Here are your hacks:
- If you love avocados then you are in luck. You see, avocados may reduce blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline. And researchers from the UK say that eating a medium avocado daily can cut your risk of dementia by 55% and also help boost your memory. An added benefit of eating avocados is slower skin aging (now who doesn’t want that?!).
- If you are taking a baby aspirin a day there is a lot of new evidence indicating you can be doing more harm than good. It’s too much information for a hack but I thought it was important enough to at least mention and provide further reading. In fact, there’s a new Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. And according to the American Heart Association, you should avoid daily use unless your doctor prescribes it. Click here for the full article. Another very good article is from Harvard Health Publishing. I did read that there are two good alternatives to taking a baby aspirin a day which are good for your heart. One is turmeric and the other pycnogenol.
- Think tea bags are just for under your eyes? Think again. Studies show that the antioxidants in tea can promote cell turnover resulting in radiant skin. Just steep a tea bag in water and cool in the fridge. Run all over your face twice a day. The tea you made with your tea bag can be drank, of course, or you can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge and use a cotton ball to wipe it over your face. It’s good in the fridge for three to four days.
Have a great week!
For a healthier you!
Miura, K. Et. Al. Relationship of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids to blood pressure: the international study of macro/micronutrients and blood pressure. Journal of Hypertension. 2013.