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HEALTH BENEFITS

As we are constantly bombarded with the latest 'super food' or 'detox diet' on our various newsfeeds, it's easy to forget about some of the basic ingredients that can make a huge difference in our diet. 

Ginger may not look like the most appealing or be the most tasty food in the world, but it's worth adding it to your diet if you want flawless skin. 

This root has benefits for your body both inside and out and our favourite one of all is the fact that it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that give you glowing skin. 

Ginger is also a great remedy for hair that is prone to breaking as it heals damaged hair and help if you want to grow your hair long. 

The best way to treat your hair with it is to massage a mixture of oil and grated ginger to the roots of the hair and leave it in for as long as possible. 

But besides the beauty benefits, it's also good for a multitude of other reasons:

It helps speed up your metabolism

It can help ease nausea and vomiting

It you are suffering from trouble with your sinuses, ginger can help ease the symptoms

 

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If nothing gives you more pleasure during the day than sipping on a flavoursome cup of coffee, well then we have some good news.

Coffee – in moderation of course – actually has some health benefits, although we have never really associated caffeine with being healthy so we’re a little sceptical here.

Well, this is all according to BuzzFeed who has created a awesome video that means we can drink more coffee! Well, if they say we can we’re taking it for proof.

So drink up, ladies!

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1. Good for your immune system
Apparently, sexually active people take fewer sick days and have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders!

2. Boosts your libido
It’s a Catch 22 kind of situation – having sex apparently improves your libido, which in turn is good for your health.

3. Improves your bladder control
Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them. Good to know for somewhere down the line.

4. Lowers your blood pressure
Research suggests a link between sex and lower blood pressure. But why do we feel so flustered afterwards then?!

5. Counts as exercise
Sex is a really great form of exercise. It won’t replace the treadmill, but it definitely counts for something. Sex uses about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. It gives you a one-two punch: It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles.

6. Good for your heart
A good sex life is good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, like osteoporosis and even heart disease.

7. Lessens pain
Before you reach for an aspirin, try for an orgasm instead.  Studies have shown that orgasms can block pain. It releases a feel-good hormone that helps raise your pain threshold.

8. Reduces risk of cancer
In men that is. Studies have claimed that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer.

9. Improves sleep
You may nod off more quickly after sex, and for good reason. After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. Sound familiar?

10. Eases stress
Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety. Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural feel-good hormone and a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system.

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It’s no secret that green tea is quite popular among dieters and weight watchers. But, there’s more to this nutrient-packed tea than just weight loss. With all the antioxidants in green tea, you can only be sure that it has more benefits than just one.

No more stress
The amino acid in green tea has a calming effect on those who drink it. It can also help reduce heart rate and blood pressure.

Lower cholesterol levels
If you have green tea on a regular basis it can help bring down your cholesterol levels.

Stops tooth decay
Well here’s a new one! Green tea contains properties that can help your teeth against a lot of dental conditions.

Antiviral
If you’re sniffing and sneezing this winter then maybe some green tea is in order. Since it has an antiviral effect on the influenza virus, you have a chance of fighting that flu with a hot cup of green tea.

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