Is gluten free foods really that great? Will skipping breakfast help you lose weight? The internet is full of ridiculous health claims and you may find yourself believing in some of them. While some old wives tales may have some truth in them, others may actually harm your health in the long run. This article highlights 8 common health myths and corrects the misconception they contain:
8. Carrots improve your sight
Carrots really don’t improve how well we see. The cells of the retina do not work well simply because we eat carrots or any vegetable containing Vitamin A. Carrots, however, are helpful in preventing macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people aged 60 and above. In the end, however, it doesn’t really make much of a difference when you are trying to get back your 20/20 vision.