Cozying up with a warm cup of tea each morning cuts your risk of heart disease in half. But for an even bigger health boost, consider trading black tea for a hawthorn berry brew. Research shows the fruity sip lowers high blood pressure and noticeably increases blood supply to the heart. Plus, a study published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology suggests hawthorn berry extract lowers artery-clogging “bad” LDL cholesterol by 50%, protecting against heart attack and stroke.
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.