Healthy Tips - Spelt, Flax, Bilberry and Lemon Oils
June is upon us and with it comes more exposure to the sun and of course insects. In this month's health tips, we're covering a wide range of products to help us look our best, protect our skin and eyes and ward off those pesky insects - naturally!
In this month's edition, we'll introduce you to and/or review some health benefits related to:
- Flax Seed
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
Spelt is an ancient grain related to wheat, but more nutritious than wheat. It's more digestible than wheat and can be a substitute for wheat products for those with wheat allergies. Spelt's whole-grain fiber and other properties can assist in weight loss and improve overall health. Read more about Spelt and it's health benefits <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=143">here</a>.
Adding flax seed to your diet can make you healtier. Flax seed is high in three nutrients known to have positive health affects: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans. Flax seeds are available as whole seed, ground seed and flax seed oil. Read more about Flax Seed and their benefits <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=81">here</a>.
Bilberry fruit is both a food and a potential remedy for various health disorders. Similar to the American Blueberry, Bilberries have been used for centuries to treat a number of different health disorders including eye disorders. Read more about Bilberries <a href="http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/bilberry-herbal-remedies.htm">here</a>.
Lutein is an important natural antioxidant that may help our eyes stay healthy while maintaining the health of our skin and more. Read more about Lutein and health related benefits <a href="http://www.luteininfo.com/">here</a>.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Lemon essential oil is a common ingredient in skin care products for its ability to cleanse the skin, reduce wrinkles, improve acne and more. Read more about skin benefits and other health related benefits of lemon essential oil <a href="http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lemon-oil.html">here</a>.
LEMON EUCALYPTUS OIL
A top insect repellent, Lemon Eucalyptus Oil has a number of other health benefits. Read more about all of the health benefits of lemon eucalyptus oil <a href="http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lemon-eucalyptus-oil.htm">here</a>.