Food/Supplement Tips

Food, food, food. What to eat and what not to eat. What is good for you and what is not. No matter what you say about food, there is always a controversy. Everyone has an opinion. I, as well have my opinion. The following information is to keep you abreast of the latest. It is up to you to decide what you like or what is good for you in the way of your health.

COCONUT MILK – Coconut milk is among the many plant-based dairy alternatives available in the market. According to the Health Ranger, organic coconut milk “is one of the healthiest and most delicious. It is low in carbs, but high in MCTs, protein, iron and electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. This healthy beverage can support your healthy digestive, immune, cardiovascular and nervous functions, as well as help maintain healthy energy levels. Plus, its delicious creamy flavor goes well with soups, stews, coffee and so much more. Coconut milk can even be gently dried and turned into powder to prolong its shelf life.”

There are many opinions out there regarding plant-based dairy milks. Other milks available, include Almond, Rice, Soy, Cashew and mixtures. I prefer the plant-based milks. After doing your own research, weigh the benefits and then draw your own conclusions as to your preference.

MAGNESIUM – as you age the body needs more magnesium to function normally. Magnesium is a supplement being pushed today, especially because of the adverse effects of the flu injections which deplete the body of the vitamins and minerals etc. needed to maintain a healthy immune system. This forces even the healthy folks to turn to supplements to detox the body system and replace the nutrition lost. Magnesium is much needed for a healthy heart, mind, mood and more. It plays a role in every heartbeat, maintains vascular function and already-healthy blood pressure, supports healthy bone density, and promotes healthy nervous system function.

CASTOR OIL – What is castor oil? Castor oil has been around for centuries. It is a substance obtained from castor beans. It contains natural ingredients that truly are superior…making it useful in many personal care products. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is an oil that you may find hanging around in your medicine cabinet and you really don’t know what to do with it.  The following are things you might consider:

  • Hair – it can enhance the look and feel of your hair, making it look both thicker and richer. After you shower – towel dry your hair, apply a small amount of slightly warmed castor oil, work it into the stands of your hair – it will lock in the moisture.
  • Skin – massage into your face gently. After 10 minutes, wash your face with a warm cloth. it will help remove excess oil, dirt and other pore-clogging material.
  • Fungal skin conditions – to include athlete’s foot or ringworm. Because of castor oil being rich in a biochemical known as undecylenic acid it helps target fungal growth.
  • Stretch marks – massage into the desired area and wrap with a cotton cloth. Allow the oil to penetrate the skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat on a regular basis.
  • Scars – reduces scars from chickenpox or acne by promoting new skin cell growth. Apply before bed. Leave on overnight and wash it off the next morning.
  • Use as a massage oil. Used on the scalp – helps balance scalp pH, replenishing natural oils and promoting positive hair health as well as hair growth
  • Soothe bug bites and stings. Reduces itching.
  • Lines and wrinkles – stimulates the production of elastin and collagen. Also targets dark bags and the appearance of crow’s feet.
  • Oil Pull – put a tablespoon in the mouth and swish around in the mouth for at least 10 minutes. It will pull the bacteria from the gums and clean the teeth. Spit out and rinse with clean warm water.

CANTALOUPE – Humans are really frugivores. Therefore, fruits are a must in the daily diet. I concentrate on fruits, berries, melons, and black grapes. Watermelon is usually the melon of choice for most people, but others include, Casaba, Honey Dew, and Cantaloupe. The perfect summer fruit – Cantaloupe is a semisweet treat that will keep you cool in the heat. One cup of fresh chopped cantaloupe has just 54 calories, is packed with fiber, has important electrolytes like potassium that helps to keep you hydrated. The antioxidants in cantaloupe helps fight inflammation and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases like arthritis, heart disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. It is rich in vitamin A and C, offers skin benefits by boosting collagen production. It is also a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin that supports healthy vision. Can be eaten on it’s own or mixed into a fruit salad, juiced, blended into smoothies, or added to summer soups.

 

That’s all for today folks. As always, do your own research. Health is Wealth!!

 

 

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