Sunday, April 17, 2011
An Apple A Day
The apple’s skin is packed with an antioxidant called quercetin. This antioxidant may protect your lungs from pollutants. So think twice about peeling your apples and maybe improve your lung function.
Dandruff a problem? Then use apple cider vinegar directly on your scalp after washing your hair. Leave it on for 1 minute, then rinse off. The vinegar smell will dissipate quickly.
Love to bake, don’t love the calories? Use unsweetened applesauce for half the butter or oil in cake recipes. Your dessert will be naturally sweeter and moister with much less fat. Applesauce is cholesterol and fat-free. 1 cup has almost as much fiber as 1 cup of brown rice.
Late night? Use chilled apple slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness just like you would cucumber slices.
One of our favorite scents at Gathered From The Garden is our Green Apple--a fresh,crisp scent. We especially love it in our Goat Milk and Honey Lotion. An little of our apple lotion a day, keeps the dry skin away!