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5 of the Most Unexpected Health Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

3. Anti-Bacterial Soap is Actually Worse

Most of us use anti-bacterial soap to try to eliminate all germs from our bodies. However, there is no proof that these soaps are useful. In truth, the human body contains germs that are beneficial to our health, and antibacterial soaps are unable to distinguish between the good and bad bacteria.

In any event, all soaps are excellent at removing the excess bacteria that has built up. Recent research has also revealed that triclosan, one of the main components in antibacterial soap, may cause long-term health problems such bacterial resistance and hormone disruption. This suggests that anti-bacterial soaps are not only unneeded, but they are actually worse than ordinary soap!



4. Don’t Brush After Eating

Brushing your teeth right after a meal to ensure that all residual food particles are eliminated is a common piece of advice you’ll hear. However, doing so has the unintended consequence of weakening the desired impact.

When we eat acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus, coffee, soda, and other acidic meals, the food can erode the tooth enamel. And brushing just after might hasten the acid’s effect on your tooth enamel as well as destroy the dentin layer beneath.

This can cause issues like sensitivity, discolouration, and tooth chipping or breaking. As a result, dentists advise waiting at least 30-60 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth.



5. Drink Coffee Before A Nap

Drinking coffee before going to bed may seem counterintuitive, but in the case of a brief nap, it can actually help you wake up more energetic rather than drowsy! A research conducted recently in Japan indicated that those who drank about 200 mg (about 1-2 cups) of coffee before laying down for a power nap felt more invigorated when they awoke than those who didn’t.

Caffeine works by clearing your brain of adenosine, a fatigue-inducing chemical, but the benefits don’t kick in until 20-30 minutes after you ingest it — the perfect amount of time for a power nap! The slumber will eliminate some of the adenosine on its own, but the caffeine will hasten the process.

But be warned, do not try this before going to bed at night!


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