Food is great natural medicine, but not only in the medicate-yourself-with-chocolate way. Foods are not only rich in minerals and vitamins, they are also packed with immune system supporting phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and defend us from chronic disease. Thus the next time you find yourself suffering jet leg, sleeplessness, or some other kind of ill, remember to tell yourself: “There is food for that!”
Take a look at these home remedies for women as prescribed by some of the key experts in this field.
1. Cough or Sore Throat
Honey is your sweet best friend in this situation. Studies show that this natural nectar helps reduce hack attacks and scratchy throats. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of honey in herbal tea or warm water, drinking a cup every 2 to 3 hours. Some research suggests that darker types of honey, such as manuka honey, have the most potent antibacterial properties.
2. Muscle aches
-Mashing WorkoutsYour personal trainer or zealous best friend overworked you at the gym, and now your all stiff and sore? Ginger might just help. Research published in the Journal of Pain discovered that weight lifters experienced a 25% reduction in post-workout soreness and pain if they consumed raw ginger (2 grams) every day for 1 to 2 weeks.This natural remedy for women and men alike is attributed to the powerful antioxidants found only in ginger called gingerols. Gingerols have a potent anti-inflammatory effect on par with drugs such as ibuprofen.
When you have trouble getting some shut-eye, the cute little kiwi fruit could be the answer. Research at the University of Taiwan discovered that women who consumed 2 kiwis 1 hour before bedtime every day for 1 month fell asleep more quickly and slept for longer compared with those that did not consume kiwis. The leading theory for this beneficial effect is that kiwis increase serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that promotes better sleep. Consider it your ticket to dreamville.
If your head feels like it just received a fender bender, then pumpkin seeds could be you’re helping hand. They are an awesome source of the mineral magnesium, a nutrient that migraine sufferers are often deficient in. Low magnesium levels have been connected to an increase in the constriction of the blood vessels that surround the brain.
If that time of the month drives you plain nuts, then you will be amused to find a nut could bring you relief. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women with the greatest intake of food-based (not supplemental) riboflavin, from foods such as almonds, where 35% less likely to suffer from PMS symptoms, such as brain fog and the killer cramps.
6. A Bag full of Jet Lag
Clear up the flying fog and fatigue with a little visit from the tart cherry. However, they got to be the tart variety and not the sweet cherry types like “bing.” Tart cherry juice is a great source of melatonin, the hormone responsible for keeping your body clock in order so that you get tired at night and stay alert during the daytime. Tart cherries can’t help with the fight for the arm rest though!
Your stomach acid making its way up instead of down, and now you have a volcano in your chest? Then stock up on the beans. Research released in the journal “Gut” discovered that people who eat diets high in fiber report 20% less issues with re flux symptoms, including that of heartburn