Our parents told us to drink milk for good reason. It is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, and protein, which can help protect against osteoporosis.
You can add 1/2 cup of whole or powdered milk to a bubble bath to help keep skin smooth and soft.
Did you know that just replacing a tablespoon a day of saturated fat (like butter) for unsaturated fat (like olive oil) decreases your risk for a heart attack? Olive oil also fights inflammation, eases arthritis pain, and can soothe stomach ulcers and gallstones.
Outside of the kitchen, you can use oils as skin and hair moisturizers. Mix with beeswax and apply to rough, dry skin, add to sugar to create a hand and foot scrub, or drop some into your shampoo to make it more moisturizing.
Brew a Cup of Beauty
Green tea has long been acclaimed for its health benefits. Its antioxidant compounds may fight cancers, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood pressure.
You don’t have to drink it to get some of its benefits either. Steep 1/2 cup of green tea leaves in 2 cups of water and put into a spray bottle. Use this spritzer as a mouthwash, anti-septic for minor cuts, or a treatment for blemishes.
Adapted from: SouthernLiving
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.