We’ve covered the flat tummy water but now I wanted to share something I found that may help you permanently slim down that belly! The summer is currently in full swing and there is nothing I love more than drinking something delicious and refreshing that will help trim some fat!
I take the water with me to the beach, to the gym, while running errands, and to every meeting I have and so will you! Here is the recipe I found on ogorgeous.com:
- 4-5 slices fresh cucumber
- 1/2 small lemon sliced
- 1/4 orange slices
- few fresh mint leaves
- 24 oz. of ice cold filtered water
Remember when making any sort of water cocktail, replace your fruit and herbs every 2-3 re-fills to get the maximum benefits from all the ingredients! Enjoy everyone!!
(Photo credit via ogorgeous.com)
A recipe for kale chips has already been featured because this is probably the best little snack you can make for literally any time of day or along with any meal; but now Angela from ohsheglows.com is sharing 6 tips on how to perfect the kale chip to make it even better! If you have ever had burnt or soggy kale chips; this is the article for you to read!
New day, new h2O recipe! This one is all about keeping your skin beautiful and hydrated while controlling your cravings throughout the day. This recipe has all the ingredients to improve circulation, manage blood sugar levels, repair and maintain bone and teeth health, and get rid of stomach cramps and constipation! If you think it sounds complicated..think again because you may just have all these ingredients in your fridge right now!
- 1/2 small lemon
- 1 strawberry sliced
- 1/4 apple sliced
- few fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
- 24 oz. of ice cold water
Infuse everything overnight for the best results and then take it on the go in the morning!
(photo & recipe courtesy via ogorgeous.com)
In the middle of the summer, there are days when you wake up and the weather is so beach perfect that it would be a crime not to hop into a bikini and head on out… but then the aweful bloating happens (womp, womp)
Here is a little recipe to follow to prevent that annoying bloated tummy. Make this and keep it available in your fridge for a quick detox and de-bloat.
In a BPA-free pitcher or a mason jar, add the following:
6 cups of filtered water
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 sliced lemon
1/2 cup of sliced mint leaves
Let the mixture infuse overnight and you’re all set for a flat tummy in the morning!
Today my home is completely dairy-free and there is a reason for that; it is a positive one and one that has changed my life around. I used to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and sought out treatment after treatment until I was advised by a healer to begin eliminating dairy from my diet and go in search of a substitute that would give me the nutrients and all the good calcium I was lacking. The day that I stopped consuming dairy is the day that I got my life and health back. If you don’t believe my reasons, take a look at a few accounts where milk has done more harm than good.
Miranda Barzey, wrote an entrance in the “Modern Paleo: The blog” about the day she cut out dairy from her diet and the wonders it did to heal her eczema. Dr. Mark Hyman, an American physician and author focuses on the truth about dairy and what many of us may have not known. A few facts he mentions is that dairy may actually increase fractures in the body. He also mentions that countries with the lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of osteoporosis. He goes into detail in his blog post.
According to Baseline of Health Foundation, removing dairy from the diet has been shown to shrink enlarged tonsils and adenoids, indicating relief for the immune system by reducing Circulating Immune Complexes. This would be a preventative measure for going under surgery.
The elimination of dairy has personally improved my way of life. Today both my children and me are living a healthier lifestyle with dairy substitutes and getting all the calcium we need from products such as almond milk, coconut milk, and many other non-dairy and vegan products.
Let me know what you think and if you believe this is the best lifestyle to adapt to.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!