The Old Wives Tales That Actually Turned Out To Be True

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Over the years, you probably have ignored some sound advice that your mother gave you. (We all do it.) But, as it turns out, some of those old wives tales she mentioned? Yeah, they’re totally true.Your mom is filled with sage wisdom… and you didn’t even know it. These common words of advice seem like myths, but science proved that they’re true:

Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

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Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism, raises your blood sugar to healthy levels, and people who eat breakfast are found to have longer life spans.

Fish Is Brain Food

Fish Is Brain Food

EconomicsMalaysia

The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in fish is incredibly beneficial to the brain and its cognitive functions.

Long Labor Mean It’s A Boy

Long Labor Mean It's A Boy

CaryChiropractor

Researchers have found that giving birth to a boy comes with longer labor times and more complications.

Don’t Swallow Your Gum

Don't Swallow Your Gum

ABCNews

Swallowing your gum, a huge wad or several small pieces very quickly can lead to intestinal blockage, which is known as bezoar

Cranberry Juice Is Good For Bladder Infections

Cranberry Juice Is Good For Bladder Infections

Itriagehealth

The nutritional properties of cranberry juice and even blackberry juice are proven combatants to the bacteria that causes infection.

Peanut Butter Will Remove Gum

Peanut Butter Will Remove Gum

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Rubbing a small amount of peanut butter will most definitely get that sticky gum off of most surfaces.

Hot Baths Decrease Chances Of Pregnancy

Hot Baths Decrease Chances Of Pregnancy

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This is true for men. When men take hot baths or spend too much time in hot tubs, the sperm count is significantly lower than men who opt for less heated environments.

Chocolate Relieves Menstrual Cramps

Chocolate Relieves Menstrual Cramps

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While it is not a cure, chocolate DOES contain mood-boosting chemicals to make you at least forget about those cramps for a while.

The Cold Causes Colds

The Cold Causes Colds

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Researchers found that people who stood in cold baths versus hot baths were more susceptible to the cold virus. So, grab your coat.

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

CreepyPasta

Apples contain nutrients that help fight against cancer and other illnesses, so it’s at least a start.

Carrots Are Good For Your Eyes

Carrots Are Good For Your Eyes

Agric

While it won’t cure blindness, the high beta carotene found in carrots severely reduce the risk of macular degeneration later in life.

Chicken Soup Fights The Cold Virus

Chicken Soup Fights The Cold Virus

Goodtaste

Chicken soup has actually been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that sooth upper respiratory infections.

Don’t Swim After Eating

Don't Swim After Eating

HeartBreakHypnotist

When you eat, blood flows to your digestive tract. When you exercise, blood flows to your muscles. Too much of that will cause cramps.

Don't Swallow Your Gum