There are secrets about bottled water that water corporations are hiding from you. Americans spend 15 billion dollars on bottled water each year. The U.S. is the world leader in the consumption of bottled water as well. Drinking water is a very profitable industry. We are told that tap water is full of chemicals and we are much safer with store bought water. But are we really safe?
According to the latest research (here) , maple syrup was proven to possess a great deal of unbelievably beneficial medicinal properties. Sweet does not have to mean bad for you. Maple syrup was found to contain 49 valuable components with 5 previously unknown natural substances. (You can find it here)
If you noticed, maple syrup is not cheap. I always think twice about buying it due to its price tag. The reason maple syrup is more expensive than other natural sweeteners, is that for the production of 1 liter of syrup you need about 35 to 40 liters of maple juice. Since juice is a perishable product, maple syrup is prepared immediately after the fresh juice is collected. It’s done in special evaporators and heated for many hours. Cooking time for maple syrup is very important because if you boil it for too long, it will start to caramelize and darken.
Beets truly are a versatile vegetable. From cooking to beauty recipes, beets have got it all. Even Hippocrates viewed beets as a medicinal plant. Throughout centuries beets were used to treat many diseases. Beets not only provide your body with important nutrients and stimulate your metabolism but also saturate the body with powerful antioxidants. (Here you can find more practical information on beets)
In my family, beets have been a part of our lives since childhood. We use beets in soups, salads, for canning, etc. Throughout the centuries our great-great-grandmothers used beets to improve their complexion ( rubbing their cheeks with slices of fresh beets). It really works well as a natural blush… providing natural skin radiance. Beet facial masks are not well known. I hope these amazing uses for beets will make you love this vegetable even more.
You may have been eating all wrong tomatoes. The fact is most of us have been robbed of the amazing taste and abundant nutrients that tomatoes offer. Most of us have been buying hybrid tomatoes or genetically modified tomatoes that don’t come close to the greatness of heirloom tomatoes. The truth is commercial fruits and vegetables are mostly grown for high profits and not for their exceptional taste or nutrient content.
You can maximize your health with pomegranates. Pomegranate is among the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit. Pomegranate is an excellent source of essential amino acids, vitamin A, C, E, B5, B3 or Niacin, Iron, folic acid, potassium, and antioxidant polyphenols.
The iron in pomegranate helps to prevent anemia symptoms that include dizziness, weakness, exhaustion. The research shows that Pomegranate has a very high level of polyphenol content which is a powerful antioxidant. Researches show that the content of antioxidant in pomegranate is higher than that of red wine, or green tea. In fact, pomegranate contains more antioxidants than any other natural food source. Thus, the major health benefits come from the high levels of antioxidants, specifically polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins which are important in fighting free radicals which cause various types of diseases and aging. (I love using Pomegranate Oil on my face. It possesses a remarkable ability to nourich, moisturize and improve skin elasticity - here.)
Bananas can be found in nearly every kitchen. There are many practical uses for bananas. In Latin banana means “fruit of the wise man”. The banana tree is also refereed to as a “Paradise tree” because they are a perfect delicacy… nice and smooth, which, come in a convenient and original package ready to be used. (This machine makes wonderful banana based ‘ice cream’ effortlessly – here.) A ripe banana is the most nutritional snack that you can eat on the run. But Bananas are not just a tasty snack they are also very useful. You can use bananas for practical applications around the house.
You might be putting yourself in danger with Christmas decorations. I love Christmas decorations because they really bring out the holiday spirit. In anticipation of Christmas and the magic it creates, we cheerfully put out the fragile Christmas decorations, shiny tinsels and set up candles everywhere.
Decorating your home is one of the time proven ways to create that Christmas spirit. Just a few candles here and there can already create a better mood. Unfortunately, unless you go all green for Christmas, some of your Christmas decorations are health hazards. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
Make your own natural and effective chocolate mask with this easy chocolate mask recipe. Chocolate, being one of the most irresistible delicacies on earth, can also revolutionize your skin! Due to the unbelievable antioxidant and nutritious properties of cacao, the mask can effectively prevent premature aging and make your skin truly radiant. Raw cacao (I recommend this one – here) beans contain more than 320 various antioxidants. No other product in the world can be compared to it. These antioxidants fight free radicals in our body and protect against viral and bacterial infections.
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This might not be the most popular post or topic of discussion for people, since, let’s face it, we all love to indulge in food marathons. Every so often, we like to eat more than our bodies require, especially during holiday seasons. Besides getting a gross felling in your stomach, and sometimes feeling guilty, overeating is really a serious issue. It leads to array of various health issues.