Mulberries a must in your trail mix

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Mulberries are a product of the Morus alba tree. Leaves & stems even contain nutrients
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Red mulberries – the fruit, like grapes, is red or white and grows in bunches called “drupes.”

Add this delicious small fruit to your trail mix. You can buy them easily On line anywhere. This small sweet delicious fruit is not very well know for its nutritional value, since the fresh fruit itself is almost impossible to buy fully ripped. But don’t give up on it’s delicious special sweetness. Keep them in a glass jar on your kitchen counter, and add it to your salad, yogurt, or just enjoy it with your morning coffee.

Benefits are:

Source of Antioxidants

Supports the Immune System

Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

Brain Protection

 

 

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Face Mists for dewy glow

All mists hydrate skin,  tone skin, set makeup, act as a serum to nourish skin throughout the day, or even cool skin down.

 Mists help your moods If scented :

Certain scents can be effective against depression, anxiety, insomnia or exhaustion. Just make sure to read the ingredients list carefully. Some essential oils, such as cinnamon, can cause irritation or breakouts.

Mists help you look good :

Mists, can temporarily give you a dewy glow if your skin is feeling dried, and help set or refresh your makeup.

When your skin is dehydrated, its protective barrier gets weaker, which means collagen and elastin can break down faster, and also heat can cause oilier skin which can clog your pores setting you up for pimples.

What should we look for in a Mist:

If looking to add some extra moisture to your skin with a mist, look for one with hyaluronic acid. To calm irritated skin and ease redness look for Rose water and Aloe.

 

 

Stuck indoors, dumbbell curls

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Yes, cold icy roads and school is out we are stuck indoors with kids, that would love nothing more than more time staring at their iPads, and snack-on till bed time.

Nothing will make the brain function better than the good old blood circulation through our veins, so make it a game and bring the dumbbells ( water bottles ) out.

there are many indoor activities that can be fun and easy to do with some music & good company.

1- Warm up with music

2- push ups

3- squats

4- lunges

5- jumping jacks

6- the plank

7- high knees

8- ballet exercises (plié…)

9- crunches

10- and our favorite dancing

have a great time.

 

 

 

 

Hot drinks for a bad cold

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Hot water, lemon & honey

Remember these ingredients add them to a cup of hot water or cider as soon as you feel symptoms of a cold.

Lemon juice

orange juice

turmeric

ginger

honey

Apple cider

Turmeric  milk recipe 😦 one of our favorite drinks)

1 cup milk (cow, almond, coconut, rice, hemp, soy are all fine as long as they have some fat)

1 tsp Turmeric

1 Tbsp raw wild honey

½ tsp Cinnamon

black pepper, a pinch

1. Heat up your milk in the microwave or on the stove.

2. Add turmeric and whisk to combine.

3. Stir in honey and cinnamon and mix well.

4. Add a pinch of black pepper and stir.

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Turmeric with milk

 

 

 

How does Fasting work?

We hear from friends and coworkers that fasting is their choice of regulating their weight during this time of the year.

Does it really work or is it healthy it all depends on how fasting is done!!

When we consume Carbs, sugar and refined grains, they quickly break down into sugar, which our cells use for energy. If we are not active we store it in our fat cells as fat. But sugar can only enter our cells with insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas. Insulin brings sugar into the fat cells and keeps it there. If we don’t eat between meals our insulin level goes down and fat cells release sugar stored so we can move around and be active.

When we fast our insulin levels go down far enough and for long enough that we burn off our fat.

Studies show when we stop eating during the day is a key on losing weight. Eating between 7am to 3 pm, or 10am to 6 pm, and avoiding any snacking between meals      is the smart way to regulate our weight .

 

 

 

 

Two books celebrating Fifty Years of Ralph Lauren

It all started with a tie in 1967. The Timeless classic, the words that best defines a lifestyle that Ralph Lauren has symbolized for 50 years.

In his book 50 years, Ralph Lauren shares the world he created with beautiful pictures from years of run way fashions, his home collections, and his journey in the world of fashion.

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The second book by WWD is 192 pages of stories, photos and illustrations from the publication’s archive to celebrate RL’s 50th anniversary.

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The 50th anniversary celebrations will take place On Sept 7th at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week. The fashion show and dinner will benefit the Central Park Conservancy. The iconic New York Park is close to Ralph Lauren’s heart ten years ago, he showed his 40th-anniversary collection there.

We have loved his timeless style, and wish Ralph Lauren to continue creating his beautiful life style for another 50 years.

 

 

Eating Cottage Cheese is good for us

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For breakfast we added peanut butter, blueberries, and slices of banana to cottage cheese topped with fig jam.

Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, packed with many nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.

Selenium has been shown to increase antioxidant protection in the blood.

Because of its high protein content cottage cheese is popular among athletes and people who exercise.

It is packed with casein protein. Casein is a slowly absorbed protein that promotes muscle gain and helps prevent muscle breakdown.

We love cottage cheese for breakfast, or a cool snack after a work out.

Use cottage cheese in

Lasagna

Scrambled eggs

Baked goods

Smoothies

Toast

Mayo substitute

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Topped with orange rind