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Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels

Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels
The peels of fruits hold some of the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are dozens of uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that are unknown to most. Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy. Always try and minimize your pesticide levels by selecting organic oranges, but since they’re very low in the pesticides, it’s not essential and a good cleaning with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 cup of water will remove almost any pesticide remaining within the outer peel. Orange peel and apple skin are similar since most of the nutrients and benefits are in the skin of these fruits. Medicinal Properties of Orange Peels As per Ayurveda, orange peel is tikta (bitter) and it improves digestion and removes sluggishness in the abdomen. Due to its pacifying properties, orange peel powder helps dissolving phlegm in respiratory systems and alleviate cough, asthama etc.

Scientists Now Able to Track Individual Cells Throughout Embryonic Development Understanding embryonic development is critical to understanding how congenital defects occur. Scientists have been able to view individual cells during development for quite some time, but they lacked the ability to track cells as they migrate through the body until now. The research was led by Philipp Keller of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus and the results were published in Nature Methods. Keller’s team developed a simultaneous multi-view (SiMView) light sheet microscope in 2012 that could obtain 3D images from a subject over the course of several days, which allowed them to simultaneously observe 20,000 cells as they change and migrate during development. Different species obviously develop at different rates. “In particular, we want to understand how the nervous system forms. “You know the path, you know where it is at a certain time point.

Caring For Your Abeego Reusable Food Wrap A little love will ensure a lasting relationship with your Abeego. With proper care, you can expect your Abeego to last over a year. Hand-wash Abeego in COLD water and eco-friendly dish soap. In COLD water the beeswax coating will be stiff, providing a stable surface to clean. For a heavily soiled Abeego or if you have many to wash, run a bit of COLD water in your sink, add soap and immerse your Abeegos. Dry your freshly washed Abeego with a towel for immediate use or place over a dish rack. Biodegradable, alcohol-free soap is the best. Tree resin and beeswax are soluble in alcohol. Here are a few of our favourite soaps: Stains and creases are normal. All materials used are natural so deeply pigmented foods may contribute to the personality of your Abeego. A word about heat. Abeego is not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave oven, direct heat or high temperatures. Allow food to cool slightly before covering and avoid placing hot food directly on your Abeego. Cutting your Abeego. Half cut.

Dosha Quiz Result A Question of Balance Section Two provides a snapshot of your current mind body state. The mind body principle that scores the highest number of points in each section, is the one requiring the most attention at this time. Invoke Your Inner Pharmacy The first step in regaining balance is to recognize that the environment around you has a profound influence on how you feel. Accumulated Kapha Out of balance Kapha leads to heaviness, sluggishness and congestion. Body Mind Meditate twice a day to clear the mind and rejuvenate the bodyWear invigorating fragrancesListen to up-beat sounds to invoke your natural energyOrganize the clutter in your environment – your outer world reflects your inner worldAwaken at sunrise and create an invigorating morning routineDiffuse invigorating fragrances into your environmentFavor bright, strong, bold colors with vivid shapes and designsLook for opportunities to be more spontaneousEmbrace uncertainty Back to Home

Scientists Finally Explain The Link Between Stress And Heart Attacks It has long been suggested that stress can trigger heart attacks, but so far no one has been able to decipher the underlying mechanisms. In recent years there has been an increasing amount of evidence to suggest that, amongst other things, infection may also play a role. Now, in a recently published study, scientists believe they have found evidence to support this idea. In particular, they discovered that a stress hormone can cause films of bacteria shrouding arterial plaques to fragment, liberating the plaque which can lead to strokes or heart attacks. The results can be found in the journal mBio. Atherosclerosis is a disease that results from the build-up of plaque deposits inside the walls of arteries. Various lines of evidence led to the belief that bacteria may infect these plaques, growing in dense communities known as biofilms which are held together by various molecules secreted by the microbes. [Via Nature and mBio]

Wonderbag Non-Electric Portable Slow Cooker with Recipe Cookbook, Blue Batik: Grocery & Gourmet Food Deepak Chopra & Chopra Center's Dosha Quiz Part 1(As featured on Oprah Winfrey's OWN) Golden Milk: The Simple Drink That Could Change Your Life Golden Milk is a wonderful beverage to have in the evening and the benefits are extraordinary. The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Additional benefits: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic,analgesic,.Boosts immunity.Anti-carcinogenic.Helps maintain cholesterol levels.Promotes digestive health.Liver detoxifier.Regulates metabolism and weight management.High blood pressure.Memory and brain function.Various skin conditions.Neurological disorders.Lowers Triglycerides Adding black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times, due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine. Golden Milk Step 1: Turmeric Paste: Ingredients: 1/4 cup of turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper1/2 cup of filtered water

Zero Waste Home: Tips My family of four generates a quart-size jar of waste per year, and so can you! Here are a 100 tips to lower your waste at home. Each section is a condensed version of a post and a full chapter in my book, so please consult them for further information. Before you start: Use 100% recycled and unbleached toilet paper individually wrapped in paper (if you have solar you could install an electrical washlet to your toilet seat).Use an alum stone or straight baking soda as antiperspirant.For shaving, (re)use a safety razor and shaving soap (any rich soap, such as Alep soap will do).Refill your bottles with bulk shampoo and conditioner. Stick to minimal wardrobes, shoes and purses.Only shop a couple times a year to avoid compulsive buys.Buy second-hand clothing If you must buy new, buy quality with minimal tags (leave the shoe box at the store). Use drought tolerant and native plants, replace your lawn with short native grasses.Make room for compost.

Health Benefits of Onion The health benefits of onion are endless because of its powerful anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties. Description The onion is a member of the lily family, a close relation of garlic. It is often called the “king of vegetables” because of its pungent taste. There are many varieties of the onion—white, yellow, red and green globes. The smaller the onions, the more pungent they are. Nutritional Benefits There is considerable variation in composition between different varieties and they also vary with the stage of maturity and the length of storage. Onion is a powerful anti-septic that is rich in vitamins A, B and C. Health Benefits Ancient records reveal that onions have been used as far back as 4000 B.C. as a cure-all for many illnesses. Even now, we find many medicinal properties from this dynamite bulb: Anemia: The high content of iron in onion makes it beneficial for the treatment of anemia. Diuretic and blood cleansing: Help counter fluid retention, urinary gravel, arthritis and gout.

76 Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Everyday Life We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of life’s little (or big!) problems. What really takes the (coconut) cake is that it’s super affordable—a 14-ounce jar can cost as little as $7, making it the most wallet-friendly all-in-one product yet. 1. Treat dry, flaky cuticles by rubbing coconut oil into your nail beds. 2. Store-bought hair conditioning treatments can get pretty pricy and are often made with some sketchy toxic ingredients. Bonus: You can also use coconut oil on its own to prevent the ends of your hair from drying out. 3. Spread a tiny bit (apply sparingly—unless, of course, you dig greasy-looking hair) of coconut oil into trouble areas. 4. To brighten up lackluster skin, combine coconut oil with baking soda, which is a superstar exfoliant. 5. Another combo for a better complexion? 6. 7. Speaking of scrubs, coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient for DIY body scrub. 8. 9. 10.

6 Vegetables You Can Grow Again. And Again. And Again. And Again. No matter what season you find yourself in or headed towards, a jumpstart in growing time is always useful to keep your organic vegetable garden producing (that’s one reason transplants are so commonly utilized). Melissa Melton and Aaron Dykes demonstrate how easy it can be to regrow food scraps from their leftover organic produce. Throw whatever you decide not to regrow into your compost bin, and keep the organic matter recycling back into a healthy and productive soil – Learn more with this important book on soil health, compost, mulching and organic gardening in Texas (or anywhere). Kitchen Scraps You Can Regrow: 1. Spring Onions are a wonderful choice because they are so easy, grow back in full in about a week, spruce up window space and add flavor to any number of dishes and soups. 2. Celery can be regrown after the useful and nutritious stalks are juiced (our favorite), tossed into a salad or chopped into a stirfry. 3. Editors Note: Check out this Little Girl's Experiment on Budnip 4.

Onion Juice Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts And Side Effects A proper and well balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy. Today it has been scientifically proven that vegetables, raw vegetable juices, fruits and fruit juices are extremely beneficial to health and should form a large part of your diet. An important fact to remember while preparing vegetable juice is that the vegetables must be fresh and not spoiled. Hygiene is also important, and the vegetables must be washed thoroughly in cold water before being crushed. This helps to get rid of any residual insecticides or pesticides that may still be present. Amongst vegetables, onion juice has many health benefits. Not all onions however, have a high medicinal value. Medical experts have long acknowledged the benefits of onion juice for the health of the cardiac system. One medium sized onion is sufficient to fill a shot glass. Hair: Onion juice has long been used to stimulate hair growth. Onion juice can also be used to provide relief from an itchy scalp that is caused by dandruff.

Homemade Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask Damaged hair. We've all been there. Blow dryers, products, and weather take a toll on our locks, so we've turned to blogger Stephanie Sterjovski to share her coconut oil and honey hair mask, which is perfect for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair. The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although we've found that it's easier to apply to wet hair. What you’ll need: 1 tbsp.