Super Foods for Inner Beauty

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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 11:38am
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:59am

Hi Hope, welcome to the board, I finally get to respond to you.  Smile

I'm glad that you have tried it and like it.  

My youngest niece makes soap with it, I use that as shampoo, it is supposed to keep your hair it's original color;  

keep it from going gray and fights dandruff.  Surprised

Please tell us if you find any other things it's good for.  Smile

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:51am

Aloe vera is great for a lot of things, I get it from a health food store and the Aloe Vera  juice  comes in different flavors too.   It balances the blood sugar to a normal level too; whether it's high or low. Surprised

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:41am

Hi Brensticker, welcome to the board, it's nice to meet you!

Coconut oil is a Superfood too, inside and outside the body,  No doubt that olive oil is great to use for a lot of things too, it will get rid of kidney stones and everything you mentioned as well. Smile

I use Coconut oil as a shampoo and then as a heathy treatment for my blemishes. Surprised

If you decide to try it, please tell us how it works for you.   Smile

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:29am

Hi Abby, welcome to Frugal Living, it's great to meet you!  Smile

I use oconut oil in my coffee, tea, and for cooking; It is good for us and tastes good too.  Some think it takes some time to get used to, but I love it. Smile

I even use it as soap and gum health.  Surprised

I hope you try it, it is a good fat for our bodies.  Kiss

Please let us know if you try it.   Cool

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:05pm

I actually just started cooking with it about a week or so ago and so far I really like it!  I put a little in a pan before I brown up some chicken I use on my salads.  I don't think it has an odd flavor at all.  I've also been reading about the benefits it has on the outside of your body too- especially skin and hair.  I have not gone that far yet, but it is interesting for sure!

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:24pm

I have wondered about that aloe vera and whether or not it could help dry skin from the inside out. I know you can get aloe vera gel drinks but they are rather pricey.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:22pm

I have never tried it but have heard it is good for you. I tend to stick with olive oil since it is considered a super food. In fact I once had a surgeon tell me while there is no scientific proof yet, evidence supports rubbing olive oil on your joints daily will improve joint function.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:16pm

I think it would be interesting to use coconut oil in cooking, has anyone tried it before? I wonder what it does to the taste of the food, especially when it's added directly to tea or as a butter substitute.  I think I need to scope some out at our natural foods store.  

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