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As a child, you always hear the same sayings. These are the absolute classics – and that’s really behind this.

  1. “Spinach makes you strong.”

    This rumor is not, as one might believe, to the comic figure Popeye, but are instead due to a small mistake by the German physiologist Gustav von Bunge. This calculated, quite correctly, 100g of spinach an iron content of 35mg – but, unfortunately, dried spinach, the nutrients up to 10 times contains concentrated.
    Fresh spinach contains only 3.5 mg of iron per 100g, which is still quite good. Spinach is also particularly rich in Magnesium and zinc, and 100g only slim 12Kcal. So, what is the saying “spinach makes you strong” but somehow very True – thank you, mom.

  2. “You’re not allowed to chewing gum if swallowed.”

    If you have previously swallowed a piece of gum accidentally, it was crying time! “This is toxic, and glued the stomach!” However, chewing gum is harmful? The all-clear! Chewing gum is likewise decomposed by stomach acid as other food and healthily leaves our body again.

  3. “If you have cherries to eat, you should drink no water.”

    Also, this rule is a myth. Abdominal pain after the stone fruit caused by fermentation processes in the stomach and have nothing to do with the water supply. The legend might have its origin from the time in which the drinking water heavily contaminated with bacteria and germs. Especially yeast-like fungi in the water at that time often led to unpleasant abdominal pain.

  4. “If you squint, remain at some point your eyes are.”

    This myth is a fairy tale, only a nurse. Strabismus can have many causes, but all directly with the physicality of the Visual organ together. When children twist of fun to the eyes, do not risk, of course, that the sight startles him and stays there. A side effect had the warning, however. It was much more fun to squint at your parents naughty.

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  6. “From TV you’ll get square eyes.”

    Of course, the eyes of the TV are not square. Nevertheless, the warning of our worried mothers is not unfounded. If you are sitting too close in front of the TV, it may encourage short-sightedness. Although myopia is primarily genetic, strain television from a short distance, the eye is enormous. Adults feel quickly by a headache or dry eyes. Children have a higher “pain threshold.” That is why it is advisable to keep an eye on the TV consumption of the offspring.

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