Turkey meat makes you sleepy. The faint light ruins your sight. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day. There are some myths and even the doctors think they are true.
Here are six myths promoted by the media and some doctors. They have no scientific background.
We Must Drink At Least Eight Glasses of Water per Day
The source of this statement is a 1945 article from National Research Council that indicates that we have to drink 2, 5 l of water per day, contained mostly by the foods we eat.
We Use Only 10 % of Our Brain
This one hundred years old statement belongs to Albert Einstein. Yet, many studies show that we are using all the parts of the brain.
Hair and Nails Keep On Growing After Death
This myth was promoted by movies and talk shows. The growth of the hair and nails needs a good functioning of hormones. Some people believe this because after death, the body dehydrates and shrinks and that’s why the nails and the hair seem longer.
If You’re Shaving Your Hair, It Will Grow Faster and Darker
The media promote this myth. The hair looks darker because it hasn’t been exposed to the sun yet.
Faint Light Can Damage Your Eyes
Bad light can affect your concentration, it will make you blink more slowly and this will dry your eyes. It is indeed exhausting for your eyes but it will not affect your vision.
Turkey Meat Makes You Sleepy
It is due to the tryptophan, an amidine acid contained by turkey meat. Scientific researches show that this substance is connected to the sleeping process and that it is essential for the brain. Still, turkey meat does not contain enough tryptophan to induce sleeping. It has the same quantity as chicken or cow meat. The statement appeared because people feel sleepy after a copious meal.