Another persistent myth about hydration states that caffeine is a diuretic that makes you pee, and therefore caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea don't hydrate your body. The idea is based on the findings of a study from 1928 that looked at three people. Not only is that sample incredibly small by today's standards, but the finding has not held up to more recent experiments. So consider this myth busted.
Essentially, with the exception of higher alcohol-content beverages like hard liquor, all liquids count towards hydration. As does food. The experts we spoke to say about 20% of your fluid intake comes from the food you eat, from fruits and vegetables to pasta.
Afib can cause heart palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, chest discomfort and shortness of breath. However, up to 30% of Afib episodes cause no symptoms at all. Electrophysiologist Walid Saliba, MD, addresses some common myths about Afib:
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At some point in our lives, many of us have heard myths about alcohol. From what to drink, how to drink and what to do in certain situations, there are many myths about alcohol out there. I want to bust some popular ones that we at Encounter Youth hear from time to time.
Out of all of these myths about alcohol, this is one I really want people to consider seriously. If someone has been drinking and becomes unconscious as a result, they need an ambulance ASAP. Putting them to bed can be dangerous.
This is one of my favourite myths about alcohol to bust. For many years, surveys have shown that, actually, more and more young people are choosing not to drink or choosing to delay their first drink.
Izzy operated between 1920 and 1925 in New York. Although known for using disguises to buy alcohol where no one else was able to, and after making 4,932 arrests of bartenders, bootleggers and speakeasy owners (of which 95 percent ended in convictions), Izzy was sacked because he "had become too vaudevillian." Hollywood even made a movie about his unusual enforcement techniques and career. His book, which was published in 1932, was dedicated to the 4,932 persons he arrested, "Hoping they bear me no grudge for having done my duty." 2b1af7f3a8