Women over 40 lose up to 1 % of bone density annually, which can lead to increased risk of fractures and decreased mobility. The delicious fix: prunes! These sweet, fiber-filled gems are loaded with boron, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium, nutrients that work in tandem to significantly enhance bone formation for women over 65 years old. And it doesn’t take much, according to researchers at San Diego State University. Their study-proven Rx: 5 prunes a day.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.