13 health rules you can break

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:32:58 PM CST   Updated On: May 19 2014 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.

Easy Habits - Gum Snapping
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Gum stays in your stomach for seven years. Every child who has swallowed his gum has heard this one. Chewing gum, just like anything else you swallow, will get picked up by the fluids and other food in your stomach and moved through digestion in just a few days.

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