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The old wives’ tales with a grain of truth.

February 18, 2008

That fish is good for the brain:

The omega-3 fats in fish are vital to foetal brain development. Pregnant women may boost their child’s IQ by eating oily fish, but eating fish won’t improve intelligence once the brain is fully formed.

Ok, so babu-babu and mama-mama, eat those lauk rumahan goreng when you are pregnant.

That oysters are the food of love:

There’s no evidence that oysters can boost libido but they are very rich in zinc which can aid fertility. In men, a zinc deficiency can lead to a low sperm count, and low levels of zinc in women are associated with lower birth weigh babies.

That an apple a day keeps the doctor away:

Apples aren’t rich in vitamin C but they do provide flavonoids which are thought to prevent heart disease. They also contain pectin, a form of soluble fibre which helps stabilise blood sugar levels, maintaining steady energy levels.

Source: Aromatherapy and Natural Health.

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