Want to get rid of your muffin top? It may be as easy as looking in your pantry. Peggy Kotsopoulos, a nutritionist and the author of "Kitchen Cures," says certain foods can help alleviate common health complaints.
If you're looking for shinier hair, Peggy says to turn to foods high in fats and protein, like wild salmon. "An oily fish helps to hydrate (from the) inside out," She says. But if you need a quick fix, try rinsing your hair with vinegar. "It cuts through the debris and all the buildup in your hair ... so your hair will be so shiny after," she explains.
In need of a libido boost? One surprising kitchen cure is garlic. "It dilutes your blood vessels, so blood can actually flow faster to your genitals," she says. Pumpkin seeds, which are high in zinc, are another libido booster. "Zinc is an important mineral to help boost testosterone production," Peggy explains. Testosterone production is important for men as well as women, she said.
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Muffin tops are a common complaint stemming from stress and high intake of sugar and carbs, but there are a few things that can help. Peggy suggests sweetening foods with yacon syrup, which comes from a tuberous root vegetable, in place of sugar and artificial sweeteners. "It actually helps to shrink your muffin top," she says. Peggy also recommends chia seeds, whose high fiber content can absorb sugar.
If you're plagued by a breakout, try eating more sweet potatoes, which are high in beta carotene, which can help prevent acne. For a quick topical treatment, dab a bit of raw honey on a pesky pimple. "It has antimicrobial properties," she explains.
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