You’re eager to improve your health, but you may also be overwhelmed by the task at hand. We get it!
How about trying these three scientifically proven health hacks first? Getting healthy can be easier than you think!
1. Munch these to control cholesterol: That’s right, eating just 1/3 cup of walnuts daily could lower your total cholesterol 12% — and your artery-clogging LDLs 18%, research in the journal Nutrients shows. Walnut compounds block cholesterol absorption in the intestines, plus their minerals and healthy fats reduce your LDL cholesterol output, says study author Emilio Ross, M.D. in an interview with Woman’s World magazine. Enjoying this filling snack regularly could cut your risk of heart disease by 50%, say Yale researchers.
2. Tip some tea, tame blood sugar: Research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that drinking 6 oz. of chamomile tea with each meal cuts blood-sugar surges (and the risk of symptoms like tiredness) as much as 25% in three weeks, even if you already have insulin resistance or prediabetes. Chamomile helps muscles convert blood sugar to fuel before it can build up and damage tissues, says study author Rob Nash, Ph.D.
3. Read your way slim: Shedding extra pounds can cut your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia as much as 50%. Now, amazing British studies reveal a way to lose weight 57% faster on any diet: Simply take 10 minutes each day to relax and browse articles that encourage positive health changes! Reading inspiring stories about health and wellness stimulates a cluster of nerves in your brain’s prefrontal cortex that rev self-control, doubling your ability to stick to a healthy, slimming eating plan.