Face Masks and 5 Other Ways to Use an Overripe Avocado

If you’re trying to reduce food waste and have a few overripe avocados sitting on your counter, there are a number of recipes you can use them in — both food-related and not. One chef shares six of her favorite ways to make use of this fruit.

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JULIA'S DOPE AVOCADO TOAST

Key thing is amazing fresh bread! Great fresh bread is sometimes cheaper than crappy super market bread. It has less pesticides, less preservatives, and tastes 100 times better. One of the biggest problem with modern grains is that they aren’t the same as they used to be a few hundred years ago… or even a few decades ago! And grains consumed in the U.S. aren’t the same as the grains eaten in other countries… especially when it comes to wheat.

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HOW KALE AND LEAFY GREENS HELP PERIOD SYMPTOMS

Did you know that foods you eat before your period can affect premenstrual syndrome PMS symptoms? If you have suffered from it, you know how rough it can be. From the cramping, bloating mood swings, and hunger it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there is nothing you can do. The good news is that by making a few lifestyle adjustments, it is possible to experience decreased and fewer PMS symptoms through the help of kale and few other leafy greens.

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MATCHA 101

Matcha tea is synonymous with antioxidants: Matcha contains 70 mg per gram of catechins, much higher than that contained in green tea in sachets. It is therefore an excellent anti-aging, draining and detoxifying remedy and not only: Matcha tea is also a remedy to prevent sunburn and can protect our skin against possible damage caused by ultraviolet rays. 

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RAW KALE SALAD

Greens contain B vitamins, especially B6 and B9 (folate). Folate protects cervical cells and elevates mood by acting as a mild anti-depressant. Vitamin B6 in particular helps the liver break down and de-activate excess estrogen. Lack of B6 can cause irregular cycles, a progesterone deficiency, and poor egg quality. 

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