Mint, it does the body good

If you ever run into me, you’ll probably see me carrying around a water bottle full of mint leaves.  Today, I had someone stop me and ask me what was in my water.  When I told her it was mint she was intrigued and wanted to know more so I promised her I’d make today’s post all about the awesome herb mint.  Here you go! :)

Benefits of Mint Leaves

  1. Acts as an appetite suppressant.
  2. Soothes the digestive tract.
  3. Whitens teeth.
  4. Increases alertness and memory retention.
  5. Soothes & cleans the skin from insect bites and acne.
  6. Eliminates toxins from the body.
  7. Help fight depression & fatigue via mint oil or vapor.
  8. By rubbing mint oil on the forehead you can alleviate the inflammation & temperature rise that is often associated with headaches & migraines.

#1 is the main reason I always have mint on hand.  You don’t have to add it to water - you can also chew mint-flavored gum, wash & chew a mint leaf, have an after-dinner mint (one won’t hurt your waistline) or brush your teeth after each meal.  All these methods help to reduce cravings and who couldn’t use a little help in that area?!  :)

Christina Russell

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