A study by a team of researchers reveals that peppermint flavor decreases appetite. A volunteer team smelled mint oil every two hours for five days. At the end of the study, volunteers reported a significant decrease in hunger, and thus took 3,485 fewer calories over a week than usual.
Does this theory work?
The strong aroma of mint fools the brain and diverts attention from food. Moreover, mint has a lot of amazing benefits for health, including:
– It treats acne;
– Relieves headaches and migraines;
– Reduces the intensity of menstrual cramps;
– Diminish the pain;
– Combats sinusitis and colds;
– Relieves symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Mint or peppermint oil should not be consumed if you are receiving treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, stomach burns and gallstones. Mint is not recommended for infants, pregnant or nursing women.