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10 health myths it's time to forget

Educational capsules / Published on 08 / 10 / 2023

Preconceived ideas about health are numerous. Today, we chose to demystify the most popular of them.

#1 Black skin does not need sun protection

There are several good reasons to wear sunscreen, but we want to highlight the problem of hyperpigmentation to make our dear community members feel concerned.

#2 Diuretics help you lose weight

Diuretics cause you to lose water, not fat ! Let's say that you have the illusion of losing weight until you rehydrate properly.

#3 It's only smokers who can develop lung cancer

In fact, we are all at risk of developing lung cancer due to passive smoking and pollution. On the other hand, there are behaviors that increase the risk and others that reduce it. If you want to learn more, make an appointment for a lifestyle consultation.

#4 Organic foods are better for your health 

The problem here is the generalization... Do you really think it's better for your health to stuff yourself with organic chips than non-organic ones ?

#5 Bread, pasta, and potatoes make you gain weight

The truth is that there is no food that can make you gain weight. It's more about preparation and quantity.

#6 You should never skip breakfast

Do you think it makes sense to force yourself to eat even when you're not hungry ?

#7 Gluten-free foods are the healthiest

For people who are gluten intolerant, YES, as it allows them to avoid a bunch of discomforts.

#8 If you exercise, you can eat whatever you want

Regardless of what you want to achieve with training, you will get results thanks to the combination of mindful eating and a specific training program.

#9 Small meals spread throughout the day are better than three big meals

It's not an absolute truth... It's actually a lifestyle matter.

#10 Eating well is expensive

Let our naturopath help you at the grocery store and you will change your mind ! Have your grocery cart checked now.

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