3 Health Fads That Should Fade Away In 2020
2020 hasn’t been kind, neither have certain health trends. If you are someone who is more prone to walk into the trap of trends that change with the drop of a hat, here is some great insight tailored to tell you why these fads must fade faster than the speed of light.
1. Charcoal Toothpaste
It hit the shelves with claims to have teeth-whitening properties and benefits so enticing you would replace your traditional toothpaste for it. Well, neither of it is true since no scientific studies have backed the claims. Contrarily, charcoal is abrasive in nature and can wear away enamel if overused. Also, the fact that charcoal toothpaste is fluoride-free you rob yourself off of an essential mineral that fights off tooth decay and helps retain strong enamel.
2. Hot, Intense Workout Sessions In Compact Settings
Not only it sounds intense, it reeks of impracticality. Why? Well, most people think these workouts warm up the body by a great deal, hence, the fat burning process multiplies. Little do they know that it is the compact set up that builds up heat and causes injuries to the body. Fitness experts stress on the need to letting the body heat up well in line with the amount of efforts you put in rather than an badly ventilated environment.
3. Intermittent Fasting
Weight loss aspirants look up to it as if it were a nutrient-infused magic wand. This is to say you will certainly lose weight because of course you are not eating enough. However, if looked closely, intermittent fasting is nothing but a glorified means of starving. Robbing yourself off essential nutrients for a longer time can result in dehydration, and vitamin and electrolyte deficiencies, muscle loss, and loss of mental alertness. All in all, intermittent fasting is not a holistic solution to a sustainable, healthy weight. Instead, the best diet will be the one that you can stick around for a lifetime.
You must realize that what you put in your body is what will show on you and make you feel. No matter how believable these fads seem to appear, ask away, always - whether it is the difference between a traditional toothpaste and a tube of charcoal, or the gym advice you picked up from a lifestyle blogger on Instagram.