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Chia Seeds One Day, Chia Seeds Forever!

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chia seeds – organicisbeautiful

Have you ever used chia seeds? If not, you are missing a whole host of benefits! Honestly, if you try chia seeds one day, you will want to consume them for the rest of your life! They are just that brilliant!

Nutrients

Firstly, chia seeds are packed to the brim with nutrients while at the same time being low in calories. This means that they are brilliant for a nice and healthy diet. In a single 28 gram serving of chia seeds, you will get all of this:

  • Fiber (11 grams)
  • Fat (9 grams). However, the majority of this fat is Omega-3 which is very beneficial to your health.
  • Protein: 4 Grams
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

and …a whole lot more!
Basically, right off of the bat, they are going to be pretty healthy for you. These are regarded as one of the best superfoods on the market right now.

Antioxidants

One of the main reasons as to why people veer towards chia seeds is the fact that they are packed to the brim with antioxidants. These are vital compounds. You see, antioxidants help to fight off free radicals in the body. By fighting off free radicals, you will be able to improve the look of your skin (you will basically be kissing goodbye to wrinkles and the like), while at the same time also bolstering your protection against diseases.

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Chia Seeds | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Fiber

There are carbohydrates in chia seeds. Most people turn their nose up at carbs (you shouldn’t, they really are beneficial to your health). However, you will be pleased to know that almost all the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. Your body is not going to absorb this. It is just pushed right out of the body. Fiber is a good carbohydrate as it does not raise your blood sugar.

Protein

Proteins are regarded as the building blocks of the human body. You need protein in your diet. Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein. In fact, they have more protein than most other plant-based products out there. A high protein diet will actually help you to lose weight quickly. This is because it has the ability to reduce your appetite. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, then chia seeds are going to be especially good for you due to the high protein content in them.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Most people out there do not get enough Omega-3 in their diet. You will be pleased to know that chia seeds are one of the best natural sources of Omega-3. A boost in Omega-3 in your system will reduce stress levels, reduce your blood pressure, and even lower the risk of heart disease.

Honestly, if there is one natural product on the market that you try, do make it chia seeds. There is just so much goodness packed into them, you really can’t ignore them!

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Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin.

Kakadu Plum - A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin.
Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin – Organicisbeautiful.com

The Kakadu Plum, a fruit native to Australia, is one of those ‘super foods’ which many people seem to forget exists. This is a shame because it brings a whole host of benefits to the table. On this page, we are going to take a little look at the benefits of the Kakadu Plum on the skin.

Vitamin C

The Kakadu Plum is packed to the brim with Vitamin C. This is one of the most essential of vitamins for your skin. A diet high in Vitamin C can help with the following:

  • Helps to keep your skin nice and firm
  • Gives your skin a radiant glow
  • Results in dark spots of your skin fading.
  • Can fade the appearance of acne scars

In addition to that, Vitamin C can help to protect you from harmful UV light. This means that your skin will not age quite as quickly!

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Kakadu Plum – A little known secret for maintaining a healthy Skin – Organicisbeautiful.com

Helps to fight acne

The Kakadu Plum is well-known for its ability to fight acne. In fact, it has been used for this very purpose for centuries. This is because it is a natural antibiotic. This means that it is able to fight off the bacteria which causes acne. At the same time, it will be able to fight off the inflammation caused by acne. All in all, you are going to have firmer skin which has very little discomfort during an acne flare-up.

Antioxidants

If you have been looking into skin care products for a while, then you have probably seen this word banded about quite a lot. Antioxidants are vital for skin health.

Free radicals can damage the skin. Antioxidants help to fight these free radicals. This means reducing the risk of UV damage and pollution on your skin. One of the major benefits of Kakadu Plum is that it contains antioxidants which you won’t find in many other natural products. This includes Gallic Acid which helps to give your skin a protective layer and Ellagic acid which gives your skin a bit of elasticity. Basically, it is going to look younger.

It is a sustainable product

This isn’t really tied to the skin benefits of the fruit all that much, however, you will be pleased to know that the population of Kakadu Plum plants is sustainable. Many natural products on the market are not. This drives the price up and causes plants to become extinct. That will not happen with the Kakadu Plum.

Remember, if you want to experience all of the benefits that the Kakadu Plum brings to the table, then it is important that you only use 100% Kakadu Plum products. If you purchase anything else, then it may be laden with chemicals which may have a negative impact on your health. That being said, there are no issues with purchasing Kakadu Plum which has been mixed with other natural products. This way your skin really can benefit!

Are you tempted to try the Kadaku Plum after reading this? Leave a comment below!

Benefits of Horseradish

Health Benefits of Horseradish Sauce

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Health Benefits of Horseradish Sauce – Organicisbeautiful.com

It is good for you! 

Ever heard about the benefits of horseradish sauce? Well, today at OiB I am going to talk about it. 

Introduction 

There are numerous health benefits of horseradish sauce. But first let’s introduce horseradish sauce to you. Horseradish sauce is made by shredding and pounding the fresh root then lemon juice is added to it. In this form, horseradish can be stored in a cool dry place for a week.  

Horseradish plant is a plant that you cannot be successfully put through a juicer machine. The reason behind this is that it possesses extremely strong essential oils, so string that the toughest physique will find them hard to tolerate.  

Beneficial  

Basically, horseradish herb is very beneficial for dissolving mucus in the nose, so all the people out there either suffering from cold and flu or sinus must start using it. Check out the recipe below: 

Take half a teaspoon of sauce without dilution, twice a day. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 10 minutes after consuming it. There will be a powerful feeling in the head, sometimes with sweating and usually accompanied by a lot of tears, but do not worry it won’t happen because of pain. These are the indications that your sinus or flu is going away.  

Sinus causes much troubling pain and misery. The horseradish attacks its cause and brings relief. Sometimes it is compulsory to continue the treatment for several months, but you will know when horseradish has done its work. You will notice that the violent sensations resulting from the use of the sauce will gently reduce, and then finally will disappear with mucus.  

It is a good idea to combine this treatment with radish juice, including both leaves and root carrot. These two will help in rebuilding the tissues ravaged by the sinus infection. You will understand that it is also essential to make sure that your eating pattern becomes well-balanced. Make sure you consume the basic natural diet and avoid the intake of refined carbohydrates.  

Just so you know that horseradish is also specific for relieving water retention, or dropsy, as it is used to be called. This is tied in with a stimulating effect on the blood capillaries caused by the action of the main therapeutic principle in the plant, a glycoside called sinigrin. Horseradish possesses high percentage of vitamin C content with 114mg per 100g (4oz)-this is one of the highest vegetable concentrations. It also contains highest amount of potassium and sulphur, and good quality of calcium. Women are recommended to use it in their diet.  

Other uses are best for diabetics, where Professor Kuhn found an improvement in the blood pressure, for coughs and catarrh, and in the treatment of circulatory problems of a mild nature.  

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Health Benefits of Horseradish Sauce – Organicisbeautiful.com

DIY Horseradish Cream Cheese Sauce for Pasta 

Ingredients 

  • 8ounces cream cheese 
  • 2-3tablespoons white creamed horseradish 
  • 8ounces pasta cooked 

Instructions 

Microwave cream cheese until soft.  Mix in horseradish.  If not to your liking for consistency, add a little milk.  Mix with hot cooked pasta.  Enjoy! 

Do you like it, or is it not your cup of tea?  

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Types of Salts

The Different Types of Salts

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Today in OiB, I’m thinking about Salt. Salt is one of the most basic ingredients of life. It is the basic unit and also has many different types. It has a lot of varieties and uses as well. The different types are given below:

  • Iodized Table Salt

This type is the most known type of all salts as it is used at home in ordinary cooking. It is normally present at the table for sprinkling over foods. The salt is mixed by manufacturers with the iodine mineral which is why it is called as iodized salt. It helps to do away with diseases that are related to iodine deficiencies and lack of iodine through diet as well such as Hypothyroidism, etc. However, the amount should not also be taken in excess as well.

  • Sea Salt

As the name indicates, sea water is evaporated to get this type of salt which is made up of crystals that are larger than the normal iodized table salt. The crystals are also rougher in comparison whereas it is extracted in many places all over the world. Fleur de sel or Flower of salt is extracted in the France region through a manual method. It involves scarping of the topmost layer through scraping before it starts sinking at the bottom of the large salt pan. It is just as if the cream is taken above all and is therefore the most expensive salts of all.

Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful

The one extracted from the Celtic Sea is known as the Celtic Sea Salt that is extracted using a 2,000-year-old method in Brittany, France.

  • Pickling Salt

Pickling is something which adds zest and spice to life. This type of salt has no additives in it and is used to pickle foods as brines. It is because of this no additive technology that the liquid does not come up like in table salt which has additives and anti-caking agent in it.

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  • Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is so named so because it is normally used when someone is making kosher meat. It has crystals that are rougher as well as bigger besides being irregular in shape. Kosher meat preparation requires driving out all the blood of the animal through cooking first and kosher salt no doubt does that. It is also a choice of many cooks because of its lighter flavor and lesser level of additives too.

  • Himalayan Pink Salt

Found within the Himalayan Range, the fossilized salt form the sea is pink because it is truly rich in Iron and more expensive than normal salt as it is healthier and pure as well.

Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Black Salt

Black salt is not actually black in color but pinkish grey in color. It is actually a spice found in Southeast Asia in India and has a very strong Sulphur smell. It is also used in the US to give an egg-like flavor to dishes.

Vegetarian Black Rice with Avocado and Fresh Grapefruit

Since most of the salt we consume is not pure like Fleur de sel hence it should not be consumed too much as excess of everything is surely bad for all. What do you think of salt and which type you use the most, and why?

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What are Hemp Seeds and Why Aren’t They More Widely Used in Skincare?

Hemp is a plant that is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species. Hemp is mainly grown for its widely used side products.

Hemp seeds have been dubbed as a “super food” because it is widely regarded as the most nutritious seed in the world. Hemp seeds have the perfect balance of protein, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes but have a relatively small concentration of sugars, saturated fats and starches. Because of this hemp seeds have numerous health benefits. According to one research, after 3 months of including hemp seeds in their diets, participants found the following differences in their health:

  • Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure with a significant reduction in the possibility of a stroke
  • Reduction in inflammation
  • Speedier recovery from disease and injury
  • A significant improvement in blood circulation. Diabetics found their feet less discolored and warmer
  • A strengthened immune system with a reduced likelihood of cardiovascular disease. 

Not only do the consumption of hemps seeds have amazing health benefits, but they are also used in skin care. Hemp seeds are used in an oil form and has great benefits for the skin. It is made by compressing hemp seed and contains essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids as well as antioxidants and vitamins A & E that is very beneficial for the skin.

It is important to note that while hemp is used to make cannabis, the use of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil is not counted as “drug use” and will not cause you to fail any known drug test.

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hemps seeds | Organicisbeautiful.com

Here are the 3 Main Uses of Hemp Oil for Skin Care:

  1. Cure for Skin Conditions: Hemp seed oil is very effective for skin conditions such as rashes and eczema. Hemp seed oil’s soothing properties helps stop the rash from spreading. If your skin condition persists, please visit a doctor.
  2. Cure for Acne: Hemp seed oil is an amazing cure for acne prone skin. Add a few drops of neem oil, which can be found at any drugstore, and together with the hemp seed oil, they help heal acne scars and remove dark spots left after a pimple fades away.
  3. Oil Cleansing: Hemp seed oil does wonders to unclog the pores in your skin and thoroughly cleanse it. One of the main reasons for acne and oily skin is that our pores are clogged that build up oil which leads to acne. It is important that you thoroughly cleanse your skin especially after wearing heavy makeup or when your skin was exposed to the sun for too long.

However, hemp seeds are very expensive because of the politics surrounding the plant. The hemp plant is used to make cannabis. Before the twentieth century, hemp was widely used in most parts of the world. However, during the twentieth century the United States and Western Europe banned cannabis and hemp, which led most other countries in the world to ban it as well. 

Due to the controversy surrounding hemp, hemp seeds are often ignored when it comes to skincare. Besides that, due to the scarcity of hemp seeds and hemp oil, they are very expensive to buy.

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