Are you one of those individuals who likes spreading myths around? If so, you have to stop doing it. Below is the list of top 4 Common Myths that Are Not True.
Common Myth 1: Sugar-Free Foods Are Healthy
It seems pretty logical that sugar-free foods are healthy. They are SUGAR FREE, right? Wrong. As an example, let’s take a look at agave nectar. The drink delivers good amounts of fructose to your body. And your can handle it in most cases. However, once your liver gets overworked, the remaining amounts of glucose get converted into fat. Not only you become overweight, but you take extra risks of getting diabetes. In simple words, your favorite “No sugar” beverages contain more fructose than a regular consumption of everyday sugar you desperately tried to avoid.
Common Myth 2: Multitasking is Great
In many cases, the word “Multitasking” is something your potential employer wants to see on your resume. A lot of people believe that multitasking is possible. However, it is simply not true. The more responsibilities we have, the less attention we dedicate to each task. The process becomes a pure mess.
So, why do people enjoy multitasking? The answer is simple. Our brains like distractions. It’s always pleasurable to switch tasks and take on something new. But what we don’t realize during these pleasurable moments is that the cognitive performance of our brains gets extra portions of stress from juggling multiple tasks. It, in turn, negatively impacts out physical health.
Common Myth 3: People Use 10% of Their Brains
Researchers come up with new discoveries on a day to day basis. Nowadays we know more about our physiology than let’s say 1000 years ago. However, there is still a lot of unchartered territories. And because of this, people have created an unlimited amount of myths associated with the topic of the human brain.
The brain represents three percent of your body’s weight. Yet, it uses only up to 20% of the amount of body’s energy. What you should understand is that different parts of your brain are active during different activities. Brain scans proved that there is no part of our brains that remains entirely inactive. When you wake up, most of your brain is hard at work. It processes tons of external information. Thus, if we only used ten percent of our brain, we would be just like sheep in terms of intellectual capacity.
Common Myth 4: Eating Carrots – The Way to Improve Your Eyesight
As a child, you might remember how your mother “forced” you to finish that bit of a carrot left on your plate. It improves your eyesight! – she stated. Isn’t it? The answer is IT IS NOT!
On the one hand, carrots are rich in vitamin A. This vitamin is essential for healthy skin and skin. However, investigations showed that the amount of vitamin A in carrots is not even nearly enough to help you improve your eyesight. In addition, overdosing on this vitamin could be toxic for your body.
The aforementioned myth was created by British intelligence to the German camps in WW2. It was a sort of a smokescreen to cover up the new tech that helped the brits detect Nazis bombers at night.