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.

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Coffee makes you dehydrated. People living in warm climates are usually warned not to consume too much caffeine because of its diuretic properties, which could lead to dehydration. A recent study showed that people who drank decaffeinated beverages only had a three percent difference in water retention, thus showing that caffeine and caffeinated beverages don’t cause dehydration.

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