5 medical advice that can undermine your health01.09.2022
“Food myths are ill-founded concepts about nutrition, often contradicted by scientific evidence, that people take for truth and a call to action. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, since 2017, inadequate dietary habits have been the cause of reduced life expectancy. These data confirm the existence of a new global pandemic of chronic diseases directly related to food,” says Anna Ratnikova, chief physician of prevent age at the First Line resort .
Now people often follow various restrictions, which, due to the lack of a balanced and varied diet, can lead to the development of many diseases. Especially fashionable in recent years has become to refuse the consumption of cow’s milk.
Water Management Tips
Probably, everyone at least once flew advice about the notorious 2 liters of water a day. Know: there are no universal liters, this is a myth. Thirst will always tell you the norm.
– Where did the rule of two liters come from?
Experts agree that the two-liter rule first appeared in 1945, when the American Nutrition Commission published recommendations that “the average adult needs about two and a half liters of water a day.” True, it was also said there that a person receives part of the necessary liquid from food, but, apparently, before this remark, not everyone had read it or simply ignored it. Later, nutritionist Margaret McWilliams, in her book Nutrition for Good Health, wrote that a person should drink six to eight glasses of water a day, again adjusted for other drinks, fruits and vegetables. But in the collective consciousness, only the information about the number of glasses was fixed again.
– How much do you really need to drink?
There are countless formulas by which fluid intake rates are calculated. One of the most famous says that you need to multiply 30-45 ml of water per kilogram of body weight. But this is how the amount of liquid needed is calculated. And it doesn’t have to be water. In fact, everything is much simpler.
“A person’s need for fluid and water depends on many parameters – gender, age, weight, physical activity, climatic conditions – and differs in different circumstances. A healthy person does not need to calculate the norms of water consumption, since the mechanism of water exchange in the body is regulated by the feedback principle with the help of thirst. According to modern recommendations, drinking water when you feel thirsty, that is, on demand, is quite enough to maintain water and electrolyte balance, ”says Veronika Cheraneva, gastroenterologist, nutritionist at the New Hospital .