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Several ancient grains were worshipped and used by many ancient civilizations, from the Aztecs to the Greeks and Egyptians.  Quinoa is one of the oldest grains in the world. It was called the “mother of all grains” and considered sacred by the Inca people. Chia seeds have been eaten for thousands of years in Central America starting with Aztec warriors who ate them before battle or running long distances.  Runners would carry water and a pouch of chia seeds because they helped increase endurance. Quinoa and chia seeds are known as two of the seven Ancient Grains. These two grains contain great nutritional value, containing a myriad of vitamins.

But how do we incorporate these mystical and magical products into our daily diets today?  BetterBody Foods makes eating like an ancient warrior a breeze. With their Organic Chia Seeds and Organic Quinoa, we can all channel the ancient Incas and treat our bodies like a temple!

BetterBody Foods Organic Chia Seeds

Did you know that chia seeds can be used in baking as an egg replacement? These magical little seeds are small in size, but they pack a punch in terms of nutritional value, texture, taste AND versatility. In fact, “chia” was the ancient word Mayans used for strength.

Chia seeds contain a vast array of nutritional properties. Just one serving of organic chia seeds gives you protein, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, thiamin and omega-3 fatty acids. With all of the fiber they contain, chia seeds can absorb around 12 times their weight in water. This means they  give you more sustained energy and helps you feel fuller longer.

“How can I incorporate chia seeds into my daily routine?”

For starters you can remember ‘shake and bake’. Shake some Organic Chia Seeds into your favorite muffin recipe, or use as an egg replacement by mixing 1 Tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds with 3 Tbsp. water and let sit for 5 minutes. Are you in the mood for a protein packed drink?  You’ll find 2g of protein in every serving of Organic Chia Seeds, so you can add it to your smoothie or juice. To add more nutrients to your favorite bowl, go ahead and sprinkle chia seeds on yogurt, salad or cereal to add a natural, healthy boost full of texture and protein.

You don’t have to worry about your meal not tasting right because chia seeds are virtually tasteless. Just add them to your favorite foods and enjoy your meal along with the added nutrients. Don’t stress about adding chia seeds to your diet  because they are suitable for all. They are an omega powerhouse that supports all dietary restrictions- considering they are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, raw, low-carb and paleo-friendly.

BetterBody Foods Organic Quinoa

Beauty. Goodness. Delicious. Versatility. Flavor. Organic Quinoa really does have it all going on. Quinoa (keen-wah) has taken the world by storm because it takes on the flavors you cook it with, adds protein and fiber to any dish, and is easy to make. Originating with the Incas, Quinoa has grown in Peru and Bolivia in the mountains of the Andes for thousands of years acting as a staple food for indigenous people in South America. It is to be believed that the Incan emperor would hold a ceremony and plant the first quinoa seeds every year. It didn’t appear in the United States until NASA discovered the super food as they searched for a nutrient rich food to give astronauts on long space missions. The United Nations name it a “super crop” because they believe it can relieve world hunger.

“What health benefits am I getting?”

Quinoa is in the same family as sugar beets and spinach. It contains many health benefits that can give you a daily boost. Organic Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids that your body needs every day: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. One serving of this delicious blend has calcium, iron and six grams of protein. Quinoa is one of a few complete plant-based proteins.

Quinoa is a great substitute that will keep you full, energized, and wanting more. Use in place of rice, couscous or other grains. It is a great ingredient to put in salads, soups, breakfast and more. It’s even a great choice for everything from hot cereals to dinner side dishes. Be creative!

One serving of Organic Quinoa contains six grams of protein. Go ahead and power up.

BetterBody Foods believes that making better food choices contributes to a happy and healthy life. They are committed to providing the best organic and natural foods for cooking, baking, health and wellness. There is a reason their peanut butter powder, PBfit has become one of the top selling peanut butter products in the country!!

With ingredients that are sourced from top farms around the world, and BetterBody Food’s state of the art manufacturing facility (which has received a long list of certifications and awards) their goal is to teach their customers about how to use their revolutionary products to make powerful and healthy changes in their lives. They want you to live life to your fullest!

Add these delicious and nutritious products to your daily eating routine and have confidence that you are putting only the best ingredients into your body!

Hey all! Big thanks to Katy Blevins for handing over the reins to me at the end of 2017 to fulfill my new years resolution to write...often! Based in Miami, you can find me blogging about family life as a mother of two young kids. But i'll also continue the Chaos and Kiddos theme of business, fashion, parenting, product reviews, and...well, I could go on and on.

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Where Are Germs Commonly Found?

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Every day, we are exposed to different germs. In fact, if you had microscopic vision, you’d probably end up wearing disposable gloves from Brosch wherever you go. Microbes are everywhere, which begs the question, what should you worry about? #LifeOfGerms

Mobile Phones

An average mobile phone is 10 times dirtier than your toilet seat. Your phone collects germs, and your hands are mainly to blame for the filth on your cell phone. Whenever you touch your phone, microorganisms move from your hands to the phone.  

What to Do

Use a sanitizing wipe to clean your phone daily. Also, wash your hands frequently all through the day. Avoid taking your phone with you to the bathroom. That will prevent it from ending up with fecal bacteria when you flush the toilet.

Toothbrush

Did you know that over 100 million bacteria are lurking in your toothbrush including fecal germs, staphylococci bacteria, and E.coli? Brushing your teeth may push germs under the gums, especially when you’re using an electronic toothbrush.

Majority of the germs are already in your mouth, so high chances are they won’t make you sick. But, if you share a toothbrush, the germs may spread. Moreover, if have low resistance, then there is cause for alarm.

What to Do

Don’t brush your teeth where you flush. Regularly clean the toothbrush holder. Other storage tips to minimize the germs on your toothbrush are:

  • Place the toothbrush in an upright position after use
  • Remove toothbrush covers to ensure your toothbrush dries properly
  • Once you’re done brushing your teeth, thoroughly rinse your toothbrush using clean water
  • Keep all the toothbrushes separately to avoid swapping germs in case they touch
  • Don’t share toothbrushes

Car Steering Wheel

The steering wheel of your car harbors 9 times more bacteria than the seat of a public toilet. Bear that in mind the next time you decide to go to a fast-food drive-through. Your car is the perfect breeding place for germs, especially if you leave uneaten food or litter in it.

What to Do

Avoid eating while driving. Use an interior cleaning solution and a clean rag to wipe your steering wheel. You can also use disinfectant wipes.

Office Mugs

How often do you wash your office mug? Your favorite cup is one of the breeding grounds of germs including fecal matter.

Supposedly, the office cleaning methods are to blame as the scrubbers and sponges are bacteria hives. Once the germs are transferred to your cup, they can survive for up to 3 days. Another way germs spread to your coffee cup is not washing your hands after visiting the bathroom.

What to Do

Give your mug a really good wash with a clean sponge, soap, and hot water daily. Wash your hands every time you visit the bathroom.

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Mobility and Accessibility is Key To Optimal Living

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The Circle of Life

The fact of the matter is that roles change in life, at first our parents take care of us and then we have the privilege of returning the favor. Depending on the situation, the children, when they grow up, may have to take care of their parents from a financial standpoint and maybe even from a healthcare standpoint as well.

Some children may have to spend more time and provide more care to their parents while other children may just have to possibly just do simple things such as to consider installing a stairlift within their homes.

Whatever the case may be, it is important for younger individuals to have more knowledge about many of the different healthcare options and ways to make the golden years of their familial elders a bit more simple and easy.

Here a few pointers on why stairlifts may be a great addition to your home.

Old Age May Bring Retirement But May Bring Health Issues Too

While old age may be dubbed as the golden years, it is a time to be careful and to make certain to follow proper practices to prevent injury in simple aspects such as walking, climbing, or moving around in general.

Older individuals may be de disoriented, may have headaches, dizziness, forgetfulness, lethargy, frailty and other issues that come with old age. A key issue that would certainly occur in old age, especially for those who have lived a sedentary lifestyle is that of mobility and accessibility in various spaces.

Mobility and accessibility become even more important as time passes on for these older individuals and as such, they require more assistance and care. They might not be as independent as they once were in their spry and younger years, they may need more assistance that you can provide.

As the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry, and when it comes to your loved ones it will certainly ring all the truer, wouldn’t it? The integration of new technologies and materials such as stairlifts will certainly add value to their lives, help to prevent injury and minimize potential risk factors as well.

The truth is that your older folks should feel comfortable within their home, they should be able to move around freely and in a simple manner in this place of warmth and kindness. Their own residence should not give them any trouble and should certainly maximize their comfort levels.

Remember to provide your parents with a higher quality of life by adding these materials to your home.

Pressing Matters

One of the key questions one might ask is when will these assistance materials be necessary?

The truth is that it is not always easy to tell and as a key part of being cautious and prepared, one should obtain these assistance materials sooner than later. Experts and professionals would be able to advise you and let you know when you should add these augmentation materials to your home. With their years of experience specializing in the field, they would be able to steer you in the right direction.

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Do You Want to know the Hair Transplant Cost in Turkey? Read this

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The price of hair transplant can be generally expensive, but right now you have a better option thanks to this unique offer, a hair transplant in an exclusive hair clinic in Turkey. The best option to cure alopecia is definitely performing a hair transplant in this part of the world.

The surgical interventions are carried out in important healthcare centers, some of them are the most advanced specialized centers worldwide. These centers have been cataloged a medical reference for hair transplants and have the JCI certification and, in addition, it counts with highly experienced professionals who are at your disposition with the latest technology and 5-star service.

Making a comparison of prices

We have created a simple and graphic comparison, so that you can better compare the hair transplant cost in Turkey.

We have made a comparison between hair treatments in the United Kingdom and Turkey. It has been taken as a basis on an operation, 5000 hair grafts and 2.5 euros the average price for each graft to calculate the budget.

UK

Average price: 12.500 Euros

It includes:

Personalized advice preoperative consultation

Blood analysis

It does not include:

Assistance during the trip

Patient follow-up

Warranty

Post-operative treatment

Private chauffeur

Breakfast included in a hotel 5 stars

Maximum number of implants

FUE hair graft

Hair transplant cost in Turkey

Average price: 2190 Euros

FUE graft of 5000 as maximum number of implants

5 stars hotel

Breakfast included in the hotel

Private chauffeur

English translation

Post-operative treatment

Patient follow-up

Warranty

Assistance during the trip

What else does the hair transplant cost in Turkey include?

A package for hair graft in Turkey is all included, so that you do not have to worry about additional expenses, however, the standard package does not include the plane.

The package you select can be paid comfortably with a credit card, or cash, the day of the intervention. It currently includes two nights of accommodation and breakfast in a five- star hotel, plus all transfers airport hotel and hospital.

On the other hand, this package also includes consultation and diagnosis of the specialist surgeon, a complete medical analysis prior to the intervention (this is mandatory), hospital clothes for the operation, use of local anesthesia, capillary graft using the FUE technique and transplant with the maximum number of grafts, lunch the day of the intervention, the medications to be used during the period, postoperative shampoo and lotion for the postoperative medical control, and informative monitoring.

Some institutions have the international recognition, in fact some of them are largest in the world. Some institutions have a team of prepared professionals in this area, besides having the best facilities for hair grafting in Turkey.

The primary objective is to offer the best hair growth in the patient. In fact, this is the only and great objective in hair transplants: the rate of growth survival of implanted hair is the main reason for a failure after the intervention.

The loss of oxygen in the hair follicle, unlike any implant organ transplant, is an important issue.

The graft implanted in the scalp needs several days to build a capillary network in the grafts. During this period of time, the hair follicles passively absorb the oxygen that are diffused through tissue. That is why adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is usually used to ensure that oxygen passes completely through the grafted hair follicles and thus ensure the best growth rate in the hair.

Adenosine triphosphate is the molecule that transports the chemical energy inside the cells for the correct metabolism of every cell. That is the reason why during the post –operative care a combination of Hypothermosol FRS and ATP guarantees the hair regrowth.

Hypothermosol FRS is a proven storage solution that includes components that offer osmotic support, and PH buffering. When this two bio enhancements work together, the post-operation trauma is reduced and more hairs stay on the scalp.

So, if you are considering a hair transplant, the most advanced centers are in Istanbul and there you can hire experienced professionals who are at your service. Besides that, the hair transplant cost in Turkey is significantly lower.

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