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17 Oct

Ingredients

  • 3 heaping teaspoons chamomile lavender tea blend in a tea ball or muslin tea bag (or three tea bags)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-4 teaspoons honey

Directions

  1. Heat 2 cups of water to boil.
  2. In a heat-safe container, brew the chamomile and lavender mixture in the hot water for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove tea. Stir in honey (to taste). Pour over ice and serve.

Serves 1-2

15 Oct

Helps Hydrate You – When you meet your specific water needs you’ll enjoy the benefits of staying hydrated, like maintaining the right body temperature, helping your cardiovascular system, and assisting in the cleansing of toxins. For the best results make sure you are using purified or spring water to avoid the intake of contaminants.

Provides Extra Vitamins and Minerals – Water is vital to the body, but by itself it’s not a great source of vitamins. Many cucumber water recipes make sure you get antioxidants and extra vitamins, like Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Brings Down Blood Pressure – By drinking cucumber water you’re staying hydrated, and helping your blood pressure thanks to the 4% DV of potassium cucumbers contain.

Curbs Appetite – Drinking a glass of cucumber water when you’re hungry can help you make it until your next meal if it’s not quite mealtime. Thirst and hunger use the same signal, and drinking cucumber water can help determine if it’s really hunger that you’re dealing with.

Soothes the Skin – Cucumbers contain silica, which provides extra benefits to the skin. You can also use the cucumbers after you’ve finished the cucumber water. They’re great for helping to calm irritation caused by acne or other blemishes. You’ll be helping your skin from the inside, as well as topically when you add cucumber water to your skin care routine.

Helps Your Muscles –  The same silica in cucumbers that helps the skin, also helps your muscle tissues healthy. It’s a great choice if you’ve added a strength training regimen to your healthy lifestyle, or if you want to make sure that your muscles have all of the nutrients needed to function at their best.

It Has Antioxidant/Detoxing Properties – It contains antioxidants that will help battle free radicals, and helps the body flush out built-up toxins thanks to its hydrating effect.

Could Have Anti-Cancer Benefits – Cucumbers have shown promise for their anti-cancer properties, and when you use them as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, you’ll be helping to avoid this disease. Of course they aren’t powerful enough by themselves to ward off cancer, but as part of a broader approach at a healthy lifestyle it makes sense to stay hydrated with cucumber water.

13 Oct
    • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
    • Lemons contain pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial.
    • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body.
    • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
    • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile.
    • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
    • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
    • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
    • It helps cure the common cold.
    • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells.
    • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
    • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
    • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
    • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems.
    • Aids in the production of digestive juices.
    • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
11 Oct

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe.

SERVINGS: 2

1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

NUTRITION (per serving) 157 cals, 1 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 5 g protein

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