It is often said that you are what you eat.... or chocolate causes pimples…
Though these have been thought as old wives tales, there is some truth behind these sayings. The food and drinks you consume can have an effect on the health of your skin, but that doesn’t ring true for everyone.
Psyllium husk is a soluble fiber that helps push out toxins from your digestive track helping to prevent excreting through skins pores. Not only does psyllium husk have lots of great health benefits from adding it to your diet, but it also works wonderfully as a skin exfoliator. Try this anti-inflammatory psyllium face scrub to find out for yourself.
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Stir until the mixture has thickened. It may take a moment for the powder to combine and the coconut oil to “melt” into the mixture.
3. Apply the mixture to the face. Wash hands immediately after application to prevent staining of the fingernails.
4. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse to reveal your natural glow!
6. Wash face after to prevent tinting and moisturize as desired.
Eating healthy or incorporating natural ingredients into ours diets is as easy as actually enjoying what you are actually consuming. Here in the test kitchen, not only do we want to discover recipes featuring ingredients with amazing health benefits, but taste great too.
Turmeric is known for its bright yellow aromatic powder and warm, slightly bitter taste. This is why we love the combination of the turmeric with the white chocolate, as it creates the perfect balance in flavors.
Why is Turmeric Good for you?
What is Turmeric and where does it come from?
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is perennial a herbaceous plant and is considered a part of the ginger family, native to Southern Asia. Turmeric was first used as a dye for its deep orange yellow hue. It's commonly used in Asian foods such as curry and yellow mustard for its warm, bitter taste. Out of all the Southern Asian countries, India remains one of the most prominent producers of turmeric.
How much should I take?
The preparation for turmeric is the same as ginger. All you have to do is peel off the outer layer skin and then either cut or grate the root. The daily amount of turmeric you can take depends on the method of consumption. There are three different ways to consume turmeric: Fresh turmeric root, dried turmeric root powder, or supplementation. Each method has different dosage of turmeric.
- cut root: 1.5 - 3 grams per day
- dried powder: 1-3 grams per day
- supplement: 1.2 - 1.8 grams per day
Note: If you are using powder: 1 tbs daily is okay
Overall, Turmeric is really a powerful natural ingredient. Turmeric contains more than 300 antioxidants, making it a powerful healer.
Turmeric Root and Powder image: Turmeric vs. Cumin Spiceography showdown http://www.spiceography.com/turmeric-vs-cumin/
Fresh Turmeric image: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/83809243039532546/
Turmeric Root Capsules image: http://time.com/3984504/turmeric-supplements-curcumin/ Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME
Written by: Health Plus Inc