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Feb 27, 2019

Topic - Some Old Wives’ Tales Are True!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and eating chicken soup when you’re sick are thought to be old wives’ tales, but science backs them up. Apples keep your blood and bones healthy and fight off cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Chicken soup is appealing because it’s comforting, but chicken soup actually thins mucus and moves it out and bone broths, in general, reduce inflammation. And, what about the tale that cautions against having ice cream before bed because it can give you nightmares? Sad, but true. Sugary or caffeinated treats before bed cause a shift in metabolism which turns on a lot of signals in your body, especially your brain. This increase in activity can lead to more vivid dreams. Yikes! Finally, fish is brain food. Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that restore and strengthen brain cells and help them fight off diseases. I guess the old girls were right!