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10 Surprising Food Facts

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Green Tea is More Than Just an Antioxidant


Carly Says:

While you may dislike the taste of green tea, it has health benefits when added to your daily diet: 
  • powerful antioxidant
  • metabolism booster and weight loss assistor
  • powerful mood stabilizer/relaxer (it contains the amino acid l-theanine)
  • protector of ovaries
  • energy level booster
Vitamin B1 Repels Mosquitoes 


Carly Says:

Did you ever wonder how you can mosquito-proof your body without using harsh chemicals? Take 100-200 mgs. of Vitamin B-1 before you’re exposed to mosquitoes, and they will be repelled by the smell.
Black Licorice Controls Acid Reflux

Carly Says:

  • It alleviates symptoms of acid reflux.
  • The extract in black licorice is called glycyrrhizin which absorbs the acid, healing and soothing the lining of the esophagus.
  • Buy enzymatic therapy DGL, deglycyrrhizinated licorice, and chew 2 tablets before each meal. You will have relief in minutes from this natural alternative to antacids.
Ginger Is More Than Just a Great Spice

Carly Says:

  • Have you ever felt nauseous in a car or on a boat? Have you tried over-the-counter remedies and been disappointed? Here is a natural remedy that works every time: Ginger, whether in capsules, tea, or another form.
  • Take 2 ginger capsules every hour before and during your symptoms until they subside.
Organic Broccoli Tastes Much Better 

Carly Says:

Next time you go to the grocery store and avoid buying broccoli because you don’t like the taste, try buying organic broccoli. You’ll be surprised by how different it tastes. Chances are you’ll like it much better. The taste of non-organic broccoli is generally about the taste of the pesticides, not the broccoli.

Clove Oil Relieves a Toothache

Carly Says:

Before visiting the dentist, you can try a great natural remedy for a toothache, clove oil. Apply it directly to the affected tooth with a cotton ball or a Q-Tip, until the pain subsides. You ought to experience quick relief.

You Can’t Take Too Much Vitamin C

Carly Says:

How much Vitamin C should you take? How much is too much? The best form is Ester-C, which is a low acid, and highly assimilated C. A maintenance dosage can be from 500-1000mg daily. And when you are fighting a cold or flu, then you can safely take up to 3000mg/day. You really can't take too much C because your body will begin to excrete it when you are close to bowel tolerance.

It's Better to Eat an Orange Than Drink Orange Juice (in the AM)

Carly Says:

If you wake up in the morning and crave a glass of orange juice, have an orange instead. It has 5x the amount of fiber, more vitamin C, and will not spike your blood sugar. Try it and see for yourself.

Healthy Fat Can Help You Lose Weight 

Carly Says:

If your meal contains enough "healthy fat” — olive oil, lowfat dressing, a heart-healthy spread — you will feel full and satisfied for a longer period of time after eating, making you less likely to eat more.
Cayenne Pepper with Lemon Clears Skin, Boosts Energy

Carly Says:

First thing in the morning, drink a 12 oz. glass of warm spring water with a pinch of cayenne pepper and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Every day, you'll have clearer skin and more energy.