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"When one hastasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat" ~Mark Twain

The perfect treat to cool your body in thesummer is aslice of watermelon, or more :)

You can buy watermelons almost all year round, but the season forwatermelon is right now. Even if watermelonis packed antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids, youwon't need aprescription for it. Eat as much as you can. Just be careful, or youmay explode.  I know I have. Every time I ate it :).

One thing I learned about food is that you need to combine the salty,sour, sweet and bitter tastes. In Israel and Egypt, people eat thesweet watermelon withsalty feta cheese.  I have already eaten watermelon with goatcheesemade by my mother-in-law a couple of times, and it's a delight. You'vegot to try it.

I didn't know up until a couple of years ago that watermelonis a rich natural source of lycopene,just like tomatoes. It'sbecause of this carotenoid with antioxidant properties that they bothhave red color.

Also, watermelon contains citrulline,an amino acid which can be metabolized to arginine, a conditionallyessential amino acid for humans. Ariginine is related to blood vesselrelaxation and all sorts of medical conditionswhich improve with vasodilatation.

Beside these, watermelon also provides us with vitamins A, B,Cand PP, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Hurry and get a watermelon from the market. "Winter is coming!" :)

How tomake yourown 5 minute natural homemade toothpaste 

Many people say the fluoride in the toothpaste not onlydoesn't whiten the teeth, but is also toxic for the body. Even thelabel states that children should go to the doctor if theyswallow it.

It is always a wise thing to not put toxic stuff in your mouth, don'tyou think?

Have you wished for a toothpaste which not only doesn'tcontain fluoride and other chemicals, but you could makeyourself at home in 5 minutes?

Here is one of the most simple homemade toothpaste recipes.You canactually swallow it and not get intoxicated :), and is safe forchildren too.

*6 teaspoons baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
* 1/2 oz (15 g) glycerin (use vegetable glycerin if you can)

* 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
* 5 drops of chamomile essential oil
* 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
* 1 drop of tea tree essential oil

Mix thebaking soda and theglycerin in a glass jar and stir until youobtain a paste.

Add the essential oils while you stir. The oils are optional,but you will find the peppermint oil very refreshing.

Baking sodaneutralizes acids inside the mouth, helps to freshen breathand whitens teeth at the same time.

Peppermint oilis antiseptic andslight analgesic.

Cinnamon oilhasanti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and is great forirritated or bleeding gums.

Tea tree oilis a gooddisinfectant. Use it only in small quantities. One drop is enough andis not recommended to children under 10 years old.

This recipe will take you 5 minutes to make. It's fun to make and safeat thesame time. 

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