Let’s Drink to Good Health! Tea and the Health Benefits

A nice teapot and teacup for brewing healthy tea and relaxing

There have been many studies done on the various teas available and their health and skin benefits so I am going to highlight some of the findings here. Some teas have been found to help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol and weight loss. Flavonoids in teas are good for your heart and may even reduce cancer. Tea has antimicrobial qualities. There are many and varied types of tea available on the market with plenty of variations to choose from. However, the main and purest form of teas are green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea and pu-erh teas. All of those originate from a plant called Camellia sinensis which is native to India and China. Among the flavonoids and antioxidants in this plant is ECGC. It is known to fight against the free radicals that are associated with cancer, clogged arteries and heart disease. read more

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DIY Facial Oils for a Radiant Glow

essential oil glass bottle and herbs

I love a good oil made with beneficial essential oils for the fab results you get and the luxurious and calming feeling of putting it on at night. I am way more likely to spend more time on my skin with the application of an oil rather than a moisturiser or balm. You really feel like massaging the skin and that is a little bit of pampering in itself, especially as a night time ritual when you have time. I have found that massaging the skin is really great for the lymphatic drainage and also the muscle tone of your facial features over time. It has been proven to improve circulation and even prevent wrinkles. Well at least delay the ageing process anyway! That explains when you go for a facial, they always massage your face. Its also a relaxing and nourishing ritual. Just use circular motions and use upward sweeping motions to enjoy the rewards and gain optimum results when using your facial oil. Another great reason to try these is that they are all natural and cheap to make! read more

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My Top 20 Flavour Infused Water Ideas

infused waters

Hi Everyone,

My mum was here last week so I didn’t get around to doing a blog post but she went home a few days ago and my toddler started Maternelle (the French equivalent of Montessori) a couple of days ago. One good thing is that I am able to spend more time on my blog. Delighted to be able to sit down and relax in peace while I write. Anyway, my lil one basically loves it and runs out the door so its a win win for everyone! The earlier mornings are worth it so I will finally get some shit done around here. At long last! I will be enjoying the peace and quiet for at least an hour I hope, as my other baby is sleeping soundly (with no racket going on to wake her). Ahhh this is the life haha. read more

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Eat and Drink Your Way to Clear Skin!

veg displayed at market

Hi Everyone,

If you happened to read my last blog post on Superfoods, you will know that I have started taking steps to improve my inner health and thus, outer beauty. I have been feeling very sluggish up until recently and I realise that I need to work on my health and food intake. My skin has improved a lot since I have switched up my eating habits. Drinking lots of water has helped too. I actually find it hard to drink lots of water but I have started infusing my water with various fruits in order to give it a bit of taste so its not so bland. I have also started using an app called Waterminder that reminds me exactly when I need to drink a glass of water throughout the day, so that helps! You can download it for free so if its not working for you then its no worries. To be honest I don’t always stick to it but it is good to have some sort of reminder. Anyway, the aim is to drink 8 glasses a day. What I’m doing is leaving a jug of infused water with cucumber, lemon or berries and a glass beside it on the kitchen table and every time I pass there to go into another room, I try and have a small glass. Actually it really works so far! read more

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Superfoods List – Boost your Inner Health and Outer Beauty

superfoods

Superfoods are nutritious, often delicious and are truly beneficial to your health and beauty. Getting to know them, you will easily be able to incorporate them into your daily routine. They can be added to your regular meals as a way to enhance your health, wellbeing and body. It is also possible to include by the use of a food supplement, if necessary. Please note that if you are pregnant or on medication of any kind, you will need to check with your doctor before including these. This is a list of superfoods, in alphabetical order to keep on file and get to know, if you are keen to add these into your diet. It includes a description of the benefits, attributes and daily intake recommend as well as any extra things to note. I need as much of a boost as I can get as I am feeling pretty lousy at the moment and really need to kickstart my health and wellness journey so here goes! read more

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