SAGE OIL CAN BOOST MEMORY
British Scientists invited young adults to take part in a word recall test.Some were given capsules containing sage oil and the rest a placebo.Both groups were tested for their memory at regular intervals by seeing how many words they could recall. The sage oil group performed consistently better than the placebo. Research suggests that the anti-inflammatory effects of sage leaves boosts the memory for serveral hours. To boost the herbs benefits, drink a tea made with a few fresh sage leaves in salad dressings or use them to flavor meat, poultry or fish.
CALCIUM FROM NON-DAIRY PRODUCTS
Did you know that you can get lots of calcium from non-dairy products also? A dried fig contains 130mg of bone building material. Greens, brocolli, cabbage,cauliflower and turnip leaves are packed with calcium. That's amazing isn't it?
26gms of almonds provide 60mg of calcium. Toast them and sprinkle on fruit salads or cereals.
Sesame seeds and ragi are also rich sources of calcium.100gms of til ladoo provides about 550mg of calcium almost a day's requirement.
CHEWING GUM THE STRESS BUSTER
Chewing gum can help bust stress say Australian scientists. Their study put people through a variety of stress tests while chewing and not chewing gum. The results showed the gum chewers were more focused and relaxed and better at complex tasks.
JUST CHEW IT OVER!
Chewing may help quell sweet cravings suggests a US study.People who chewed sugar free gum for 15 minutes an hour for three hours and then indulged in a variet of snacks reported feeling significantly less hungry and had fewer cravings for sweet foods than those who did not chew gum before snacking.
HUMMING PROTECTS YOUR EARS
It can sound eccentric, but getting into the habit of humming whenever confronted with loud noise without ear protection will helps us hear better in later life. The inner ear has a mechanism to protect itself from noise damage by tensing the muscles around the ear drum and reducing the volume of the sound that reaches the inner ear. You can boost this reflex by the simple measure of pressing your lips together and beginning to hum-a process that helps tighten these muscles, protecting your eardrum further.
When you're listening to music choose your ear phones wisely. Smaller ones that fit inside your ears are bad for your hearing whilst larger ones that fit over your ears are better.