13 health rules you can break

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:32:58 PM CST   Updated On: Aug 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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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