With temperatures soaring… heat prompts our bodies to produce stress hormones… which trigger the release of fatigue triggering toxins. How do we cool off quickly and keep energy levels high? MINT! Mint contains menthol which activates cold sensitive nerves in ours mouths. Chewing a piece of mint gum and then downing a glass cold water will taste colder and cool us off quicker with a lasting cooling effect.
BONUS…. Smelling mint can help suppress your appetite by preventing the production of ghrelin…. the hunger hormone. So next time you are reaching for that fattening treat…. Take a whiff of mint and pass on those empty calories!