Health Hacks: 12 simple tricks that could make your life better

Health Hacks
Health Hacks

A simple trick/tip can do what normal drugs can do, you know. From clearing a stuffy nose to relieving a mosquito bite itch, here are some simple health hacks that could solve a minor problem in a jiffy.

  1. Activated Charcoal for teeth whitening

Get those stains off your teeth with activated charcoal. Due to its natural adhesive properties (wrote on it HERE), it binds to surface stains like coffee, wine and takes them off when spat out.

  1. Hot spoon for mosquito bite

Mosquito bites are usually accompanied with itching. This is caused by proteins that are injected into the skin by mosquitoes to prevent blood clotting. Hold the back of a hot spoon on the bite for two mins for relief. The heat denatures the protein.

  1. Baking Soda for dark under-arm

Baking Soda is an excellent remedy for dark under arms. It’s exfoliating property helps remove dead skin cells and unclog the pores. For better exfoliation/ effect, mix with lemon.

  1. Saltwater rinse for sore gum

Has to be the most popular on this list. Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to soothe your gums and lessen swelling.

  1. Sleep on the Left Side

Sleeping on the left side relieves heart burn and reduces acid reflux. It helps heart health and spleen health. Pregnant women are usually advised to sleep on the left side to improve blood flow to the fetus.

  1. Apply 20-20-20 Rule

Take regular breaks using the 20-20-20 rule. To prevent digital eye strain, every 20 minutes focus on an object that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You could set a timer.

  1. Hungry or Bored? Try the Apple Test

Evaluate your hunger level. Before eating a snack, ask yourself; “Would I want to eat an apple now?” If the answer is no, you are not hungry but trying to eat out of boredom.

  1. Smell an Orange

Citrus scent is a proven powerful mood booster. Studies have found that the scent of oranges improves mood and makes you feel more awake. Feel down? Smell an orange!

  1. Stuffy nose? Chop an onion

Onions are good decongestant. To get rid of a stuffy nose, leave a sliced onion close to you while you sleep or hold it underneath your nose.

  1. Treat acne with banana peel

Banana peel can be used in your face care routine. Rub peel on affected area or leave it tied overnight. Banana peel is also a teeth whitener

  1. Fantasize about sex

Prevent yourself from peeing in your pant whether you’re in a bus or having a meeting with this trick. Think of romance or sex. Experts say thinking about sex preoccupies your brain and relieves the pressure to some extent. Doing a butt squeeze helps too!

  1. Chill your onions.

An effective way to stop weeping while making dinner. Refrigerating an onion reduces the amount of acid enzyme released into the air and has no effect on the taste. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before chopping.


  • Daily alcohol intake causes liver damage.

Of course, everyone knows that. Okay, maybe not everyone but most people. However, red wine when taken in moderation is healthy. It contains polyphenols which have an effect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.

  • Drink a glass of water before food

A glass of water before food helps digestion and prevent gall bladders stones.

  • After 6pm, eat less.

If you love your flat tummy, do it .


Which one have you tried?

Written by Onyekachi Onuora

Writer, Digital Communications girl, Natural Health & Wellness Enthusiast, and a lot of other amazing things in between.

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