With so much information out there about health and wellness, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.
We decided to debunk the most common wellness myths so that you can save both your TIME and MONEY.
5 Common Wellness Myths Debunked
Check the below and see if you’ve ever fallen victim to one of these over-hyped fads…
Weighted blankets won’t help solve mental health issues
Despite the claims, weighted blankets aren’t actually a treatment for mental health issues.
Although they do help some people sleep better, they aren’t medically proven to reduce distress or anxiety.
Check the full story on Vice.
You don’t need a colonic to cleanse your intestines
However tempted you are to have your ass power-washed from inside out, don’t do it.
Your intestines are full of natural, good bacteria that are able to keep your insides healthy – without the need for a colonic.
There is, in fact, no scientific evidence to suggest there are any health benefits associated with colonic irrigation.
Lemon water won’t boost your metabolism
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that lemon water is not going to help you instantly drop a few lbs.
And the acidity can in fact damage the enamel on your teeth. Yikes.
The best way to boost your metabolism is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise for 30 minutes daily.
A gluten-containing diet is just as healthy as a gluten-free diet
Gluten-free diets are all the rage these day, but what’s the hype?
It’s certainly beneficial for people with gluten sensitivity such as coeliac disease, but going gluten-free isn’t actually any healthier than a gluten-containing diet.
Coconut oil won’t help you lose weight or lower your cholesterol
Although coconut oil has proven to help relieve eczema and even condition your hair, it won’t help you lose weight or lower your cholesterol.
Coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fats and while research has shown that it can increase the amount of HDL cholesterol (good), it can also increase the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad).
So perhaps think twice before you lump a big spoonful of coconut oil into your cooking.