The list of the benefits of mint is almost as long as the ways you can get mint into your body! Mint is not just the flavouring of your favourite chewing gum. Nor just the special ingredient of that new salad you’ve been waiting to try. Mint has been used for centuries to create interesting flavours and help cure ailments. It is widely recognised that mint can improve your body’s general well being. Here are some of my favourite benefits of mint.
THE BENEFITS OF MINT: THE NUTRIENTS
In the words of teenagers today, mint- in itself- is ‘mint’! The leaves contain so many different nutrients, e.g. fibre, vitamin A, Iron and Manganese. This makes the plant brilliant for your immune system. It gives your bodies substances that are usually hard to find anywhere else! The main benefits of mint nutrients is all these antioxidants. They reduce stress and protect damage to cells caused by free radicals meaning this plant is really healthy for your body!
THE BENEFITS OF MINT: ON BRAIN FUNCTION
As I said earlier, the antioxidants in mint leaves can help with stress. Another of the many benefits of mint is that it can improve brain function.
A study containing 144 young adults found that smelling mint 5 minutes before a test significantly improved results. Now, we’re not saying that if you want to pass exams you should pop to the supermarket and smell a packet of Polo mints. Instead, we are suggesting that the smell of products that naturally include mint is likely to improve your brain function.
What’s more, other studies have shown that the smell of mint has led to people feeling less tired and more invigorated. So these benefits of mint makes the ingredient a great addition to your daily routine!
THE BENEFITS OF MINT: HELP SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS
Did you know that mint can be used to help cold and flu symptoms? The strength of wild mint makes the plant a useful and effective nasal decongestant. This means mint can be used in more than just your candy canes this winter!
So the benefits of mint are plentiful, and these are just a few!
To maximise on all of the benefits, I recommend using products that use mint in order to achieve marginal gains both physically and mentally. For example, the Bullet and Bone product range use mint in all of their products to help amateur athletes reach their full potential through marginal gains.