SURPRISING HEALTH FACTS UNEARTHED

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Thu, Dec 5, 2013  
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WARM YOUR FEET TO EASE THE PAIN

The theory goes that this dilates the blood vessels in the feet and drawns the blood away from your head which may ease the pain.


SNUFF OUT INDOOR POLLUTANTS WITH INDOOR PLANTS

Noxious indoor air pollution kills more people per year than out door pollution says WHO(World Health Organisation). Volatile Organic Compounds(VOC), such as acetone,,ammonia,benzene,,formaldehyde and xylene are released by a huge variety of  modern materials at homes, including paints, treated woods, glues, cleansing products, air freshners, toilet cleaners etc. VOC's are linked to many diseases such as asthma, nasal congestion,head aches and even cancer.

Wisely chosen house plants reduce the risk by removing toxins from the air.  Keep an areca palm,aloe vera, peace lily, bamboo palm or rubber plant.

THE BERRIES & BELLY CONNECTION

New research suggests that straw-berries can soothe a troubled stomach.They are thought to help prevent stomach ulcers by reducing damage done to the stomach's mucous membrane.Turmeric,cranberry juice and probiotic yogurt may also help heal the stomach lining as will oily fish and plenty of dark-green vegetables.

EAT MUSTARD, BUILD MUSCLES


You can actually build muscle by eating mustard! With absolutely no side effects the homobrassinolide, a plant steroid in mustard seeds is said to trigger a similar response to anabolic steroids that build up muscle mass quickly. The research also found that the subsance stimulate protein synthesis in muscle cells leading to increases in lean body maass and physical pertormance.

KICK START YOUR MEAL WITH ASPARAGUS

This starter friendly delicious vegetable is a rich source of oligofructose, a natural soluble fibre that curbs appetite and triggers a sensation of being full.

Oligofructose also triggers the release of gut hormones that govern appetite and people who ate it as a supplement ate 11% fewer calories in just 13 days. Oligo fructose is also found in bananas, wheat, tomatoes, onions, barley &chicory. Find out if eating these foods reduces your appetite.

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