Do Bamboo Plants Make Your Home Healthier?

Why You Should Get a Bamboo Plant Today

If you are planning to buy new houseplants, then you should make one of them a Bamboo plant. One that happens to have a lot of green stalks.

According to Chinese tradition, the more stalks your plant has, the more health benefits you reap.

Based on a two-year research study by NASA, Bamboo plants are great at detoxifying nasty indoor pollutants like chemical vapors that can come from paint, plastic, new rugs and furniture.

And while it is cleaning the air in our home, bamboo releases oxygen as well. That pure oxygen can help people sleep better, feel more energetic and even have less allergy symptoms.

In addition to helping you breathe fresh air, bamboo plants make excellent spider mite repellents.

A pretty indoor plant that repels nasty spiders. Got to love it.

Another health benefit of having a Bamboo plant is that it will help moisturize the air, especially during the winter months when there is naturally less moisture in the air.

Easy to grow plants that can keep spiders away sound pretty awesome to me. Cleaning the air in my house at the same time?

But really. A plant that fights spiders. That is all the reason I need to go buy a Bamboo plant today.

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The Best Drinks You Should Be Drinking Everyday For Your Skin

I don't know about you, but I can see changes in my skin almost daily as I get older. And I am not liking what I see. I know I need to eat better and exercise more, but yea, like they say, knowing it and actually doing it do not always go hand in hand. So I am just about over-the-moon excited to learn that there is a way to drink your way to healthier looking skin!!

And no, it is not just all about those glasses of  water. This daily must drink beverage menu  has a Soy Latte on it. Everyday. Every single day. If it will help improve my skin, I guess I could force myself to add this delicious drink to my daily must-do list. (see my grin??)

There are the obvious - green tea, water, and more water on the list, of course. Did I mention that soy latte? What I liked in this article is the way they set up an easy do-able schedule for these liquid beverages sure to turn back the hands of time and make me beautiful again. that will hopefully help improve my old skin.

In the morning, start out with a green juice with Kale. Not really sure about Kale as I haven't tried it before (I bad.) It has Vitamins A and C - both of which apparently do amazing things for tired dull skin. Along with that delicious glass of green juice, you are going to have ..wait for it... one Soy Milk Latte!!

Why the Soy Milk Latte you ask? Apparently this beverage is all about the isoflavones in soy. It seems these wondrous guys help protect collagen, something that keeps skin youthful, and studies isoflavones can help can help fight wrinkles due to sunlight. But wait, there is even more good news:  the minerals and proteins in soy milk can reduce the darkening and discoloration of skin.

Two cups of green tea are on the menu for afternoon. Now I can absolutely, without a doubt, tell you that drinking green tea always makes me feel better. Especially if I have eaten too much sugary food - or just food in general (!) But I do tend to get on green tea binges, then back off again. Seeing this list though has reminded me that this is one drink really worth making a daily habit.

In the evening, enjoy a nice tall glass of chilled Pomegranate juice. Did you know that this juice actually has twice the anti-oxidants and polyphenol as green tea?It is also great for building up the collagen in skin - which means less wrinkles and fine-lines.

And as you get ready for bed, drink a glass of cucumber enhanced water. The cucumber will help hydrate skin. Cucumbers are also filled with minerals, like magnesium and potassium, that "help with keeping the alkaline pH of skin and decrease inflammation."

One more thing about this beautiful skin regime. Drink water. Eight glasses a day, Ladies. I know. I know. 

It may be a good idea to never wander from from a bathroom either.

Happy Drinking!!