Old Wives Tales

Honey Heals Wounds

TRUE

Honey is excellent at killing bacteria,helps wound healing
and soothes inflammation.Honey can even knock out
some bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The healing power
of Honey might come froman enzyme called glucose okidase
which acts like a mild bleach.



Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

TRUE

Apples contain powerful, desease fighting antioxidants
that fight strokes. Heart attacks and certain cancers.
They also make you breathe more easily, although
no one knows why.Apples provide a good source of vitamins
and are full of fibre, so they are a useful part of a healthy diet.



Eating Fish Makes You Brainy


TRUE

Oily fish such as Sardines, Mackerel,Salmon.Pilchards and Herrings
are especially good sources of Omega-3 fats,
which are needed for the development of brain and nerve cells.
Especially for babies and children. Research also suggests
thats a regular intake of these Omega-3 fats is important
for brain function throughout life.



Gargle With Salt To Ease Sore Throat

TRUE

Sore throats are often caused by bacteria.
Salt kills the bacteria by sucking out their water
and making them explode. The salt water is also
good for cuts or inflammations in your mouth.



Porridge Relieves Eczema

TRUE

The oils in oats can help moisturise the skin
especially by putting a small muslin bag containing oats
into a bath with water,this is helpful in patients with eczema
who tend to have too little oil on skin surface.



Feed A Cold Starve A Fever


TRUE

Latest research shows that eating food boosts
the releaseof killer white blood cells, which destroy
infected cells in less serious illnesses such as colds
Starving boosts antibodies, which battle against acute
infections such as flu and other fevers.



Wet Weather Makes Arthritis Worse


TRUE

Patients with arthritis say they can feel the weather
in their bones, because their joints turn painful before a storm.
Laboratory tests show that damp weather and low atmospheric
pressure together make joints more painful and stiff.
As the pressure drops, already swollen joints expand and
make the membranes inside more painful.



Chewing Gum Clogs Your Arteries


FALSE

Chewing gum passes through your digestive system
Just like anything else,but government statistics estimate
there are some 500 accidents a year caused by gum
getting stuck in peoples throats.



Sitting Too Close To the Television Will Ruin Your Eyes


FALSE

According to most eye specialists, its unlikely
you can harm your eyesight watching TV, but its not clear
if computer screens harm eyesight because they are
usually viewed much closer.Modern lifestyle can
also somehow harm eyes- escimo children in Alaska
brought up as Americans have far worse eyesight
than their elders raised in traditional lifestyle.