You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” right? Well, it turns out that the majority of us spend a great deal of time worrying about so-called ways to be healthy that aren’t actually based on scientific fact or worth our time.
The following six unfounded health anxieties have been long proven incorrect by health experts—so don’t worry, be healthy…
1. Coffee = Bad
If the idea of giving up your morning cup of java leaves you crying into your coffee pot—don’t give up your favorite caffeinated fix just yet! With scientists seeming to flip-flop weekend over the dangers vs. the benefits of too much coffee, it’s little wonder why so many people have come to believe the brew leads to heart disease and cancer.
Take it from researchers at Harvard’s School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, who monitored the diet, lifestyle habits, and dangers of coffee consumption on the overall mortality of a group of 130,000 study participants between the ages of 40- and 59-years-old. Not only was zero relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death established, findings showed that even those who drank up to 6 cups of java daily had no serious detrimental health effects.