What are Green Smoothies?

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An introduction
Green Smoothies are smoothies blended with fresh leafy greens – simple as that. Quite often the greens are blended with fruits at a ratio of 60-40 giving you a delicious meal bursting with nutrition! Kids and adults of all ages love green smoothies.

We’ve all heard “Eat Your Greens” and “Greens are Good for You”, but do you really know how true it is? If you did then you would be drinking a green smoothie right now.

The health benefits of green smoothies are unmatched by any other single meal.

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Greens are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, phytonutrients, and amino acids (protein).
As fantastic as greens are, we would have to chew them a long long time to get them to the creamy consistency necessary to take full advantage of all the nutrition they hold. The nutrition lies within the plant’s cell walls which are one of the strongest things found in nature. That’s where the green smoothie part comes in… Continue reading

Why You Should Love Fruits and Veggies!!!

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When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that counts — it’s what you put in your body, too. We know fruits and veggies are good for our health, but did you know that they can have healthy hair benefits as well?

Fruits and veggies are full of nutrients and vitamins that are good for your hair. Your body requires protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fat, vitamins and minerals to grow strong, shiny hair. Inadequate nutrition, extreme dieting or illness may result in hair loss. Your body prioritizes nutrients, with vital organs and systems receiving vitamins and minerals first, and then hair follicles and fingernails receiving whatever nutrients are left. Eating a well-balanced diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B and C, and iron will help you grow luxurious locks. Continue reading

What are Essential Oils?

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Essential Oils are liquids that are generally distilled, usually by steam or water, from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. They contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are extremely potent and a little goes a long way.

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Essential Oils are used by diluting them with a carrier oil like olive, coconut, grape seed, sweet almond or jojoba oil, etc. Never use the essential oils directly on the hair or skin. When used properly and in the right combinations they can work wonders in the hair and scalp. Organic essential oils are better than non-organic essential oils. Continue reading

Scalp Massage “The Ayurvedic Way”

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Ayurveda is a holistic approach to healing and the oldest natural system of medicine in India.  According to Ayurveda, a healthy beautiful head of hair requires an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment.  So, why wait until you experience hair issues?

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Dance Your Way To Good Health

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I ❤ ❤ Zumba. It’s rooted in Afro Cuban and Latin music and dance. The dance moves are based on a variety of styles including hip hop, pop, reggae, mambo, salsa, rumba, and calypso. Both slow and fast rhythms are involved so Zumba enthusiasts receive a variety to beat the boredom and increase agility and muscular involvement. Continue reading

Drink Your Greens

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Eating more green vegetables, will increase your intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber; and one of the ways to get your daily dose of nutrients is by making green smoothies, it’s also a really delicious way to keep your body chemistry alkaline (a positive ph balance). You can also make sure you get your fiber intake by making green salads and smoothies using chopped up green vegetables and fruit. Continue reading