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Natural health hacks

Start looking and feeling better with these easy tricks

Get in touch with nature this month and start treating your body better. There are plenty of ways you can improve your health and brighten your appearance, starting right in your own kitchen. This list of nature’s top tricks is inexpensive, effective and easy to do. From beauty tips to flu remedies, there is a natural product to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Energy boost
The green team
Cut the coffee. Green tea contains natural, pure caffeine that will leave you feeling more energized without the crash later. Green tea has been considered one of the healthiest drinks on the planet, with many health benefits for your body. It really is a super drink. Drink 1-2 cups of your favorite green tea whenever you’re feeling extra sleepy for a fast and safe energy kick.

Teeth whitening
Pearly whites
Get a whiter, brighter smile. Oil pulling is a great technique to remove bacteria from your mouth but it also can whiten your teeth. Simply swish 1 tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for 15-20 seconds, spit it out, rinse your mouth with warm water and then brush your teeth. The best time to do this is in the morning before your first meal.

Hair growth
Tame the mane
Get the long, luscious locks you’ve always wanted. Peppermint oil contains many healing abilities, such as adding antimicrobial properties and increasing blood circulation. All you need to do is apply the oil to your scalp and massaging it in with your fingers. The cooling sensation of the peppermint will increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Your hair will look and smell amazing.

Lemon water
Easy peasy lemon squeezy
Next time you reach for a glass of water, add in a freshly squeezed lemon or even some natural-grade lemon oil. The benefits to lemon water are extensive. The main ones include toxin and inflammation reduction, and improved digestion. It provides your body with an overall health boost. If you haven’t already been drinking lemon water, it’s time to start.

Sore throat
Super soother
Sip on this sore throat cure. Apple cider vinegar is a very popular natural healer, but mix in some lemon juice and honey, and it becomes an amazing throat soother and immune system booster. Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to a cup of hot water to mix up this cold-soothing cocktail. Drink 2-3 times a day and you are sure to feel better in no time.

Hangover cure
Rise and shine
Have a few too many glasses of wine last night? Avoid the morning headaches, nausea and exhaustion with the power of vitamin B. By taking a complex B supplement before and after a night of drinking, you can reduce your hangover symptoms by 50 percent. Wake up feeling fresh and ready to seize the day!