Friday, 12 June 2020

GOOD MEDICINE: Clearing mental clutter / Keeping your lunch apple fresh / The health benefits of olives and sweet potatoes

Many kids and adults alike like having an apple in their lunch bags. Even better when it's sliced up from home. Trouble is, the fleshy apple starts to get brown before you can enjoy it. This is caused by fruit-browning oxidation. To keep the fruit from losing its appeal: cut up the apple then secure the pieces together as a whole with a rubber band before putting it in the lunch bag, thereby keeping it fresh and limiting its exposure to air, which causes the fruit-browning oxidation.

When your to-do list grows too long or you're simply feeling overwhelmed, closing your eyes for 60 seconds can quickly calm your frazzled brain, improving your recall and focus for an hour by at least 25%. According to a team of Canadian researchers, giving yourself even a brief break from visual distractions calms the basal ganglia, an area of the brain that controls your anxiety level and your ability to truly focus on one task at a time.

- Natural Remedies - 

* Improve your heart health with olives: Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat found in olives, prevents "bad" LDL cholesterol from building up in the arteries.

* Reverse aging with sweet potatoes: These produce are rich in beta-carotene, which aids in the repair of cells to minimize fine lines on the face.

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