When movie stars and famous people are stressed out, they head for expensive spas to get pampered, nourished and refreshed. If your budget is more inclined towards a run in the park and a smoothie as a way to refresh, then you have to take charge of your own wellness. And really, that’s the best approach anyway!
Don’t wait until your body is signaling for help with aches, pains, wrinkles or stress. Real anti-aging is proactive and starts well before the first signs of aging appear. Most of what you need to look and feel great at any age are in the health food store – or your own kitchen!
Green Tea is calming and delicious, but it also has so many curative properties that it’s practically a health care center in a tiny tea bag. Green tea has been shown in some studies to reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer.
It’s also calming if you have Crohn’s disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Green tea is also shown to be effective in protecting against heart disease and improving mental alertness. Drink one or two cups of green tea daily for maximum benefits.
Ginger is an old fashioned remedy for motion sickness that’s usually taken in a capsule form. Recent studies show that ginger or ginger extract can help calm irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness, nausea, and migraine headaches.
Cranberry juice is another home remedy for urinary tract infections. Drinking cranberry juice regularly helps keep away painful infections and protects against Type II Diabetes.
Tumeric is a seasoning found among the spices. Not only is this flavorful for cooking but it’s also shown to have a positive effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis, bursitis, osteoarthritis and lower back pain.
Olive Oil is useful in cooking and salad dressings, but the little olive is more powerful than you know. Olive oil or olive extract combats fungus and yeast infections, bacterial infections and the pesky bugs that bring on colds.
These are easy to incorporate into your menu plans for maximum effect. It can be as simple as adding more turmeric in your cooking or choosing to relax with a cup of Green Tea instead of a soda. Get some books at the health food store or local library and see if you can find five more natural elements to add to your anti-aging natural arsenal today!