Debunking 7 health myths and nutritional misconceptions

Throughout our lives, we accumulate a huge baggage of health-related tips and facts that we hear from our parents and grandparents, read in magazines, pick up from marketing materials or get forwarded on the internet by concerned friends and just accept as “common knowledge.”  We rarely stop to think and question them, even though a lot of the tips and advice we take for granted and consider useful may actually be a collection of myths that just never die.

While falling prey to some of these myths may only mean a minor inconvenience, following some other bits of this common advice may have far reaching consequences.  In today’s article we will look at just a few of those pseudo-facts and try to understand what they are really worth.

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Is coffee bad for you?

The attitude toward coffee seems to have changed several times over the last few decades and  even now the range of these opinions is quite wide – some people would not touch coffee, blaming it for every possible symptom they experience, while some others swear by it and consider it a health elixir.  Some people consider caffeine bad and only drink coffee if it is decaffeinated, while people in some cultures drink 6 cups a day and seem to be doing OK.  Your head must be spinning by now and you might be wondering what to believe – but then again, if you have been reading this blog for any period of time, you realize by now that conventional advice and articles you might read in magazines are not always correct and are often influenced by marketing, as opposed to scientific evidence.

This article will help you debunk a few coffee myths and help you better understand how it influences your health (perhaps surprising you with a few little-known facts).

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