Body Inc. Health Tips
1. Feeling that post lunch drowsiness? Before you reach for another cup of coffee, changing your choice of lunch can keep you sharp and alert throughout the day.
Our foods determine our mood. Eating a protein rich lunch, such as grilled chicken or fish with vegetables will keep you focused and alert. Lunching on noodles or rice, which are rich in carbohydrates, on the contrary will give you a short term energy boost, but leave you feeling relaxed and wanting to curl up and take an afternoon nap.
2. Do you avoid the sun at all cost? Here’s why staying in the shade may be sapping your health.
Our bodies produce Vitamin D when UV rays in sunlight hit our skin. Every cell in our body needs Vitamin D and it is essential to feeling good and looking good. It protects against cancer and heart disease, builds strong bones, boosts immune resistance, and is needed for healthy skin and hair. Staying in the sun until you turn the lightest shade of pink is enough to get your dose of Vitamin D. Sunlight is also nature’s antidepressant. It increases our serotonin levels, which makes us feeling happy.
3. Starting the day with a stuffy nose? Here’s a quick tip on clearing congested sinuses.
The refreshing, invigorating, and slightly spicy aroma of eucalyptus Essential Oil makes it an excellent choice for clearing up the nose or a congested chest. Adding some Essential Oil to your shower gel or a warm face cloth during your morning shower, and inhaling the vapors deeply will help to open up the airways, making breathing easier and deeper. Being an antiseptic oil, eucalyptus also helps prevent infection, which is common in people with sinus problems or frequent respiratory infections.
4. Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable after eating? Burp more than usual?
Peppermint leaves are one of the best digestives. Calm a bloated tummy with a strong cup of peppermint tea. Not only does peppermint do wonders in settling a stormy stomach, it is also effective at relaxing tummy cramps and spasms. It is the herb of choice after a rich, or fatty meal, as it improves fat digestion. Choose loose leaf herbs over teabags. Good quality peppermint leaves will have a fresh, crisp, minty aroma.