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17 Health “Myths” You Heard as a Kid That Turned Out to Be True

Best Life Logo By Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 1 of 18: Our understanding of human health is constantly evolving with new research and findings into what is best for our bodies and minds. So it makes sense that many assumptions we held when we were younger were later deemed false. But in a number of cases, those so-called health “myths” turned out to be true. Read on for 17 bits of conventional wisdom about nutrition, the common cold, alcohol consumption, and more that are actually backed by science. And to find out which longstanding rumors still don't hold water, check out these 40 Health Myths You Hear Every Day.

17 Health 'Myths' You Heard as a Kid That Turned Out to Be True

Our understanding of human health is constantly evolving with new research and findings into what is best for our bodies and minds. So it makes sense that many assumptions we held when we were younger were later deemed false. But in a number of cases, those so-called health “myths” turned out to be true. Read on for 17 bits of conventional wisdom about nutrition, the common cold, alcohol consumption, and more that are actually backed by science. And to find out which longstanding rumors still don't hold water, check out these 40 Health Myths You Hear Every Day.

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