Old wives' tales can be silly, but some of them may have a nugget of truth to them. Bustle did their own research and found a few that actually work!

  • Chocolate can ease PMS symptoms! That's great news, because who doesn't love an excuse to eat chocolate? The mood-boosting chemicals in chocolate are what helps you feel better, and that's why your grandmother and mother would always recommend that to you.
  • Chicken soup can cure a cold which we all remember our grandparent's encouraging us to eat good 'ol Campbell's soup when we were little and sick. Chicken soup hydrates and inhibits us to drink more water because of its' salt content essentially flushing out the bed toxins making us sick.
  • You need to get your beauty sleep was something I always thought was my parent's way of getting me to bed early, but it rings true! Adequate sleep can do wonders for your skin, as well as your physical and mental health. I don't remember the last time that I really got a good night's sleep...

Our parents and grandparents raised us and kept us alive, so they were probably right with some of these old wives' tales. See if they can help you stay healthy now!

(via Bustle)