Daily brushing does more than safeguard your smile – it keeps your mind sharp too. Researchers say P. gingivalis the bacteria that causes gum disease, produces a protein linked to memory loss and brain-cell damage, and it’s been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. To keep memory-hampering bacteria at bay, try this pennies-a-day DIY antibacterial toothpaste: Mix a small amount of 3% hydrogen peroxide into 2 Tbs. of baking soda until it forms a thin paste. Then use a toothbrush to massage the paste into the gums and gumline; rinse well.
Wouldn’t it be great if something you enjoy daily could boost your health and melt fat? Good news: Sipping your morning coffee will do just that! The brew has gentle diuretic properties to flush water weight. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, the most abundant of which is chlorogenic acid (CGA). CGA curbs appetite boosts metabolism by 50% and cuts blood-sugar fluctuations in half. So you stay slim and lower your risk of diabetes. Even better? Opt for medium or light roasted brews, which have more CGA.