?health tips june
pamplemous HAY FEVER HOME REMEDY

 

Grapefruit and lemon boiled in one cup of water for 15 minutes makes an excellent home remedy for hay fever. Use only the fruit, not the rind. Cool and mix with raw honey to relieve symptoms.

GIVE?YOUR DIET A BERRY BOOST

If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries — blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries – every day. They’ll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich. A big bonus: Berries are also tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers.

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INDULGE YOUR SWEET TOOTH

Indulge your sweet teeth without the guilt. Try a bowl of natural, sugar-free yogurt (to help lower blood pressure), add some fruit, raw nuts, manuka honey (for healing anti-bacterial properties) and a few shavings of dark chocolate.

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GO NUTS

Those little bags of mixed nuts can do more than tame your craving for something salty. Cashews, almonds and walnuts are excellent source of magnesium, which experts say can help our wired bodies take things down a notch. Studies show that most people don’t get enough magnesium, and it’s particularly deficient in people with anxiety.

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ALSO OF INTEREST

A Truly All-Natural Way to Bring Down Your Blood Pressure In a study from Washington State University, people who were asked to take an anxiety-provoking test in a computer lab were more productive, more attentive and had lower systolic blood pressure when there were plants nearby?than when there weren’t. In another study by German researchers, people with plants in their offices reported feeling fewer job-related jitters. Pick up a Chinese evergreen or Devil’s Ivy for your desk.

(Just don’t forget to water it!)

 

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