If there are the different tips and paradigms that are constantly distributed in society regarding health in general and staying healthy, there are also many false assumptions in staying healthy. These false assumptions pertaining to steps or practices to stay healthy may be risky for an individual.
Worse, one of these false assumptions may lead to illness if done improperly to a significant extent.
Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While Still Young Is OK!
We have this common notion that as long as we are still young, we can be lenient and just eat what we want without moderation. We can always argue anyhow that our young bodies can still take some sort of nutritional punishment and would be able to rectify the effects afterwards.
The truth about this is that though we are actually able to rectify such situation, the damage has begun already.
Furthermore, we do not know at what age our body starts to not be able to restore the optimal health status at full efficiency. For example, eating high cholesterol food would have a preemptive effect of deposits in the arteries. Before long, this would reach a stage wherein the process is irreversible and may cause the life of the person.
Even if there was a reason that aging is part of life and that even how much we try to choose the right food our bodies would still deteriorate anyway, the thought of why would we hasten the process of aging by introducing unwanted radicals to our cells should be enough to keep us on the right way of thinking.
Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose WeightFaster!
Another common misconception is that we would be able to lose weightfaster if we didn’t eat any food that is rich in carbohydrates. This would account breads, rice, and other starchy foods. Though it is a fact that these types of food are high in calories, carbohydrate deprivation will not contribute to faster weight loss.
Certain parts of the body would require some nutrients that come along with carbohydrates in rice and other starches such as Vitamin B complex. Furthermore, sticking to an alternative diet such as pure protein will not help one lose weight faster.
Fallacy 3: Starving Will Help You Lose Weight Faster!
A much more drastic misconception is the notion that skipping meals would lead to a faster weight loss. Ideally, that should be the case if the aspect of caloric intake is the only thing to be considered.
However, there are also some other aspects such as ulcer developing in the gastrointestinal area, or perhaps a retroactive effect on the body of the starving individual wherein the body signals the brain that there is nutritive deprivation. The latter would cause the metabolism of the individual to slow down significantly to cope with the body’s current situation.
Furthermore, if the body is further subjected to much more food deprivation, the body will not be using the fats right away. The surrounding muscles cells will start to take the brunt leading to muscle atrophy.
These are just some of the most common fallacies that are freely thought of by the people who haven’t been properly educated about them. Nevertheless, one of the only eternal aspect of staying healthy is of the self, along it is self responsibility and self control.
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