How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Mean a Slimmer You


It’s no secret that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is good for you. Filled with healthy monounsaturated fats, EVOO is believed to also improve brain function to support learning and memory.

The polyphenols in the olive oil are good for lowering the levels of bad cholesterol as well as stopping the free radicals that wreak havoc on the cells in your body (organic EVOO boasts the highest amounts of polyphenols).

New research is also showing that EVOO can help you burn more calories and fight off belly fat. According to some sources, EVOO and other healthy fats can help stem hunger cravings for up to 4 hours (Zinczenko).

Even more amazing, one German study showed that simply smelling EVOO can help curb your appetite (Lima).

How EVOO can mean a slimmer you

The monounsaturated fats work to increase your body’s metabolic rate which allows you to burn fat faster. Then, because the monounsaturated fats help you feel fuller longer, you will be more likely to restrict your calories and begin to shed the weight (Peyman).

Add more EVOO to your diet with easy-to-use recipes like Caprese Salad with EVOO or an Apples, Peanut Butter, Honey and EVOO snack.


 

Sources

Lima, Cristiano. “The Crazy Way Olive Oil Helps You Lose Weight.” Prevention. N.p., 24 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 May 2016.
Peyman, Brooke. “How Do Monounsaturated Fats Help You to Lose Belly Fat?” LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 21 July 2015. Web. 23 May 2016.
Zinczenko, David. “Nine Foods to Beat Belly Fat.” CNN. Cable News Network, 7 Jan. 2015. Web. 23 May 2016.
You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Apples, Peanut Butter, Honey & EVOO


I love working out! I normally go first thing in the morning, problem is,  I can’t eat really heavy before because it’s super intense. This little breakfast snack has been a great solution. Sometimes I grab a protein bar; sometimes I use this recipe.


This is also great for an after school snack! I remember as a child my mom always made me peanut butter and apples after school … this just kicks it up a notch.
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Ingredients

An apple
Honey to taste
Peanut Butter to taste
Drizzle of PURELY EVOO
Sprinkle of sea salt
Optional: Crumbled bacon

What to do

Cut the apple to desired size. Add or drizzle other ingredients to taste. Enjoy!

Tiffiney Addis is a Presidential Founding Advisor with Purely. She is a wife and mother who enjoys travel, food, and healthy living.
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5 Best Essential Oils for Cracked Heels


Besides being used to help different diseases and conditions, essential oils can also be used on the skin to improve issues such as cracked heels. With the right oils, you can now enjoy a spa treatment on your dry skin to improve your cracked heels.

Before using your oil on cracked heels, start by soaking your heels in warm water and using a pumice stone to slough off the dead skin. You can then massage the oil onto the heels and wear cotton socks to keep stains on clothing and furniture minimal. Make sure you dilute oils using a carrier oil. But which oils are best for cracked heels?

5 Best Essential Oils for Cracked Heels

Lavender essential oil – Lavender is one of the best because it has regenerative, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that together help eliminate dry, cracking skin. You can add a few drops in warm bath water or in your moisturizing lotion and then apply to the heels when retiring to bed. Remember to wear cotton socks and take a considerable time massaging the oil so the oil is effectively absorbed. You will enjoy the added benefit of better sleep.

Peppermint essential oil – This oil has omega 3 fatty acids which are great in nourishing the skin. The menthol also helps in soothing skin that is irritated. Make a foot scrub using the oil, coarse sea salt, cornmeal and dry oatmeal to get the best results. You can then massage the dry scrub to the heels and soles to exfoliate.

Eucalyptus essential oil – Eucalyptus works on cracked heels by killing viruses and bacteria which can be determined as root causes of blistering and cracked heels. The oil soothes dry skin as well and can be used to disinfect athletic shoes and socks.

Lemon essential oil – This essential oil has great benefits to cracked heels because it removes skin toxins, improves circulation thereby hastening the healing process of the body. The oil is also a great choice in brightening dull skin and warming the feet. You get to enjoy the added benefits of improved relaxing and refocusing of the mind.

Tea tree essential oil – Tea tree happens to be a very common ingredient in foot scrubs and lotions as well as fungal medicine and deodorant. You can mix with rosemary oil to moisturize cracked heels and relieve any pain present. Another way of reaping better results on cracked heels is combining this oil with lavender and rosemary in a warm foot bath before soaking the cracked heels. You can then massage olive or almond oil and cover using cotton socks to keep the heels moisturized through the night. It’s important to remember that tea tree oil can be irritating to sensitive skin so remember to dilute before using.

When used in the right way, essential oils can be very beneficial. Choose high quality oils to enjoy the results you are looking for and follow the instructions of use.


 

Not all essential oils are appropriate at all times. Be sure to reference our guidelines below:

Essential Oils Safety Guidelines by Age

Purely Oils & Blends to Avoid while Pregnant and Nursing

Essential Oil Dilution Chart

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Give Your Hands a Treat with Essential Oils


The nature of your job and the chores and tasks you have to undertake everyday, even around the home, can take a toll on your hands. The hands get involved literary in everything that needs to be done, and the truth is that very few people take the time to accord them the care and pampering that they deserve. The end result is cracked, dry, rough and sometimes sore hands.

Fortunately, with the best essential oils, you can have and maintain smooth, soft hands without changing your daily routine. The essential oils will nourish the hands and soothe them in a safe and effective manner.

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Hand scrubLemon and frankincense essential oils are the best when you want to make your own natural hand care scrub. Together the oils exfoliate the hands to get rid of dead cells and any buildup leading to rough hands. To make the scrub, mix a few drops of lemon and frankincense essential oils with coconut oil and sea salt, then use the solution to scrub the hands before rinsing. You should do this on a regular basis.

Nail conditioning soak – Torn and dry cuticles can be unsightly but lemon, lavender and rosemary essential oils will restore their health and keep them looking vibrant. Mix the three essential oils and add olive oil and buff the nails before soaking them into the solution. Buffing boosts circulation and will leave the nails looking shinier after you have soaked them into the aromatic conditioner. The mixture softness cuticles, makes nails stronger and at the same time keep harmful fungus at bay. Make sure you soak the nails for at least 10 minutes in the conditioner.

Hand care oil – The hand oil will keep your hands moisturized and clean regardless of what harsh tasks or elements you expose them. The best oils to make effective care oil for your hands are rose maroc, lavender and blue chamomile. You can use jojoba as the carrier oil for even better results on your hands. You will love the soothing moisture and the scent when you rub the mixture in. Do this on a regular basis and you will be giving your hands the much needed care to keep them soft and smooth.

The hands have pressure and reflex points that need to be pampered not to just treat the hands, but to also make you feel better on the overall. Simple treats with essential oils can make all the difference in how your hands look and feel so start pampering them today and see the difference.

There are so many applications for essential oils and most have to do with your health and beauty. Use them to attain what you are looking for naturally and safely.


 

Not all essential oils are appropriate at all times. Be sure to reference our guidelines below:

Essential Oils Safety Guidelines by Age

Purely Oils & Blends to Avoid while Pregnant and Nursing

Essential Oil Dilution Chart

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.