Consuming nutritious food is of paramount importance for pregnant mothers and their babies. While some foods are exactly what the doctor ordered, others are best kept aside. After all, you need all the nutrition not for just one person, but two! Here are 8 seeds that contain various nutrients required[.....]
Apply an ice pack wrapped in a small towel over the affected area for about 10 mins. Dab a small amount of lavender+almond oil, witch hazel extract, fresh aloe vera gel, or calendula salve on the blister at least 3-4 times a day. In case if the blister bursts, avoid peeling the skin off and be sure to keep the area dry, clean, and dressed with sterile gauze to prevent infection.
Traditional methods such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Tannin, an enzyme inhibitor in almond skin, actually inhibits nutrient absorption from the flesh as well. Soaking almonds allows easy removal of the bitter skin, facilitating enzymatic digestion by exposing the nutrients to stomach acids.
Working out regularly and pushing your limits to build up your muscles are not enough for sculpting a six-pack. Your diet plays a crucial role in shaping your body the way you desire. Without the right nutrition, your body will fail to respond to your tough workouts and grow weak.[.....]
Blend 1 frozen banana, 1T raw cacao powder, 2T peanut butter, 1/2c almond milk until smooth. To serve, place a few fresh banana slices in the bottom of a tall glass; add a spoonful of granola and half of the smoothie. Keep alternating the same layers until the glass is filled to the top. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and raw cacao nibs. Serve immediately.
Almonds are a rich source of folic acid, which helps the brain and neurological development of the fetus, and vitamin E that protects the baby from future risk of asthma. They are a healthy source of dietary fat, carbs and helps knock off excess pregnancy pounds because of its high satiety index. Equally beneficial are almond milk and almond butter.
Stretch marks on the skin are part of the physiological changes that happen while growing up. While laser therapy and topical application of tretinoin are popular methods to get rid of them, some natural ways include the application of shea butter, almond oil, or egg white on the marks, and regular exfoliation of the area with a combination of lemon and sugar.
We all have those moments when food becomes the only answer to bust stress. Under stress, you don’t watch how much you put into your mouth. People tend to soothe stress with foods. But the problem is the kind of foods you eat while you’re in stress. These are the[.....]
Strawberry Dream: Blend 1c macadamia nuts, 4c water, 1c pitted dates, 1/2t vanilla extract, 1c strawberries, honey to taste until smooth. Green Almonds: Blend 1.5c soaked almonds, 1c pitted dates, 1/4c chia seeds, 1T maca powder, 1T spirulina, 2c water, honey to taste until smooth. Refrigerate any leftovers in mason jars and use within a span of 1-2 days.
An allergic reaction to certain types of food is a common problem among children these days. Sometimes they can grow out of it and other times the allergy stays with them. Dealing with it can be difficult, especially if the food is popularly used. Searching for an alternative to your food[.....]
Preheat oven to 320°F. In a bowl, combine 1c unsweetened coconut flakes, 1c sliced toasted almonds, 1c pumpkin+sunflower seeds, 1T ground cinnamon, 2T coconut oil, 2T honey, 3T nut butter, 1t vanilla extract and toss to coat evenly. Spread the granola evenly onto the baking sheet; bake 30 mins or until golden brown, stirring halfway through. Serve with fresh yogurt.
Everyone desires beautiful, clear skin, but dark spots can easily appear as a result of the overproduction of a pigment called melanin. The overproduction of melanin is known as hyperpigmentation which can be caused by acne, pimples, sun damage, age, hormonal imbalances, bruises, etc. Surface pigmentation is easier to get rid[.....]
Blend 1 1/4c ground blanched almonds, 2T unsweetened shredded coconut, 1c pitted dates, 1/2t cocoa powder, 2t almond extract until well-combined. Shape the mixture into small round-shaped balls. For the coating, combine 1T cocoa powder and 3T shredded coconut in a plate. Roll each ball in cocoa-coconut mixture until evenly coated. Store refrigerated.
When you think about ancient Egyptian beauty, you immediately think of the beautiful Cleopatra. The ancient Egyptians had no pharmacy to go to buy a bottle of manufactured beauty product. They used natural ingredients and their own knowledge. So, if you ever wondered how Cleopatra managed to look so good,[.....]
Tired of looking for a tasty dessert that is gluten-free as well? Try this simple recipe for a gluten-free almond and raspberry cake at home to satisfy your cravings.
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