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:
1.) Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day
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.
2.) Fish Is Brain Food
The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in fish is incredibly beneficial to the brain and its cognitive functions.
3.) Long Labor Mean It’s A Boy
Researchers have found that giving birth to a boy comes with longer labor times and more complications.
4.) Don’t Swallow Your Gum
Swallowing your gum, a huge wad or several small pieces very quickly can lead to intestinal blockage, which is known as bezoar
5.) Cranberry Juice Is Good For Bladder Infections
The nutritional properties of cranberry juice and even blackberry juice are proven combatants to the bacteria that causes infection.
6.) Peanut Butter Will Remove Gum
Rubbing a small amount of peanut butter will most definitely get that sticky gum off of most surfaces.
7.) Hot Baths Decrease Chances Of Pregnancy
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.
8.) Chocolate Relieves Menstrual Cramps
While it is not a cure, chocolate DOES contain mood-boosting chemicals to make you at least forget about those cramps for a while.
9.) The Cold Causes Colds
Researchers found that people who stood in cold baths versus hot baths were more susceptible to the cold virus. So, grab your coat.
10.) An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Apples contain nutrients that help fight against cancer and other illnesses, so it’s at least a start.
11.) Carrots Are Good For Your Eyes
While it won’t cure blindness, the high beta carotene found in carrots severely reduce the risk of macular degeneration later in life.
12.) Chicken Soup Fights The Cold Virus
Chicken soup has actually been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that sooth upper respiratory infections.
13.) Don’t Swim After Eating
When you eat, blood flows to your digestive tract. When you exercise, blood flows to your muscles. Too much of that will cause cramps.
HMMM, I think I owe my mom an apology. Share these sound words of wisdom with others by clicking on the button below. Don’t let other mothers be ignored!