Something quick and easy to digest (pun intended!)
I have gotten away from featuring healthy foods and would like to get back on track with that.
My feature today is Mint!
Many people associate Mint along with many herbs that they are garnishes for our foods. When mint is a fantastic food in its own right. Here are a couple of ways to use mint to improve your day!
1. Mint and peppermint are great to help with nausea. A couple drops of food grade peppermint essential oil in your water can help calm a grumbly belly. I can also be added to coconut oil and rubbed on the skin to gain a long lasting smell! This is great for pregnant mamas!
2. It can help boost your memory. A study presented at the British Psycological Society states that people who sipped peppermint tea before taking a memory test showed higher results than those that did not.
3. It can help provide your body with extra stamina for a long run. According to a study from the International Society of Sports Medicine men adding one drop of peppermint oil per 2 cups of water daily for 10 days ran nearly 15 minutes longer on the treadmill.
4. IBS sufferers can benefit from the cooling properties of peppermint. In a study from the University of Adelaide in Australia hypersensitive nerves in the gut that trigger IBS pain can be calmed by peppermint.
Enjoy your peppermint!!! We you on the other side!