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“Healthy” Habits You Can Give Up Now

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every day we’re learning new things from science, and because of it, information is constantly changing. So what we thought was good for our health 10 years ago, may not be the case today.

Low-fat salad dressing may not be the best option, according to a Purdue University study which found that lack of fat may make it difficult for your body to absorb the nutrients in a salad. Plus, nutritionists believe losing weight comes down to calories and sugar, more than fat.

Bottled water or tap water? Consider this: cities are required to filter and disinfect tap water, but there are no such regulations on bottled water. And while both must be tested for chemicals and bacteria, bottled water only has to be tested once a week, while city tap water must be tested at least 100 times a month.

And, is a daily multivitamin necessary? Johns Hopkins researchers say they don’t reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer or cognitive decline.

If you wash your hands regularly throughout the day, hand sanitizer is almost entirely unnecessary. It can't kill all the germs that plain old soap and water can.  And viruses like norovirus and C. Diff are immune to sanitizing gels.

Contributors to this news report include: Jessica Sanchez, Supervising Producer; and Brent Sucher, Editor/Videographer.

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