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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

10 benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon has long been a popular spice in baking and cooking. Research has found that it is not only delicious but it's healthy, too. Just make sure that you're buying true cinnamon and not cassia, which is often sold as cinnamon in stores.
Here are 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon that may make you want to include it in your diet every day.
Lower Cholesterol
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Yeast Infection Help
In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
Cancer Prevention
In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Anti-Clotting
It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
Arthritis Relief
In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
Anti-Bacterial
When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
Brain Health
One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
E. Coli Fighter
Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
High in Nutrients
It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

source: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html

Get some cinnamon today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What others think of watkins products

Received a review of some watkins products the other day and thought I would share it with you here.
Click the  link and enjoy.

http://www.ladybud.com/2015/05/01/review-j-r-watkins-castile-bar-liquid-soap-in-lavender-clary-sage-peppermint/




 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

kentucky derby with waktins

This #MintJulep recipe is fine enough to go with any hat. #KentuckyDerby

Mix one teaspoon of J.R. Watkins Pure Mint Extract into a liter of simple syrup. Fill a glass full of ice. Add one part mint-syrup mixture to two parts bourbon. Mix well and garnish with fresh mint.


mix it up and enjoy!


Watkins mint extract

Monday, April 20, 2015

JR watkins products recipe of the week!

Cocoa & Vanilla Brownies


Ingredients

8 tbsp/120 mL unsalted butter
1 cup/250 mL all-purpose flour
1/4 cup/60 mL baking cocoa
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
8 oz/225 g bittersweet chocolate
1 1/4 cups/310 mL sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla
1 cup/250 mL walnuts (optional)


Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C degrees. Brush a 9-inch/23-cm square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch/5-cm overhand on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Melt together butter and chocolate. Add in sugar and eggs mix to combine. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Transfer batter to baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhand, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Serves 16.


Hope you enjoy it, please let me know how they turn out!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Castile soaps

Hello there my friends today I wanted to give you some info on one of our latest product additions hope you like like.

What is Castile Soap?
Centuries ago in the Castile region of Spain an all-vegetable-based soap was made. Plentiful, local olive-oil inspired the recipe and set it apart as a soap not made from animal-fat (tallow). With great versatility and natural cleaning power, this tried-and-true formula has become commonly known as Castile Soap.

J.R. Watkins Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps


What is the difference between the bar and liquid?
J.R. Watkins Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps are both made with nourishing coconut and olive oils. Different basic salts are heated with the oils to create a fluid, liquid soap verses a hard, bar soap. 
  
Why is J.R. Watkins making Castile Soap?
Soap making is tradition at J.R. Watkins. Since the turn of the century, we have been offering pure soaps. We’re excited to re-introduce the tradition of vegetable-oil based soaps — a natural product that really works. Free from dyes and harsh chemicals, this simple formula remains pure and safe.



Click here to see the soaps and for more info