Taming arthritis pain is as easy as opening your fridge – especially if you love parsley! USDA researchers say just 1/4 cup of the fresh herb contains 300% of the RDA of vitamin K, plus a rich supply of myristicin and eugenol. That’s key since these three nutrients are powerful anti-inflammatories that tamp down joint pain. For natural relief, steep 1 packed cup of washed parsley in 1 quart of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain and refrigerate the liquid. Drink 1/2 cup before breakfast, dinner and anytime your pain is severe.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).