Heal Yourself With Food7:00 AM
Food isn't something you just eat, it gives amazing benefits to your body too. Food not only tastes good, but it also can boost your energy, give you glowing skin, better sleep habits and more! Lets get into what foods can give you these amazing benefits!
Ease Achy Muscles by Drizzling on Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Its rich in a component called oleocanthal that's speeds up muscle repair. In fact, research shows that consuming about 3 1/2 Tbsp oil throughout the day is the anti-inflammatory equivalent of approximately 10% of the standard ibuprofen dose. Add some to a post-workout salad or on top of mixed steamed vegetables.
Reduce Bloat by Sipping on Chamomile Tea
Chamomile helps relax the muscles around your GI tract, and the water in the tea improves digestion to shrink a bloated tummy. For the best relief, look for teas that are all chamomile rather than a blend.
Zap a Headache by Snacking on Watermelon
This water-rich fruit transports key nutrients to the brain and keeps you hydrated. A little bit of natural sugar from the fruit will fuel brain cells to increase alertness, too. Snack on a watermelon slice, or cut into cubes and add to a glass of water.
Feel Perky in the Afternoon by Snacking on Cheese and Crackers
The crackers pack energizing vitamins B6 and B12, while lowfat cheese has protein. That combo stimulates the production of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain, which gives you energy to power through the afternoon.
Heal Bruises Fast by Snacking on Pineapple
This is my absolute favorite fruit, I try to eat this all year long. This tropical fruit contains bromelain, a compound that calms the skin inflammation that happens when you get a bruise. Eat about a cup and a half of pineapple chunks throughout the day and drink water to speed healing.
Fall Asleep Faster by Sipping Cherry Juice
Tart cherries contain melatonin--a sleep-promoting compound that's a rare find in food. In one study, people who drank this juice daily had better quality sleep compared with those who didn't sip. Cherry juice wont knock you out, but it may help you fall asleep easier. Drink it anytime of day, or try adding 6 oz. to a smoothie.
The wonders of food that many of us do not know about, I always find this stuff so interesting and I definitely will be trying some of them out. let me know if you try any of these out and what you experienced. I love to hear from you guys and it would be great to interact with you. As always, have a beautiful day everyone!