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The Amazing Benefits of Red Clover

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Ladies, I found a secret herb out there that provides relief from menopause and improves bone health! Red clover is our special guest for discussion today. Although a host of health benefits, red clover is the wallflower at the wellness party. Once you discover how to use red clover and what it does thought, this herb will be a star in your health regimen.

Benefits of Red Clover 

The pink and purple tufts that form above a bed of three or four leafed clovers are where the real magic is! Red clover does not have any negative side effects when taken correctly.

  1. Maintains Bone Strength

Red clover is often part of an osteoporosis diet, because it contains medicinal properties that help improve bone health while preventing further deterioration. Women who suffer from the female athletic triad or eating disorders often have to take red clover supplements.

  1. Improves CardiovascularHealth

Not only does this plant improve arterial health by reducing the hardening of the arteries, it aids in circulation throughout the body, helps control high cholesterol, and prevents heart disease.

  1. Cancer Prevention

Since red clover can aid in preventing drastic hormonal changes, it is thought to aid in fighting off prostate and endometrial cancers.

  1. Treats Skin Conditions

The isoflavones in red clover are effective in slowing the skin’s aging process. Also, for inflammatory conditions like rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis, red clover can provide topical relief.

The Amazing Benefits of Red Clover - Organicisbeautiful.com
The Amazing Benefits of Red Clover – Organicisbeautiful.com
  1. Controls Menopausal Symptoms

Hot flashes, night sweats, breast pain or tenderness and all the trouble that comes with menopause can be lessened with red clover. Girls who suffer from PMS can also benefit from red clover, thanks to the special phytoestrogens red clover emits.

  1. Fights Respiratory Infections

Red clover has been proven to loosen phlegm thanks to a natural cleansing effect it has within the body. This plant is also beneficial in relieving symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough.

 Recommended Dosage 

You can find red clover in capsule form, dried herb form, and in teas. Be sure not use this herb responsibly.

The daily recommended intake of isoflavones is 85 mg for most adults. So, you can take two 20-40 mg capsules of dried red clover daily.

If you are going to use red clover in tea, you can consume it up to 3 times a day. Or, if using a red clover tincture, 60-100 drops daily is most effective.

 Cautions 

While red clover may seem like some wonder drug, remember that some people need to take caution. If you are using contraceptive pills, pregnant or trying to become pregnant, do not use red clover. Also, avoid this if you or anyone in your family has had breast or ovarian cancer. Red clover is also not recommended for individuals with liver conditions.

Whenever I learn about how potent natural plants and herbs can be in terms of wellness, I get excited. Red clover seems like a great addition to supplements when used correctly and for thing like menopause or skin rashes. Give it a try! And if you have ever used red clover, what did you think? 🙂

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Vegetarian Lunch: Black Rice Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

When I’m working from home, hearty salads are a lunch staple. I don’t often allow myself enough time to make a full meal with meat or fish, but I also find cold sandwiches to get old and repetitive. What solves that old and repetitive problem? A colorful, fragrant, seasonal grain salad.

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If you’ve never tried black rice (often referred to as forbidden rice or Japonica black rice), it has a pleasant chewiness that makes for a most satisfying salad. It also has a subtle sweetness, so pairing it with a more bitter citrus like grapefruit and a creamy avocado results in the perfect flavor combination.

A few steps

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1 cup black rice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 grapefruit, peeled and quartered and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1 avocado, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
And… 2 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

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∴ A few steps

1- Prepare the rice: Rinse the rice and drain in a fine-mesh strainer. In a small saucepan with a lid, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the 1 3/4 cups water and bring to a boil. Add the drained rice to the boiling water and bring back to a full boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 40 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes, and then uncover and allow it to come to room temperature (as this is a cold salad).

2- Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, orange juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and rice wine vinegar until fully combined.

3- Put together the salad: Once the rice is cooled, transfer it to a medium-size bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the grapefruit, avocado and green onion and toss a few times to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to two days.

Recipe from TheKitchn

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