17+ Health “Facts” You Had No Idea Were False

Most of us want to optimize our lifestyle choices to create a healthy body and mind, right? Well, what if we told you that a lot of what you think you are doing right is actually wrong? According to Business Insider, all too often the health facts we hold dear are actually old wives tales, misconceptions, or outdated medical information.

Click through to discover the 48 health “facts” you had no idea were false. #25 will make you think twice about taking your “daily” vitamins.

Oxygen-starved blood turns blue


Your blood doesn’t turn blue when it lacks oxygen, tt actually turns dark red. It just appears blue because of the many layers of tissue that filters the color.

Sugar is comparable to heroin


There was a claim in the book called “Fat Chance” that sugar is as addictive as heroin. Thankfully, this is untrue!

 Gum takes 7 years to digest


This is far from the truth. The only scientific basis behind this is when a young girl suffered blockage due to 4 coins wrapped in gum. Yikes!

Drinking more alcohol cures hangovers


Nope, sorry. You’re just delaying the inevitable. Put down the mimosa and face the music.