With a mild nut like flavor, these little magic seeds do wonders. Considered a super-food Chia nuts have lots of protein, more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than bananas and more calcium than milk plus boric which assists retention in the body for a longer period than usual. They have more iron than spinach and super omega-3 and 6 which is better than most oily fish. Chia nuts are gluten-free and help to flush out acids of the body. Try every day in the morning on your porridge, yoghurt, soup, pancakes, smoothies, omelet, salad dressing or sprinkle them over salad – anywhere you want. Enjoy!
read a lot more about chia seeds at: http://www.livestrong.com/chia-seeds/
and get it from : Herbathek, Berlin http://herbathek.com
I often speak of the amazing positives with Ginger but I just want to re-iterate, especially at this time of year when immunities are fragile and colds and bugs are rife.
Ginger tea has many medicinal qualities – firstly it keeps your muscles warm which is just what you need in this cold Berlin weather.
Ginger tea with honey ( Manuka honey is best) – brilliant to soothe a sore throat. Ginger helps alleviate motion sickness, helps your digestion and unsettled tummy`s. Reduces dizziness and can limit trapped gasses. It is a good anti-viral and anti-inflammatory – so keep it up when suffering from a cold. Also a general all-round antiseptic.
Ginger is crammed full of amazing vitamins, minerals and Iron; Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C.
Ginger Tea Recipe:
You can have it peeled or not, doesn’t matter. Cut into thinnish slices and add basil and cardamom into a heat resistant container adding hot water from a kettle or heat directly on the cooker. Take off the heat and add fresh honey and lime to taste when it has cool down. (If you prefer cold ginger water use plenty of ginger in less water and add cold water or put it in the fridge overnight).
Everyone has that one wall in their home that needs to become the centre of attention. Creating a feature wall is a great way to give a room a focal point. It creates depth and interest and… doesn´t need to cost a fortune.
There are many ways to create a feature wall, from painting it in a different color, through creating a colorful wall with stripes, to mounting a picture gallery or using wallpaper.
However, the chalkboard decor can add to your home better arrangement and neatness. You can plan menus, write down shopping lists in the kitchen or draw out your own wallpaper pattern and change it every month or even every week!
Take a look at some fun ideas. Something for everyone!
by Mo Goshtasb
What we put on our plate is just as important as what we use on our face!
Here are some of the best ‘healthy skin’ foods and drinks for daily use.
- Drink green tea – it’s an excellent antioxidant and the benefits are well documented
- 2 litres of water Blueberries, broccoli, purple kale, figs, purple grapes and red wine…boost collagen
- Green juice or a smoothie
- Nuts, seeds, Avocados – plenty of omega – fats
- Salad of 5 different colored raw vegetables
- Coconut – Fruit, Water and Milk ( Oil for skin & hair )
- Omega and antioxidant supplements
- Green barley grass juice
- Aloe vera juice
Stop fat-free diet! Change the type of fat you have. Eat plenty of omega fats which can be found in seeds and avocado.
Green leafy vegetables provide beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A and also aid for collagen production.
Healthy skin green juice made by yourself in the mixer!
- 250 ml coconut water
- 100 gr berries
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A handful of spinach leaves
- A tablespoon of green powder ( barley grass )
- 1/2 – 1 lime
Keep your skin smiling!