Extereme summer heat prompts the body to produce stress hormones which trigger the release of fatigue-triggering toxins. Here is an easy trick for a quick cool-down and thus revving up your energy levels. Mint is the answer as it contains menthol which activates cold-sensitive nerves in the mouth. Try this trick - chew a piece of mint gum and then drink a glass of water. This will cause the water to taste much colder.
Another benefit of mint is that it can be used to curb your appetite. Before reaching for that tempting treat, take a whiff of mint. The mint helps suppress your appetite by preventing production of the "hunger" hormone ghrelin.