Not many of us have gotten through life without hearing old wives tales or myths. As time goes by, it can be very hard to tell fact from fiction. Below are three sayings that have survived through the generations – one has some truth to it, another has depending factors and the third one sounds kind of crazy.
1. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Yes, this is actually true, but did you know that blueberries may keep the doctor away longer? While apples do have the many benefits of being rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, phenols, and so on, those tasty little blueberries are a nutritional goldmine. It’s not really a coincidence then that we have an Apple + Blueberries snack bar, after all. Blueberries are among the highest antioxidant value fruits. The compounds found in this fruit not only assist in ridding the body of harmful free radicals, but research studies also suggest they help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels. These berries are loaded with minerals such as potassium, which is good for help in controlling heart rates and blood pressure.
2. Don’t forget your vitamins
How many times have you heard that growing up as a child? The truth is every child does not need to take a daily multivitamin. Eating regular nutritious meals, balanced with healthy snacks should provide all the nutrients necessary for a normal healthy child. Always talk to your doctor or medical advisor first.
3. Feed a fever and starve a cold
Some say, “Starve a fever and feed a cold.” Regardless of a cold or fever, most healthcare advocates will advise people to continue eating a normal, healthy diet to bolster their immune system in the fight against colds or viruses. Also, drinking plenty of fluids is vital to prevent dehydration.
Have you believed any of these myths?