The History Of Sugar || How it became so prevalent and problematic in modern society.
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76 Ways To Use Coconut Oil
We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of life’s little (or big!) problems. Whether it’s dry skin, lackluster hair, digestive problems, or athlete’s foot, this smooth, slick, tropical-smelling elixir will help get you and your body back on track to healthy town. And it’s all thanks to its stellar all-natural makeup. Coconut oil’s main fat is lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that positively impacts cholesterol levels. It also contains vitamins E and K, and iron, and has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties. 
What really takes the (coconut) cake is that it’s super affordable—a 14-ounce jar can cost as little as $7, making it the most wallet-friendly all-in-one product yet. Seriously, it’s a beauty product, household cleaner, and more. Check out these 76 ways to use coconut oil in your day-to-day life.
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A Guide To Salad Greens
“Salad greens are a great source of vitamins, especially A, C, and K. Many are high in iron, some even have surprising amounts of calcium. Add that in with the fact that many of them contain disease-fighting phytonutrients, and it’s hard to find a reason not to go for leafy greens whenever you can.
Here’s a guide to salad greens, which includes details about different varieties of greens as well as information about selecting, storing, and serving.”
Read guide here.
Via Oh My Veggies.
Foods For Healthy Skin
"With so many people struggling to maintain healthy skin, we thought it would be a great idea to whip up a video on foods that promote your natural glow. In our latest video, we rounded up our top 5 food heaven skin foods, and also share our personal skincare regimen."
Mint is also said and in many cases proven to:
* Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.
* Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.
* Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.
* Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.
* Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
* Mint can help with nasal allergies.
* It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.
* Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.
* Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.
* Combat bad breath.
* Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.
* Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
* Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.
* This herb is filled with many vitamins.
* It contains carotene, the pigment which is part of Vitamin B complex family.
* It also contains good amounts of Thiamine.
* Riboflavin, essential for many biological functions in body, is also present in Mint.
* Niacin and Folic acid are also present.
* Minerals present in mint include: Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, magnesium and manganese, Selenium and fluoride.
So what are you waiting for? Get drinking your way to health.
I thought thyme was only used to spice up the flavor in food while cooking, until the other day, when I developed this dry cough and my aunt enlightened me about the usage of thyme; just thought I’d share some of the benefits of using thyme with you!
Cures cold: Thyme contains antiseptic and antibiotic properties that make it a great remedy when you have a cold, cough or sore throat. According to a study, the herb is known to treat bronchitis and coughs. A cup of thyme tea is recommended for those with colds.
Improves vision: Rich in Vitamin A that is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant essential for healthy mucus membranes and skin, thyme promotes healthy vision.
Cures acne: Due to its antibacterial properties, thyme is often used in acne creams and face washes.
Prevents hair loss: When combined with other herbs and used as an essential oil, thyme can strengthen the roots of your hair and improve its growth.
Controls blood pressure levels: This herb contains an aqueous extract that can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive situations.
Improves bone health: Since this is a good source of Vitamin K, iron, calcium and manganese, thyme can improve your bone’s health. These essential nutrients aid in the growth of bones and reduce the risk of bone-related diseases.
Aids digestion: Experts often recommend thyme tea to those suffering from indigestion and bloating. The oils in thyme can provide relief from intestinal cramping.
Submitted by | IkayTheGod