Results for - Your Health - Myth or Not?

1,929 voters participated in this survey
Most of us have heard some of these health myths over time, but do we actually believe them? Let's find out. To start - carrots are good for your eyesight. People have believed this for years, due to the abundance of vitamin A. But doctors say that most people already have enough Vitamin A in their bodies, and that poor eyesight is mostly genetic. Do you believe this carrot myth to be true?

1. Most of us have heard some of these health myths over time, but do we actually believe them? Let's find out. To start - carrots are good for your eyesight. People have believed this for years, due to the abundance of vitamin A. But doctors say that most people already have enough Vitamin A in their bodies, and that poor eyesight is mostly genetic. Do you believe this carrot myth to be true?

Yes
30%
571 votes
No
39%
735 votes
Undecided
31%
594 votes
Bottled water is better for you than tap water. (Not true, as 50% of bottled water IS tap water). Do you believe this to be true?

2. Bottled water is better for you than tap water. (Not true, as 50% of bottled water IS tap water). Do you believe this to be true?

Yes
31%
588 votes
No
47%
886 votes
Undecided
22%
426 votes
I remember my grandparents telling me this one - put butter on a burn. This is wrong because butter actually spreads heat and can make a burn worse. Were you aware of this?

3. I remember my grandparents telling me this one - put butter on a burn. This is wrong because butter actually spreads heat and can make a burn worse. Were you aware of this?

Yes
52%
997 votes
No
34%
642 votes
Undecided
14%
261 votes
Going outside with wet hair will make you sick. I remember believing this as a child, but learned better as an adult. As long as you're not exposed to an actual virus, you're not going to get sick no matter how cold or wet you are. Do you believe this myth to be true?

4. Going outside with wet hair will make you sick. I remember believing this as a child, but learned better as an adult. As long as you're not exposed to an actual virus, you're not going to get sick no matter how cold or wet you are. Do you believe this myth to be true?

Yes
24%
458 votes
No
57%
1,082 votes
Undecided
19%
360 votes
Who here is a knuckle cracker? I've been cracking my knuckles for as long as I can remember, and I remember parents and teachers, etc. telling me it would give me arthritis. But no recent studies have been able to find a link. Do you believe this myth to be true?

5. Who here is a knuckle cracker? I've been cracking my knuckles for as long as I can remember, and I remember parents and teachers, etc. telling me it would give me arthritis. But no recent studies have been able to find a link. Do you believe this myth to be true?

Yes
22%
420 votes
No
54%
1,026 votes
Undecided
24%
454 votes
Poison Ivy is contagious. In fact, did you know you can only catch it by touching the plant itself?

6. Poison Ivy is contagious. In fact, did you know you can only catch it by touching the plant itself?

Yes
55%
1,053 votes
No
28%
541 votes
Undecided
16%
306 votes
For several years now there's been a lot of hype over how it's healthier to eat many small meals throughout the day vs. 3 big meals. But nutritionists say it's not really the amount of meals you eat, but how well you balance nutrients within those meals, that matter. Do you think eating many, smaller meals is healthier?

7. For several years now there's been a lot of hype over how it's healthier to eat many small meals throughout the day vs. 3 big meals. But nutritionists say it's not really the amount of meals you eat, but how well you balance nutrients within those meals, that matter. Do you think eating many, smaller meals is healthier?

Yes
37%
700 votes
No
32%
611 votes
Undecided
31%
589 votes
I ditched bar soap at the sink long ago, believing it's a breeding ground for bacteria. But experts say there are really no reputable studies to back this claim up. Where do you land - is bar soap unhealthy?

8. I ditched bar soap at the sink long ago, believing it's a breeding ground for bacteria. But experts say there are really no reputable studies to back this claim up. Where do you land - is bar soap unhealthy?

Yes
17%
315 votes
No
56%
1,066 votes
Undecided
27%
519 votes
Adding salt to your food is bad for you. Many people trying to lower cholesterol and eat healthier, in general, have left the salt shaker off the dinner table. But nutritionists say this doesn't really make a difference, as only about 5% of your daily sodium intake comes from table salt. (And only another 5% from salt added during cooking.) The biggest culprit is processed foods. So, what say you - do you salt your food at the table?

9. Adding salt to your food is bad for you. Many people trying to lower cholesterol and eat healthier, in general, have left the salt shaker off the dinner table. But nutritionists say this doesn't really make a difference, as only about 5% of your daily sodium intake comes from table salt. (And only another 5% from salt added during cooking.) The biggest culprit is processed foods. So, what say you - do you salt your food at the table?

Yes
44%
840 votes
No
56%
1,060 votes

10. Now that we're done, do you feel you learned anything from this survey?

Yes
51%
964 votes
No
30%
578 votes
Undecided
19%
358 votes
03/02/2017 Health & Fitness 1929 44 By: MamaV1776

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