Health Myths That Are True


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — “An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away.” You probably heard plenty of wife’s tales like that as a kid. but which ones are true? Health myths

When it comes to your health, there are lots of health myths out there …

But some of those old wife’s tales have actually been proven by research! The first: you might have heard carrots are good for your eyes. That’s correct! A study found people who ate high levels of carotenoids, which are found in carrots, had a 40 percent lower risk of developing advanced macular degeneration. Another common suggestion: you should always eat the bread’s crust. Turns out, a German study found that the crust contains as much as eight-times more antioxidants than the bread itself. And what about chicken soup for a cold? Researchers found that ingredients in chicken soup have a mild anti-inflammatory effect. Our last myth that’s actually a fact: eating before bed can cause nightmares. It’s true. A bedtime snack can increase your metabolism, which can cause your brain to become more active and may lead to bad dreams. Separating fact, from fiction.

Remember that “Apple a Day” saying? well, it’s pretty accurate! Cornell researchers found that one fresh apple contains antioxidant properties equal to 1,500 milligrams of Vitamin C. Your body needs vitamin c for healthy immune system functioning. And adequate levels of Vitamin C may shorten the duration of a cold in healthy people.


Contributor(s) to this news report include: Julie Marks, Writer and Robert Walko, Editor.

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