These 14 Popular Health Myths Have Finally Been Debunked For Good

It’s hard to keep track of all the misinformation out there saying something is good for you, another thing is bad, this might be okay. Ultimately, how can you tell what’s truth and what’s myth? Considering how important health is, it’s surprising how little we know for sure about nutrition.

Lucky for us, many health myths have finally been debunked. We’ve all been duped before by some of these things. Now, it’s time to get our facts straight.

1. Myth: Chicken skin is bad for you.

Basically, just because they’re greasy and delicious, people believed chicken skins were bad for you. However, the myth goes against the science that tells us that chicken skin is actually 55% heart-friendly monounsaturated fat.

2. Myth: Avoid whole milk.

While still high in fat content, drinking whole milk has been linked to a decrease in the risk of heart disease.

3. Myth: Your body communicates with you through cravings.

Normally, when we crave something we think our body needs it because of a deficiency, but these cravings are mostly linked to our emotional states.

4. Myth: You need more fiber.

While getting enough fiber is important, for the most part, we don’t have to go out of our way to eat fiber-enhanced yogurts or cereals in order to get our necessary daily intake. The food we eat regularly is enough.

5. Myth: Sea salt is healthier than regular salt.

This is just completely false, while it may not be as processed, it still counts the same amount toward your daily intake of sodium.

(via 10awesome, Life Hacker)

Some of these myths I’ve been hearing since childhood. Now that we’ve got facts on our side, it certainly feels good (and healthy) to have all this cleared up. Now, excuse me while I got eat some chicken skins…

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