There are many myths we believe because we heard them from someone else as children and believed they were facts. We hate to break it to you, but there are many of these “facts” that aren’t actually true. Once you learn the truth, your life might never be the same.

Milk Is Good For Your Bones

You probably learned while growing up that dairy products provide a great source of calcium, which strengthens your bones. However, this isn’t true. The calcium in milk doesn’t prevent your bones from getting fractures. While you can still enjoy milk, you can get just as much calcium from sardines, salmon, beans, almonds, and figs.

Chocolate Causes Acne

If you’ve ever been told not to eat chocolate because it’ll cause acne, this isn’t true. Researchers conducted a study and gave subjects chocolate bars containing 10 percent more chocolate than other bars. Results determined these subjects didn’t develop more acne. All the more reason to eat chocolate!

Mars Is The Red Planet

We were told at a young age that Mars is the red planet. But that’s not true. In the 1970s, NASA’s Viking 1 satellite landed on the planet and took several photographs. The photos revealed the planet has areas of blue and grey, and it has a blue sky—just like Earth.

Mount Everest Is The Tallest Mountain

Many people think Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. While it’s true that the mountain has the highest elevation above sea level, it’s not the highest mountain of all. If we consider the total height of mountains, Mauna Kea in Hawaii would be the highest summit. The mountain has an altitude of 13,796 feet and its base descends about 19,039 feet below sea level.

You Should Run Every Day

People may have told you at one time that if you like to run, you should run every day. That’s not true. Health experts have found that everyday running harms your health more than running only three to four days a week. Running too much could lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s Disease, and premature aging. So, there really is such a thing as too much exercise.