Monday, September 29, 2008

Sniff your way to better health

The easiest way to be more focused,safer skinnier and less stressed might be under your nose. CErtain easy to find scents may push your well being higher than the price of a vintage Ferrari.

Peppermint makes you wake up and focus. YOu pay better attention to must do jobs especially ones demanding accuracy. When a peppermint scent was wafting around workers made fewer typing mistakes and alphabetized things faster.

Cinnamon makes you a better driver, IN simulated driving test, a whiff of cinnamon every 15 minutes decreased fatique.

Grapefruit makes you skinny! Preliminary studies suggest that the scent of grapefruit oil may help reduce appetite.Researchers speculate that the oil's smell has an effect on liver enzymes that might help nix cravings and spur weight loss.

Rosemary makes you less stressed. A few minutes of exposure to the scent of this herb curb the release of cortisol a key stress hormone that can prematurely age you. One study suggested smelling this herb (it worked with lavender,too) also can enhance antioxidant activity in your body.