No one ever wants to admit that their breath may not be the best smelling or that they are an insomniac… but they are both issues that many people must deal with, among other pesky health problems.
Fortunately, there are some easy “food hacks” that will tackle bad breath and much more!
Food is your “best weapon” when it comes to helping your body deal with some of these not-so-pleasant situations.
Here are some foods that can help:
Have bad breath? Try eating some yogurt. According to experts, eating unsweetened yogurt can reduce the level of odor-causing hydrogen sulfide bacteria in your mouth. Good bacteria found in yogurt, like streptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus bulgaricus, overpowered the hydrogen sulfide and helped lower levels by more than half – helping to eliminate the smelly mouth odor.
Can’t sleep? Try some kiwi.
Because of the high levels of antioxidants and serotonin in kiwi, many people with sleep disorders have found that eating kiwi one hour before bed will help with their insomnia. People with sleep disorders have increased levels of oxidative stress and low levels of serotonin can cause insomnia. Eating kiwi counteracts this process and can help people catch their ZZZZ’s.
Have a hard workout? Eat some ginger.
If you hit the gym hard and are dealing with the aftereffects of a tough session, munch on some ginger. Eating just 2 grams of raw or heated ginger per day can reduce post-workout muscle soreness by 25 percent. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds and oils called gingerols that contain painkilling and sedative effects in tests conducted.
Have acne? Indulge in some salmon.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which decreases inflammation. Studies show that inflammation is one of the underlying causes of acne and pimples.