5 Alternate Unusual Uses for Food


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Yes, food is good, food is delicious. But have you ever wondered what these majestic creations can do aside from keeping our tummy happy? I’ve decided to compile a few useful tips for you guys to try!




  1. Lemon – nail cleaner




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Forget getting a manicure when you can try this simple little trick at home to make your nails look good. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for about five minutes. Then, rub a piece of lemon peel against your nails. Hello, beautiful nails!

 


  1. Spearmint chewing gum – goodbye heartburn!




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Spearmint flavoured chewing gum helps to stimulate salivation, neutralizing stomach acid and correct the flow of the digestive juices. The oil in the spearmint also functions as an anti-flatulent. This is important to alleviate an excessive intestinal gas which makes us uncomfortable.

 


  1. Peppermint tea – instant mouthwash




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Simply get a peppermint tea from a teabag or make one by boiling 1 tablespoon of fresh peppermint leaves in a cup of water. Add a pinch of salt into the tea and rinse your mouth with the mixture. Peppermint contains menthol which helps alleviating pain upon contact with skin surfaces.

 


  1. Yogurt – sunburn relief




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Don’t have aloe vera gel to relieve your sunburn? Have some plain yogurt lying around the refrigerator? Well you can use that as a temporary relief for your sunburn pain, since the yogurt has a lot of moisture and the coldness would soothe the burning skin. Don’t forget to rinse with cool water after that.

 


  1. Powdered milk – emergency makeup remover




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Maybe at one point you’re removing makeup, only to realize that you don’t have any left and no store opened late at night. Well don’t fret! Powdered milk works fine as well. Mix three tablespoons into 1/3 cup of warm water in a jar and shake well. You may need to add a little more water or powder to reach a certain consistency similar to heavy cream. Use a facecloth to apply the makeup remover. Make sure to wipe it off and rise with water when you’re done!


Nicky Lee

by Nicky Lee

Your typical neighbourhood ah pek who roams on the internet to satisfy his curiosity. Bold. Loud. Talkative. View all articles by Nicky Lee.




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