To say the past few months have been challenging would be an understatement. In these months, the coronavirus has impacted our community and our nation. No facet of daily life has gone untouched; our work, schools, places of worship, recreation and more have been affected by the pandemic and the effort to keep our community safe.
Each month, we set the facts straight on a health and wellness myth.
This month’s myth: Eating food that has fallen on the floor is safe.
Many of us have heard the rule. When that scrumptious slice of pie, cookie or candy drops on they floor, someone will yell, “Five-second rule!” to save you from having to throw it out.
Artificial sweeteners can be found just about anywhere in the grocery store, from chewing gum to baked goods to beverages, to sweeten without the extra calories. Their use has become more commonplace today, but some individuals have concerns about how safe these artificial products are to consume.