Health myths: Truth or misinformation?

Spinach & Iron

Ever since Popeye the Sailor, this winter vegetable has been promoted as a green miracle. But this connection cannot really be proven. Although spinach has high iron content compared to other vegetables, there is no evidence of exceptional iron content in fresh spinach.

Vitamin C as a cold killer

Taking vitamin C to prevent and treat colds has long been considered the golden rule. However, this protective effect is not proven. Nevertheless, vitamin C fulfils important protective functions in the body and is important for the development of connective tissue, teeth, gums and bones.

Cranberry against cystitis

Already used by the indigenous peoples of North America as a remedy for inflammation, cranberry, which is similar to lingonberry, actually possesses natural antibiotic powers. The active ingredients prevent bacteria from settling in the bladder, for example.