Healthy Living Tips…
Suffer from Hayfever? Did you know that eating mango will help prevent your body from releasing histamine? Mango has been proven to reduce allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny noses! or if your Hayfever just begins to flair up, carry a pack of wasabi-coated peas with you. Wasabi contains allyl isothiocyanate which is the compound which has been to show it can stop the flow of mucus.
Feeling a little blue? Snacking on raw sugar snap peas can help alleviate negative feelings for up to five hours. Apparently these little gems block the chemicals in the brain which causes us to feel negative and blue.
Want to speed up your weight-loss? Stanford University scientists have discovered that people who eat three radishes a day, radically affected the liver’s ability to convert fat into energy. Within two days, a noticeable difference was noted in those taking part in the study. Apparently radishes contain sulforaphane which helps the liver burn excess fat. If you don’t like the taste, try blending one into your smoothies, if you’re into peppery tastes, add it to your breakfast smoothie to get kick start your liver into shedding the pounds.
Had a stressful day? Munching on cucumber throughout the day, helps to diminish stress levels according to research, the effects of reducing stress with cucumber lasts for over four hours, better than pharmacueticals any day, plus cucumber is great as an anti-ageing facial treatment too:-)
Trouble with Joint Pain? Pineapple contains Bromine which is a natural inflammatory for pains in joints. Drink pineapple juice with two slices of lime and sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink. The sparkling water oxygenates the drink ensuring it gets into the blood stream quicker and hits the pain fast. Alternatively adding 8oz of watercress to your daily diet, in smoothies or salads also helps reduce inflammation in and around the joints. It is well-known for its healing properties on damaged muscles and cartilage so get munching people:-)
Time to pass the guacamole…. did you know that if you eat half an avocado every day you could lose up to 4lbs a month? According to research this lovely food is rich in omega-9’s and they cause our liver to burn fat for energy. As a bonus, the omega-9’s also help stimulate serotonin and dopamine, the feel good hormones which boost our moods. Regular intake of avocado can reduce depressive moods by a minimum of 31%.
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