Plant-Based Snacks for Any Time of the Day

Plant-based diets are having quite the moment in the health world. It’s not restrictive and no foods or ingredients are off the table making it quite easy to follow. Plant based diets simply focus on eating a majority of plant-based foods, ranging from fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes grains, roots and vegetables. For most people, having their diet consist of at least 60% whole food plant-based ingredients can reap all kinds of health benefits without having to say goodbye to your favorite indulgences.

Here we have some plant-based snacks, sweet and savory, to help you get better acquainted with a plant-based diet and find out how delicious it can be.

Stuffed Dates

This snack is absolutely delicious and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you a good dose of vitamins, fiber, and healthy fats. It’s incredibly easy to make but looks very impressive. Have as little or as many dates as you like and store any extra in the fridge!

There are no refined sugars in this recipe, but incorporating cinnamon in this recipe will help keep your blood sugar stable till your next meal.

Ingredients:

  • 10 dates, pitted and spread open
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, unsweetened
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao power (optional)

Method:

  1. Place your dates on a serving platter.
  2. If your almond butter isn’t runny, place it in a double boiler and gently melt down to a runny consistency.
  3. Turn of the heat and stir in the Ceylon cinnamon. If you want raw cacao power, stir it in as well.
  4. Stuff your dates with the cinnamon almond butter mixture using a spoon. Add as much or as little as you like, and reserve any extra almond butter for another day.
  5. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon over the dates before eating!

Celeriac Chips with Vegan Aioli

Getting your chips and dips fix and can be an incredible opportunity to get more plant- based nutrition into your day. This simple recipe may seem indulgent thanks to all the rich flavors used when combining baked celeriac with a rich nut-based aioli.

Simply serve the chips on a large plate with a dipping bowl full of vegan aioli. This can be enjoyed as a snack or the perfect side to a meal!

Ingredients:
Celeriac Chips:

  • 1 large celeriac, cut 1 cm thick
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Vegan Aioli:

  • ¼ cup cashew nuts
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 5-6 tablespoons full cream milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C, fan on
  2. Soak cashews in freshly boiled water
  3. Place celeriac chips in pot of salted boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes
  4. Drain the celeriac and pat dry
  5. Place the chips on a baking tray and drizzle over olive oil, salt & pepper and parmesan cheese
  6. Bake the chips for 35 minutes or until crisp
  7. Drain the cashew nuts
  8. In a food processor or blender, add the cashew nuts, milk, roasted garlic, apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt and blitz until smooth.

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa:

This sweet and spicy mango salsa is on the spicy side and meant to keep your appetite down and your metabolism up thanks to the red pepper and jalapeños (an ideal combination while waiting for your next meal!) As with any salsa, use fresh ingredients for the best possible taste and serve a generous quantity with each bite of your choice of chips!

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 mango, cut into small cubes
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Place all your chopped and diced ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Add in the lime, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper and gently mix through.
  3. Serve with your choice of tortilla chips

Chia Pudding with Greek Yogurt and Stewed Raspberries

This chia pudding doubles as breakfast or a pre-workout snack. Chia seeds give you an excellent amount of fiber and energy, while protein-filled Greek yogurt helps you digest and absorb all the antioxidant goodness of stewed raspberries while keeping you full till your next meal. Make the chia pudding overnight, in large batches or single serve batches for easy access the next day.

Once you have your ingredients ready, simply layer in a clear glass to appreciate the beauty of this simple snack!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked in almond milk over night
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt, dairy or non-dairy of your choice.

Method:

  1. In a sauce pan, gently simmer your raspberries in some water, maple syrup and cinnamon until slightly thickened.
  2. In a glass cup add a layer of Greek yogurt, followed with a layer of your chia pudding.
  3. Top your glass with stewed raspberries.

Cinnamon is an excellent spice to have on hand thanks to its blood-sugar regulating, insulin-sensitizing, and abdominal fat burning benefits! Sprinkle this potent spice to enhance the sweetness of any dish or reap the benefits of cinnamon in an easy-to-take capsule with Nature’s Health Ceylon Cinnamon.

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Your Basic Gluten-Free Diet Guide

When it comes to following a gluten-free diet, navigating through it isn’t as obvious and straight forward since gluten comes in many types of foods. For those following a gluten-free diet, let this guide help you navigate a gluten-free life!

Do you need to go gluten-free?
Firstly, before following a gluten-free diet, know that it is a diet for people who are genuinely allergic to this protein. Going gluten-free isn’t meant to be followed for weightloss or to enhance one’s health if you’re not allergic or intolerant to gluten in any way.

For those who are allergic to gluten, following a gluten-free diet is to prevent chronic inflammation and prevent disease that can come from it such as leaky gut syndrome. Weightloss and better overall health are an added secondary benefit, often because inflammation levels are much lower from not being exposed to an allergen.

If you’re not allergic to gluten, there’s no need to cut out this protein from your life. Symptoms for a gluten intolerance can range from abdominal bloating, brain fog, to severe allergic reactions. If you’re uncertain, ask your doctor or dietician and be aware at how gluten containing foods make you feel.

Not All Grains are Off-Limits

With plenty of wheat varieties containing gluten are off the table, its common to just assume that all grains are off limits. Fortunately though this isn’t the case and people on a gluten free diet can still enjoy, bread, rice and pasta dishes, as long as the grain used to make them is gluten free.

While gluten containing wheat varieties like Spelt, Kamut, Farro, Barley, Rye, Semolina are off the table, there are plenty of alternatives that will not make a gluten-free diet feel so limited. Opt instead for Buckwheat, Quinoa, Gluten-Free Oats, Amaranth, Sorghum and Teff. These grains and pseudo grains can be made into bread and pasta accordingly and can help keep your grain needs satisfied. Bonus points that these naturally gluten-free grains are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals!

Beware of packaged proteins
Rounding up a well-balanced gluten-free diet is of course incorporating a form of protein into every meal.

The kinds of protein you can consume on a gluten-free diet are easy to remember mainly because plant and animal sources of protein are naturally gluten-free. Protein containing foods such as fish, beef, pork, chicken, seeds, nuts and eggs are likely to not trigger any gluten intolerance seeing as they’re naturally gluten-free foods.

With that said, protein in its fresh and unprocessed from are gluten free, but once processed, you’ll need to be wary and look at the label.

Buying goods such as canned beans, canned seafood, sausages, ground meat, meatballs, pre-marinated meat, deli meats etc. all have the potential to contain gluten unless otherwise stated. It’s common that flavorings, binders, and various additives contain gluten. It’s also common that packaged and processed foods were handled in a facility that also handles products that contain gluten, so if you’re especially sensitive to gluten, cross contamination is something you’ll need to be wary of when buying protein.

A general rule of thumb of course for any healthy diet is fresh is best and you should be avoiding packaged and processed food altogether.

Fruits and Vegetables

Like with your protein sources, fresh fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, there aren’t any restrictions on eating your fresh produce.

Again though, you’ll need to look at the label if you’re buying packaged fruits and vegetables. Dried fruit, baked vegetable chips, canned fruit or vegetables all have the potential to be cross contaminated with gluten or can contain an additive that has gluten.

Fresh produce should be the bulk of your diet but for the instances where you need a quick and convenient version of let’s say, kale chips, you’ll want to check for a gluten-free certified label, otherwise you’ll have to assume the product has been cross contaminated especially for individuals where trace amounts of gluten can cause a severe reaction.

Don’t Overcomplicate Matters
Fortunately, gluten-free diets are well recognized both by the health and medical world. Since reactions to gluten can be severe, companies and third-party certifying bodies take out plenty of the guesswork for people following a gluten free diet.

Essentially, if a food says it’s gluten-free, then it’s safe to consume. Most packaged products containing naturally gluten-free foods will state if their product was manufactured in a facility that contains gluten. Look out for this statement in packaged especially where condiments are concerned.

Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, plant and animal protein and read the label for packaged goods and you’re already well informed on what you can and can’t have while following a gluten-free diet.

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Your At-Home Healthy Hair Guide

Healthy hair comes in all forms. Whether your hair is thick and wavy, fine and straight, curly or extremely curly, a healthy head of hair is an undeniable crowning glory for most. But when it comes to hair, everything we put in our body and what we do to our body is reflected in our hair health. To keep your precious mane looking, growing, and feeling its best, try these all-natural and holistic practices which you can do at home.

1. Ditch the harsh chemicals

Most common and commercial shampoos and conditioners tend to mix a cocktail of chemicals into their hair care formulations. Sulfates are usually the cleansing component, while silicones are responsible for detangling and making your hair feel soft and smooth, and parabens and formaldehyde are meant to extend the shelf life.

These chemicals are known carcinogens that do nothing for your hair health. In fact, many consumers will notice that shampoos containing high amounts of sulfates leave their hair feeling dry and stripped of natural oils and increasing their rate of hair fall. Silicones have a type of plastic quality that coats your hair, making it feel smooth and soft, however with prolonged use, silicones can build up on your hair, blocking any nutrients from entering your hair and toxins to come out.

One the easiest and best things you can do to promote hair health is to eliminate using harsh chemicals on it. Opting for all-natural and organic formulations of shampoo and conditioner is an excellent place to start.

Where sulfates, parabens, and silicones are used in more conventional hair care, natural hair products are formulated to simultaneous cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp. Ingredients like tea tree oil, Argan oil, aloe vera, biotin, and coconut extract are just some common ingredients used to cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp in the place of conventional chemicals found in hair products.

Not only are all-natural ingredients usually gentler on your hair and scalp, you also nourish your strands each time you use them.

2. Apply Vitamin C Serum

 

If you don’t know it already, Vitamin C is a superstar ingredient for your skin. It helps to protect, repair and brighten your complexion, and is an excellent all-natural anti-aging ingredient for any age thanks to its highly nourishing and collagen-boosting properties. Learn more about the benefits of Vitamin C serum here.

But did you know that using Vitamin C doesn’t just apply to skincare and your immunity? This potent antioxidant can benefit your hair health when massaged directly into your scalp.

Try this DIY nourishing scalp mixture to nourish the roots of your hair and promote healthier hair growth, featuring our very own Nature’s Health Vitamin C Serum!

To create this nutrient dense nourishing scalp mixture, simply mix together in a bowl:
4-6 drops of Nature’s Health Vitamin C Serum
4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
Optional: 2 drops of rosemary essential oil

With a makeup brush, simply apply this mixture to your scalp, concentrating on your hairline, and gently massage it in. Leave the scalp mixture on for 15-20 minutes to allow the rosemary essential oil, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera to moisturize, nourish, and restore nutrients to your scalp before rinsing off and shampooing and conditioning as usual.

Add Ashwagandha

Hair health is unfortunately is one the most common things that suffers with chronic stress. Constant elevated levels of cortisol can leave our hair follicles to shrink and exaggerate hair loss.

Fortunately, extreme hair fall in the face of stress isn’t common and there are many ways to help your hair cope with a perpetually stressful lifestyle. Try incorporate Ashwagandha. This powerful adaptogen is particularly well renowned for its ability to help the body adapt to stress and control elevated levels of cortisol. Often referred to as ‘Indian Ginseng’ this ancient root has the contrasting ability to make you feel alert, yet not jittery, and calm yet not drowsy.

Where your hair health in concerned, lowered levels of cortisol helps to ensure you don’t lose more hair than necessary. Try incorporate Ashwagandha as part of your self-care routine and see how it benefits your hair.

Nourish your skin and scalp with Nature’s Health Skin Bright Vitamin C Serum. This potent serum is primarily for your skin but can easily double up to be used as a weekly treatment for your scalp. With 98% naturally derived Vitamin C mixed with skin and scalp nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil and Witch Hazel, let this potent serum help keep your skin and hair looking its best.

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4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Whether you’re doing it for your health or for vanity, regardless of your best efforts, here are 4 reasons you may not be losing weight.

1. You’re eating too few calories

Believe it or not, a calorie deficit could be the culprit behind your difficulty with losing weight.

The notion of burning more calories than you consume leaves so many factors unaccounted for such as your metabolism, the quality of calories you’re consuming, your daily activity etc.

When it comes to a calorie deficit, our bodies are in fact very adaptive to using what’s available. If it senses a calorie deficit and you’re not losing weight regardless of restricting how much food you eat, your body may have slowed down your metabolism in response to the lessened number of calories.

This is often the case for many people who fail to lose weight even on a calorie restrictive diet. The body simply uses less energy once it senses that there’s less fuel to burn.

What you can do:
The idea behind calorie restriction is to not overeat and not consume more than your body needs to the point where it stores extra calories as fat.

Instead of going on a calorie deficit, focus on consuming quality and nutrient dense calories instead. On paper, a breakfast of oatmeal, nut butter, bananas and coconut milk can seem like the more fattening option to, lets say, a low calorie granola bar, but what you don’t account for is that oatmeal breakfast is full of fiber, plant protein, and healthy fats that nourish your body whereas a diet granola bar could be full of sugar and artificial ingredients.

Where calories are concerned, focus on quality of quantity. It may take longer, but making healthy food choices over calorie deficits are more likely to give you the permanent and sustained weight loss you’re trying to achieve.

2. You have a metabolic disorder

For some individuals, a healthy diet and regular workout routine aren’t enough to lose weight. As disheartening as this may sound, weightloss for a significant amount of people doesn’t mean healthy food choices and regular exercise.

Metabolism plays a huge role in weight regulation and weightloss and when this is out balance, you can expect even the most disciplined and consistent diet and workout routine to yield zero or minimal weightloss results.

Metabolic disorders such as PCOS, Diabetes, and Hypothyroidism make it particularly difficult to lose weight and in more severe cases, make it hard to stop gaining weight.

What you can do:
The complex in’s and out’s of these metabolic disorders will require a visit to the doctor. If you suspect you have PCOS, Diabetes, or Hypothyroidism or any other metabolic disorder that could be sabotaging your weightloss efforts, firstly don’t be discouraged from living a healthy lifestyle and secondly, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor to know how best to proceed in managing the various symptoms that can come from these disorders.

For instance, women with PCOS tend to have a hard time losing weight due to insulin resistance. However, they find that they lose weight when taking insulin-regulating nutrients like cinnamon and myoinositol even without increasing their efforts at the gym.

People with Hypothyroidism often lack B Vitamins and Iodine and many benefit just from supplementing with these nutrients.

Whatever metabolic disorder you may have that’s getting in the way of your weightloss journey, consult with a doctor and nutritionist to see the best way you can help get your metabolism back on track.

3. You’re eating inflammatory foods

Look at the labels of the food you’re eating. Often, the culprit behind hampered weightloss efforts is due to inflammation that sneakily comes from inflammatory foods.

Ingredients like vegetable oil, saturated fats as well as foods that you may be intolerant to such as gluten, soy and dairy could be causing inflammation in your gut.

What you can do:
Avoid as much as you can overly refined ingredients and ingredients that your body is intolerant to. Chronic inflammation is linked to weight gain. Focus on an anti-inflammatory diet filled with antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables to help lower inflammation and in turn, lower the numbers of the scale.

4. You’re not taking care of your gut health

Gut health is integral in your weight loss efforts. Poor gut flora, low fiber, and lack of gut-supporting nutrients like probiotics and digestive enzymes can lead to deficiencies that negatively impact your gut microbiome.

With an unhealthy and imbalanced gut, you can expect to have more difficulty losing weight due to poor bowel movements, higher levels of inflammation, constipation, and toxin buildup all of which slow down your metabolism and even potentially make you gain weight.

What you can do:
Work on healing your gut health. A well rounded and fiber-rich balanced diet that incorporates probiotic rich foods, probiotic supplements and digestive enzymes can do wonders at healing your gut and increasing your metabolism.

Fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut are excellent when eaten alongside with prebiotic rich foods like papaya, artichokes, and garlic.

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A Busy Person’s Guide to Maximizing Energy

For busy on-the-go people, a quick boost of energy is always welcome. Here’s a busy person’s guide to maximizing energy that happens to also double up on being beneficial for your long-term health as well. No fuss and no additional time-consuming practices required, just simple quick daily choices to help keep you on the move and feeling your best.

1. Get the proper nutrients

Our bodies are extremely adaptive when it comes to keeping up with our busy lifestyles. From early mornings, late nights, daily exposure to pollution, stress and everything in-between, our body works hard on a cellular level to keep it healthy and resilient.

Daily wear and tear is inevitable and it’s important to look at food as fuel for your body and the nutrients as the building blocks it needs to keep going.

This is where a well-rounded quality multivitamin comes into place to help your body cover all its nutrition gaps. Most people, no matter how disciplined they are with their food choices are likely to have a nutrient deficiency, be it malabsorption or lifestyle factors. One of the first yet most overlooked symptoms of a nutrient deficiency is low energy levels.

Supplementing with a multivitamin is a good first step to maximizing your energy because you’re giving your body the necessary fuel to keep it functioning at its best, leaving room for more energy to use as opposed to using up energy to help it recover from the wear and tear of your daily lifestyle.

2. Mind Your Insulin

Insulin seems to be cropping up everywhere as a culprit to many of our bodily woes. As the hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in our blood, we want to keep our insulin levels at a steady level. Extreme fluctuating levels of insulin can leave you in an energy roller coaster that ends in low levels of insulin which leave you feeling tired in the burned-out, brain-fog, lethargic sense.

Insulin and insulin regulation is different for all people. Metabolic disorders like PCOS and obesity, diseases like Diabetes or other cases of glucose intolerance, high cholesterol and various endocrine imbalances are closely linked with insulin levels.

If you have any insulin related issues, mild or severe, across the broad spectrum of symptoms it can be linked to, know that mindfully taking care of your insulin levels will help increase your energy alongside managing any other symptoms that come from insulin balance.

Maximize your energy where insulin is concerned by taking a page or two out of a low-glycemic index diet. Eating fiber-rich foods, which help to slow down the release of insulin and avoiding a spike in insulin and avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugar, which are the most common insulin spiking culprits that rob you off your energy, are one of the cornerstones of a low GI diet.

Supplements like Ceylon Cinnamon are a delicious addition to a low glycemic diet as this lovely spice makes your cells more sensitive and receptive to insulin, meaning your body senses that it doesn’t need to make as much insulin.

3. Increase circulation:

It may seem counterintuitive, but to have more energy, you should spend more energy by getting your blood flowing through exercise or any physical activity that gets your heart rate up.

The idea behind increasing circulation to maximize your energy levels is to get your blood moving. By increasing your physical activity, you circulate oxygen-rich blood through your body while simultaneously removing energy-sapping waste materials from your cells.

Regular moderate physical activity keeps your heart strong as well as improving your fitness. The fitter you are, the more energy you’ll have precisely because your body is better equipped to physical keep up with your day to day life.

4. Wake up during a light sleep cycle

We all know that sleep is integral for our health and to restore our energy. Often, low energy levels are simply due to sleep deprivation, so the fix there is obvious.

But for instances where you’re getting enough hours of quality sleep yet still waking up tired, you can look at your body’s natural circadian rhythm.
While you sleep, your body goes in and out of different phases and depths of sleep. Your body sequentially goes through a waking, light sleep, deep sleep and REM cycle throughout the night. Where increasing your energy is concerned, you want to wake up at the end of a full sleep cycle, just after REM and around the time your natural waking cycle begins.

The logic behind this is waking up when your body is naturally more awake. Even people who get in 8 hours of sleep can still feel tired when waking up possibly because their alarm woke them up during their deep sleep cycle. Work with your body’s natural rhythm and wake up in accordance to your sleep cycle. Some simple math or even a sleeping app can help you get up on the right side of the bed each day.

Increase and maintain your energy levels with the right supplements. Nature’s Health Complete Multivitamin and Ceylon Cinnamon are an ideal pair in giving you sustained energy levels by giving your body the nutrients and right insulin balance it needs to keep you feeling energized throughout the day.

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s come in many forms and people. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, celebrating right now may be different than what you initially had in mind. Despite this current quarantine era, here are some thoughtful and healthy ways you can send over some love and appreciation to your mother and mother figures in your life for Mother’s Day:

1. A Kind Word


A kind word of appreciation goes a long way with mothers, who frequently go above and beyond to take care of the needs for others. If you’re quarantined at home with your mother, show her some gratitude for all the things she does and let her know that her hard work and efforts do not go by unnoticed.

If you’re not living with your mother, a simple video call to talk to her and let her know your appreciation for her can make all the difference in how she feels on Mother’s Day.

2. Give Her Some ‘Me Time’

If your mother is a multitasking superwoman, offer to take a few things off her to-do list so that she can have even 1 precious hour to herself to relax in perhaps a long bath, a walk, a yoga session, or even for just some peace and quiet.

Something as simple as taking care of lunch and dinner, doing the dishes, tidying up the house, or running some errands can free up so much of her day. Never underestimate what even just 1 undisturbed hour means for a mom. This Mother’s Day, let her indulge in her own self-interests even for a short period of time. It’s one of the best things a busy mom could ask for!

3. Gift Her With Her Essentials

Your mother is likely to have a slew of energy boosting tricks up her sleeve to help her keep up with the daily life of taking care of family and juggling everything else. Whether she looks to things like getting a caffeine charge from coffee or green tea, manages stress with the help of adaptogens like Ashwagandha, or finds that she’s ready to tackle the day after a proper skin-care ritual, take a moment to observe a little more closely to see what she uses daily and consider gifting her with it or something similar.

If she loves her morning cup of coffee, get her a lovely bag of a single origin roast, if she loves her green tea, gift her with some ceremonial grade matcha green tea. Not only do you already know that she’ll enjoy these Mother’s Day gifts you’ll also show her that you pay attention to her needs.

4. Give Her an Online Alternative

During quarantine, social restrictions can leave your mother missing a few things from the outside world. Perhaps she misses the gym, her yoga class, or is simply finding herself restless for something new. Help bring the outside world to her with an online alternative. There are hundreds of online yoga classes and workouts that you can sign her up to. Countless platforms have opened up their education resources for free amidst this pandemic. You can sign her up to virtually any class that might pique her interest. Anything from cooking, arts, book clubs, business, exercise etc. are available to for learning from high-quality educational resources.

5. Spend Quality Time Together

Mother’s and parents in general usually look for quality time with loved ones over presents. This Mother’s Day, make sure to spend quality time with her. If you live together, be present and be with her. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. Cooking together, talking together over a cup of tea, and just being with each other is usually all a mother wants. If you’re separated during quarantine, schedule a video call and talk to her like you normally would if you were in the same room.

6. Encourage Healthy Habits

Regardless if your mother is health conscious or not, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to start or encourage healthy habits. As a woman, your mother will benefit from incorporating key nutrients into her diet. Gift her with supplements and superfoods that will enhance her beauty, give her more energy, and promote her longevity.

For most mothers, incorporating a quality Multivitamin can do wonders in helping her keep up with a multifaceted life while a more specific supplement like Fish Oil can do wonders for her hormone health, mood balance and skin health.

Give your mother the gift of health with Nature’s Health Vitamins and Supplements. Help her achieve her health goals, promote longevity and overall wellbeing with the right nutrients to keep her looking and feeling her best.

Skin Care: The Quarantine Edition

The majority of the world is undoubtedly experiencing a significant shift in their day to day lives. From social distancing, to isolation, to living in quarantine, life as we know it has taken a completely different turn.

With worldwide news often causing so much stress and anxiety, maintaining a self-care routine can prove to be beneficial in helping to soothe a worried mind. Physical, mental, and emotional health are pivotal in our quality of life especially amidst these trying times. Maintaining some sense of normalcy by keeping up with a skin care routine can surprisingly help you feel more put together in many aspects of your wellbeing, especially in the face of a worldwide pandemic.

As the old saying goes, beauty is more than skin deep, and where skincare is concerned, keeping up with this simple daily ritual can do wonders in helping you navigate through a changing world.

Cleanse:

While on quarantine and spending most of their days at home, people may be wondering if they should cleanse as frequently as they usually do. This is a valid question since cleansing is meant to wash away the makeup, dirt, oil, sweat and grime that has built up on skin throughout the day. But where does cleansing stand when you no longer wear makeup and you haven’t been exposed dirt and pollution from the outside world?

Like skin care, one size doesn’t fit all and how often you cleanse your skin while on quarantine will depend entirely on your skin type. If you have oily skin, your skin will likely still need a daily wash, both morning and night to keep your pores clean and unclog them from any oily build up. If your skin is dry, an evening cleanse may be enough to keep it clean without stripping it of its natural oil barrier.

A good rule of thumb is to assess your skin and how it responds to your quarantine routine. If your skin now tends to dry out with a twice daily wash, you can scale back on a cleansing routine, and if your skin looks dull and oily from scaling back on cleansing, it’s a good signal to stick to your usual routine of cleansing morning and night.

Exfoliating:

Whether on quarantine or not you skin cells will shed. Exfoliating regularly is a cornerstone to maintaining radiant skin by helping to remove buildup of complexion-dulling old skin cells. If you’re living in a community where wearing face masks are essential when going out in public, you’ll want to be extra diligent with exfoliating to help keep your pores clear especially on days where you wear a mask. Face masks provide protection but frequent and prolonged wear can make your skin suffer. Clogged pores, irritation, and mild breakouts are common.

Keep your masks clean and exfoliate regularly to keep your pores clean and prevent any buildup of dirt and grime.

Vitamin C Serum:

If there’s one thing to keep consistent in our skin care routine, whether in or out of quarantine, a quality Vitamin C Serum would be at the top of list. This multitasking ingredient is a staple in most beauty shelves regardless of skin type for a good reason.

Vitamin C’s ability to promote production youth-enhancing collagen, brighten your complexion, gently exfoliate skin, and nourishing it with anti-aging antioxidants make this skincare ingredient a must all year round.

Whether quarantined at home or going out and about in the daily bustle of life, your skin will thank you for giving it a twice daily antioxidant boost from a Vitamin C serum. While on quarantine, think of Vitamin C serum as a means to help keep you looking youthful in the face of all the stress you might be feeling from everything going on in the world. Vitamin C serum also keeps your skin nourished, helping to ensure that even during quarantine, you’re giving your skin the nourishment and care it needs to keep it looking its best.

Sunscreen:

Even if you have heard it time and time again, we’ll say it again. Wear sunscreen. Rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, and in this case, in quarantine, wear sunscreen if you want to protect your skin and prevent UV damage that can cause premature aging.

Even with most of your days spent at home, you should aim for at least 15 minutes of daily exposure to direct sunlight to get your dose of immune-boosting and mood enhancing Vitamin D. And where there’s sun exposure, there too should be sunscreen in order to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Even if you spend all day indoors, light from your gadgets and reflection from the sun will exposure you to UVA and UVB rays. Keep your skin protected, even when quarantined indoors by applying sunscreen daily. You skin in the long term will thank you for it.

A quality Vitamin C serum should nourish, brighten, and protect your skin. Try Nature’s Health Skin Bright Vitamin C Serum. Made will 98% naturally derived vitamin C and other all-natural skin-nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid. This serum is perfect for all seasons and skin types as part of a well-rounded skincare regimen.

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