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It’s been a long winter and lots of germs are still around and your health could do with a bit of a boost. Here are 5 ways to pimp your health up a bit.

  1. Swap your sugar for protein – we all love our sweet biscuits and chocolates but they can drain your immune system. It can also increase triglyceride levels, which may increase your risk of heart disease. Sugar also promotes tooth decay by allowing bacteria to multiply and grow. The more often you eat or drink foods with natural sugar or added sugar, the more likely you are to get cavities and also increase your weight. People say that you can get a ‘sugar high’ from sweet foods but scientists have found this to ne a myth. The best way to increase your high is to eat more protein instead of sugar. Look for a high-protein snack instead. There are lots available.
  2. Try taking some Siberian Ginseng – Siberian ginseng was traditionally used to prevent colds and flu and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality. It is widely used in Russia as an “adaptogen.” An adaptogen is a substance that is supposed to help the body better cope with either mental or physical stress. However, High blood pressure: Siberian ginseng should not be used by people with blood pressure over 180/90. Siberian ginseng might make high blood pressure worse.
  3. Drink Matcha tea – it contains a compound called L- Theanine which is a naturally calming agents and helps provide a calm, focused and happy energy. Matcha is rich in antioxidants and contains Vitamins A, B2, C, D, E, K, potassium, proteins, calcium, iron and chlorophyll, components that protect against the harmful free radicals responsible for aging and tissue deterioration.Antioxidants also speed up metabolism and control blood sugar level, lowering cholesterol.
  4. Sniff essential oils as they can act like smelling freshly baked bread can make you feel hungry, smelling essential oils can give you an energy boost. Different essential oils will give you different results. You can use them for a much-needed burst of energy to kickstart your day or keep you awake; reduce stress-related fatigue and lift your mood when the pressure becomes too much; or as a quick pick-me-up when you need to be more alert and focused. And by helping you sleep better, essential oils also make you feel more energized at the start of each new day.A big plus is that essential oils get to work immediately. One whiff, and within seconds you will feel the difference. These little powerhouses of energy can quickly calm you down and soothe your ragged nerves, and then lift you up and refocus your mind.
  5. Eat Sweet Pepper – Capsinoids from sweet peppers have been shown to promote metabolism. They are also shown to reduce boy fat mass, improve cold hypersensitivity and exert anti-inflammatory effects. They also contain antioxidants called carotenoids that may reduce inflammation, decrease cancer risk, and protect cholesterol and fats from oxidative damage.
  6. Get some sun. When that sun pops out go for a walk. Vitamin D deficiency is common and contributes to many health conditions. Sardines, salmon and cod liver oil are good sources. The sun’s UV rays help your body make this nutrient, which is important for your bones, blood cells, and immune system. It also helps you take in and use certain minerals, like calcium and phosphorus. And while most people get enough vitamin D from food, children who don’t can get rickets, which softens and weakens their bones.

Always remember to never try anything new in your routine until you have talked to your GP first. Health Disclaimer – All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction, or be used for the diagnosis or treatment of a health problem. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment available to the authors, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

Source: Healthline, Web MD, Healthline


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