5 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds (salvia hispanica) have become one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. They are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes.
Originally grown in Mexico, the seeds were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value.
Research has found that the chia seed benefits are even greater than we realized. Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles and more. Now they have even been linked to healing diabetes. 

Being rich in so many key nutrients, research has uncovered that regularly eating chia seed can improve your health in numerous ways. Some of the top chia seed benefits are:

1. Skin & Aging
This past July, researchers from Mexico uncovered that chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported, and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70% of free radical activity. (2)
Essentially proving that chia seeds are one of nature’s riches antioxidants. Antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems, and prevent further damage. Taking chia seeds can prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damage.

2. Digestive Health

Chia is super-high in fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce. One serving can provide the recommended fiber intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic Association. 
Fiber is essential for your body’s ability to balance insulin levels.  According to the National Institute of Health, seeds like flax and chia can be a natural blood sugar balancer due to it’s fiber 

3. Content and healthy fats.

Being high in dietary fiber, chia helps promote bowel regularity and healthy stool. The rich fiber content in chia seeds also helps people feel more full quicker because it absorbs a considerable amount of water and immediately expands in the stomach when eaten. (3) This may explain why clinical studies have proven that chia curbs hunger and suppresses appetite, which can also lead to weight loss. (4)
Also when consumed, chia seeds create a gelatin-like substance in the stomach.  This gel-forming action is due to the soluble fiber in chia seeds and it can work as a prebiotic supporting the growth of probiotics in the gut.
4. Heart Health
Chia seeds’ ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health. (5) Also, by reversing oxidative stress, someone is less likely to develop atherosclerosis when they’re regularly consuming chia seeds.
Chia seeds are high in linoleic, a fatty acid which helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.  For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in healthy fats boasting more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Omega-3s work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation. Inflammation can put strain on blood vessels and cause heart disease. So by eating chia seeds you can boost and protect your heart thanks to the omega-3s!
5. Fight Breast and Cervical Cancer

Chia seeds are rich in alpha lineic acid (or ALA) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. Recently in 2013, the Journal of Molecular Biochemistry found that ALA limited the growth of cancer cells in both breast and cervical cancers.

They also found that it caused cell death of the cancer cells without harming the normal healthy cells.  While more research still needs to be done to find out the deeper implications of ALA on other types of cancer, this is a great discovery for women struggling with these increasingly common types of cancer.
Occasionally some people may experience stomach discomfort when consuming chia seeds especially in large amounts due to the high fiber content. As with any food, eat in moderation and always drink plenty of water unless soaking your see.
Chia is an amazing super food in other article I will tell you some recipes where you can include Chia seeds

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Baking Soda beauty uses

​There is one ingredient in nearly every kitchen cupboard that can do wonders for your hair, skin and body. This inexpensive, multitasking item is nothing but baking soda! In fact, baking soda can help you look your best from head to toe.

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. This alkaline substance has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a powerful medical tool effective at combating everything from colds to oral problems to skin issues.

Baking soda is effective when used for short periods. However, excessive use can damage your skin and hair. Also, you should do a patch test to determine whether your skin is sensitive to it.

Facial Exfoliator

Ditch your conventional facial exfoliator with microbeads for a homemade baking soda version. Those tiny plastic pellets are wreaking havoc on the environment – with an estimated 19 tons of microbeads being discharged annually into New York’s waterways alone!

Baking soda will help remove sebum and dead skin cells from the face and its antimicrobial properties will prevent skin infections – although it may be too harsh for very sensitive skin.

For a thoroughly cleansing scrub, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of water and some optional Vitamin E oil to form a paste. Massage onto the skin using circular motions, avoiding the sensitive eye area. After one to two minutes, rinse your skin with warm water followed by a cool rinse to close the pores, and pat dry.

Follow up with your favorite natural moisturizer or a little virgin coconut oil.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is an amazingly useful product to have on hand. Apply it on those mornings you hit snooze one too many times, after a gym session, or to simply give your hair some added lift.

Baking soda makes for a fantastic all-natural dry shampoo which really keeps the oiliness in check. Use it on its own, or mixed with a few drops of essential oil – like lavender, lemon or rose – for a pleasant scent.

Those with light colored hair can just work the powder evenly through the hair, before brushing. Brunettes may need to add a little cocoa powder to the mix first to avoid a gray tinge.

Nail Treatment

Use baking soda to both whiten your nails and exfoliate the cuticles.

For healthy cuticles, dip a nail brush into a paste made from baking soda and water. Rub this in a circular motion over the hands and fingers and rinse off.

Those with yellow nails – caused by too much bright nail polish – can blend baking soda with the juice of half of a lemon and apply to the nails. While the lemon serves to lighten and nourish, its acidity means it is best avoided if your hands have cuts or scrapes!

Freshening Mouth Rinse

Kill the bacteria that cause bad breath and reduce the risk of canker sores with a baking soda mouth rinse.

Stir a teaspoon of baking soda into half a cup of water until dissolved. Swish this around your mouth and gargle with it, making sure not to swallow. Repeat daily for healthy teeth and gums.

This is also the ideal mixture to rinse with after oil pulling.

Deodorant

As you already know if you keep a box of the stuff in your fridge, baking soda has natural deodorizing properties, which makes it a great DIY natural deodorant. Just mix it with water until it makes a slightly moist, not runny, paste, and apply to your underarms to prevent sweat stains and body odor. You can also add cornstarch for even better wetness-absorbing ability.

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Oil tree Benefits

​Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifoliais, is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while. It hasn’t been until the past decade has its healing benefits been catching on like wildfire.
The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere.

When I began using essential oils, I thought they were mainly meant to help things smell yummy. As I learned more about them, though, I found that many have healing properties and can even be used to natural boost the immune system.

​For years, people have used tea tree oil to help with skin aliments from acne to psoriasis. But its benefits don’t end there.

Tea Tree Oil For Cancer
both tea tree oil and frankincense oil have been proven to have anti-cancer benefits. For abnormal skin lesions, you can mix l frankincense oil, raspberry seed oil and tea tree oil, then place on the area three times daily.
Tea Tree Oil for Infections and Cuts
Tea tree oil mixed with lavender essential oil is the perfect ingredient in a homemade wound ointment. Make sure to clean a cut first with water and hydrogen peroxide if necessary, then put on tea tree oil and cover with a bandage to help fight off infections. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology even found tea tree oil helps kills MRSA and staph infections.

Tea Tree Oil for Toenail Fungus and Ringworm
Because of its ability to kill parasites and fungal infections, tea tree oil is a great choice to use on toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and ringworm. Put tea tree oil undiluted on the affected area using a clean cotton swab. And for stubborn fungi, consider mixing it with natural anti-fungal oil of oregano. Tea tree oil has also been proven beneficial for treating and removing warts, so simply put tea tree oil directly on the area for 30 days once or twice daily.

Tea Tree Oil for Acne
One of the most common uses for tea tree oil today is in skin care products, as it’s considered one of the most effective home remedies for acne. One study found tea tree oil to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but without the associated negative side effects that many people experience including red, dried and peeling skin.
You can make a homemade gentle tea tree oil acne face wash by mixing five drops of pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey. Simply rub on your face, leave on for one minute, then rinse off.

Tea Tree Oil for Psoriasis 
Tea tree oil can help relieve any type of skin inflammation, including being used as a natural eczema treatment and for reducing psoriasis. Simply mix one teaspoon coconut oil, five drops of tea tree oil and five drops of lavender oil to make homemade tea tree oil eczema lotion or body soap.

And Many others uses in:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Congestion and respiratory tract infections
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Dry cuticles
  • Itchy insect bites, sores and sunburns
  • Boils from staph infections

Tea tree oil may cause side effects if there is interaction with other drugs and may cause side effects in your pregnancy. Be sure to consult your doctor before use it.

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The truth about Soy Milk

Soy milk is a liquid made from ground cooked soybeans that is usually fortified (with calcium and vitamins) and used as a milk substitute.

For long time soy milk have been used as a milk substitute. Some lactose intolerant people drink it because they want a milk substitute. Some health-conscious people drink it because they think it is the “heart-healthy low fat option.” And some vegans drink it because they don’t want to drink cow milk.

Soy is definitely one of the most controversial foods in the world. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful superfood or a hormone disrupting poison.

But why all this controverse about Soy ?

Over 90% of soy produced in the U.S. is genetically modified and the crops are sprayed with the herbicides, which may be associated with adverse effects on health.

What about Soy milk?

Almost every ingredient in soy milk  is cause for serious concern. Here are the ingredients in most of the Soy milk brands 

Soy milk (Filtered Water, Whole Soybeans), Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Carrageenan, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A, Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B12.

Carrageenan

This seaweeds based additive is extremely inflammatory is so caustic to the digestive tract. The world health organization classifies one type of carregenan as a possible human carcinogen.

Vitamin D2

Vitamin D2 is a synthetic and isolated form of the vitamin D and, as a result, is extremely poorly absorbed.

Vitamin A

The vitamin A added to soy milk (and other non-dairy milks) is synthetic and, as a result, lacks the vitamin co-factors. Remember, your vitamin is only helpful if accompanied by its co-factors.

Natural flavors

“Natural flavors” can even mean various additives, even forms of MSG and artificial sweeteners.

In conclusion Non Dairy milk are good alternative for vegetarian and lactose intolerant people but we have to be careful about the ingredients. Always check the labels

I personally recommend avoid Soy milk for the reason that I expose in this post, and always look for unsweetened varieties of almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk between others.

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Organic Sukin Serum

Today I want to make a review about an organic cosmetic called Sukin Serum is a hydrating nutrient filled daily facial recovery serum has super Green extract of kale, spirulina and parsley assist in the maintenance of a radiant even skin tone.

An antioxidant rich blend of acai and goji berry extracts and grape seeds oil that promotes youthful looking skin and light hydration before moisturising.

Main Ingredients

Super greens blend (Kale,spirulina, chlorella) cocoa butter, grape seed, avocado and carrot seeds.

Curious about how the super greens work for your skin?

Kale: Vitamins A and K to fight free radicals and brighten the complexion

Spirulina: To promote collagen production

Parsley: vitamins C, K and beta carotene to maintain even skin tone.

Is an Australian product,  totally organic, certified, not tested in animals

I really recommend it beause I see every day the change in my skin looking more soft, youthful and hydrated.

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Recycling Clothes

“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” Dr. Guy Mc Pherson

Every year millions of dollars are going to waste in used garments  only in United States, if we talking about all the world is a scandalous amount of money,  consumerism  is a global problem the same than pollution.

Our usual clothes are made from 4 basic materials: cotton, wool, silk and synthetic fibers.

Synthetic fibers such as nylon, perle, and lycra are made from petroleum derivatives, and their manufacture generates significant air pollution.

Another example is polyester is a synthetic fiber, the production generates CO2 and other contaminating substances, it consumes large amounts of water and its catalyst is carcinogenic and toxic to humans. When it is washed it gives off fibers that go to the rivers, the sea and the fish that with all those toxics we then ingest. This type of products takes a long time to decompose.

In addition to the contamination and toxicity of the materials we have the problems generated by the fashion industry, that produce 150 million garments annually. Enough to give a wardrobe full of clothes to every habitant of the planet.

It is truly worrying this situation due to the degree of pollution which help to worsen the global warming situation.

The question is what we can do to help our planet?

Here are some recommendations:

Applying the three R (reduce, reuse, recycle) this means buying less garments preferably of better quality, buying second hand and ecological clothes

Promote barter markets and Upcycling also known as supra recycling to create products that have a higher value than the one that had the original material or what is the same that transform waste into valuables.

Recycling more than a decision is a responsibility of every individual living in the planet, we have no another planet to go. A small change in your habits can make a big difference. The generations of the future will be grateful.

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Reciclaje textil 

Reciclando, ropa, medio ambiente

“Si realmente crees que el medio ambiente es menos importante que la economía, intenta aguantar la respiración mientras cuentas tu dinero” Dr. Guy Mc Pherson 

Cada año millones de dólares van a parar a la basura unas 100 toneladas de ropa usada, nuestra ropa habitual está hecha de 4 materiales básicos algodón, lana, seda y fibras sintéticas.

Las fibras sintéticas como el nylon, el perle, y la licra se obtienen de derivados del petróleo, y su fabricación genera una importante contaminación atmosférica.

Otro ejemplo es el poliéster es una fibra sintética, su producción genera CO2 y otros gases consume gran cantidad de agua y su catalizador es cancerígeno y tóxico para los humanos. Al lavarlo desprende fibras que van a parar a los ríos, al mar y a los peces que con todos esos tóxicos luego ingerimos.Este tipo de productos tarda mucho tiempo en descomponerse.

Además de la contaminación y toxicidad de los materiales tenemos el problemas de que genera la industria de la moda, se producen 150 millones de prendas anualmente. Suficiente para regalar un armario lleno de ropa a cada habitante del planeta.

Es verdaderamente preocupante esta situación debido al grado de contaminación lo que ayudan a empeorar la situación de calentamiento global. 

La pregunta es que podemos hacer para mejorar esta situación. Aquí algunas recomendaciones:

  • Aplicar las tres R (reducir, reutilizar, reciclar) esto significa comprar menos prendas, de mejor calidad y que nos gusten, comprar ropa de segunda mano y /o ecológica,
  • promover mercados de trueque y el Upcycling también conocido como supra reciclaje para crear productos que tienen un mayor valor que el que tenía el material original o lo que es lo mismo transformar residuos en objetos de valor.

Reciclar más que una decisión es una responsabilidad de cada individuo que habita en el planeta , no tenemos otro planeta a donde ir. Un pequeño cambio puede hacer una gran diferencia. Las generaciones del futuro lo agradecerán.

Hasta pronto 

Gracias por leerme

Neylimar