17. Fennel for Indigestion
The tiny seeds that you often see in bowls at Indian restaurants are called fennel, and they contain carminative agents, which help expel gas from the intestinal tract. Try chewing a pinch of fennel to help prevent after-dinner belching.
16. Green Tea for Joint Pain
The potent antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) that is found in green tea can help ease joint pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study in Arthritis and Rheumatology. Researchers also suggest drinking two or three cups a day to reap its full benefits.
15. Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones
If you ever experienced the pain of kidney stones, then you are well aware of how bad it can be. Kidney stones occur when oxalate–a compound found in foods such as spinach, bran, and French fries–builds up in the urine and binds to calcium, forming crystals. Drinking a least four ounces of lemon juice per day can help, researchers say. Citric acid can prevent the crystallization of calcium and oxalate that creates these stones.