Eating wholesome foods, hitting the gym regularly, and catching up on sleep you’ve been deprived of for some reason — all this sound healthy enough, but there’s always a catch when health is concerned. Any of your good habits can turn against you if you don’t know what’s really right for you.
We brought you some healthy habits that can actually backfire when it comes to your health.
15. Brushing after every meal
According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’ve consumed anything acidic you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods containing citric acid, like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel in its weakened state.
But it is important to brush teeth at least twice daily, especially in the evening.
14. Being lured by “healthy” food labels
The claims that cover the labels on foods at supermarkets, like “natural,” “low-carb,” and “healthy” can be pure manipulation. Your savior that’s both relevant and helpful on a label are the ingredients. So while selecting products make sure you focus on the ingredients list instead of the claims.