The truth behind the myths about health

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1. The crust of bread is full of vitamins


During some studies, researchers found that the baking of bread forms a type of antioxidant that is 8 times more abundant in the crust than in the middle of the bread.

However, it is important to eat bread with everything, because it is rich in nutrients and fiber. It is essential that the bread to contain whole grains.


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1. The crust of bread is full of vitamins
2. If someone goes out with wet hair will cool
3. Nutrition during colds
4. Swallowed gum stays in your stomach for 7 years
5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
6. 75% of body heat is lost from the head
7. Those who eat fish are more intelligent
8. Do not swim for an hour after eating
9. Every child needs a daily multivitamin pill
10. Warm milk is useful for inducing sleep
11. The main reason why people are brushing their teeth is to remove food debris
12. Vegetarians are not getting enough protein in their diet


2. If someone goes out with wet hair will cool

Indeed, a person will go out with wet hair will feel the cold, especially in the head, but will not be sick. During the experiments, to a group of volunteers a virus of cold was inoculated in the nasal cavity.

Half the group stayed in a warm room, while the rest have taken a bath and stayed in a cold hall half an hour without dress. After they dressed, wore wet socks for a couple of hours.

Subjects in the second group did not show a more severe form of flu than those in the first group. The conclusion is that the cold does not affect the immune system.


3. Nutrition during colds

During colds, it will increase the amount of food consumed and when the fever occur will avoid excessive meals.

In both cases, the sick person must eat and drink, but very important is that the patient be hydrated. When a person has poor health, should consume plenty of fluids and does not require special drinks such as those containing electrolytes if not severely dehydrated or if he doesn’t manifests diarrhea.


4. Swallowed gum stays in your stomach for 7 years

Chewing gum will not remain in the stomach for so many years. Will decompose with difficulty, but will not cause stomach pain. Will be eliminated along with other foods and intestinal tract movements will help eliminate it in normal stools.


5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

One serving of blueberries per day has a more beneficial effect on health than apples. Blueberries are rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber and they are very tasteful consumed with cereal and yoghurt.

It is important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and maintain control of diabetes.


6. 75% of body heat is lost from the head

This saying probably refers to an infant head size that is a size bigger than his body, unless seen in an adult. It is therefore important to cover babies’ head if you take them out, in the cold weather.

In the case of an adult heat loss does not exceed 10%, and the heat will be lost through other areas: legs, hands, arms, and so on, so wearing hats is not more important than wearing gloves.


7. Those who eat fish are more intelligent

For children up to age three or four years, this is true. Fish, especially salmon, contains OMEGA3 fatty acids and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), particularly beneficial for brain development, visual acuity, but also for knowledge accumulation process.

Also, the studies demonstrated that children who consumed a daily supplement containing DHA had a more developed vocabulary and a higher level of understanding. For those who do not like fish, other food alternatives are avocados, nuts and canola oil.


8. Do not swim for an hour after eating

When a person eats, the blood flow is increased in the digestive system and less in the muscles. Circulated idea was that if a person does strenuous exercise after eating, insufficient amount of blood from the muscles could cause cramping which could lead to drowning.

This will not happen, but there may be a lower energy, but this should not prevent a person swim or do physical activities.


9. Every child needs a daily multivitamin pill

Children who are exclusively breastfed during the first year of life should receive a supplement of vitamin D. After that, a daily vitamin does not harm anyone if baby is responsive and wants to swallow.

But even those who do not consume multivitamins grow normally, but it is important to have a balanced diet and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.


10. Warm milk is useful for inducing sleep

Warm milk contains small amounts of tryptophan. Still, you should consume a considerable amount of milk to obtain a remarkable effect. More efficient is the habit of consuming milk constantly before sleep. A glass of warm milk may be placebo effect, regardless of what scientific research shows.


11. The main reason why people are brushing their teeth is to remove food debris

Brushing teeth is a great way to have clean teeth after every meal, but the real benefit of brushing is to remove bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

Plaque that constantly forms on teeth and gums is one of the main causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Foods that contain sugars and starches contribute to strengthening dental plaque, so it is necessary brushing teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

When the plaque is calcified (tartar) and deposited below the gum line, a professional cleaning specialist intervention is necessary, usually every six to nine months.


12. Vegetarians are not getting enough protein in their diet

A person does not have to eat meat to get aptly amounts of dietary protein, but that protein levels to be the appropriate, vegetarians should have a varied diet including dried legumes, peas, beans, chickpeas, whole grains, nuts , seeds and soy products.

Whether a person is lacto ovo vegetarian (who eats dairy products and eggs but no meat), vegetarian (not eating any animal products) or lactovegetarian (including dairy diet) may consult a dietitian or nutritionist to recommend a diet plan that includes enough calcium, iron, vitamin B12, D and zinc.

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