Science Has Solved The 14 Biggest Food Myths

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Are these 14 food myths a bust or are they actually true?

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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.

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