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Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng

Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng - organicisbeautiful.com
Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng – organicisbeautiful.com

What’s the deal with Salads anyway? Some people adore salads whereas some despise them. I would say that after potato chips salad is the most popular item in restaurants all over the world. That’s why Today on OiB I will enlighten you with the different types of salads and how you can make them creative and tasty in a healthy way.  

By definition a salad is strictly speaking a combination of meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts or cheese either cooked or raw and served with any dressing or dip. 

Now that we’re clear with what a Salad actually is; let’s focus on the different varieties of salads you can find in functions, events, parties and family dinners.  

  1. Green Salad: The most common type of salad which can be found in restaurants all over the world. Lettuce is the main ingredient in this salad – after that you can add vegetables, meat, fish, nuts or eggs to complement the taste and nutrients. This type of salad is typically topped with mayonnaise or oil based vinegar.
  2. Vegetable Salad: As the name states, this type of salad mostly consists of blanched vegetables along with cheese and nuts. Occasionally fruit may also be added. But, a sauce or dressing is a must as it helps in combining all the flavors together.
  3. Mixed Green Salads: This salad is a mixture of numerous types of lettuces. Some varieties are sweet whereas others can be bit sour. The dressing of vinaigrette is usually prefereed as it helps in releasing the flavors of lettuces.
  4. Fruit Salads: This type of salad is my personal favorite because it is super tasty and you can eat it any time of the day you want without any hassle. As the name states, this salad strictly comprises of fruits (either canned or seasonal) and sometimes whipped cream can be added for extra facor.
  5. Seafood Salads: Just ask your relatives or friends living away from rivers or sea and they will tell you of how much they crave for fresh and tasty seafood. Adding flakes of a freshly caught fish into a green salad can do wonders because the taste is just extraordinary. Oh, and fish is extremely healthy and good for your health.
  6. Complete Meal Salads: If you have left-over meat from yesterday’s dinner don’t just throw it away. Instead, add some eggs, cheese and vegetables in it and voila! You have got yourself a meal salad. The Italians have been doing this since centuries and they call it the antipasto salad. Pasta Salads: Last but not the least is the pasta salad which is getting increasingly popular as the days pass by. You can make this a great starter for your BBQ parties and family dinners.  
Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng - organicisbeautiful.com
Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng – organicisbeautiful.com

Here is worth mentioning that for a dish to be called a SALAD. It has to have at least 2 or more than two ingredients. 

In the end, I would like to say that don’t restrict your creativity and try creating new types of salad combinations using the left-over items in your fridge or by using premium seasonal fruits or vegetables. Also, I would love to hear out any WOW salad recipes from you guys so go ahead and surprise us with your unique salad recipe.  

Already trying it? 

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The Best 15 Foods and Drinks to Help You Stay Hydrated

                                      Once you start drinking, you won’t stop

Introduction
Just like your car engine needs oil to keep it smoothly running and prolong its life. Similarly, a
human body needs to be well hydrated so that you remain fresh and active throughout the day.
That’s why today on OiB I will be telling you about 15 natural and organic food and drinks that
will keep you healthy throughout the day.

15 Foods and Drinks

1. Water: There is no replacement for water. It is the most vital hydrator a person can
consume. Heat, sweat and activity will empty the water level in your body and therefore
it is crucial that you keep on refilling your body with water supply. Additionally, adding
lemon to water will give you a natural vitamin C boost.

2. Cucumbers: 90% of cucumbers comprise of water. In addition to that, they have other
nutrients to nourish the body. Cucumbers also contain high amounts of caffeic acid
which is known to soothe the skin.

Cucumber | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Cucumber | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

3. Coconut Water: Coconut water is specially effective in hot climate conditions and is a
suitable replacement for water. Coconut water contains minerals that will protect your
body from effects of heat.

4. Watermelon: Watermelon is one vegetable which children enjoy the most because of its
rich taste and the cooling effect it has on the human body especially in hot conditions
because of the presence of calcium, potassium and sodium.

5. Cabbage: Cabbage is the most important food for me in my salad. It is rich in vitamin C
and aids in weight loss by lowering the cholesterol level as it has more than sufficient
levels of fibers and natural probiotics.

6. Iced Herbal Tea: Don’t worry, Iced Herbal Tea has zero caffeine and is particularly
helpful if you have problems with your stomach or digestion. Iced herbal Tea is a healthy
and recommended alternative to contemporary soft drinks which don’t hydrate your
body effectively.

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7. Salads: Lettuce contains high level of fiber and comprises of 90% water that’s why it will
keep your body hydrated for a long period.

8. Apples: Not only do Apples keep you hydrate but they also have been found in reducing
your cardio problems and lessen the side effects of cancer treatment.

9. Red Bell Peppers: Let’s face it, Bell peppers not only taste good but they also look good
in our food and salad. They contain handful of nutrients such as Vitamin B, folic acid and
much more

10. Tomatoes: They say a tomato a day keeps the cancer away. Tomatoes are rich is
manganese and lycopene which aids in stopping certain cancers. Additionally, tomatoes
comprise of 94% water so you’re virtually eating water if you’re eating a tomato, How
cool is that!

Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful
Tomatoes | OrganicIsBeautiful

11. Pineapples: Pineapple has many benefits for your health. It will also naturally detox your
body to keep you healthy and fresh.

12. Grapefruit: This oversized orange (what I call it) is very useful in controlling your hunger,
keep you hydrated and reduces weight. It also keeps you hydrated throughout the day.
However, if you don’t like the taste of Grapefruit then I would suggest you to add a
pinch of black salt which will enhance the flavor.

13. Celery: is made almost entirely out of water. It is rich in amino acid, vitamins and
mineral salts which keep you hydrated.

14. Berries: If you’re looking to naturally detoxify your body, keep yourself hydrated and
enjoy some tasty fruit. Then berries is the answer you’re looking for. Berries are rich in
fiber and anti-oxidants.

15. Carrots: On the face of it, carrots look dull and dry but then again you should never
judge a book by its cover because carrots are more than 85% water (SURPRISED).
Furthermore, carrots have been known to improve eyesight courtesy the beta-carotene
present in it.

DIY Tomato Juice::

Ingredients:
3 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
ginger (about 1/4 inch)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1/4 inch hot pepper (or pinch cayenne pepper)
Salt, pepper & Stevia to taste

Directions
Cut the peel off the cucumber (mainly to remain the nice red color of the tomato juice, for
health you would like to leave the skin on. The juice will then look brownish though…Run all
ingredients through your juicer starting with the soft ingredients such as lemon and cucumber.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a few leafs or drops of stevia for sweetness. (or use raw
honey, apple, water mellon or mango if you don't have stevia)

Conclusion
I hope you find this list useful and you will incorporate some if not all the items in your daily routine.
In the end, I would highly encourage you guys to leave your valuable feedback and tell us any food or
drink which you think should be in this list.

Ever tried drinking any of these? If not then do it NOW

The different benefits of Ginger You Need Your Life

Today on OiB I will discuss the different benefits of Ginger that are ready to be availed for the
skin even though it has lots of cooking and other health benefits too. For all those people who
have been waiting for my pick on ginger’s benefits for skin, this is the best way and the right
time to know them now. You should definitely try them because I have tested them for you in
advance. They have returned no loss at all while their advantages have really proved that
Organic is truly beautiful. There is no need for shortcuts and harsh chemical products for your
sensitive skin which is already not too good.

Ginger has lots of benefits that have been discovered just through the effective use of
Ayurveda. It is an herb that is native to China and India. It is not even an herb but a root in
actual. The numerous ginger benefits for skin are given as follows

 

 Burn Support
It is surprising to know that the natural situation of the skin is regained if ginger is applied directly to the place where the burn has taken place. It also helps to reduce the pain for the burn. Besides rubbing a fresh ginger slice, one can also apply fresh ginger juice for the same effect. If it is applied twice or thrice a day, it can help to remove different scars too. This takes effect in 6 to 12 weeks while the ginger slice should be fresh every time you apply it.

 Anti-Aging
Ginger has more than 40 antioxidants in it. This is why it greatly helps in anti-aging. The
toxins are flushed out due to which the body circulation of the blood is improved. This in
turn helps to have improvement in the skin appearance because it provides more
nutrients to the skin. They also prevent damage from different free radicals which is
why the youth of the skin is not lost. The elasticity and firmness is maintained and aging
is slowed down.

 Acne and Spots
Acne and spots or different related blemishes are more like a curse to many people.Ginger can work wonders here. Ginger is a very powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent. It helps to keep the skin clear as well as free of any residues. As a result, the skin is invigorated and the blemishes are also lessened. Acne-causing bacteria is also killed by ginger which is why it is also known as the best natural acne-fighting weapon of all. This way the rate of acne formation is also minimized.

 White Scars
Hyperpigmentation can also be solved with the help of ginger. The white spots are now no more of a problem at all. The skin becomes lighter or white at some places in comparison to other patches of the skin. The use of ginger reduces the appearance of this pigmentation. If you apply a fresh slice of ginger to your skin and leave it on for some time, then the results can be seen in just 2 weeks. If you also have any other ginger benefits make sure you tell me in the comments below too.
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The Greatness of Grains

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The Greatness of Grains – Organicisbeautiful.com

Carbs! I love carbs. How about you, OiB readers? Surely, you have heard some media discrediting the greatness of grains throughout the years. Namely, people like to say that too many carbohydrates are bad for you and make you gain weight. Today, I would like to counter that superstition and fill you on why you need grains.

But not just any type of grain will work. You need to consume unprocessed (not refined) whole grains.

What is a Whole Grain?

All grains, according to the Whole Grain Council, begin whole. Whole grains are, basically, the entire seed of a plant, made up of three edible parts—the bran, germ, and endosperm.

The barn is a multi-layered outer shell that has antioxidants, essential B vitamins, and plenty of dietary fiber.

The germ is the potential new sprout. Here, you find more B vitamins, some protein, minerals, and healthy fats.

Lastly, the endosperm is the energy supply of the germ. Contained in the endosperm are carbohydrates, proteins, and trace amounts of other nutrients.

What Makes Grains “White”?

When whole grains are stripped of some key parts—the bran, germ, or endosperm—they become refined or processed. White flour and white rice, for example, have had the bran and germ removed, leaving only the starchy endosperm behind.

Why Are Whole Grains Healthier?

That is the main question here, is it not? Obviously, whole grains have a lot of vitamins and nutrients than refined grains do, but these are not the main reason why you need them in your diet.

Starches throw your blood sugar out of whack. Whole grain carbohydrates do not have the same effect. Whole grains are slowly absorbed and metabolized, meaning that blood sugar stays level. Also, whole grains are known to reduce the onset of heart disease.

In fact, a recent 2016 study proved that whole grains are linked to a longer lifespan. The meta-analysis was comprised of 14 studies and found that eating 3 servings of whole grains a day was “associated with a 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 14 percent lower risk of death from cancer”.

The Greatness of Grains - Organicisbeautiful.com
The Greatness of Grains – Organicisbeautiful.com

How Can I Eat More Whole Grains?

I have good news for you—there are more whole grain choices available now than ever before. Add the following foods to your diet to ensure you are eating enough whole grains:

  • Whole grain cereals, breads, and crackers
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Oatmeal
  • Quinoa and other ancient grains like amaranth
  • Brown rice
  • Bulgur
  • Buckwheat
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Corn
Rice OrganicIsBeautiful
Rice OrganicIsBeautiful

As you can see, there are a lot of whole grain options out there. Add whole grain pasta or brown rice to the dinner plate, select bread made from whole grains and seeds, and opt for a bowl of oatmeal in the morning! I promise the greatness of grains will keep you satiated throughout the day and much healthier in the long run.

Feel free to share your whole grain tips, recipes, and knowledge with other OiB readers.

Tumeric Latte

Today, on OiB, we will talk a killer spicy we all know. The Turmeric.

Turmeric is an amazing super food. We all love it to spice up a blend meal. Did you know it was the best base for  latte? Yes.

Coupled with the soothing properties of ginger (to both your stomach and your muscles), this latte is not only delicious but good for you as well! You know that I am found of lemon tea in my AM routine. It is my must have! What about my PM habits? I usually reach out for some green snacks: my lovely edamame. The good thing about being a Frenchie in South East Asia, is that I can get some fresh veggie straight from my local garden at great quality for almost nothing! A good supplement is the turmeric latte. Read below for the tutorial nicely coupled by  WW.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp of ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 2 tsp of raw coconut oil
  • 2 packets of Truvia (you can also use regular sugar, 1 tbsp)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Pinch of sea salt. Wondering the awesome benefits of Sea Salt? Click Here.
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Turmeric Latte | OrganicIsBeautiful


What to do:

  • Heat up the almond milk until it is simmering.
  • Pour almond milk in the blender and add in the other ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and frothy.

Enjoy xx

Amanda,

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