eating can harm the body
This myth comes from the fear of muscle contraction after eating and concentration of blood in the stomach, but you can swim a few minutes after eating without worry.
Everyone must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to stay healthy
Water is an important source of liquids, but it is not necessary to drink a certain amount of water a day, rather sip it when you feel thirsty.
Eating food before drinking reduces the severity of the hangover
Eating before drinking alcohol causes slower absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, leading to fewer headaches the day after.
Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar
The brown color of the sugar comes from a substance called "molasses" that remains during its processing, but it is also not significantly different in terms of dietary composition compared to white sugar.
Sitting too close to the TV leads to eye damage and deterioration of vision
The TVs that are manufactured today are safer than in the past, and apart from pain in the eyes due to fatigue, sitting in front of one will not cause damage or deterioration of vision.
Green mucus during illness indicates infection
There is no connection between the color of phlegm and physical condition during illness.
Regularly stopping exercise will cause your muscles to turn to fat
Fat tissue and muscle tissue are two different things, and stopping exercise does not result in a conversion of one to another, but does increase fat and body mass.
The use of disposable cups, utensils, and plates can cause cancer
Styrofoam disposables may contain formaldehyde and styrene, both of which have been declared by the World Health Organization as part of the list of carcinogenic substances to humans.
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