This Video Debunks 10 Misconceptions About Your Favourite Beverages

There are all kinds of myths and old wives’ tails floating around about soda, bottled water, and milk. This video will clear things up if you’re thirsty for the truth. In this video from the Mental Floss YouTube channel, host Elliott Morgan spills the secrets behind popular beverage misconceptions.

You’ll learn that tap water in the US (and most first-world countries) is usually just as safe — if not more safe — to drink than bottled water, drinking milk doesn’t actually increase the amount of phlegm build-up in your throat, eating pop rocks and following it with a soft drink won’t kill you, sports drinks aren’t necessary for most people’s post workout plan, Mountain Dew doesn’t lower your sperm count and that no one really knows for sure whether diet soft drink contributes to weight gain or not.

While you probably weren’t planning on using Mountain Dew as a contraceptive, it’s always good to know the truth about what you put in your body.

Misconceptions about Beverages [YouTube]

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