If you’re one of the millions of women for whom the cold, damp weather triggers sinus pressure and pain, horseradish can help! It’s rich in a natural sinus-clearing chemical similar to the one found in drugstore decongestants, plus antibacterial compounds that help prevent infection. And if the bold flavor makes your nose run, that’s a good thing! It helps drain excess fluid to relieve pressure. Try grating 1 tsp. of fresh horseradish root and chewing it thoroughly for 1 minute. Tip: If the flavor is too strong, add it to a salad dressing or sauce instead.
Wish you could enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving fare without worrying about a few extra pounds sneaking on? You can! My favorite supplement for weight loss during the holidays and beyond is African mango seed extract. In one study, women who supplemented with it had a significantly smaller waist after two weeks, and they lost 14 times more weight than those who skipped the extract. Compounds in African mango curb appetite and flip a switch in the brain that stops the creation of fat cells. The study-proven dose: 150 mg. twice daily.