Studies tell us that there are more than 8 reasons why self-care is essential at the beginning of our days. However, taking care of ourselves and learning about our bodies must be based on information based on science and facts, not on myths and opinions.
We are all about maintaining a healthy relationship with our bodies. That’s why we’ve put together a list of debunked myths that we unconsciously live by.
Myths About the Body That Could Hurt Your Health
Cracking our knuckles leads to arthritis.
The crunching sound when you crack your knuckles can occur for a variety of reasons, including relaxation, but the rumor mill surrounding it is loosely based on reality.
While frequent crunching and snapping of fingers can cause injury, scientists say it doesn’t increase your risk of arthritis.
Eating before bedtime makes you overweight.
Eating late at night may be linked to weight gain. It’s true, especially when it comes to eating an extra meal after dinner. However, skipping a meal and making up for it by eating hours after dinner is an exception.
It turns out that it’s more important to know how much you eat than when you eat it since calorie intake is more important for maintaining a healthy weight.
Chocolate causes breakouts.
Skincare wouldn’t be complete without facial regimens and other proven practices for fresh, radiant skin. A typical “no-no” food when it comes to maintaining a smooth face is chocolate.
Chocolate is often associated with oily skin and severe acne, especially on the face. Therefore, people who are concerned about their faces avoid sweet delicacies.
Even so, there is no scientific evidence that this claim is true, as there are mixed results in the studies.
Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker.
Waxing has become increasingly fashionable in recent years. Getting rid of body hair in unwanted areas has opened new doors for various techniques. But there is one method that people tend to avoid: shaving, especially in delicate areas.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but shaving really isn’t a bad way to get rid of hair. The effect after shaving can make the hairs that grow look darker and rounder, but this is actually due to the thicker base, its thickness and not being exposed to the elements (such as sun and soap, for example).
Healthy teeth look bright white.
Almost every ad we see has models showing pearly whites. That is why we are eager to whiten our smiles differently. However, the opposite is actually an indicator of good dentition.
Having a bright smile can be tempting, and a yellow one can be quite embarrassing, but some of the light yellows on our teeth actually comes from something called dentin, which protects the inner layer of our teeth.
How well do you really know your body? How can you know if the information you have read about your body is true?