If there are the different tips and paradigms that are constantly distributed in society regarding health in
general and staying healthy, there are also many false assumptions in staying healthy. These false
assumptions pertaining to steps or practices to stay healthy may be risky for an individual. Worse, one of
these false assumptions may lead to illness if done improperly to a significant extent.
Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While Still Young Is Reasonable
We have this common notion that as long as we are still young, we can be lenient and just eat what we
want without moderation. We can always argue anyhow that our young bodies can still take some sort of
nutritional punishment and would be able to rectify the effects afterwards.
The truth about this is that though we are actually able to rectify such situation, the damage has begun
already. Furthermore, we do not know at what age our body starts to not be able to restore the optimal
health status at full efficiency. For example, eating high cholesterol food would have a preemptive effect
of deposits in the arteries. Before long, this would reach a stage wherein the process is irreversible and
may cause the life of the person.
Even if there was a reason that ageing is part of life and that even how much we try to choose the right food
our bodies would still deteriorate anyway, the thought of why would we hasten the process of ageing by
introducing unwanted radicals to our cells should be enough to keep us on the right way of thinking.
Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose Weight Faster
Another common misconception is that we would be able to lose weight faster if we didn’t eat any food that
is rich in carbohydrates. This would account breads, rice, and other starchy foods. Though it is a fact
that these types of food are high in calories, carbohydrate deprivation will not contribute to faster