Some Health Myths Debunked from WebMD.com

Image of glasses of water from WebMD.com

Image of glasses of water from WebMD.com

I receive regular emails from WebMD.com for health information. I find this article “10 Health Myths Debunked” on this web page http://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-10-health-myths-debunked?ecd=wnl_spr_100315_9AM_WC&ctr=wnl-spr-100315-9AM-WC_nsl-ld-stry&mb=WYQVza0sEXokrko1%40IKOxShonS%2fH3cwyXPseqP5xtN0%3d.

I quote some sentences that I pay specific attention to in the following.

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day [One may not need to count.]

No need to count cups. Research shows people who gulp a glass of H2O when they’re thirsty get enough to stay healthy and hydrated. Water-rich foods like soup, fruit, and vegetables and drinks like juice, tea, and coffee all help you get your fill. You might need to drink more water if your urine is dark yellow, you don’t go regularly, you’re very active, or you live in a hot climate.

Eggs Are Bad for Your Heart [Not absolutely true for healthy people]

Omelet lovers, rejoice. Eating an egg or two a day doesn’t raise the risk of heart disease in healthy people. Yes, the yolks have cholesterol, but for most of us, the amount found in any one food isn’t as bad for you as the mix of fats from everything you eat. What’s more, eggs have nutrients, like omega-3s, that may lower the risk of heart disease.

A Toilet Seat Can Make You Sick [It may not.]

Don’t stress if you can’t cover the seat. Toilet seats are usually pretty clean — it’s bathroom doors, door handles, and floors that tend to be covered with bugs like E. coli, norovirus (a.k.a. “stomach flu”), and the flu. Cover your hand with a paper towel before you touch doors or handles, and use hand sanitizer or wash afterward.

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