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Monday question

Desktop97Hello there! Hope you had a relaxing, sunny and fun weekend!

Today’s question is about advice (we usually always get free advice!). About health advices to be precise. So what was the best health advice you have been given, and did you follow through? And who was it from?

I usually always get advice from my mom about this subject (she’s my private health guru!), and i always follow through. Yep, she’s that good.

Waiting for your answers!

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7 best foods for your body!

If you ask most women about what they use as beauty products, they will usually come up with with at least five or six products, right? (Or more!).

Let’s have a look at how you can find products that boost your beauty, at a lower price and right there in your kitchen. (The last one will be surprising!)

greentea11-Green tea: green tea contains a fantastic mix of antioxidants that help keep your eyes healthy. This powerful tea also protects your eyes against sun damage.

salmon_wide-99a4215134a578926fa1dd5a3a106b9a2c6795ef-s6-c302-Salmon: salmon works miracles for your skin. The omega 3 in the salmon maintain your skin elasticity and works hard at keeping your cell membranes healthy. Trout, mackerel or sardines will also do wonders to your skin and will give you a glowing, younger complexion.

bowls-with-brown-and-white-eggs3-Eggs: eggs are great for your hair. Not only are eggs good for you when eaten, they can also be used as a healthy, organic hair mask; apply one beaten egg to your hair, leave for 10 mn, then rinse with cool water.

Curly-kale-0014-Curly Kale: Kale, like other green and leafy vegetables, is rich in iron, which is great for gleaming and strong nails. (A lack of iron in your diet will leave you with brittle and weak nails).

1351060770bevut5-Tomatoes: high in lycopene, tomatoes protect you from sunburn. To get a youthful skin that is better protected from the sun, add tomatoes to your diet.

brown_rice_1-e12653049834096-Brown rice: This powerhouse whole grain is great for weight management because it is a low fat source of energy. And being high in fiber, it will keep you feeling full for a longer time.

chewing-gum39727-Gum: chewing gum after meals removes trapped food and reduces plaque. Gum is good at preventing tooth decay because it helps you produce salvia, which neutralizes the acids that cause tooth decay . ( Use the sugar free ones).

*all images via google

 

 

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Monday question

Desktop97Today’s question is for all of you who eat a lot of meat. (By a lot i mean more than 4 times a week). Do you have it because it’s easier and quicker to cook, because you like it? And do you think you can reduce your amount by say, half?

I used to be a meat eater, then i stopped for a few years, then back again (you can read about it here ), and now i barely eat it, it is not a major food for me anymore. If you have a look at the Mediterranean food pyramid you will notice that meat is eaten in very small quantities, while veggies, fruits and legumes are the main food source.

Will you be able to make a change in your diet that is so radical?

 

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Friday recipe: Ricotta frittata with zucchini

I find that making a frittata is one of the easiest dishes there is. Add a salad to the menu and you have a gorgeous meal! (and a bottle of vino too!).

During the summer season I always try to make easy recipes, the heat plus the slow pace of summer doesn’t allow you to stay in the kitchen for hours. (Though my mother still cooks for 12 people every Sunday, rain or shine -she placed an air conditioner in her kitchen!)

Today I am going to share a frittata recipe that hopefully you will try and love!

This frittata is not the same, but i wanted to give you an idea of how it looks like!

This frittata is not the same, but i wanted to give you an idea of how it looks like!

Ricotta frittata with zucchini:

(Try to find fresh good quality ricotta in an Italian market)

6 large eggs, salt and freshly ground pepper, 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, 1 clove garlic minced, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram, parsley or mint, 1 medium zucchini finely chopped, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

-In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, salt, pepper, ricotta, garlic, and herbs.

-Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan, add the zucchini. cook, stirring often until tender, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

-Add the remaining spoon of olive oil to the pan, turn up the heat and add the egg mixture. Jiggle and tilt the pan to distribute the zucchini through the eggs, and lift the edges of the mixture so that the eggs can rum underneath.

-Reduce the heat and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until set.

-You can run the pan under the broiler until the top is browned if you want.

– Slide the frittata onto a platter, serve hot, cool or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

*image via pinterest

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Monday question

Desktop97Hello again to another Monday and another question!

First off i want to begin by wishing all Canadians a Happy Canada day! I love your country and its people!

My question for today is about curing yourself. When you feel tired or sick, do you go straight to the doctor or try curing yourself with natural remedies?

Coming from a house where my mother used to put slices of potatoes on our forehead to diminish the fever, i am all for curing myself! I research, call my mom, and ask around for natural cures. If i don’t get the desired effect, then i resort to doctors. Why? Because i hate taking medication, and though i find that the natural way is a bit slower than medicine, it doesn’t have any side effects.

What about you?

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