Thursday, March 13, 2014

Making a Green Smoothie

Pedestrians, Beware

Healthy Habits: Going Nuts

     did you know that nuts play a very important role in everyday nutrition? they're an awesome source of protein, and despite the popular belief that nuts are fattening, a handful of almonds or walnuts each day can actually help you to burn calories. they way our bodies process proteins and carbohydrates are very different, and if the first thing you eat for the day is packed with carbs, you automatically set your body in swing for storing fat during the day; if however, the first thing you eat is protein, the stage is set for burning calories and gives you more energy. so instead of eating a bagel or toast in the morning, try a handful of almonds or make a trail mix of sorts; it really does give you an energy boost.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Healthy Habits: Castor Oil

     so today we're talking about castor oil very briefly.
     now, most of you probably know it by it's use in aiding bowel movements, but you might not know that it's also amazing for hair growth. It can be used once a week in your hair, either by itself or with a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil, and left in anywhere between two hours to all night; just be sure you either wear a shower cap, or a warm towel wrapped around your head. I've only used it once, and my dad has already commented that my hair is appearing a bit thicker. It's also great for eyelashes and eyebrows, too; I've used it on my eyelashes for about a week now, and there's already a noticeable difference. So, if you have any castor oil handy, try it. The stuff tastes horrible, but it really does work wonders for your hair. Not only does it help it grow, but promotes excellent circulation in your scalp and heals up split ends. Give it a shot!

     - the writer

p.s. As an added bonus, try rosemary essential oil in your hair every day; this also promotes hair growth and smells awesome.