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Lemons: Health Benefits, Cleaning and Storing

Lemons: Health Benefits, Cleaning and Storing

Dewax and Cleaning Lemons – Fruit and Vegetable Wash Lemons are often coated with wax to keep the peel fresh and glossy. This wax is considered safe to eat, but if you need to zest the lemon, you may still wish to de-wax it before proceeding. 1 Combine vinegar and water. Pour three parts water and one part white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Close the bottle, then shake well to combine. A commercial fruit and vegetable wash could…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your body craves sugary, salty and fatty foods when you’re under a lot of stress. When feeling down, do some cleaning. Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one.   Music is powerful enough to change a person’s perception of the world. Socially anxious people can lessen their anxiety by performing small acts of kindness, a study found. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Scented Laundry Products Release Carcinogens, Study Finds

Scented Laundry Products Release Carcinogens, Study Finds

Scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets make laundry smell great – but do they cause cancer? A small study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. “This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated,” said lead author Dr. Anne Steinemann, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs at the University of Washington, said in a written statement. “If they’re coming out of a…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Believing you’ve slept well, even when you haven’t, improves performance. Drinking cold water actually causes your body to burn calories, as it uses energy to warm it up to body temperature.   When feeling depressed, do some cleaning. About 80% of all cats are infected with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can cause depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia in humans. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Girls who have more ‘guy friends’ than ‘girl friends’ go through less depression and anxiety. Napping actually improves stamina, boosts your creativity, boosts your sex life and reduces stress. Blowing out candles on birthday cakes results in roughly 3000 bacteria capable of forming colonies on the cake. Blood donors in Sweden are sent a text message every time their blood is used to save a life. The most used drug worldwide is caffeine. If two people are having a dispute,…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You can actually be addicted to cheese. When your body digests it, opiates are released, triggering the addictive element. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.   Crying…

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7 Ways to Combat the Worst Spring Allergy Season Yet

7 Ways to Combat the Worst Spring Allergy Season Yet

By: Diana Vilibert     March 2, 2016     Follow Diana at @dianavilibert If you’re one of the 50 million North Americans who suffer from spring allergies, you may find yourself suffering a bit more this year. The amount of pollen in the air each spring has been getting worse in recent years due to climate change, and this year may bring the worst pollen season yet, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Luckily, you…

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