5 COMMON LIES THAT KENYAN MOTHERS TELL THEIR CHILDREN….NO.3 AND 4 WILL MAKE YOUR DAY!!

“If you swallow the seeds of a fruit, a tree will grow out of your stomach.”

This is obviously not true. Some seeds pass through the digestive system without being digested while others are actually good for you.

Watermelon seeds, for example, when chewed and swallowed provide amounts of multivitamin B that surpass supplements.

“If you swallow gum it will tie up your intestines.”

Just like the seeds, gum goes right through the digestive tract and comes out the other end.

In very rare instances does gum cause constipation, it has to have been swallowed in absurdly large quantities and combined with other fibre-deficient foods.

“If you get rained on you will grow taller.”  

This is a common belief held by many local speech groups, along with the taboo that no one should jump across your crossed legs because you may grow shorter or become impotent.

Culturally, the myth was propagated to ensure that children conducted themselves with decorum.

Past puberty, it is near impossible to experience further developmental changes.

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