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The Truth Behind Those Health-Related Old Wives Tales

Old Wives Tales will forever be around.  Many of them offer excellent AND accurate advice, while others, even with their good intentions, aren’t quite so accurate.  Below are some of the most common health-related Old Wives Tales around.  Find out which ones are right, and which ones are false.

Eating Celery Burns More Calories Than You Consume FALSE

The idea that eating certain foods burns more calories than consumed is usually inaccurate.  Eating celery IS both very nutritious AND very low-calorie, but you do not burn more calories just by eating it (also called negative calories).  Why?  Because, taking an 8-inch stalk of celery for example that has about 6 calories, to burn 11 calories (meaning burning more calories than you consume) you have to chew on that stalk of celery for about 1 hour!  So, with most of those so-called negative-calorie foods, nobody is going to eat their food for even 5 minutes, let alone a full hour, to get that negative-calorie burning effect.  If you DO want to consume an immediate metabolism boosting food, just add cinnamon to your daily diet.  Studies prove that just 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon a day, can increase your metabolism by as much as twentyfold!  It turns out that cinnamon makes fat cells more responsive to insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar metabolism.

Caffeine Will Stunt Your Childs Growth TRUE

Caffeine causes the body to lose calcium and potassium.  And, because kids are smaller, a caffeine-loaded soda drink, energy drink or cup of coffee causes a much bigger jolt to their bodies.  An excellent way to ensure that your child is getting enough magnesium in their diet, which is essential for proper bone growth, adding 4 oz of raw almonds daily will quickly and deliciously do the trick (as long as they do not have a nut allergy), and 2-3 oz a day for adults.

Ginger Ale Is Good For An Upset Stomach FALSE

Though Ginger is highly effective at soothing an upset stomach and digestive system, there’s not nearly enough of actual ginger in ginger ale to make a difference.  Instead, opt for a ginger tea, which is the REAL thing.  You can also chew on a 1/4 inch piece of fresh peeled ginger as well.  Fresh ginger is very cheap and easily found at your local grocery and health food markets. Coconut oil weight loss effect on our body quickly which is very beneficial.

An Apple A Day Helps Keep The Doctor Away TRUE

Apples are chock-full of essential antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and pectin (a form of dietary fiber).  Eating an apple daily can help maintain a multitude of healthy body functions, including keeping your digestive system running smoothly, reduce bad cholesterol, nourish brain cells, reduce cellular inflammation, prevent overeating and help to avoid damage caused by Alzheimers and Parkinson’s diseases.  And, research shows that the Red Delicious variety is richest in antioxidants and other healthy nutrients.

Rain Or Snow Causes Arthritis Flare-Ups – FALSE

Many people living with arthritis will swear they can predict impending weather changes because their joints start to ache, and they attribute this to the elevated levels of moisture in the air.  While there IS a connection to weather changes and arthritis flare-ups, it is not because of the excess wetness.  So, what is it?  Before stormy weather, there is usually a drop in the atmospheres barometric pressure, and it is this decline in air pressure that can cause the tissues around the joints to swell, causing arthritic pain.  To help prevent and reduce your arthritis pain and other symptoms, you should be taking omega-3 fatty acids on a daily basis, rain or shine.  Getting 3,000-6,000 mg daily will help make a huge difference in your symptoms. Visit and get more info only at healthandcaretips.com

Eating The Breads Crust Is Good For You TRUE

According to a study conducted by the American Chemical Society, it turns out that the crust of bread has 8 times more of a cancer-fighting antioxidant called prone-lysine than the rest of the meal.  And, if you want to make it even healthier yet, toast your bread.  This potent antioxidant prone-lysine if formed in the baking process, so toasting your bread will cause more of it to form.

Be sure to pass along these health-related Old Wives Tales to your friends and family, and clarify once-and-for-all, which ones are right and which ones are not.

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