Breathing the aroma of strawberries while doing light physical activity (such as vacuuming) boosts the metabolic rate. "The smell facilitates the release of endorphins throughout the body which enhances muscle performance," according to Alan Hirsch, M.D., of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. That means it possible to accomplish more without feeling fatigued, plus calorie burn gets an extra boost.
Strawberry Sachet Recipe for that metabolism boosting scent:
In a 250-degree oven, bake 6 sliced strawberries for one hour. Allow to dry overnight. Place hardened slices in a piece of cheesecloth and tie into a bundle with a ribbon. Hang wherever you are active.
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