Health myths busted

Doing away with four common misconceptions about health

Old wives have probably given you some false tales in terms of health. According to, here are several health-related myths that need busting:

You should drink eight glasses of water a day. Turns out there’s no need to count cups. Research shows that gulping a glass when you’re thirsty should be enough to keep you hydrated.

Eggs are bad for your heart. Contrary to popular belief, eating an egg or two a day doesn’t raise the risk of heart disease in healthy people, and they contain omega-3s, which may actually lower the risk.

Being cold gives you a cold. Spending time in chilly outdoor environments won’t make you sick, despite what your grandmother says. In fact, you’re more likely to get sick from too much time indoors.

Sugar makes kids hyper. Eating lots of sugar isn’t good for kids, but sweets won’t cause them to act out, do poorly with homework or hurt their focus.