Busting Food Myths with Dr. Manny
Does greasy food really give you acne? And is too much sugar the reason why your kids are running around the house endlessly? How about the old wives' tale about feeding a cold and starving a fever? (That one's actually true because your body needs the energy.) Dr. Manny stops by to separate fact from fiction ... and to reveal the number one food for getting in the mood for love!
Myth: Eating fried, greasy food causes acne.
Dr. Manny says: "It makes you overweight, but it doesn't give you acne. Acne comes from bacteria, it comes from genetics, it comes from not cleaning your skin properly. But eating the stuff? Forget about it, this isn't going to give you pimples."
Myth: Sugar make kids hyper.
Dr. Manny says: "I have three kids -- you could put them on a vegetable diet and they'd still be hyperactive! Absolutely not! Eating sugary things will make kids overweight, which is a big problem, but no, the hyperactivity is something else. It has nothing to do with that. So give the kids the extra cookie if you want to, but be careful they don't overeat."
Myth: Warm milk puts you to sleep.
Dr. Manny says: "Yes, it is true because milk has tryptophan which is a substance that makes us sleepy. It happens at Thanksgiving when we have a big turkey."
Myth: Oatmeal and garbanzo beans are aphrodisiacs.
Dr. Manny says: "Everybody thinks that aphrodisiac foods are like, oysters, a little chocolate, a little candle light. But the best thing if you want to improve your libido -- oatmeal. It's good for your heart. If you want to have a good sex life, you need to have a good heart. You need to have good circulation. And, believe it or not, a little garbanzo beans in the morning does wonders."
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