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5 Health Myths Debunked

Fact or Fiction: Health Myths

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? And do you need all that water? With myths and old wives' tales sounding more like bona fide medical advice, knowing how to take care of yourself can be plain confusing. Do you know which of these accepted words of wisdom make real health sense? Take my quiz to find out.

Fact or Fiction: Health Myths

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MsChoo MsChoo 7 years
I eat a night all the time. I get hungry around ~12 no weight gain here :)
biarose biarose 7 years
Oh haha I just saw you already had that in your answer.. Well that tricked me.
biarose biarose 7 years
It was a study done on mice. All the mice were fed the same amount of calories and did the same amount of exercise, but half the mice were fed during the daytime when they would normally be sleeping (mice are nocturnal). After six weeks, the mice who ate when they would normally be sleeping gained an an average of 48 percent increase in body weight, while the mice who ate at the normal time gained only 20 percent.
biarose biarose 7 years
There has actually been recent finds that eating at night does lead to weight gain.
nancita nancita 7 years
LOL, runningesq! Though I think apples can be attributed to keeping the doctor away figuratively :)
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Disagree about the "apple a day" ... I mean, I get that it's a healthy fruit, but it's not like it can do my yearly pap !
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I agree that as long as you have a calorie deficit you will lose weight. However, if you eat more in the morning (as opposed to the evening) it jump starts your metabolism so you burn more calories throughout the day (I could be wrong, but I think I've read that on here). Also, reading in low light may not damage your eyes, but it will give you crows feet!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I have always said the same thing about eating at night - if you burn X amount of calories per day and ingest X amount of calories, why would it matter what time you do so? It just never made sense to me. But, it seems like A LOT of diets promote the "no eating after 7:00" rule.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
my grandfather was an ophthalmologist who pioneered retinal research, and I absolutely disagree with the low light one. sure your eyes are strained, and then sleeping can revive them -- but if you strain your eyes routinely, they'll become damaged. I also am ok with the 5 second rule... a little bacteria here and there helps you stay healthy and keeps your immune system balanced
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