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The Truth behind the Tale


The truth behind the tale and is it real or is it fishy?

When you were growing up, how many times did you hear “if you eat too much sugar you will get worms” or “no, you can’t go swimming? You just ate and will get a cramp and drown!” When it came to your wellbeing, old wives’ tales were always on the tip of mom’s tongue. But how true were they? And where did those tales originate? Once upon a mom…

Cracking your knuckles will lead to arthritis

For some people, cracking knuckles is a habit, while for others that little pop is just addictive. Of course, it also looks cool for the tough guy before he throws the first punch. According to studies somewhere between 20 and 50 percent of people are knuckle crackers. The bottom line… it won’t cause arthritis. Several studies have shown there is no link between the two. But that doesn’t mean it won’t cause other issues. Constant cracking of knuckles has been linked to swelling, dislocation of tendons, ligament damage around the joints and loss of grip. So even if it doesn’t lead to arthritis, it would be a good idea to give your knuckles a rest. Learn more about Joint Health

No swimming for 30 minutes after you’ve eaten.

To be honest, this was one of the old wives’ tales I thought my mom had made up so that she could finish her meal in peace. But it turns out there was some truth in making me wait the allotted 30 minutes before plunging back in the water. Why? After you’ve eaten a big meal the body supplies extra blood to the stomach to help aid in digestion. Probably, not enough blood to keep your arms and legs from kicking and splashing but maybe enough to bring on a minor cramp or stitch. Certainly, not enough to cause you to drown. If you suffer from digestive disorders licorice is a great option and definitely not an old wives’ tale.

Fish for the brain

Studies have shown that omega -3 fatty acids and amino acids found in fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and trout may improve the health of your brain, making it work better. Though more research is needed into the part of fish and omega-3 fats in brain dysfunction, it is obvious that there are many extras to eating this ‘super brain food’ from early brain development in uterus to keeping it up and running into old age. Perks have already been seen from eating fish as little as once a week. Let’s go out on a limb and add fish to the menus twice a week, making one of the choices high in omega-3fatty acids. If you are not a fish lover try Pro EPA for fish oil.

So, what was your favorite old wives’ tale and where did you first hear it? At Meditrend.com there are no old wives’ tales just quality formulas growing healthy families one drop at a time.

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