When you feel a little off kilter, you may find a quick fix in your kitchen. Throughout the world, people turn to natural home remedies to treat issues like sleepless nights and menstrual cramps. Try these tasty treats recommended by Health and Prevention magazines to feel better naturally.

Urinary Tract Health

Fend off UTIs by drinking two eight ounce glasses of pure cranberry juice (not juice cocktail) a day. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins which block the UTI causing bacteria from attaching to your stomach lining.


Eat one or two teaspoons of sugar to stop hiccups. Its dry granules cause the nerve in your diaphragm to reset.

Quiet a Cough

Chocoholics celebrate. Your favorite food helps stifle coughs. Eat one or two squares of dark chocolate. The theobromine in dark chocolate performs better than codeine and you avoid drowsiness and constipation.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Women experiencing PMS have lower blood calcium levels. Consuming 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day can help quell PMS symptoms. Instead of a pill, consume calcium rich foods like almonds, broccoli, dairy products, leafy greens and sardines.

Puffy Eyes

Take down eyelid swelling by laying a slice of cold cucumber over each closed eyelid. Their cold temperature and perfect match to your eye size reduces inflammation and causes blood vessels to constrict even better than an ice pack.

Sometimes you only need to look in your kitchen for the simplest solution to a common health problem. These and many other natural home remedies await you in your cupboards.

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