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Mindfulness Eating: benefits, tips and exercises

Mindfulness Eating Benefits

Guest post by Laura-Lee Mindfulness Eating: Meditation for Meal Time So much positive media has been directed at mindfulness eating lately, there’s little doubt you’ve heard something about the benefits of it. But did you realize that bringing acute awareness to mealtime is all but replacing the notion of “dieting”? Thank goodness for that! Where other fitness trends fail, mindful eating succeeds. As the study results pour in, mindful eating exercises are proving to be a truly tangible, measurable, way to live a healthier, happier lifestyle — longterm. Fad diets are on their way out, mindfulness eating is in. Mindfulness Eating Benefits Make healthier food choices.Enjoy food and meal time...

DIY Coffee Scrub & massage – an awesome combination

DIY Coffee Scrub & Massage – An Awesome Combination

Guest post by Clara There’s a good chance you love a cup of coffee to kickstart your day – but have you ever used it in your beauty regime? Believe it or not, coffee has the amazing ability to tone your skin and reduce cellulite. Use it as a base ingredient in a homemade scrub to reap the benefits. The key ingredients in a typical DIY Coffee scrub are as follows: 1) Coffee: The caffeine in coffee acts as a diuretic. This means it encourages the body to release excess fluid, thereby reducing puffiness. According to research published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, it can also reduce the amount of...

A Vegan guide to food waste management

A Vegan Guide to Food Waste Management

Special contribution by Jackie Americans are world leaders in many areas, but perhaps one of the things that the US can improve upon is food wastage. It is estimated that 50% of all produce goes to waste. That’s 60 million tons and $160 million worth of once perfectly good food. Vegans can take pride in knowing that a Vegan lifestyle is not just good for personal health, but for the environment as well. However, the rate at which fruits and vegetables go bad can mean we waste more than we’d like. So how should a vegan go about dealing with food waste? It all starts with understanding the implications. The waste implications...

Tips for keeping your teeth strong on a Vegan diet

tips for strong teeth on a Vegan diet

Guest post by Helen Transitioning to a Vegan diet has been gaining in popularity among people all over the world which isn’t such a surprising fact since veganism can be a great begging for a better and healthier lifestyle. While veganism can do wonders for your body, it may do some harm to your teeth. According to the dentists, some plant eaters reported that their dental health started to deteriorate. But with a well balanced vegan diet and excellent oral hygiene, everybody can have a dazzling smile. So, here are some tips to help you keep strong teeth on a vegan diet. Vegan dieting tips for strong teeth True, Vegans...

The power of Hydrosols for your beauty and skincare routine

how to use rose water in your skincare routine

Guest post by Trysh Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are the byproducts of the distillation process to make essential oils from plants. Because of this, the fragrances of hydrosols are much less intense than those of essential oils and some users also claim that they have a “greener” fragrance. Furthermore, hydrosols have many of the benefits and chemical compounds of their source plants though not at the high concentration of essential oils, making them much more suitable for direct skin contact without dilution. One popular hydrosol that you may actually be familiar with is rosewater, which is created from the distillation of rose petals. There are a long list...

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Special contribution by Jackie The number of Vegans has increased 360% in the last ten years, so one can imagine just how many people all around the world are turning towards Veganism for reasons related to both health and ethical issues. While being Vegan is a great way to boost your intake of vitamins, rid your body of harmful toxins, and even lose weight, the health benefits of a Vegan diet go far beyond just looking and feeling a little bit better. ⇻ read: Why Vegan? Not sure if you should go Vegan? Healthlabs.com has created a series of tests to check your food allergies, deficiencies and general wellness that we all should...

Nourishing Vegan foods for hair growth

Nourishing Vegan Foods For Flourishing Hair Growth

Special contribution by Jackie   Beautiful hair can be a crowning glory, but it can also be an unruly mop if it chooses to misbehave.  Perhaps that’s why the global hair care market is growing quicker than a mid length bob, with over half a million American women alone spending $500+ over a three month period on hair products. Happily, there is another way to create gorgeous, glossy hair without breaking the bank.  Just as certain Vegan foods can boost your body’s immunity, so there are several which can improve your hair’s health too.  With the right diet, you can nourish your hair from within, and enjoy shiny locks as well as all the...

Get rid of toxins: 7-day Vegan detox meal plan

7 day Vegan detox meal plan

Guest post by Helen Do you want to eat healthier for a week and easily get rid of toxins? Here is a 7 day Vegan detox meal plan you’ll love Toxins have a way of staying in our systems for a long time and the only way to get rid of them is through efficient detox diets. There are a lot of such diets advertised everywhere that you’d get dizzy trying to count them, but one thing’s for sure – vegetables are good for you! One of the most efficient ways to get rid of dangerous toxins in your system is to try eating vegetable-based meals for at least a...

Basil, Lemon & Ginger Green Smoothie

Basil, Lemon Ginger Green Smoothie

Guest post by Joey Are you looking for the perfect refreshing treat for a warm summer day? Look no further. This Basil Lemon Ginger Green Smoothie provides a unique and delicious flavor combination that’s perfect for sipping on the deck or near the pool—or just to jump start your morning as you head out for the day. This simple and easy recipe requires only six ingredients (and one of those is water!), and it blends together in one easy step. It mixes the sweetness of banana, the zest of a lemon, the freshness of basil, and the zing of ginger with the nutritional benefits of kale. The kale also gives...

Vegan DIY Scalp Scrubs for Healthy Hair

DIY Vegan Scalp Scrubs for Healthy Hair

Guest post by Jennifer If you’re looking for natural DIY Scalp Scrubs, these 4 Vegan DIY Scalp Scrub recipes cure & prevent dry, flaky scalp, improve scalp health and overall hair health. Give them a try!   For many, both women and men, extra dry scalps and flaky dandruff can be a huge problem. And, unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be many products on the market that specialize in rejuvenating products for unhealthy scalps. Even if a product that claims to transform an unhealthy scalp is on the market, it most likely isn’t natural. Vegan scalp scrubs are the most ideal product known to improve scalp health, and ultimately hair...

Relaxation and meditation: health benefits

Relaxation and Meditation: Health Benefits

Guest post by Uma Here’s all you need to know if you want to learn more about meditation: it’s health benefits, its advantages, and how you can make the most out of this ancient relaxation practice to achieve a state of mindfulness. We live in a world filled with constant activity. From work to balancing family life, it can be difficult to find time to relax and unwind. All of that go-go-go can lead to major stress. While stress can be good for the body and the mind, if it’s experienced in high levels over a long period of time, it can wreck havoc on our overall health and well-being....

Heal your body with Vegan “bone” broth

Heal Your Body With Vegan Bone Broth

Special contribution by Jackie Here’s how to create a nutrient-dense, plant-based Vegan “bone” broth to promote healthy blood pressure, and support overall wellness. Did you know that embracing a Vegan diet can cause 500 of your genes to change (for the better) within three months of making the switch? Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize winner, found that this can “prevent disease [by] turning off genes that cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.” Even when nutrient-dense recipes that are not plant-based appear tempting, it’s always best to find a Vegan alternative. One relatively new health trend is the use of bone broth as part of one’s wellness routine. As described on Prevention.com,...

5 Simple tips to boost health and immunity (Science-Based)

5 Simple Tips to Boost Health and Immunity

Guest Post by Alex We could all agree that being ill sucks, right? Even something as benign as a common cold can spoil the mood, leaving us housebound. If only we could be fit and healthy all the time! Well, here’s the good news: Just incorporate some good habits (and ditch the bad ones) and they will probably help you ward off the majority of common health issues. Sounds too good to be true? Honestly, some may have a hard time embracing these habits. But if you are reading this blog, you probably are already health-conscious and care about your wellbeing. These 5 simple tips should help to boost your...

Avoiding A Food Feud: Catering For A Vegan Party

Avoiding A Food Feud: Catering For A Vegan Party

Special contribution by Jackie What is life without family and friends? Everyone knows the importance of setting time aside to spend with those closest to us. However, as soon as you add food to the mix, socializing can become a whole lot harder. Despite the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, it is estimated that only roughly 1% of the global population follow veganism. Therefore, it’s pretty likely that at least some of your nearest and dearest might not share your diet! On the other hand, veganism is a growing movement, with the number of US consumers identifying as vegan growing by 5% since 2014. This makes it more important than...

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Guest post by Craig Hello my beautiful friends! Today we have a special guest post by Craig, the editor of Green & Growing, a very interesting site that covers topics such as renewable energy, green living, sustainability and more. So welcome Craig as he shares with us an informative view of Veganism and its impact on factory farming. How Veganism Affects Factory Farming Factory farming is an animal rights issue that has gained increasing attention in recent years for its gruesome and horrific practices against farm animals in order to increase profit. Animal overcrowding in small, unsanitary spaces and genetic manipulation of the animals are some of the methods used...

Tips to switch to Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Guest post by Cassi Today I have a special guest post by Cassi, the creator of CuratedCassi, sharing with SevenRoses’ readers a very interesting post about Sustainable Fashion. So if you want to find out how to make more eco-friendily fashion choices, please welcome Cassi as she shares her simple tips on how to shop sustainably with us! The environmental movement has been picking up momentum in the past several years. In an effort to help the planet, people are turning to renewable energy, going zero-waste, and eating more eco-friendly diets. But did you know that your clothing could be ruining the environment? The fashion industry accounts for 8% of...