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Don’t go in the sea in the hour after eating, don’t swallow chewing gum because it will stay in your stomach and wrap around your organs. There’s some strange food myths out there in the world but how many of them are actually true?
Will carrots help you see in the dark? And is the key to curly hair in eating the crusts of the bread? These odd ideas are shared and passed on by mother’s around the world but the The Telegraph has decided to see if any of them are actually true.
With a bit of appliance of science they have questioned some of these commonly spread myths and in some cases completely blown them out of the water.
Carrots, unfortunately, will not improve your sight - it’s a myth left over from the war and, although we wouldn’t advise it, swallowing chewing gum is not going to mean it sits in your stomach for the next seven years.
Take a look at the full list and see if you’ve been believing some food myths.