People have been searching for millennia to find the elixir of youth that will help them look young forever, and no one seems to have found it yet.

Moreover, there are various products on the market, advertised to slow down aging, but none of them provides the promised effects.

However, the Japanese are quite close!

They have a potent and effective natural remedy that gives shocking effects after one week!

The Japanese women are considered to be always good-looking, young, and beautiful. Yet, the secret of their pure, unique beauty might have been revealed- the Japanese rice!

This rice is high in a substance known as “squalene” and “linoleic acid”, which have strong antioxidant properties and stimulate the collagen production, which fights wrinkles. Squalene protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

Moreover, rice is high in “gamma oryzanol”, which reduced the cholesterol levels and supports heart health. Also, rice is rich in vitamin E.

Scientists have confirmed the beneficial properties of rice, and its ability to rejuvenate the skin in a short time. The following Japanese recipe will help you look young and refreshed fast!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of rice
  • 2 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Method of preparation:

This recipe can be done easily and quickly. You should cook the rice for 10-15 minutes, strain it, and then store the water for later use.

Add the honey, the coconut oil and a tablespoon of hot milk to the rice, and mix all well.

Then, wash the face, pat it dry, and apply the mixture as a facial mask. Wait until it dries, and then wash it off with the water in which you cooked the rice.

The rice water has potent beneficial properties, as it boosts blood circulation, moisturizes the skin, prevents wrinkles, and provide antioxidants. It also treats skin inflammation and promotes its health.

For best effects, repeat this procedure once a week. All who have tried this recipe claim that it provides miraculous results! Therefore, try it out right now and look young and beautiful!

Sources: www.yourstylishlife.com

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The amazing aroma and specific exquisite flavor of the tangerine make it one of the most popular and delicious citric fruits.

Despite its incredibly tasty flavor, the tangerine offers various health benefits at the same time. These autumnal fruits boost the immune system, fight inflammations, promote the proper function of the lungs, and much more.

Yet, not many are aware of the fact that these fruits can be cultivated at home, in flowerpots or in the garden. We will provide all the needed information on how to grow your own tangerines at home:

Preparation:

You will need a medium- sized flowerpot with holes at the bottom for drainage. Lace small stones on its bottom, and use organic soil for better drainage. Additionally, use a bit of sand on the ground for better ventilation.

Next, sow the tangerine seeds, cover them well, but do not press them firmly into the soil.

Place the flowerpot on some sunny place.

Care:

You should occasionally add a fertilizer high in magnesium, zinc, and iron.

When the soil is dry to an inch deep, water the tangerines. Do not forget to cut the withered and broken branches.

When you gather your fruits, you should be gentle and careful, in order not to cause any damage.

Now you can enjoy your own, pesticide-free tangerines, and avoid the sprayed ones at the market, which are rich in chemicals that seriously damage health!

Source: houseofhealthyfood.com

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We often list fruit salads in our articles as a healthy choice for breakfast, snack or dinner. There are many fruit salad recipes, and we will present you a simple, but very healthy pomegranate based fruit salad.

We also hope this salad will encourage you to include this fruit more often in your diet, because it is an irreplaceable gift for the organism and especially helps in the therapy of women with vaginal infections, problems with Candida, HPV …

Ingredients:

  • 2 pomegranates
  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon

Preparation:

Clean pomegranates and put the arils in a deep bowl. Dice the apple and add it in the bowl. Squeeze some lemon over the salad, and stir well. At the end, shred the carrot on top of the salad.

You will get an excellent combination and a real vitamin bomb. Consume this salad as often as possible, there is no quantity limit, and every bite is a real gift for the organism.

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When combined, lemon juice and egg white provide amazing results in the fight against nasty blackheads. Hydration and proper face and body care are crucial for your skin. Use this amazing trick to get rid of those annoying blackheads.

Lemon juice is one of the most powerful assistants in the fight against bacteria and fat. You can use it in your household or add it to your homemade beauty products.

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It will also help you shrink pores, brighten your skin and get rid of pimples especially in hyperpigmented areas after spending long hours in the sun.

Egg white gives you a healthy skin complexion. Follow the simple instructions and say goodbye to blackheads forever.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white (carefully separate it from the yolk)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preparation and use:

Stir the egg using a whirl until smooth. Add in the lemon juice.

Wash your face with warm water to eliminate any dirt and open the pores.

Apply the mask on your face and avoid the eye area. Make sure you use a brush with natural hair. If you still get some of the mask in your eyes, rinse quickly with warm water.

Leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes.

Peel it.

Apply your regular face cream, or you can use some chamomile based cream.

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When combined, lemon juice and egg white provide amazing results in the fight against nasty blackheads. Hydration and proper face and body care are crucial for your skin. Use this amazing trick to get rid of those annoying blackheads.

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Lemons are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and despite their numerous health benefits, we all adore the taste of fresh lemonade.

Lemons are abundant in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, and fights flu and cold. Moreover, these fruits have potent anti-inflammatory properties which treat issues like osteoarthritis and arthritis.

Then lemon can also reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Due to the high flavonoid content, lemons have powerful antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Can you imagine having fresh lemons at home whenever you need them? How awesome is that? We will show you a way to grow your own lemons in the house using only one seed:

You will need the following:

  • 1 lemon
  • Soil of good quality
  • A proper container or pot
  • Breathable plastic film
  • A sunny area

Here is how to plant the seed:

Place the soil in the pot, and add a bit of water to dampen it. You should leave about an inch below the rim.

-Slice the lemon and choose the seed with the best shape, remove its flesh. You should not dry it as you need it moistened. Then, make a hole in the soil of around half an inch and put the seed inside.

Cover it with soil again, and water it with a watering can or a squirt bottle.

-Cover the pot with the plastic for it to keep it moist, and place the pot in a sunny place.

-Note that too frequent watering can rot the seed. Take care of the plant for 1-2 weeks, and as soon as it starts sprouting, remove the plastic cover.

-Place the pot on a place with a direct sunlight.

How to take care of the lemon tree:

While the tree is too young, water it regularly to keep it moist, but make sure the container has drainage holes.

It should be kept in a sunny area, as it needs sunlight for at least 8 hours daily.

Whenever needed, add a fertilizer. When it grows larger, transplant it into a bigger pot, and if it is too big, you can keep it on the balcony or backyard.

Sources and References:
dailyhealthpost.com
www.secretlyhealthy.com
livingtraditionally.com

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Store-bought butter is not healthy, because it is made from pasteurized milk. Have you ever thought of making your own butter?

Home made organic butter is healthy and packed with vitamins and minerals contained in raw milk. It is rich in vitamin A, essential for our eyes, skin, tissues, membranes and teeth. It also plays an important role in gene transcription.

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Butter mostly contains short and medium chain fatty acids, powerful enough to protect against cancer.

How to make organic butter

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream, organic
  • sea salt, to taste

Preparation:

  1. Pour 2 cups of heavy cream into your food processor and process for 10 minutes. First it will turn into a thick, whipped cream. Keep processing until it turns grainy, separating into butter and buttermilk. Strain well.
  2. Scrape the butter from the sides, and put it in a clean bowl. Put your butter into a colander and strain off the buttermilk.
  3. Rinse the butter using cold water, gently turning it while the water runs over it. Do so until the water is clear.
  4. Once your butter is clean, squeeze out the excess liquid using wooden paddles or spoons. Smash the butter and pour off the liquid.
  5. Put your butter in a jar or bowl, and keep it in the fridge, or the freezer, it is up to you. Use your homemade butter within several months.

Source: livingtraditionally.com
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Store-bought butter is not healthy, because it is made from pasteurized milk. Have you ever thought of making your own butter?

Home made organic butter is healthy and packed with vitamins and minerals contained in raw milk. It is rich in vitamin A, essential for our eyes, skin, tissues, membranes…


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It has been scientifically shown that apple cider vinegar treats various skin issues, such as eczema.

Its beneficial effects in the treatment of eczema are due to its potent properties, including:

  • Apple cider vinegar contains numerous vitamins and minerals which strengthen immunity and control eczema, like potassium, pectin, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulphur, and phosphorous.
  • Being rich in fiber, vinegar removes the toxins which cause eczema.
  • Apple cider vinegar has beta-carotene, which helps the renewal of cells.
  • It is high in potassium, which regulates the pH levels of the skin and treats allergies.
  • Vinegar is high in lactic, acetic and malic acids, which have potent antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which soothe the dry skin, skin infections, inflammation, and itchiness. Yet, note that it should not be applied directly on the skin. Therefore, dilute it in water in equal amounts, apply a bit on the hand to test whether the skin is sensitive to it, and if nothing happens, you can freely apply it on the face.

Vinegar cleanses and rejuvenates it, treating numerous different skin conditions. Here are 5 reasons to use it and relieve skin problems, and promote skin health.

  • Vinegar balances the skin eliminates excess oil and regulates the pH levels. Hence, it regulates the production of sebum and prevents excessive dryness or oily skin, and maintains a skin balance.
  • It detoxifies the skin, leaving it clean and radiant.
  • Apple cider vinegar treats acne, blemishes, pimples, just like the expensive acne creams. It stimulates the formation of malic acid, which has potent antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, which fight bacteria and prevent acne and pimples.
  • It fights wrinkles, so its regular use for washing the skin will reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You should soak a cotton pad in the solution of vinegar and water and apply it directly on the affected area. Afterward, just rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Vinegar reduces age spots if you wash the face with the solution daily. The alpha hydroxy acids in its content remove dead skin cells and promote skin health. Just soak a cotton ball in it and put it on the age spots. Hold for 30minuts for it to act and wash it off with water. You should do this treatment twice daily for 40 days.

You should remember to always use apple cider vinegar diluted, as it has strong effects, and may cause a burning sensation. Moreover, before you start any apple cider vinegar treatment, ensure you are not allergic to it, by applying a bit on the skin, and wait for a possible reaction.

Here are the most effective ways to use it to treat eczema:

Oral use

The oral consumption will strengthen immunity and prevent the reoccurrence of eczema.

Ingredients:

  • a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • a Cup Water

Directions:

You should mix a teaspoon of vinegar and a cup of water, and drink the solution 2-3 times daily. Make sure you do not try this treatment in the case of peptic ulcer, heartburn or diabetes, as apple cider vinegar is highly acidic.

External application of apple cider vinegar diluted in water

Due to its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, its external use treats eczema as well.

You will need:

  • 2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • a Cup of Water
  • 3 Cotton Balls

Directions:

Mix the water and the vinegar in a small bowl, and soak a cotton ball in it. If you have sensitive skin, you should mix ½ cup of water with one teaspoon of vinegar.

Then, place it on the affected area. In a small bowl, mix the apple cider vinegar and water, and using a cotton ball, apply it on eczema. Repeat until it is completely treated.

Bath

This bath provides excellent effects in the treatment of eczema.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • A Moisturizer
  • A bathtub

Directions:

You should pour the vinegar in the bath and soak in it for 15 minutes. For even better effects, you can add some coconut oil, which can enrich the scent and improve the skin quality. Afterward, just pat dry with a clean towel, and apply the moisturizer. Repeat daily until you have entirely treated the issue.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (optional)

Directions:

Mix the baking soda and the vinegar and add their mixture to a cup of water. Stir well. You can add honey to improve the taste. Consume it daily to treat eczema.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Honey effectively treats all kinds of skin conditions, relieves irritations, and soothes inflammation. Additionally, It has strong antibacterial effects which fight bacteria.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 glass of Water

Directions:

Mix the apple cider vinegar with honey, and add their combination to a glass of water. Stir and consume it 3 times during the day.

Additional tips:

  • Make sure your skin is always hydrated, as the symptoms of eczema get worse in the case of dry skin.
  • The condition may worsen due to the consumption of foods like eggs, fish, milk, soy, peanuts, and wheat.
  • To avoid skin irritations and damage, avoid strong soaps and perfumes when treating the issue with apple cider vinegar.
  • In the case of pregnancy, consult your doctor before starting any treatment with apple cider vinegar, as it may sometimes lead to complications.

Sources and References:
www.thenaturesfarmacy.com
www.healthandbeautypower.com
theheartysoul.com
www.naturallivingideas.com

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Citruses are packed with vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other great nutrients.

Some experts believe they are high in sugar, so you may want to balance the intake of citrus fruits. Growing most citruses requires quite an effort, but luckily, two of the most popular citrus fruits can grow pretty easily in your backyard.

Being able to grow your own fruit helps you notice the difference in their freshness and quality.

In this way you keep your body safe from harsh chemicals and pesticides that are more common in non-organic cultivation. We give you some simple steps on how to grow your own citrus fruits. It is lemons and tangerines this time.

Lemons

Some prefer buying a baby tree that would be about 2-3 years old, as it is supposed to provide the best fruits. Find a clay or plastic pot, and make sure it has enough holes in the bottom.

You should also be careful about the size of your body, because it should be slightly bigger than the root ball of your fragile tree. Once your lemon tree grows a bit, you need to get a bigger pot that will be 12-15 inches deep, and 17-20 inches in diameter.

Place your tiny tree in the pot you have bought, then fill the drainage container with stones. This step provides an optimal air flow. Next, fill up the pot with soil. There are certain soils that work better for citrus fruits, so these may provide you better results.

That is pretty much everything you need to do. Place the pot in a spot that gets 8-10 hours of sunlight a day. Water it regularly, but your plant does not like tons of water. Lemon fruits ripen in 6-9 months. Once they get their full color, you can make a tasty lemonade or lemon water.

Lemon tree can grow well from a seed, too. Here are the things you need to get a nice lemon tree from a tiny seed:

  • A nice and organic lemon.
  • Non-organic lemons give non-germinating seeds
  • Some fertile potting soil. It would be great to find soil that contains vermiculite, peat, perlite, and natural fertilizers
  • A planting pot (6” wide and 6” deep)
  • A seedling pot (24” wide and 12 inches deep)

Planting instructions:

  1. First, you need to moisten the potting soil, and it should be just damp all the way through. Never soak it!
  2. Fill your smaller pot right below the rim. That would be an inch of free space.
  3. Cut a lemon open and take a seed out. Make sure you remove all of the pulp from its surface.
  4. Plant it right away. Remember, your lemon seed must be moist when you plant it.
  5. Set it about half an inch deep in the middle part of your pot.
  6. Gently water the soil above the seed with water, and spray bottles work best for that purpose.
  7. Cover the pot using a clear film, and secure it with a rubber band. Then, poke several small holes in the top.
  8. Set the pot in a warm and sunny spot.
  9. The soil should never be dry. Spray it with water occasionally, and keep it somewhat moist. Over-watering is never good.
  10. You should notice the sproutling within 2 weeks. At this point you should remove the plastic ‘blanket.’ if your plant does not get enough light, a grow light could supplement natural sunlight.
  11. Young lemon plant should grow in damp soil and get at least 8 full hours of light a day. Moderate doses of organic fertilizers help its growth.
  12. Keep your plant safe from bugs and diseases.
  13. Prune off any brown and dead leaves.
  14. Use pesticides only if you have to. Once your plant grows nicely, transfer it to a larger pot.
  15. This re-planting procedure is pretty similar to the initial planting process. However, younger plants require more water than older ones, but these sure need a proper amount of water. Keep this in mind.

Mandarin tree

If your option is to grow a citrus tree indoors, getting a baby tree is your best alternative, same as with lemon trees. Growing a baby tree gives greater success than growing it from a seed.

Get your pot prepared in the same way as you would do for a lemon tree. Stones, drainage holes and the other stuff. Regular sunlight is also ‘a must.’

Mandarin trees grow up to 6 feet in height, so they are excellent for indoor growing. Give it enough water, but be aware of over-watering. Transfer it to a larger pot once its roots start growing back on themselves or come out of the drainage holes. Pick the fruits once they get fully orange. If you pick them any sooner, they will lose much of their flavor.

Extra tip: Be careful when picking your fruits. Leave the little button at the top of the fruit. By growing your own citruses you get full flavor and nutritional ‘goods’ without much effort.

Source: supertastyrecipes.com

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The greatest enemy of healthy hair is dandruff. This is a problem which worries many women, and experts reckon that one in every three suffer from it.

There a number of home remedies for dandruff that can help you shake the flake, but today we present you the three most efficient remedies that will help you to get rid of dandruff.

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Lemon Juice Remedy

Massage your scalp using two tablespoons of lemon juice and leave it for a few minutes. Then wash your hair with some lemon juice and water solution — add a tablespoon of lemon juice in 7 oz (200 milliliters) of water and wash the hair with this mixture.

If you have long hair, increase the amount of water and lemon juice, of course, in the same proportion. Repeat the procedure as often as you can, until the itchy feeling and dandruff completely disappear. Lemon juice cleans the skin on your head, and your hair will also smell nice.

Bay Leaf Tea

Boil a liter of water (4 cups) and add a few bay leaves. After the tea cools for awhile, strain it and wash your hair. Wrap it in a towel and leave it for an hour, then rinse with warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar

It balances the pH of the skin on your head, so it is an amazingly efficient dandruff remedy, which should be in no way underestimated. After washing your hair, rinse it with water and apple cider vinegar solution (4 cups / 1 liter of water-100 milliliters / 3.5 oz apple cider vinegar). Do not worry about the smell, it will evaporate completely after your hair dries.

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Green kale chips will be loved by both children and adults. Prepare yourselves quick and healthy snacks for grownups and kids crunchy green kale chips. Green chips are an excellent substitute for unhealthy snacks full of salt and additives.

Kale chips are full of fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients, and it will be done in only ten minutes.

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Ingredients needed:

  • 12 a kale head (10 kale leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Method of preparation:

  1. Separate the cabbage leaves, then wash them and dry them thoroughly.
  2. Cut them into small pieces, add olive oil, salt and pepper and stir well in order to get all the ingredients absorbed to each other.
  3. Place wax paper on a baking tray and arrange the leaves of kale onto it.
  4. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees and put the tray in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, but leave the oven door slightly open. Kale should be drained, not overcooked.
  6. Remove the crispy kale from oven and allow it to cool.

Serve this snack with yogurt or nibble without any sauce if you want to taste of the original flavor. This recipe is excellent for pregnant women, children and those who prefer simple yet natural foods flavors.

If you love adding spices, you can put these ingredients a into the mixture of olive oil and salt before baking and enjoy a combination of your favorite flavors:

  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame or sunflower seeds
  • pinch of chili peppers
  • garlic
  • other spices of your choice

Green kale chips will be loved by both children and adults. Prepare yourselves quick and healthy snacks for grownups and kids – crunchy green kale chips. Green chips are an excellent substitute for unhealthy snacks full of salt and additives.

Kale chips are full of fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and…


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