lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013
Don't swallow these health myths Water guzzling, sugar highs and caveman diets are all bunk
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We are constantly being bombarded with health advice, but not all of it is based on rigorous evidence.
debunks six common myths
Drink eight glasses of water per day
This myth just won't go away, but the truth is no one even knows where it came from. And why pure water, not tea or juice?
Sugar makes children hyperactive
Many parents are utterly convinced that eating sugary foods makes their kids bounce off the walls. They're wrong
Our bodies can and should be 'detoxed'
There are all kinds of programmes and products designed to help us "detox". Do we need them and do they work?
Antioxidant pills help you live longer
The evidence is in: popping pills containing antioxidants such as vitamin A and E doesn't help you and may be harmful
Being a bit overweight shortens life
Carrying just a few extra pounds, far from being a one-way ticket to an early grave, seems to deter the grim reaper
STONE AGE LIFESTYLE
We should live and eat like cavemen
Our bodies evolved for eating the food our ancestors could catch or gather, not stuff grown on farms. So the "paleo diet" has got to better for us, hasn't it?
MSc. Jorge Poveda
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