CALMS BELLY UPSET: Cardamom
Sudden body-clock shifts caused by the end of daylight saving time (or even just a late night out) disrupt the enteric nervous system—and that can lead to GI problems. What can help: Chew three cardamom pods after meals, or add a pinch of the ground spice to a mug of coffee. Researchers say cardamom’s mildly spicy scent calms the nervous system, prods the release of ache-easing digestive enzymes and eases painful intestinal spasms to cut the risk of GI upset by 55%. Bonus: Chewing cardamom pods freshens breath.