Nearly Half Of People Live By These Major Diet Myths

by | May 9, 2018

Do you still believe that carrots help you see in the dark and skipping meals is imperative for weight loss? Well, you’d be wrong. But you’re also not alone. According to the Independent, four in ten people live by diet myths.

A survey of 2,000 Brits found that a third of respondents mistakenly think that chewing gum takes seven years to digest, one in five people consider eggs bad for your cholesterol and others still believe that sugar is a good source energy.

When in fact plenty of research has debunked the link between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease, and sugar has been well and truly demonised in health circles.

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Other popular misconceptions include not eating food after 8pm helps with weight loss and “no pain, no gain” is the best way to exercise. Overall, a quarter of people were “shocked” to discover that food advice they’d followed was actually false.

Anna Lioni, brand manager for Spatone, which was behind the study told the Independent that there are plenty of old wives’ tales around food.

“Rarely a day goes by without it being reported that certain things which were once deemed healthy are now a risk, and vice versa,” she said. “And sometimes, what works for one may not work for another. But there are plenty of food myths that have been proven conclusively to be untrue.”

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Dating is a minefield. With social distancing restrictions still largely in place, it’s fair to say that most of us are resorting to the apps when it comes to making a lasting connection - or simply looking for a short-lived good time. But even then, the platforms are fraught with their own challenges. From bios that offer a scattering of emojis and one-liners that leave little to be desired, to the profile pics that are at least a decade old, red flags are bound to come up even before you’ve met in person. But where things truly get interesting is in the dating phase. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship to see it end badly can likely admit that the thing that saw you end it, was probably also one you saw coming from the start. These relationship ‘red flags’ present themselves early on, but of course, in the throes of buddying romance, we ignore them, our rose-coloured glasses turning the red into a warm and inviting shade of pink. 

Thankfully, those on Twitter are here to ensure you spot the red flags early in order to avoid the devastation that comes with wasted time and a broken heart. The red flag emoji has been taking over the Twitter world as people share the range of red flags they know now to avoid in relationships and dating. These are the warning signs in what people say and do that signal something more unfavourable, and in some instances such traits can even lead to deeper, even abusive characteristics. 

According to data released by Twitter, between October 10th and 13th, the app saw a 21 per cent increase in the red flag emoji usage, with a staggering 1.5 million tweets shared during this time. It appears that when it comes to red flags, we’ve all seen them and can either relate or offer up our own advice. While some of the Tweets can only garner an aggressive head nod in appreciation, others are more lighthearted and show the intensely personal nature of dating whereby something that might not affect someone else, proves disastrous for another. For instance, one Twitter user shared the Tweet, “I got an Android” and to be honest, yeah, we get it. Who wants to be living in that world of GREEN TEXT! Another shared, “Shrek is not that good.” Disliking Shrek? It’s impossible. 

Below are some of the best examples of the red flag Tweet we’ve seen.