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!

Swimming and Eating

There’s nothing worse than staring at a pool after lunch. The 30-minute rule was based on the old wives’ tale that while digesting a meal, your blood would be pulled away from your arms and legs, leaving your limbs prone to cramps. In reality, the blood your body needs to digest has no effect on the muscles you need to swim. The only risk you face from swimming is a minor stomach cramp.

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