Health Rules You Can Bend
WebMD health feature series: 12 health rules you can bend.
Eight glasses of water; five to seven servings of fruits and veggies; eight
hours of sleep -- just keeping track of health recommendations can be
exhausting, let alone following them.
Here are 12 health rules that it’s OK -- and sometimes even good -- to
1. Don't eat food that’s fallen on the
Many bacteria will be found on that food, but most of them are
not dangerous, notes Nina Shapiro, MD, director of pediatric
otolaryngology at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital.
Still, if food sits on the floor for long enough, larger critters can dig in
to it. If it's been there overnight, don’t eat it!
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