Whether you sip it hot or over ice, hibiscus tea is loaded with flavonoids that prevent plaque buildup in the heart enough to cut your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease by 50%, adding four healthy years to your life, say Cleveland Clinic researchers. And as an added bonus, polyphenos in the tea also boost skin hydration to reduce the risk of premature wrinkling by 58%. To get the benefits, I recommend sipping two or three cups per day, letting each tea bag steep for at least 5 minutes.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.