Exercise only focuses on the body.


Turns out, exercise is the single most important factor which can boost and grow the brain cells. A fit mind after all truly lives in a fit body. Time says: It’s the single most proven way to get smarter and happier.



A glass of wine everyday promotes good health


It does promote good health, but there’s a fine print. It promotes good health only in those people who regularly exercise. A study published on Science Daily enlists that although wine does promote HDL (good cholesterol) but only in people who exercise.  Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic.



Three to four days of exercise is plenty


New research reveals that for optimum benefit from exercise, one should be exercising for six days a week and for 45 minutes to an hour. This is a minimum recommendation and not a maximum. Follow the cues of your body, if you are in pain, then rest. And there is no reason to not exercise during the menstrual period. It might just improve the mood swings and lethargy.



Potatoes are bad for you


Yes, potatoes are filled with carbohydrates, but you cannot put potatoes in the same basket as white flour and sugar. It’s filled with nutrients like vitamin C, fiber and potassium. One single potato is only 110 calories, yes it’s higher in calories than spinach, but potatoes leaves you feeling full for hours.


Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar


They are both processed sugars and have nothing beneficial for the human body. Research is replete with sugar being the enemy of good health, weight loss, and numerous addictions. The only sugar that’s good for us is natural sugar from fruits and vegetables.

Written by Suchitra Sharma