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!

Warm Milk and Sleep

Milk contains two sleep promoters: the hormone melatonin and the amino acid tryptophan. The amount of both of these substances in one glass, however, is minute, making it unlikely that a glass of milk would help you fall asleep faster. Despite this, there’s evidence that warm milk may provide some psychological benefits to winding down. We connect the drink to memories of Mom, home and the comfort of childhood that can help us relax and decompress. Since it soothes and calms your mind, it may aid in falling asleep. Drink up!

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.