01/8Beware of these seemingly ‘healthy’ trends!

Beware of these seemingly ‘healthy’ trends!

Here’s the thing about trends – everytime a new trend makes it everyone’s radar, they’re hyped so much, that you’re intrinsically motivated to try it. Now, if this were fashion trends, the only thing it could potentially damage, would be your wallet. Health trends, irrespective of the fact that they work or not, have looming potential health risk. It is also important to keep in mind many health trends may do more damage than good. So, instead of getting experimental with health, we decided to help you out with filtering those trends out. Read on.

by Deesha Bondre
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02/8Raw Water

Raw Water

“The water is from a time when earth was pristine and is estimated to have matured below the surface for up to 10,000 years before surfacing,” say most raw water companies. However, you need to know that untreated water contains multitudes of bacteria that can be rather bad for health. So, please do NOT drink raw water.

by Alisha Alam
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03/8Juice Fasts

Juice Fasts

Juice fasts have been gaining popularity for how quickly they can help detox your body. However, every organ in the body serves a particular function and to do so it needs the right kind of nutrients and proteins that are not available in juices. So, don't stop eating what you eat and try to survive on juices.

by Alisha Alam
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04/8Calorie Cutting

Calorie Cutting

It's not unknown that when you want to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't consume calories at all. "All it does is throw the body into a starvation response and slow down the metabolism," says an expert. It can lead to health issues, depression, mood swings and what not.

by Alisha Alam
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05/8Extreme exercise routines

Extreme exercise routines

A high intensity workout may be all the rage right now, and rightfully so. But it also comes with a bunch of rules to follow, if you’re planning on only reaping the benefits. For starters, you a HIIT workout shouldn’t exceed beyond 30 minutes. Working out should be for short to moderate durations, increasing the heart rate, breaking a sweat, and challenging your strength and flexibility. Too much of anything is a bad thing, [and] that includes exercise.

by Deesha Bondre
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06/8E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes may seem like a genius way to slowly quit smoking. But truth is, they aren’t safe to begin with. While many often tout them as a healthier alternative for cigarettes, their long term effects are largely unknown. So if you’re someone who’s trying to quit smoking, a support group would give you far better support than a e-cigarette.

by Deesha Bondre
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07/8Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated charcoal has such a reputation for it cleansing properties, that you will see it everywhere. If only it were completely true. While it may be fine in your face cleansers and scrubs, it isn’t a great idea for toothpastes. Activated charcoal is an extremely abrasive product that works to scrape away the outer surface of our teeth, which damages the enamel. Once enamel is destroyed, it cannot grow back, making teeth more sensitive and prone to severe health issues. And that's not what you want.

by Deesha Bondre
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08/8Douching

Douching

If you don’t know about this to begin with, great! Douching is essentially cleaning up of the vaginal area with a use of a spray that ‘refreshes’ the area inside out. But these sprays can easily change the pH level of the vaginal cavity, which can cause irritation, itching and bacterial vaginosis. If you do have a persistent odor that seems out of the ordinary, or are concerned for your health, let a doctor know.

by Deesha Bondre
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