There are an incredible amount of myths about some supposedly deadly foods. In this issue, we will tell you about whether it is harmful to coffee or, for example, fatty butter.
Often you can hear that pasteurized milk, which is stored in the refrigerator, provokes the development of immune diseases, is unnatural, and beneficial microorganisms leave it. In fact, pasteurization, which is a gradual heating of milk, ensures the preservation of most of the nutrients, but in its absence, the likelihood of tuberculosis entering your body or, for example, Escherichia coli, increases dramatically.
Another myth related to dairy products concerns its fatty derivatives – cheese and butter. There is an opinion that they clog arteries and lead to heart problems. In 2014, a study was published that completely refuted this statement. Fat cheese and butter do not increase the risk of heart attack and have virtually no effect on cholesterol with moderate consumption.
Another product that supposedly can lead you to a heart attack is coffee, which, according to some pseudo-scientists, has a bad effect on the heart and will lead you to early death. Such conclusions are refuted by a study in which 400 thousand people took part, and which was published in 2012. Surprisingly, the participants of the experiment who drank about 3 cups of coffee a day for 13 years, on the contrary, decreased the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, however, like a stroke with diabetes.
If we recall carbonated drinks, then a large number of rumors circulate around them, most of which concern the harm of sugar and its substitutes. If you talk about natural sugar, then its excess will really lead you to obesity and diabetes, but synthetic substitutes are a safe product that does not affect the occurrence of cancer, as some so-called experts believe. The National Institute of Oncology of the United States conducted a long study with the most common of sweeteners – aspartame and confirmed its complete safety.
And finally, let’s say about wheat, which, by the producers of gluten-free products, is attributed to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and severe allergic reactions. Firstly, gluten allergy was detected only in 1% of the population of our planet, and secondly wheat is a much healthier analogue of the same potato and, moreover, has no relation to Alzheimer. Provided that in your products there is no significant excess of sugars and carbohydrates, which can really lead to health problems.