10 Health Myths People Still Believe

Even the best growers can't guarantee pesticide-free produce. Wind and water can infect organic vegetables with pesticides.

Organic food is pesticide-free.

There is no scientific evidence that we need drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily to keep healthy. 

Drink eight glasses of water daily

Many parents worry that a youngster watching TV too near will damage their eyesight. Although it causes eyestrain, sitting near the TV does not damage your eyes.

Sitting too close to the TV damages your eyes

Eggs are thought to raise cholesterol, making them unhealthy. Researchers found that eating 12 eggs each week is healthy.

Eggs are unhealthy

Two-thirds of arthritis sufferers are under 65. Over 100 types of arthritis affect all ages.

Only the elderly get arthritis

During WW II, this myth originated.Carrots are healthy but won't improve night vision. 

Eat carrots to see in the dark

Some people's hair and nails grow after death. This is an illusion created by scalp and skin dryness. When you die, your hair and nails cease growing.

Your hair and nails grow after death

In the winter, we spend more time indoors, where air is recycled and we are more likely to be around ill people, spreading cold viruses.

Cold causes a cold

There is no scientific evidence linking sugar to hyperactivity.

Childhood hyperactivity is caused by sugar

A recent study found that children with more vaccines than their parents  do not have lower immune systems. This all is a myth.

Immunity is weakened by vaccines.

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