Calcium may rev up your engine for breaking down fat. A recent study from the University of Texas have found that calcium helps determine whether calories are stored as fat or burned for energy. An active person taking the government recommendation of calcium 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams a day could lose 7 pounds over the course of a year.
When using the "peas on the knees" remedy for inflamed and painful muscles, wrap the bag of frozen vegetables in a damp towel first, and do not apply it to the afflicted area for more than 30 minutes. Limit application to 10 minutes in areas with little fat or muscle; otherwise, you may freeze the tissue below the skin, stop blood flow, and sustain severe frostbite.
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