Chocolate Coconut Banana Popsicle

The weather is starting to heat up and these popsicles are the perfect treats. What’s better than a healthy fruit popsicle with a chocolate coconut coating?  Kick those sugar, fat and additive loaded store bought treats away, I guarantee this one will be just the thing to quench your taste buds.

Despite that bananas are high in sugar, they also contain a good amount of fiber including the prebiotic inulin that helps to keep the digestive tract healthy. From the book “100 Foods to Stay Young”, bananas are beneficial for heart health due to its high levels of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Helps kidney function and eliminate fluid retention to reduce puffiness.  Continue reading

Impulsive Book Buyer

Good afternoon!  I’m taking a short break after lunch before beginning a tabata workout today. My room is still unattractively occupied by stacks of books and paper. Unorganized clutter is one of my biggest pet peeves, but I’m not in the mood to clean. Tomorrow will be designated to cleaning up.  Besides the fact that I’ve barely touched any books since school ended only 3 weeks ago, I love reading. I’m just on short break from reading and studying. Every summer I buy books that I know I will be reading throughout the following months. But I usually only end up finishing 1 or 2 entirely.

Unfinished books from last summer include:

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Oh My! Natural What?

A few days ago while my lab partner and I were waiting for our synthetized Aspirin to filter, somehow we were talking about lotions/facial moisturizers. This was during a laboratory class.  Then I made the point that exfoliating with a brown sugar and olive mixture is extremely helpful for dry skin. Hahah, to my surprise my lab partner gave me a weird look as if l said I said something like you can use peanut butter  in the winter as mittens. But..I mean, c’mon.. we are nutrition sci students after all. oh well.

Sometimes when I share the natural remedies I use with friends, they end up giving me big eyes and think that I am  coocoo. Other than blogs or posts on the internet, I only know of a handful of people who are interested in natural remedies. My interest in natural remedies came from being a teenager and having parents who were skeptical of products and the remedies I wanted to try. Both of those reasons made me persist on having my way. I was like that as a teen and still am. My definition of natural remedies is anything that can perform the same effects as products sold in stores. Some of the most common ones I use are: Continue reading