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documenting my favorite hobby, eating
heyfranhey:

76 Ways To Use Coconut Oil
We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of life’s little (or big!) problems. Whether it’s dry skin, lackluster hair, digestive problems, or athlete’s foot, this smooth, slick, tropical-smelling elixir will help get you and your body back on track to healthy town. And it’s all thanks to its stellar all-natural makeup. Coconut oil’s main fat is lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that positively impacts cholesterol levels. It also contains vitamins E and K, and iron, and has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties. [1] What really takes the (coconut) cake is that it’s super affordable—a 14-ounce jar can cost as little as $7, making it the most wallet-friendly all-in-one product yet. Seriously, it’s a beauty product, household cleaner, and more. Check out these 76 ways to use coconut oil in your day-to-day life.
Read more here.
Via Greatist

heyfranhey:

76 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of life’s little (or big!) problems. Whether it’s dry skin, lackluster hair, digestive problems, or athlete’s foot, this smooth, slick, tropical-smelling elixir will help get you and your body back on track to healthy town. And it’s all thanks to its stellar all-natural makeup. Coconut oil’s main fat is lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that positively impacts cholesterol levels. It also contains vitamins E and K, and iron, and has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties. [1]

What really takes the (coconut) cake is that it’s super affordable—a 14-ounce jar can cost as little as $7, making it the most wallet-friendly all-in-one product yet. Seriously, it’s a beauty product, household cleaner, and more. Check out these 76 ways to use coconut oil in your day-to-day life.

Read more here.

Via Greatist

heyfranhey:

Purple Cabbage Smoothie

Purple cabbage reduces cholesterol levels in the immune system and works to slow the conversion of carbs and sugars into fat, which is why a lot of dietitians swear by this juicy vegetable to promote weight loss, as it also has a very high ratio of nutrients and vitamins to fat and calories.
It contains high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium. On top of that, as the deep purple colour indicates, this beautiful vegetable is a rich source of anthocyanin compounds, which can help lower your risk of lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration and many other diseases.

When cabbage is cooked, it loses many of its valuable minerals and vitamins. However, the antioxidants in purple cabbage are easier for your body to absorb from a cooked state. For the best benefit, eat a mixture of raw and cooked purple cabbage. Make sure it’s organic, although non-organic vegetables are better than no vegetables at all.

Today, we’re blending it up and drinking it for breakfast. Mmmm.”

Recipe here.

Via Milking Almonds

naijacurls:

DIY All Natural Homemade Pomade

I was on Pinterest this morning during my commute to work and stumbled upon this recipe (via Thankyourbody.com). 

Pomades are great for smoothing frizz or flyaways or to style hair, such as the popular Oyin Handmade Sugar Pomades or Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste. However, sometimes they can get pricey, or some products will have ingredients that are not so easy to pronounce or are unknown. 

Learn how to make your own all-natural easy and inexpensive pomade here

heyfranhey:

Fight Summer Breakouts Naturally

Henry Happened writes:

Summertime for most means more sunshine, adventures, pool days, beach time — and, unfortunately, extra summer breakouts. Why do we break out in summer more than other seasons? As temperatures rise, so does our oil and sweat gland activity. They are working overtime to keep our body temperatures cool. Add in extra sunscreen applications and longer days spent outside in the elements, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a summer breakout. I’ve put together a few tips and tricks for combating breakouts in the summer

Find them all here.

heyfranhey:

How To Make All-Natural Mango Fruit Leather

Oh My Veggies writes:

It’s been a while since I posted a fruit leather recipe here and since I get requests for them once in a while, I thought I’d post a new one today–mango! While I’m not one to discriminate when it comes to fruit leather, I think mango and banana are my two favorites because both can be made without any added sweetener. No sugar, no honey, no agave–just fruit.

I decided to do things a little bit differently this time and use parchment paper instead of spraying my baking sheet with oil. This has a few pros and cons. The biggest downside is that the fruit leather gets a little bit wrinkled as the moisture is baked out. Ugly fruit leather! But using parchment paper makes it much easier to remove the fruit leather from the baking sheet, the bottom of the fruit leather isn’t all oiled up, and if you’re planning on wrapping your fruit leather, you can just cut it into strips while it’s still attached to the parchment. Easy!

Here’s how to make mango fruit leather