In case you were wondering, here’s a look some of the most recent random research.
Put on socks at bedtime and you will fall asleep quicker. That’s the advice of some Swiss researchers. Warming the feet dilates blood vessels — a psychological benefit to start snoozing.
Or, how about eating berries to lower the risk of a heart attack? Specifically, a mixture of strawberries and blueberries, says the journal Circulation. The journal discovered that women between 25 and 42, who ate three or more portions of this combination each week, sliced the risk of the nation’s No. 1 killer by 34 percent in many cases.
Then you can relax your nervous system by taking a bath in Epsom salts. Rich in magnesium, the fourth highest mineral in the body, and a natural muscle relaxant, some studies point to lower anxiety and improved sleep. Two cups of Epsom salts in warm water and a 20-minute soak should do the job.
If you have melasma, dark patches on your skin, try using vitamin C as part of your skin care, say researchers at Cairo University. Their studies say it is more effective at lightening melasma than any previous choices for destroying those blotches. Daily use is recommended.
Finally, dark chocolate to the rescue, says a study by Northumbria University in England. Chocolate flavonoids improve blood flow to the brain, and they can remove the edge from stress.