Scientists have found the answers to all those famous questions in your brain. They have used science to expose 14 of the most famous food myths of all time.
MYTH 1: WOODEN CHOPPING BOARDS ARE PRONE TO BACTERIA
Truth: This is only a myth. No scientific evidence is available to support it. All you have to do is to make sure your cutting boards are completely washed.
MYTH 2: SALT WATER BOILS FASTER
Truth: No matter how much salt you add to water, the boiling point of water never changes.
MYTH 3: EGGS INCREASE YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL
Truth: This is totally wrong. Eating saturated fat, and trans fat will raise your blood cholesterol level. Eggs contain no trans-fats whatsoever. Scientists have found that eggs contain some rare antioxidants that help maintain vision.
MYTH 4: ALUMINUM COOKWARE CAN CAUSE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Truth: Scientists have shown that the human kidneys hold the capability to dissolve any aluminum content. Therefore, it cannot affect Alzheimer’s disease.
MYTH 5: ENERGY DRINKS GIVE YOU ENERGY
Truth: What they really give you is insomnia and obesity. The large amounts of sugar and caffeine give you a slight sugar rush that’s all.
MYTH 6: FRIED FOOD CAN CAUSE HEART ATTACKS
Truth: Scientists have found no relationship between heart attack and fried food.
MYTH 7: YOU SHOULD CONSUME 5 SMALL PORTION MEAL
Truth: Scientists have come to the judgment that such a diet has no effect on your weight.
MYTH 8: VITAMIN C FIGHTS AGAINST FLU AND COLDS
Truth: No scientific evidence is available to support this statement.
MYTH 9: COFFEE IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Truth: The chances of heart disease in people who drink coffee are 25 percent less than those who don’t.
MYTH 10: CARROTS LOSE THEIR NUTRITION IF COOKED
Truth: Cooked carrots are really more nutritious than the uncooked ones. Cell walls break down and beta-carotene is released when carrots are cooked.
MYTH 11: SKINNING A CHICKEN DECREASES IT CALORIC COUNT
Truth: If skinning a chicken decreases anything, it decreases the juiciness of the meat. No caloric quantities decrease in reality.
MYTH 12: CARBONATED DRINKS ARE HARMFUL
Truth: This myth is only true for flavored carbonated drinks.
MYTH 13: HIGH INTAKE OF SPICES CAN CAUSE ULCERS
Truth: The strange sensations after eating spices are not ulcers’ symptoms.
MYTH 14: ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION KILLS BRAIN CELLS
Truth: Investigations show that people who drink alcohol have the same number of brain cells as average people do.