Had To Satisfy My Craving!

I had to run a few errands this morning and had a craving for something super healthy lol.

So I found that awesome juice bar called Juices For Life and I ordered a drink called “Revive”.

It’s made of carrots, ginger, beets, and grape ginger. It was so good and had a nice bite of spice from the ginger (which is my fav!). It’s just what I needed to give me energy this morning to run around the city! =D

What do you prefer, Do you fruit smoothies or freshly made juices? Or both?!

Top 3 Benefits Of Burning Sage!

What is Sage?

Sage is from the Salvia plant family. The Latin word for Sage is “salvere” which translates “to heal”

1. Antimicrobial & Antibacterial Properties

Research shows that burning sage can help reduce bacteria in the air. This can help eliminate airborne pathogens decrease your chances of getting sick.

2. Improved Mood

Shahinaz Soliman, MD says that burning sage helps to achieve a sense of calm, just the same as meditation. It’s also said to improve your concentration and stimulate creativity.

3. Helps With Insomnia

Negative ions are released into the air when burning sage. Negative ions are believed to produce biochemical levels that relieve tension and stress, which aids in helping you have a better sleep.

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Some instances that I decide to smudge ( aka burn sage) is after I do my morning meditation, before and after I have guests over my place, and when I need to a boost of energy.

The smell of white sage is refreshing and makes me feel like I’m in nature! It also a great form of self care because it has amazing benefits for the my mind, body, and soul!

Here is a Sage Smudge Kit that has all the tools you need to start smudging!

Have you tried smudging? What was your experience? Is it something that is not for you or do you enjoy it?

Sources:

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/health/a26632859/benefits-of-sage-smudging/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17875/a-sage-smudging-ritual-to-cleanse-your-aura-clear-your-space.html

 

Colorful Headwrap!

Head wraps are starting to be one of my staple hairstyles!

It’s something that you can easily put over your hair, while it also can be considered a protective hairstyle! Styling my natural hair can take at least 15 minutes so I love the fact that these head wraps cut down my styling time!

Here are some really pretty and colorful head wraps that you can try out!

Healthy Snack!

I’ve been looking for a healthy snack to avoid eating salty chips all the time, even though they can be addicting! Lol. I found this yummy trail mix from Whole Foods! It’s very filling and savory, all you need is about a handful to be satisfied!

What are your favorite snacks to munch on?

New Years Resolution Series Pt 2 – 10 Easy Ways To Exercise More!

Most of us are working towards having a nice beach bod by the summer time. But with all the winter weather, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to go to the gym to get your workout on!

If you’re like me and dislike going to the gym, I discovered 10 exercises we can do right at home while watching our favorite tv shows! Check it out!

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Watching TV!

Stay tuned because I will share with you how easy it is to save money!

50 Daily Habits That Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia!

Nearly 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.

Believe it or not, there are ways that you can help reduce your chances of having dementia. Even if you are a bit older, it’s never too late to start introducing some of these helpful habits.

So try out some of these tips or even share this with your loved ones! Hope you enjoy!

50 Daily Habits That Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia!

Source: http://www.alzheimer’s.net

10 Easy Ways To Lose Your Gut For Summer!

1. Stock Up On Cinnamon

Researchers found that the spice’s main compound, cinnamaldehyde, improves thermogenesis and can help fight fat. Sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your oatmeal is a good way to help lose your gut!

2. No More Added Sugars

A study in the British Medical Journal found that increased sugar intake showed a response of an increase in body weight and reducing sugar resulted in lower weight. So try to stay away from added sugars and sweets!

3. Open-Faced Sandwiches

Instead of giving up sandwiches or burgers because of the bread, just toss the top slice! This will help cut about 100 calories from your meal!

4. Drink Lots Of Green Tea

Several studies suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help increase your metabolism, increase fat oxidation, and even improve insulin activity. Drinking about 2.5 cups per day can help you lose that belly fat!

5. Use Smaller Plates!

Using smaller plates can help you cut back on the amount of food that you serve yourself. Another helpful tip is to use red plates which can help you eat less based on a study published in the journal Appetite.

6. Fill Half Your Plate With Veggies

By eating your veggies before anything else, this will help take the edge of your hunger, eat less overall calories, and still have you feeling full and satisfied!

7. Eat Wild Salmon!

Wild caught salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that can help you lose your gut! For added weight loss benefits, add cayenne and garlic to your salmon for an added boost to your metabolism.

8. Slice Up Some Kiwi

Kiwi contains prebiotic fiber, which preps the gut for healthy digestion. This results in more bowel movements and helps to get rid of your stubborn gut!

9. Drink Water Before Meals

Drinking two glasses before you sit down to eat can help you feel full. This helps you cut back on the amount of calories you’ll consume!

10. Make It Spicy!

Capsaicin is a compound that is found in spicy peppers like chilis, jalapeños, and cayenne, has been shown to boost your metabolism and help you drop unwanted weight. Swap ketchup for sriracha, add jalapeños to your stews, marinate meat with chili paste, add hot sauce instead of salt and pepper. Just experiment with the spiciness!

Give these tips a try! You don’t even have to lift a dumbbell or run on the treadmill to lose your gut!

All you have to do is adjust your eating habits a bit and you’ll be on your way to a nice flat tummy to show off this summer! It’s all up to you and how bad you want it! Good luck! 😊

Source: msn.com

Top 5 Face Masks For Acne And Scars!

I know we all have those annoying breakouts here and there! Acne may be something that you deal with on a regular basis which can be even more irritating!

But here are a few DIY face masks to help reduce acne and face scars! Check it out!

Top 5 Homemade Face Masks For Acne and Scars!