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6 Habits that look healthy, but are not

6 Habits that look healthy, but are not

It is very common for us to believe that cutting calorie consumption is enough to lose weight. But not quite. Taking into account only calories can lead to nutritional problems. Consuming only nutrient-poor foods in the long term can lead to nutritional deficiencies and problems such as anemia, vitamin B and iron deficiency, and low immunity, increasing the chances of flu, infections, viruses, verminoses and allergic reactions. that establishing what is a healthy diet and that slims, if the goal is purely to lose weight counting calories is enough, but the person can make a completely unbalanced diet, "warns the endocrinologist Bruno Halpern, a physician at the Brazilian Association for the Study of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome (ABESO).

Hygiene in excess

Studies conducted by Duke University (USA) concluded that excessive cleansing in childhood is harmful to adult health by inhibiting or disrupting the production and action of antibodies from our our natural immunity. According to the researchers, children who wash their hands, every two minutes, do not come into contact with nature for fear of allergies and deprive themselves of contact with external agents, causing diseases, and therefore, would have less resistance to bacteria and viruses than those whose mothers do not care to see everything so clean.

Taking more than one bath per day

For Brazilians, taking more than one bath per day is common, but a study by the University of Utah, in the United States, has found that this habit may not be as beneficial to health. Researchers have pointed out that more than one bath per day can deregulate the microbial ecosystems of the skin.

Excess vitamin D

A study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine states that levels of vitamin D above normal may increase the risk of heart inflammation.

Researchers have concluded that you need to be aware of the risks associated with using vitamin supplements without need, especially vitamin D. According to the authors, people taking vitamin D supplements need to be sure >

Excessive exercise

Numerous studies have already proven that practicing physical exercise is one of the secrets to increasing longevity. But everything has a limit. This is because overtraining, the so-called overtraining, can be just as harmful as the sedentary lifestyle. According to nutritionist Marco Dias Leme, too much fiber can hinder absorption.

Fibers in excess

According to nutritionist Marco Dias Leme, excess fiber can hinder absorption of some nutrients and minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, copper and iron. He adds that consuming excess fiber can lead to the appearance of cellulite, acne and food intolerance due to increased intestinal permeability.


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