Publish Date
Monday, 18 April 2016, 5:16PM

 Some generally accepted ‘facts’ about what is and what isn’t good for your health are actually myths, spread via misinterpretation or by marketing departments. Among them …

✗ You Need 8 Glasses of Water Every Day – How much water a person needs is actually a highly individual question. The human body is finely tuned to signal you to drink long before you are actually dehydrated.

✗ 10,000 Steps a Day Is the Benchmark for Fitness – The “10,000 steps” rule was invented by a 1965 Japanese marketing campaign for an early pedometer. Truth is, the more active you are, the better. Best bet is to just try to spend more time on your feet each day.

✗ Skipping Breakfast Will Ruin Your Metabolism – The ‘most important meal of the day’ isn’t, as it turns out. The best time to have your first meal of the day? Whenever you’re hungry.

✗ An All-Juice Diet Will Cleanse Your Body of Toxins – Your body is naturally able to get rid of toxins; the liver and kidneys work perfectly well on their own. Juices – even fresh – are usually loaded with sugar, which has a host of negative effects on the body.