Credit:iStock.com/kickkapoohjp Moringa oil is used for health benefits ranging from inflammation to minor abrasions and can even be applied to the skin and hair for beauty treatment. Derived from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera (or drumstick) tree found in the Himalayas, this oil is known to have natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa oil also adds a rich, nutty flavor to dishes when used in small quantities. Commonly known as Ben oil, moringa seed oil possesses oleic acid, a valuable mono-unsaturated fat that makes it a sought-after commodity by cosmetic companies. Medicinal uses of moringa oil have been passed down since ancient times in Rome and Greece. Moringa leaves, bark, seeds, and fruit all have beneficial nutrients that may treat or prevent a variety of ailments, disorders, and diseases. The moringa tree seeds used to make the oil have been shown in studies to help slow the aging process, as well as target sleeplessness, gout, dandruff, and extremely … [Read more...] about Moringa Oil Benefits for Skin, Hair, and Health: Side Effects and Uses
Sunflower oil benefits for skin
The most popular spices are cumin seeds, fennel seeds and of course there’s turmeric. But fenugreek seeds may be one you don’t know yet. It’s an incredibly flavorful spice, and the benefits of fenugreek seeds are seemingly endless. Fenugreek is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants, and is grown throughout India, the Mediterranean, Egypt, the Middle East, Argentina, and North Africa. The use of fenugreek was first recorded on ancient Egyptian papyrus around the date of 1500 BCE. The fenugreek plant is an annual herb that grows two to three feet tall, its leaves are used in cooking, and the pods carry about 20 small yellow-brown, flat, aromatic, and pungent seeds. Fenugreek has been used in many cultures, and therefore has multiple names including methi, methika, Greek clover, trigonelle, woo lu bar, hu lu ba, Greek hay, bockshornklee, bockshornsame, and bird’s foot. What is it about fenugreek seeds that make them so nutritious (1)? Fenugreek seeds … [Read more...] about Fenugreek Seed Benefits for Weight Loss, Diabetes, Hair, and More!
Does it really exist? There are ongoing studies supporting the idea that by reducing the amount of advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, in your body, you also turn back the hands of time, so to speak. Want skin rejuvenation? Put aside that expensive skin cream and pick up your fork. We will look at 10 skin rejuvenating foods that may put a spring in your step and smooth out the wrinkles. Our skin is resilient until it comes to aging. Time, sun, and environmental pollution can damage and destroy healthy skin cells. Recently, dermatologists have been looking to the food we eat as another enemy to our skin, particularly AGEs. AGEs form when protein or fat attach to sugar in the bloodstream, a process known as glycation. We also consume AGEs from animal products and foods that are cooked at high temperatures such as fried, grilled, smoked, and even toasted foods. Our body uses antioxidants and enzymes to destroy the compounds of AGEs. It is possible, however, for our bodies to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Skin Rejuvenating Foods to Add to Your Diet
avocado seeds that make this fruit not just delicious, but also unique. Avocado oil is one of my favorite oils for cooking. The avocado is also known by its plant name Persea americana. What’s interesting about avocado oil is that it’s one of the few oils made from the fruit instead of the seed, as is the case with sunflower seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and flaxseed oil. Olive oil is made from both from the fruit and seed. The taste of avocado oil may also come as a pleasant surprise—it doesn’t taste like avocados. Instead, it has a mild, buttery, and nutty flavor, and a light and smooth texture. Avocado oil is loaded with nutrition, most notably in its fat content. In particular, around 70% of avocado oil contains a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. Also, about 16% of avocado oil is saturated fat, and 14% is polyunsaturated fatty acids, which contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The avocado itself also contains plenty of nutrients, … [Read more...] about Avocado Oil: Benefits and Uses
Many women are not aware of this, but sunflower oil is actually a really great treatment for your skin. It is rich in a number of nutrients that your skin needs to stay soft, blemish-free and youthful-looking and is easy to obtain from a market or local health food store, as well as being easy to use. Below are some of the benefits of this remarkable oil as well as some suggestions for use. Sunflower oil, being rich in Vitamin E, helps to trap moisture in the skin, with the result that your skin will stay hydrated for longer; this natural emollient is a great way to prevent the discomfort of dry, chapped, or overexposed skin. Vitamin E is not only a great natural moisturizer, it is also a powerful antioxidant which can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration and other signs of aging through protecting the skin from oxidative damage done to it by free radicals. Use this oil several times a week and you will definitely see a difference in the overall appearance of your … [Read more...] about Benefits of Sunflower Oil For Skin and Tips to Use It