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Why Consume Carrots?

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Carrots are mostly known for their usefulness in improving eyesight. Many people tend to pick them out of their meals and throw them away. Here are a few reasons to encourage the kids and your adult friends as well to chew on and not pick them out. They will help you see better! In this time and age of endless technological advancements, we are always glued onto our screens. If you’re not using your smartphone, then it is your laptop. If not those two then you’re probably on your TV or tablet playing some games. This takes a toll on our optical health.

Eat more raw carrots. Snack on them often. Munch them with some water to curb cravings and boredom. They will also help you lose that stubborn weight that bothers you in the same go. They’re rich in fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. They are crunchy and sweet and can be dipped in your dressing of choice to make for great healthy snacks for the guests. They keep the skin vibrant, glowing and healthy. They offer protection against the harsh sun. They’re potassium packed making them good for skin hydration. They reduce aging and boost digestion.

They also boost oral health, keeping teeth and gums healthy. Whether grated and thrown in a salad, juiced or eaten raw, the results are the same and benefits are endless.

 

Uses and Benefits of Honey

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Honey is without doubt one of the most ancient sweeteners to have ever existed in the world. It’s used in different cultures in beauty, nutrition and medicine. It’s a highly recommended food for weight loss. It aids in burning cholesterol even as you sleep. Swap your sugar with honey in your teas, foods and pastries. It’s highly recommended that you take a spoonful before sleeping. Also, having honey in some warm water before eating anything in the morning increases your metabolism and helps you cut down weight quickly.

It helps strengthen the immune system. It cures sore throats. It has bacteria fighting assets and antioxidants which fight against infections brought about by fungi, bacteria and viruses. Scientists and doctors say that buckwheat honey ranks high in antioxidant measures and if taken daily, it goes a long way in immune boosting. It’s advisable to take honey very early in the day before having anything or even working out. This will ensure you have sufficient energy levels to last you all day. It’s recommended that you give a spoonful of honey daily to kids to help boost immunity and keep flus, sore throats and petty infections away and enable them grow healthy and strong. It’s a home remedy for both wet and dry coughs.

Honey is good for your face and skin. It moisturizes and nourishes naturally. It’s good for people with dry skin and can be applied easily. It moisturizes skin that is parched and keeps pores unclogged. It’s a good cure for cracked lips in cold seasons. It’s used in face masks to correct skin tone. It’s an antiseptic useful in treating burns, cuts, bruises and wounds. It aids mental strength and boosts concentration, brain power and memory.  Honey consumption averts metabolic stress, calms and soothes the brain. This results in memory augmentation in the long run and in old age.

Its therapeutic properties boostthe cholinergic system, receding cells and circulation. It’s a known dandruff remedy. It nourishes dry hair making it smooth, manageable and soft. Having trouble with sleep? Mixing honey and warm milk should help you sleep soundly like a baby. It clears infections and reduces inflammations that are sinus related. It lessens sinus attacks, treats and heals gum diseases such as plaque, bleeding and gingivitis. It releases hydrogen peroxide that acts as an anti-microbial, preventing bacteria growth. It can be used as a mouthwash when mixed with warm water.Directly rubbing honey on gums that have been affected is soothing and it instantly provides inflammation and pain relief.

It serves as a great natural energy source due to its natural and unprocessed sugars that go directly into the bloodstream. It helps to prevent and control eczema. Eczema causes flaky, itchy, red skin and brings with it lots of discomfort. A mixture of olive oil and honey can be applied to the skin gets rid of this. It’s a natural cleanser and exfoliator that removes dirt and softens the skin. Darbur Honey

Organic Farmers Market Feature Yetu

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Murugi – who has a background in Information Technology – remembers how her passion for cooking started when she was a toddler. She would stand in the kitchen watching her mother with keen interest, always curious about what spices were going into the prepared dishes. Continue reading

Naomi Macharia Profile

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Spring onions, red cabbage, beet roots, potatoes, green peas, leeks, spinach, onions, artichoke and carrots are some of the products that Naomi sells at the organic farmers market. She owns a four-acre farm in Nyakainu and other areas around Naivasha too. She has been participating in the organic farmers market for over five years now. She learnt about organic farming from the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming, (KIOF). Since being taught about organic and learning the benefits of organic, she decided to shift to organic farming.

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