Quite famously quoted by someone that fables should be taught as fables, miracles as fantasies and myths should be taught as myths. There is no harm in believing certain myths but you will certainly think over once you know the truth behind it. A child’s mind very easily accepts and believes the myths and fantasies around him. All of us have at one point of time obtained a parental version of sense worthy thoughts, the scary myths, as part of high school education. Myths are nothing but a mere outcome of some little mistake made by some person, a few decades back and granted the “Taboo” status.
Since childhood we have been led to believe in them and quite fascinatingly, we still believe it. It is always there in our sub conscious mind. Here I acquaint you with some incredible myths which you believe, but will certainly rethink once I or more precisely, science, debunks them.
1. Sugar makes you hyper
High sugar diet might get you diabetes, but hyper activeness, Naah! That’s no real. Scientific research have proved this fact as untrue. Sugar does not change behaviour at any point of time. Moreover some studies does prove that the preservatives in certain sugary delights can cause a slight percentage of hyperactivity. But sugar diets can do nothing to you. So dig into that chocolate cake in the next birthday party!
2. Swimming after meal intake
The whole myth is that after you had your meal the blood circulation moves away from limbs and legs and gets diverted towards the digestion process which may cause cramps and then drowning. Well that is not entirely correct. The blood circulation gets to working in your tummy but drowning, that’s is not going to happen. But parents don’t resist to warn you on that.
3. Bingeing on turkey will make you sleepy
The oft-repeated fact that eating turkey makes one sleepy afterwards curtails from the scientific fact that turkey meat contains tryptophan, an amino acid that makes one tired which BTW, is equal in quantity in chicken or beef. Then why poor turkey is to be blamed. It is just giving you a gala time after a classic meal on your Thanksgiving.
4. Vitamin-C keeps colds at bay
I can surely tell it is one of the favourite myths of everybody and after proving it wrong you will still slurp on those oranges when you get cold. Vitamin-C will certainly provide relief during cold but it cannot evade cold or cure it. Scientifically proven.
5. Frogs spread warts
Our ancestors thought touching frogs can give you warts. Well med science says warts are caused by certain virus and touching frogs won’t give you warts nor will kissing them get you a prince!!
6. Watching TV closely will make you blind
Trust me, this was just to make you stop watching TV when you were children. The light beams from TV can give you a headache if watched closely but it cannot turn you blind. There has not been any medical case till now on that.