Happy Sunday! As always, links we love bring your our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we’re all about hacking our health: from spices that protect our skin, to pencils that boost concentration and beer that fosters creativity (cheers!). We want to spread the love and share kick-ass content in the wellness world, and here are our picks:
Booze for your brain
Peppermint for Your Focus
Peppermint Scented Pencils Help Writers Concentrate
Stuck with a pen and paper but can’t concentrate? There’s a pencil for that. Check out these mint-scented writing utensils that could help a writer stay focused. (Just please don’t lick it.) (via PSKF)
Spices for your skin
Vitamins and Spices That Help Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Slathering on SPF isn’t the only way to stay sun-safe. Learn how cloves, turmeric, and even spinach can help protect you from UV rays. (via Healthy Dining Finder)
Bananas (Not?) For your health
Apparently Bananas Are As Bad as Burgers and Fries?
Take a look at this infographic and let us know if you buy it: Could bananas really be as bad for you as fast food? (via Foodbeast)
A Delicious recipe for your weekend
Your Weeknight Dinner Plan: Easy MediterraneanFeast
For something simple and summery that will still impress your friends, take a stab at this delicious-looking recipe. (via The Daily Muse)
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