Truth or Tale: Old Wives’ Tales Put to the Test!

Mom is always full of tips to keep you safe, happy and healthy – and many of her recommendations have been passed down for generations. But some of these health adages are nothing more than urban legends. Dr. Oz put the most common old wives’ tales under the microscope to find out if they’re fact or fiction. From stress causing graying hair to not swimming after you eat to the link between spicy foods and ulcers and more – learn the truth about the advice you’ve grown up with!

Caffeine and Height

Caffeine does not stunt your growth; there’s no link between caffeine consumption and height. Your soda or coffee habit does come with some side effects, as caffeine can cause an increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure along with keeping you awake at night – which is particularly detrimental to children who need more sleep than adults. Dr. Oz recommends limiting caffeine intake to 1 drink per day for kids and 2 drinks for adults. Avoid caffeine after 3 p.m. so that it doesn’t interfere with your sleep.

Want to know how to look marvelous without splurging so much? Dr. Oz invites three beauty experts to share the smartest ways to save money while looking fabulous starting from your hair and makeup tools to the beauty products you use.