Prevent diabetes with a sweetener? It’s true! Researchers at the University of Rhode Island found that pure maple syrup brims with potent antioxidant compounds that increase the sensitivity of fat cells to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. This helps noticeably reduce the risk of diabetes. To get the benefits, drizzle up to 1 Tbs. of pure maple syrup over oatmeal, waffles, or even your morning coffee or tea daily. Tip: To replace white sugar with maple syrup in recipes, substitute every cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of maple syrup.
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.