13 health rules you can break

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Jan 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 22, 2016 

Some health rules are followed religiously, but really have no medical or scientific foundation. Here are 13 popular rules that aren't as hard-and-fast as you might think.

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Warm milk helps you sleep

Yes, milk contains tryptophan, the same sedative found in turkey, but you'd have to drink a lot to knock you out for the night. The response people feel from it is entirely psychological, so it can help you fall asleep if you think it will.


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