Today is National Strawberry Day! A gift from Chile in the 1700s, strawberries were brought into North America in the 1750s. Strawberries protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer. They are packed with vitamins, fiber and high levels of antioxidants. Strawberries are the perfect fruit for making preserves, fruit juices, pies, smoothies, ice creams, milkshakes and more. Have a berry nice day!
Spiny on the outside, sweet and delicious on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit. Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese. Eating a few slices of fresh pineapple a day can defend your body from harmful free radicals and disease, help your digestion by cleaning the body’s organs and blood, increase your energy intake and boost metabolism, nourish your hair, skin, nails and teeth and keep you generally healthy.
Weather has a huge effect on our skin. Our skin lets us know if it is too hot or dry outside. Colder climates can be tough on your skin. Cold temperatures often mean low humidity, which dries out skin. In warmer climates, increased heat and humidity can cause your skin to sweat, leaving you more prone to breakouts, especially if your skin is oily. No matter what the weather is like, the sun should always be a number one concern. Exposure to sunlight is one of the major causes of wrinkles and premature aging, so wearing a high SPF sunscreen can keep your skin looking young and fresh.
Today is National Drink Wine Day! A glass of wine a day has been shown to improve heart health, reduce forgetfulness, boost your immunity, and increase bone density. You can pair your wine with a cheese appetizer, like baked brie, or use it as an ingredient in your dinner. Wine also goes well with chocolate! Drink slow and savor the day. Cheers!
Kale chips are a delicious, low calorie, healthy snack and is packed full of vitamin A, C, K, iron and calcium. They are crispy and salty and are a great option you can reach for when that salty craving comes around. To make this delightful snack, you need 1 bunch of kale, washed and dried, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt to taste. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove the center stems and either tear or cut up the leaves. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake until the edges turn brown, but are not burnt, for about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
Gel nails are nail extensions made by using a hard gel product hardened by curing under an ultraviolet light. Advantages of gel nails are having stronger and harder nails without doing acrylics and lasts 2-3 weeks. They continue to look fresh and hold their shine until taken off. Gel nails are quick drying, free of harmful chemicals and don’t ever smear, chip, smudge or scratch off.