If your get-up-and-go has gone missing this sunny season, try sipping ginger iced tea twice daily. Australian researchers report ginger can boost metabolism by as much as 20%. Credit goes to gingerol in the root, which is study-proven to increase circulation so cells can soak up more energizing oxygen. Plus, antioxidants in the spice switch on genes that burn fat, according to Stanford researchers. To get the benefits, steep a ginger tea bag in hot water for 8 minutes, pour over ice and sweeten with honey to taste.
You can slash energy-sapping inflammation just by kicking off your shoes. When the body comes into contact with the earth (called “grounding”), it absorbs free electrons from the ground, neutralizing harmful free radicals enough to cut inflammation by 277%!