Welcome to the fourth and second to last of our series on the most recognizable scents in the world! Are you wondering which are the following scents and the characteristics of each which you can recognize? All you have to do is continue reading the continuation of our article!
13. We continue with a worldwide popular scent- the orange. The fresh, fruity scent which we identify with the orange is the result of a substance found in the element limonene. Oranges are known to invigorate the immune system- indeed, the average orange contains about 120% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C! Tips: There are countless benefits from consuming oranges! They are not only extremely delicious, but they assist in cloaking bad odors. For this reason, you should try placing orange peels near your trash. In addition, the scent of oranges is widely used in aroma therapy due to its therapeutic properties, as it assists in fighting off anxiety and depression. Indeed, if you sniff an orange your disposition will improve and you will gain more energy!
14. Moving on to number 14 we run into cinnamon! In the past, cinnamon was thought to be a gift fit for the gods or kings! Cinnamon is a spice deriving from the inner bark of the Cinnamomun tree. Its strong and spicy scent is attributed to one of its basic components, cinnamaldehyde! Tips: Cinnamon is widely used in cooking, especially in sweet varieties of food. It particularly matches with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and nearly all sweets and desserts! What you didn’t know is that cinnamon is a super spice! The components of its bark possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which protect us from cancer and heart disease!
15. The next scent on our list is lemon. Something that most people do not know is that lemons and oranges contain the same substance called limonene. The only difference between the two fruit is that oranges produce the “reverse” version of the exact same substance found in lemons- and that results in differentiations in their flavor and scent. Lemons, like oranges, are a rich source of vitamin C and operate as antioxidants which in turn fortify the immune system. Tips: Lemons are not only used to enhance the flavor of an original Mexican margarita or your salad. Their juice has antiseptic and deodorizing properties- especially when mixed with salt or baking powder. If you have a throat ache, gargle with lemon and water- its antiseptic properties will fight the infection and relieve your throat!
16. The next scent on the list is none other than tuna fish! It’s true that tuna is not known for its pleasant aroma. In fact, canned tuna has a particularly strong scent of fish which is difficult to neutralize. Regardless, tuna’s delicious flavor is an ideal replacement for red meat for all you vegetarians! Tips: Tuna contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids which reduce the risk of all types of heart disease. Furthermore, if you are trying to lose a some weight, tuna should be the first thing on your shopping list! Besides the fact that it speeds up metabolism, omega 3 causes a sense of being full after a meal which in turn results in reduced consumption.