8 healthy habits that are actually useless

Whether you’re a health buff or not, you most probably have a particular set of habits you believe is good for you. While many may help maintain your health and figure, some habits are actually useless and don’t contribute to your well-being.

8 healthy habits that are actually useless

1. Juicing

Juicing has become a popular trend in recent years among health buffs. But unknown to many, such method actually removes all the fiber and keeps the sugar content of fresh fruits and vegetables. As a result, you could suffer from low energy, mood swings and constant hunger pangs because of your high-sugar but low-protein diet.

2. Avoiding gluten

Many health conscious individuals keep a gluten-free diet in the hopes that this will prevent bloating. Unfortunately, studies have shown that people can still experience slight bloating and gas whether they consume gluten or not.

3. Avoiding the microwave

There’s a common belief that reheating food in the microwave actually robs it of its nutrients. In reality, nutrients do start to disintegrate when heated using stove, oven or microwave. In most cases, reheating your food in the microwave is even better since microwave cooking is usually shorter than oven cooking times.

4. Ear candling

Many resort to ear candling to get rid of ear wax and even treat some infections. However, research showed that such practice of putting a lit, cone-shaped candle inside your ear is actually useless. Ear candling can even push your earwax deeper into your ear and there’s a risk of burning your ear, face, scalp or hair.

5. Using hand sanitizer

Sanitizing gels are practically unnecessary if you happen to wash your hands on a regular basis throughout the day. Plain soap and water are still more reliable than hand sanitizers when it comes to killing germs.

6. Taking multivitamins

If you think consuming multivitamins and other bio-additives will reduce your risk of developing diseases or boost your memory or ability to work, you’re totally wrong. After conducting a series of clinical tests involving more than 450,000 participants, scientists found that multivitamins are actually unnecessary and may even have a negative effect on your health.

7. Not eating MSG

An ingredient added to many food in order to enhance its flavor, monosodium glutamate or MSG has been regarded unsafe and has been linked to a number of symptoms like nausea and headaches. In reality, these symptoms will only occur if you consume a lot of this substance in its purest form, say 3 grams.

8. Going on a detox diet

Our body has an efficient system when it comes to filtering toxins. In fact, two of your organs- liver and kidneys- are actually responsible for detoxifying chemicals we ingest. In short, there’s no need for you to cleanse your body using detox diets.

--Mini, The Summit Express

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