Although the “money tree” does not really help make money and spilled salt will not necessarily lead to a quarrel, many signs actually “work”. Scientists have proved that not all popular beliefs are a fairy tale. It is worth following them at least to make your life more comfortable.
According to a research conducted by the University of Western Australia, just 100 grams of apples every day can significantly increase life expectancy. To be particular, apple peel has high levels of flavonoids – plant compounds that help prevent cell damage, reduce cancer risk and help maintain a healthy weight.
Of course, this guarantees nothing, but it really increases the chances. It is known that bananas are rich in potassium, which is key to conceiving a boy. It was found that women who regularly consume bananas give birth to boys in 56% cases, and those who do not – in 45%.
3. Full moon
Yes, it may be true. The results of several studies have shown that the number of crimes, patients in the Emergency Department, surgical errors and other unusual events is greater during the full moon than on any other night.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a red pigment which helps to produce vitamin A – a key ingredient for eye health. Also, this vitamin can prevent cataracts and slightly improve night vision. However, do not overdo it – too much vitamin A can cause negative side effects.
5. Chicken soup
Scientists believe that a bowl of chicken soup can actually relieve pneumonia. It is believed that chicken soup slows down the activity of white blood cells that can cause inflammation.
6. Glass and newspaper
Newspapers are made of dense fibers that contain no solid, scratching materials. Compared to paper towels, newsprint fiber is more rigid and will not flake off or stick to the glass. Moreover, most newspapers now use inks based on soy oils that make them even better cleaners for glass.
Researchers from the Rush Medical Center in Chicago have proven that eating fish is really good for the brain. Those who regularly eat fish much less frequently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Although some fish contains high levels of mercury that can have negative consequences for health, the benefits of including fish in the diet outweigh the risks.
It is known that dark chocolate contains nutrients and antioxidants such as anandamide, which, as scientists believe, has a calming effect. So eating chocolate before menstruation can really help.
9. Old forecasters
Elderly people sometimes say it’s going to rain because their bones ache. This statement may be true. The storm is preceded by a drop in air pressure that causes pain in the joints of those who suffer from arthritis.
A few teaspoons of honey added to hot tea or lemon water will really help soothe a sore throat. However, do not expect that it will cure an infection.
Although this idea may seem crazy, scratches in furniture can be covered up with a walnut. Walnuts, with their texture and color, are ideal to fill a scratch on wood.
12. Bath and fertility
This statement was confirmed by a three-year scientific study. The semen of 5 out of 11 men with fertility problems has become “more productive” by 491% after these men stopped taking hot baths for several months. Heat from laptops and tight underwear can have the same negative impact on the number of sperm cells.
Cheese, like other dairy products, contains tryptophan, which serves as a precursor, inducing the production of the sleep hormone serotonin. However, the study participants, who consumed dairy products (including cheese) before bed, reported that they often had nightmares.
In fact, it really helps after the bite of bees, wasps, bumblebees, and some other insects. Rubbing the bite with a slice of onion can prevent the formation of tumors because plant-source enzymes destroy toxins from a bite.
15. Early risers
Several scientific studies have proven that the people who wake up early in the morning tend to be healthier and happier, more persistent, diligent and active. Besides, they cope with the negativity and stress better.