Today people from all walks of life are living under more stress - spouse, aging parents, difficult kids, demanding boss. Add to this a never ending and never moving traffic and pollution.

Amidst all this, you are trying to lead a healthy life. 

Sometime you get facts, sometimes fiction. And sometimes you don’t know which is which. Here are 8 of the most common ones busted for you.

1. Myth: Eating banana causes weight gain because it has high calorie content.

Fact: On the contrary, it is a very healthy snack, rich in fibre and potassium. Its sweetness comes natural fruit sugar - fructose.

2. Myth: Taking Calcium supplements causes kidney stones.

Fact: Calcium strengthens bones. Growing kids and elderly people need extra calcium supplements in addition to milk and curd.

3. Myth: Drinking milk makes you fat.

Fact: It is a good source of calcium and protein which keeps blood glucose steady. You don’t feel hungry. It is good to drink in breakfast and before sleeping at night.

4. Myth: Juice is a complete health drink.

Fact: Juices have high glycemic index and cause weight gain. They don’t have any fibre content as well. It is far better to eat the whole fruit.

5. Myth: Weight loss in elderly is a sign of old age.

Fact: Unintentional weight loss in any age group should be a cause for concern nd needs prompt medical attention. Doctor should be consulted to rule out several possible diseases.

6. Myth: Diabetes and high blood pressure occurs only in elderly people.

Fact: In fact, in India, it is diagnosed in the late 20s and early 30s due to sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits.

7. Myth: Watching TV before going to bed at night is relaxing.

Fact: Watching TV at night stimulates the brain and causes difficulty falling asleep, and may even lead to insomnia.

8. Myth: Early morning sun is beneficial for Vitamin D3 synthesis.

Fact: Sun exposure between 10 am to 3 pm is advisable to boost vitamin D3 production in the skin.

Live healthy, be wise.