Daily Dose of First Aid: Metabolism Facts

Metabolisms are like a black box that not even researchers can fully understand. Why can I eat a plate of fries and not be affected, but my friend has to count every calorie of them so as not to gain weight!?

Found a GREAT article on Vox.com that debunks some of the facts we think we know about metabolism. For example, when diet ads claim to “boost your metabolism,” they can’t really do that. Some food like coffee, chili, and spices can raise your metabolism for a very short time, but not enough to have a true effect on your body measurements. Click the link for the full article!


Daily Dose of First Aid: Chia Seed Green Tea Moisturizing Face Mask

I’ve been looking for a QUICK, EASY, NON-OILY/RESIDUE face mask that I can make at home and I found the perfect one. All you need are a two ingredients: chia seeds and green tea! It is organic, natural, and vegan. Here is the recipe.

  1. Measure 1 cup of brewed green tea in a large cup or bowl, and pour 1 tablespoon of chia seeds into it.
  2. Mix and let sit for about 10 minutes for the consistency to thicken.
  3. Use a foundation brush or your fingers to apply the chia seeds to your face and leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Your skin will thank you for the quick hydration surge! You can even drink the rest of the solution if you’d like!

WARNING: Apply the mask over a sink or outside. I got chia seeds all over the sink so be careful when doing this!

*Chia seeds are a good source of calcium, help control appetite, and have omega-3 fatty acids (heart healthy!) that hydrate skin and reduce wrinkles and inflammation. Put some into your next smoothie mix for a metabolism boost!