Archive for the ‘Healing Foods’ Category

Green Tea the Superhealthy Elixir

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Green tea is one of the most popular beverages and rightly so. After all, it tastes great (in my opinion) and it’s good for you.

Green Tea has some amazing health benefits and powerful antioxidants, which help cells live longer, but did you know that green tea is good for your skin and may help you live longer and healthier?

Applied topically, Green tea can help re-energize dying skin cells, making your skin look fresher and more vibrant. Green tea is also an anti-inflammatory that will calm and cool the skin.

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Chocolate Lovers Beware – – It’s Good for You!

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It’s all about those Flavinoids

So what are the flavinoids and why are they so good for you?

Flavinoids are plant pigments responsible for many of the health benefits of many fruits and medicinal plants.

Flavinoids in chocolate:

  • are antioxidants that are especially important in protecting against damage to the lining of the arteries from high cholesterol
  • prevent excessive clumping of blood platelets that cause blood clots
  • they also work like a very low dose of aspirin to prevent blood platelets from becoming too “sticky”

Is ALL chocolate good for you?

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Natural Facial Scrub Using Honey

Honey is a Natural Healer

Honey has been used for centuries in cultures all over the world as a natural skin healing agent. Honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase, that when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide, a mild antiseptic. In addition to the glucose oxidase enzyme, honey also contains antioxidants and *flavonoids that may function as antibacterial agents. Honey also has the ability to moisturize the skin with out making it oily.

With these properties, honey is a great natural skin cleanser and moisturizer.

Some Favorite Honey Facial Recipes

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