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Guest Contribution : Clover – Living a Beautifully Healthy Life

One look at the supermarket shelves reveals the huge growth in alternatives to anything and everything, including milk. The secret is to let your diet lead you to an oasis of calm and health. When you are stressed out chances are your diet takes a plunge for the worse, You may eat the whole shebang, or lose your appetite altogether. No matter how you deal with it, stress affects your body in more ways than one and by eating incorrectly you could be doing yourself harm. Choose wisely what you put in your mouth and you can help your body with the war on stress.

Place antioxidant-rich foods on your grocery list – these include tomatoes, apricots, almonds, hazelnuts, mangoes, peppers, pilchards, mussels, broccoli, carrots, paw-paw and spinach.

The benefits of milk:

Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into vitamin B3 by the liver. It then helps raise serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that helps the body regulate appetite, sleep patterns and mood. Because of this ability, tryptophan has been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions, most notably insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Eating smart:

Oat-enriched smoothie

If you simply cannot face a big breakfast, it might be a great idea to bulk up on your smoothie with a handful of oats.

Ingredients:

One serving:

1 banana

1 teaspoon of honey

90 ml full cream milk

125 ml plain yoghurt

½ cup raspberries

1 ½ cup rolled oats

Method:

Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

A common reason for striking cows’ milk and dairy products off the menu is having a low level of the enzyme lactase needed to digest the milk sugar, lactose. Lactose intolerance is quite common affecting at least 33% of people worldwide. Moderating your milk consumption can prove to be beneficial.

Although some experts blame cows’ milk for the increased risk of health problems, others argue that its complex mixture of nutrients has health benefits:

  • Milk is rich in calcium which is required for strong bones and teeth, and for a healthy functioning heart. A 250 ml glass of 2% low-fat cows’ milk offers 24% of the adult nutrient reference value of calcium (1300 mg a day).
  • Milk contains good fats too – Milk from grass-fed cows contain “good “unsaturated fats. Replacing the “bad” fats with the “good” fats in a diet will reduce heart-disease risk. Milk also has conjugated linoleic acid, which assists in reducing cholesterol.
  • Vitamins and minerals – Milk is full of vitamins, minerals and other biologically active health-boosting compounds.
  • Probiotics – fermented milk products that have live cultures, such as yoghurt, contain probiotics – these are linked to a range of health benefits such as an increased immune function. Try adding low-fat yoghurt to your bowl of muesli in the mornings.
  • Weight control – Full cream milk passes through the gastric tract slowly, which can help to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite.

Remember that living a beautifully healthy life is what really matters at the end of the day.

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Product Review ~ Crabtree & Evelyn

Hello pretty poutlings!

Today I had a little bit of  “treat myself” time, and I was pleasantly surprised by some products that I received in my January Rubybox.

We received some Crabtree & Evelyn products and today I used the  Citron, Honey & Coriander body scrub and Body Soufflé. Goodness me, was I pleasantly surprised.  Not only does it smell absolutely divine, but the scrub really softens your skin and Soufflé is so soft and moisturising.

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey. The company has evolved from a small, family-run business specialising in fine soaps from around the world, to an international company we known and respected for its original fragrances, luxurious toiletries, gourmet foods and gifts for those who enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle.

I would seriously recommend these products if you really want to treat yourself or someone close to you.

Best of all, they don’t test on animals!

Visit their website (Ps they have a 50% sale on now!)

Like their Facebook page

So go ahead, treat yourself a little…

Have a pouty perfect day!

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Product review ~ introducing Guerlain fragrances

Hello my pretty poutlings.

Hope you are all winding down for the festive season. Today I’m writing to from the wonderful Lowveld.

 

Today I will introduce you to 3 Guerlain fragrances received in my November Rubybox.

 

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea

This fragrance sells for R795 for 60ml

The fragrance was created in cooperation with perfumer Thierry Wasser and it  was released to the market in 2010. Nymphea  is a  wonderful fragrance containing Syringa, African orange flower and white honey.

This a lovely sweet simple summery fragrance which I totally enjoyed using. If your young and full of spirit or need a quick “pick me up” this is great for you.

 

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

This fragrance sells for R565 for 75ml

This fragrance has a scent of desires, joy and sensuality. Top notes of Bergamot, orange and woody notes, flowers and oriental scents fill the air and is absolutely divine. It also has some notes of jasmine, patchouli and rose.

This fragrance is a little more for the mature or elegant ladies but it’s still a wonderful fragrance and would be great gift for someone.

Guerlain Idylle

This fragrance sells for R990 for 50ml

Released September 2011. Out of the 3 fragrances, this was definitely my favourite one (and I just love the elegant shape of the bottle too). Top notes of rose and lychee fill your nose and mellows out towards middle notes of Jasmine and Peach.

 

I absolutely loved this fragrance and do recommend you buy it, for all the ladies and girls in your life. haha!

 

So go ahead poutlings, pick your favourite and get it! You owe it to yourself!

 

Mwah!

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