Pseudo-scientific myths aren’t easily replaced with solid facts. We’re recommended to take at least 10,000 steps every day, buy gluten-free food, and drink liquids only 30 minutes after lunch. However, all these beliefs have no scientific support.
smartzune.com found 7 widespread misconceptions that we used to believe were scientific facts.
1. Gluten is bad for your health.
Scientists compared more than 650 gluten-free products with their regular equivalents and they found out that gluten-free products contain more calories, sugar, fat, and less protein. There are people who have to eat gluten-free foods due to their allergies or if they suffer from celiac disease.
Gluten can cause harm to their small intestine (approximately 1 out of 100 people suffer from this disease). For healthy people, limiting the number of whole-grain foods in one’s diet might increase the risk of the development of heart disease.