Apr 25, 2014

Turmeric

Turmeric is a versatile plant. Mostly known for use in curry. I was introduced to turmeric a few years ago by my mother. She started using it in her cooking. It would tint her jasmine rice such a rich color. It has a warm and mild bitter taste, and blended well with other spices and herbs. It quickly became one of my mostly used spices. One of my favorite uses is mixing the spice in my body lotion when I wanted a nice subtle glow. I also make tea with it when I have a headache or cramps. I did my research on it and learned there are so many other uses for this plant. It's a must have spice in my pantry.

Apr 8, 2014

Drink up!


Drinking water is essential to our bodies. It is essential for good health. Without water our bodies cannot function properly. I haven't always been a avid water drinker. As I got older, I started to educate myself on what good health is. Water was a major component. I rarely get headaches but when I do, I sip on water, and poof headache gone, no pill needed. I just feel so much better if I'm hydrated. First thing I do when I wake up is drink 16 ounces of water, a bottle. Really gets me going and helps my mood. Before every meal I make it a point to drink water. It helps digestion and I feel faster, so I won't over eat. I get a lot of compliments on my skin, I have water to thank for that. Water will help flush out toxins and keep your skin glowing. Hydrated skin is the best type of skin. I drink 4 bottles of water daily. I feel that is best for my body. not sure how much you should drink? Listen to your body. If your constipated, have headaches, feel sluggish or have dull skin, chances are you are low on H2o. Sometimes I must admit drinking water is the last thing on my mind, but as my day goes on I stop and think, my day wouldn't be going like this if I have had drank water. I have made it a habit to always have a water bottle with me, and refill it as my day goes on. Make it a habit to drink water and you'll notice the difference a hydrated body can make. Stay hydrated!