healthy eating

Chives – The Herb of the month!

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Aren’t you interested in reading about this amazing herb? Yes? Today at OiB I will enlighten you about Chives. ( YESS :D)

Origins

Nature has provided us with various beneficial organic gifts. Chives are one of them. Chives is the world’s most commonly used herb. Its origins were traced from the land of Asia. It can also be found in some parts of Europe. It is a low profile herb, which means that not a lot of people know about it. It is available any time of the year in markets. You can also grow chives at your place.

Chives are considered are one of the most selling herbs people just can’t get enough of. It is regarded highly because of its refreshing taste and flavor that its gives to food. It also possesses excellent therapeutic quality. Growing chives in your backyard are immensely necessary.

It belongs to the same family as onion and garlic, but it is the smallest in the troop. Its aroma and flavor cannot be described in words. It gives strong flavor and distinctly good taste to every food that it is incorporated too.

Surprising Benefits

Chives are also used for garnishing. Besides of its being beneficial in the kitchen, it is also best known for its therapeutic values which help in fighting common illnesses and infections.

Chives are rich in oil and essences that are naturally given off in the air because of its sulfur content.  This is the reason behind the unique-mouth-watering smell of herb used in many food items. The best part about growing chives in your garden is that it van directly be used after plucking. It is unbelievably versatile and can be used in many kinds of foods. It is great for pasta and vegetable mixes. It also enhances the flavor of meat and poultry related dishes.

Having the similar therapeutic effect as garlic, chives are also beneficial in easing heart and blood circulation. It also works well in normalizing fluctuating and unstable blood pressure. Furthermore, chives can also improve your eyesight because it contains a high percentage of vitamin A content. It is also rich in calcium, which helps in strengthening your bones. It is also good for a more resistant immune system.

Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful
Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful

Grow at home!

Because of various benefits of chives, people are showing interest in growing chives at home. It is a good thing as growing chives is  relatively easy and can be done even if you have basic gardening skills. In a backyard garden, chives can be grown along with the other herbs in one bed. You have to make sure that plant is well watered but not drowned and that it is getting enough sunlight.

You can also grow it inside your house even you are living in a classy modern looking apartment or home. You can have herb ready whenever you want one. As the herb is almost water resistant, its maintenance is easy. Once it is sprouted, it can go about itself. Because of this, even if you are busy with your work, you can have a herb ready for your dinner or for your first aid to certain illness.

I have one at my place and I tell you, it is very beneficial to have one of your own.

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DIY MIXED HERB VEGAN PESTO

Ingredients

1 Cup Mixed Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Sage, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Arugula, Mint, Chives) Choose 1 to 3 that complement each other

¾ Cups Nuts of Choice (Pine Nuts, Cashews, Walnuts, or Blanched Almonds)

¼ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Clove Garlic

¼ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

Add everything to a food processor. I used the smaller bowl and blade insert. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.

Aren’t you excited to try it out? 😉 

Chives

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Let food be my medicine. Plant based diet food.

Ah, so you are finally back. Well, let us see what we have today on OiB. I’m going to share with you a secret or more perhaps, which I have not told anybody before.

How to use organic products and get glowing skin?

Now food items what you eat everyday can make you put on weight. Though you do not realize it, you put on those unwanted kilos that can ruin the beauty of your skin and health. Meat products, flour, fried foods make you gain weight. Foods made from nature don’t as they do not contain saturated fat, have tons of fiber, and are low on calories.

Very briefly I will discuss the DIY recipes.

  • Whole-wheat pasta
    Food of pasta, then go ahead. All you need to do is alter the garnish and ingredients. When serving the pasta, avoid sauce. Instead, make use of olive oil, onions, garlic, diced kale, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, fresh basil, and oregano.
  • Smoothies – Smoothies are extremely easy to make. All you need to do is take some soy milk and almond with frozen berries. Just blend them all and you have one powerful juice in one drink!
  • Foods to be avoided are meat, milk, rice, and too much of potatoes. These are not for your skin and your weight. Unless you avoid them, you cannot expect good skin.

Here is a small tip when you want to keep your skin looking fresh. You will want to drink water and avoid coffee at all cost. Tea in the mornings or red wine in the evenings is fine.

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Fresh Avocado | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

These products are safe because they come with plenty of nutrients including vitamins and antioxidants that provide what your skin actually requires. When they are in their natural form, they tend to get easily absorbed and that explains why they give better results. Other products found in the market, do not provide the results with you want.

They have proved beneficial in solving problems I earlier faced like wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, dryness, sun damage, and others. The recipes are extremely simple. It is all about going natural. You are not only helping your skin glow, but enabling the environment to stay cleaner using fresh products.

As you can see, with simple ingredients like salt, pepper, yogurt, and spices, you can just about create several dishes. You do not have to feel bad about eating plant based foods as they are good for your health and skin.

There is no doubt that natural skincare is the best. Do you want to choose natural skin products today and benefit like me?

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Raspberry + Elderberry = Skin Energizer

Today on OiB I will teach you a very interesting recipe using raspberry and elderberry. You could call it a fruit juice or a jam. Just the thickness varies, that is all. Depending on the amounts of water and sugar, you add, you have either a fruit juice or jam.

I have tried it and it proved to be an instant skin energizer. For all you women out there, who feel that their skin is slightly on the dull side, will want to check this DIY recipe out.

The elderberry bush is a popular nature berry that can be found in several regions in the United States of America and Canada. They usually grow in cool areas. You can find the berries growing on their tress during the months of August and October.

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Berries | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

The white flowers are something to see, really they are amazing. The tiny black fruit provides abundance of juice for such a small looking fruit. Don’t directly eat the fruits because they are extremely powerful, which is why little cooking is required before you pop them in your mouth.

These berries are ideal for making sauces, wines, and jams. And jams are my personal favorite. The berries are very good for skin and come with several other health properties like they cure a bad stomach and even come with anti cancer properties.

Ingredients

  • A cup of raspberries
  • A cup of elderberries

Procedure

Step1

You will need to wash the elderberries and raspberries. This helps in getting rid of the stalks which are present on them. Instead of using your fingers, you can make use of a fork. Now, you will want to place the berries in a hot pan.

Step2

As you are cooking the berries, start to mash them. Once you are done mashing, you can pour them into the muslin. Leave the items overnight in the refrigerator. Next day morning all you need to do is measure the juice in the bowl and boil in a cleaned pan. You will then want to pour into warm jars.

Step3

When preparing a sauce or syrup, you need to dissolve the honey in warm water and then put it inside the refrigerator. You are done. Wasn’t it simple?

Ѕаlаd Rесіре Іnfоrmаtіоn for Еvеrуdау Неаlthу Еаtіng

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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.  
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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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Everything About Almonds

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I love this one. “Want to boost your memory, eat a handful of Almonds everyday”. This is the
tip that has become a norm.

Botanically speaking, almond belongs to the family of the peach, plum and the cherry. This
species of the tree is a native to Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. However, according to some sources the origin of almond is accredited to Central Asia and China. In the Mediterranean region specifically in some parts of Levant, the almonds are considered to be the first to be in the region. You can find their traces in history all the way to the Bible.

Skin Types and Almonds
It is one of the most amazing things about almond that it is good for every type of skin.

 Almonds can have a blooming effect on a normal skin.

 Oily skin attracts too much dirt and it can be addressed by applying an almond face
pack.

 For sensitive skin, almonds are the best choice because they do not contain any acidic
nutrient. Not only this but also almonds contain antioxidants due to which they can
thwart the unwelcomed microbes.

 Applying almond oil on an oily skin gives the best results.

Main Benefits of Almonds. Almonds are considered as the memory booster and this is not without reason. Here are some remarkable benefits of almonds.

 Enriched with Lots of Nutrients. Almonds can be termed as the nutrient factory as they contain fiber, protein, fat, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B2, carbs, and phytic acid all in one seed. All these nutrients are very important for the nourishment of human body.

 Prevent Ageing and Disease
Almonds are a great source of antioxidants which help protect against oxidative stress, which are a danger to molecules and can be a reason for ageing and diseases like cancer. Furthermore, they alleviate oxidative stress.

 Help Prevent Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
Almonds are filled with Vitamin E which, according to a study, when taken aplenty can help prevent heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

 Control Blood Sugar
Almonds are a perfect combination for diabetics as they contain lesser carbs, more healthy fats, fibers and protein. Furthermore, they contain a high amount of magnesium which is involved in blood sugar control according to a recent study.

 Beneficial for Blood Pressure
Magnesium in this seed not only controls the blood sugar but also the blood pressure levels. According to a number of studies mitigating magnesium deficiency helps reduce the blood pressure.

Traditional Skincare Usage
 Almond is frequently used in cosmetics.
 Its oil has also been used for massages.
 Oil extracted from almonds is good for treating stretch marks and scars.
 Being anti-inflammatory, it is also used for digestion purposes.

Precautions
 Don’t use almonds if you are allergic to them.
 Almonds belong to the group that can cause oral allergy syndrome, thus if you have a reaction after consuming almonds, consult a doctor immediately.

Simple Recipe for Skincare
Take 6 or 7 almonds (soaked overnight), ground them in a granular form after peeling their outer skin. Add an essential oil, mix it and then rub it on your face in circles. Then wash your face with lukewarm water.

I hope you liked this info. Use the comment box below to share your thoughts!

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