Thursday, September 29, 2016

Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

     Do you have pumpkin fever?? Well great news...I have complied a list of yummy recipes containing pumpkin! 

     Fresh pumpkin is creamy perfection and made all the more fun when you get to prepare it from scratch. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin A and C, which play a key role in skin health, immunity and inflammation, which will help to build a healthy strong body.

Pumpkin Spice Waffle
Pumpkin Spice Waffles - Looking for a breakfast recipe? They are not only delicious but also gluten free! 

Pumpkin Brownies - Brownies are my absolute favorite! Adding pumpkin only makes them that much sweeter. 

Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice - Not a lot of time? But love eating cupcakes...these cupcakes look so good I had to restrain myself from licking the screen! 

Skinny Pumpkin Latte - A low fat, low calorie spiced latte you can make yourself at home.

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate - If you're not a coffee lover like me, here is a great alternative! 

Spinach & Sausage Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce - Pumpkin is not jus for desserts! Use a pumpkin puree to create a spectacular sacuce fpr your next pasta party.

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread - Let me just say YUUUUUM! I
Skinny Pumpkin Pie

will definitely be making this soon.

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts - Best Fall donuts ever! Definitely making these this holiday.

Skinny Pumpkin Pie - I absolutely love pie! Pumpkin pie is my favorite dessert for fall and with this being a skinny pie you can't go wrong.

Pumpkin Spice Fudge -Chewy squares of pumpkin spice goodness.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sea Salt Benefits

     Sea Salt is rapidly becoming more popular, as more and more people are learning about all of the health benefits that the salt has to offer. The salt is obtained naturally from the sea, and does not go through any processing that alters the natural make-up of the salt.
     Thus it contains many essential trace minerals that your body needs in order to be healthy. This natural salt is available in the office or the market.

Strong Immune System - Sea Salt naturally helps you to build up a strong immune system so that you can fight off the cold virus, the fever and flu, allergies, and other autoimmune disorders.

Alkalizing - Sea Salt is alkalizing to the body, as it has not been exposed to high heat and stripped of its minerals, nor does it have any harmful ingredients added to it. Therefore it can help you to prevent and reverse high levels of acid in the body, which in turn eliminates the risks for serious and life-threatening diseases.

Weight Loss - Believe it or not, sea salt can also help you in weight loss. It helps the body to create digestive juices that allow the foods you eat to digest faster. It also helps to prevent build up in the digestive tract, which eventually can lead to constipation and weight gain.

Skin Conditions - A sea salt bath can relieve dry and itchy skin as well as serious conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The bath naturally opens up pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so your skin can heal.

Asthma - Sea Salt is effective in reducing inflammation in the respiratory system. Thus the production of phlegm is slowed down so that you can breathe easier again. Some say sprinkling sea salt on the tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler. The best thing about sea salt is that it has no side effects when taken.

Heart Health - When salt is taken with water it can help reduce high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and help to regulate an irregular heartbeat. The sea salt can help prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.

Diabetes - Sea Salt can help reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in the body. Salt is an essential part of the diet if you are diabetic, or at risk for the disease.

Osteoporosis - Just over 1/4 of the amount of salt that is in the body is stored in the bones where it helps keep them strong. When the body lacks salt and water it begins to draw the sodium from the bones, which eventually can lead to osteoporosis. By drinking plenty of water and consuming sea salt in moderation you can prevent osteoporosis.

Muscle Spasm - Potassium is essential for helping the muscles to function properly. Sea salt not only contains small amounts of potassium, but it also helps the body to absorb it better from other foods. It is effective in helping to prevent muscle pains, spasms, and cramps.

Depression - Sea Salt also has shown to be effective in treating various types of depression. The salt helps to preserve two essential hormones in the body that help you to better deal with stress. These hormones are serotonin and melatonin, which help you to feel good, and relax to sleep better at night.