Each of us has a specific set of rituals that we deem necessary to maintain your health and good shape. And if some of them are really necessary, such as washing fruits before eating or regular exercise, others cause a lot of issues.
Likestory.net have compiled a list of 7 habits you can feel free to refuse, because they do not bring any benefit.
The intake of multivitamins
The use of multivitamins and various supplements did not reduce the risk of disease and does not affect the memory and performance. To such conclusion scientists from the USA after a series of clinical trials, which were attended by more than 450 thousand people. And the results of other studies and all have shown that taking multivitamins can have a negative impact on health.
The use of antibacterial gels that do not contain alcohol
Antibacterial hand gels do a good job with many types of viruses and bacteria. However, this is only for those of means, which include at least 60 % alcohol. The rest of sanitizer are not against all microorganisms. For example, they are ineffective against norovirus and Cryptosporidium. By the way, in contact with pesticides and strong visual pollution will not help and alcohol in these cases it is better to wash your hands.
The rejection MSG
Studies have shown that the unpleasant symptoms like headache or nausea, which are blamed monosodium glutamate, occur only in the case if you eat at least 3 grams of this substance in its pure form. In practice this is unlikely. Another issue is that the products, which are usually added glutamate, and without him was not too good for health.
Cleansing the body with detox diets
Rapidly growing popularity of detox programs promise to rid us of toxins. Specialists in one voice say that a healthy body copes with this task on their own. If your liver and kidneys do not perform their direct functions, it is a reason to go to the doctor, and do not lean on smoothies and oxygen cocktails.
The use of organic products
In many countries, including in Russia, there are no requirements for organic products and rules of its certification. Therefore, very often the icon “eco” or “bio” is simply a marketing ploy and not a guarantee that a product grown without pesticides. And benefit from it, certainly not more than conventional vegetable or fruit from the market.
Refusal to use the microwave
When using a microwave oven can really break down the beneficial properties of the food, however, exactly the same thing happens when warming up on the stove or in the oven. And in some cases due to the shorter cooking time microwave even better. For example, it is better preserved vitamin C.
Passion low fat products
Fats, and proteins carbohydrates necessary for our body, so replace the usual cheese or yogurt with fat-free analogue is not the best way to reduce the calorie content of your diet. In addition, many low-fat foods lack nutritional value compensates high sugar content that is harmful to health.