Hello! Recently I have had a try of a few different products for skin care (body not face) and stumbled across these wonders. “Frank” is a naturally made body scrub of coffee grounds, brown sugar, essential oils, orange extract and other beautiful ingredients that you rub all over your body and literally have the worlds softest skin as a result. It’s beautiful. 250 grams of the magic is only $12.00 and available online only. Just google “frank coffee scrub”.
Another item I tested was pure coconut oil. I tend to get really dry skin from being in the chlorinated pools so much so this is a nice treat to my skin. I found it just at my regular supermarket in the Asian foods isle. A big jar like this was $6.00 but I’ve just now seen it online for cheaper through organic sellers. So have a shop around. Rub it all over your body in the shower and go about your usual routine letting the water run over it for a few minutes. Get a pH neutral wash and rinse off to get the residue oil off your body. It will leave your skin beautifully soft. I’m very impressed. I tried it in my hair, but it was just a tad too hard to get out.
Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.
Bit chilly out isn’t it?- Heres something to warm you from the inside out!
Pumpkins are wonderful sources of vitamins A and C (which play an important role in eyesight maintenance and immunity), magnesium (for heart health), and phosphorus (integral element of maintaining healthy and normal physiological function). Who wouldn’t want these goodies.
This takes literally a minute of preparation, and is very satisfying. Enjoy!
This recipe is incredible, I made it this morning and plan to do so often!
Quick and Easy Fruit Smoothie, add:
1 tbsp honey
1 dessert spoon low fat yoghurt
1/2 cup mixed berries
1/3 cup water
Blend till smooth, so delish!!! And so good for you. (Berries- full of antioxidants, banana- good carbohydrates, low fat yoghurt- good bacteria, serve of dairy, and that small amount can be tolerated by IBS prone and lactose intolerant people, honey- natural sweetener)