What helps avoid tears when cutting onions

When we cut onions, we break cells, releasing enzymes that irritate our eyes. Water helps avoid tears when cutting onions. Put some water in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Do not swallow the water, until you finish cutting. Also you can cut onions in the sink under running water.

Use a very sharp knife while cutting onions. A sharp knife will cause less damage to an onion, and fewer irritants will be released.

A tip from the Chef: A sip of white wine will prevent tears when chopping onions.

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How to prevent mold in the vegetable storage container

Fruits and vegetables will be protected from mold while storing, if you put a sponge for washing dishes into the vegetable storage container.To get rid of mold in a storage container, clean it with vinegar water solution to kill mold spores. Wipe the container with vinegar and remove the residue with a dry cloth. Then leave to dry. If possible, dry it in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sunlight destroy spores of mold.

To prevent mold, wipe vegetable storage container this way every two weeks.

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How to get rid of foot odors

Sometimes the material is the main problem of foot odors. Synthetic materials don’t allow air to circulate, as a result, bacteria accumulates between the toes and is responsible for the pungent odors.

People whose feet sweat excessively often have problems with health and suffer from flat feet, diabetes, metabolic disorders.

Try to wear sandals or open-toed shoes and walk barefoot in summer. Wear leather or canvas shoes which allow your feet to “breathe”, buy socks made out of natural materials such as wool, cotton, hemp or bamboo.

How to get rid of foot odors.

1. Hot and Cold Shower Therapy for feet. Once in the morning and once in the evening wash your feet with cold, then hot water. Start with warm comfortable water, then slowly increase the temperature, then turn down cold. Always begin with hot and end off with cold water. Afterwards wash your feet with anti-bacterial soap.

2. Powder. After a contrast shower, use baby powder. Sprinkle the powder on your feet and in your shoes. Diaper rash cream with the ingredient zinc oxide is also good.

3. Special deo for feet. To get rid of foot odor, use special deodorants for your feet.

4. Soaking your feet in a tub.

Try soaking your feet in a tub of lukewarm tea — the tannin acid has a drying effect. Take 3 teaspoons of black or Camille tea and dissolve in warm water. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes 1-2 times daily. Dry thoroughly afterwards.

Adding 2 tablespoons of sea salt to the tub leaves your feet feeling refreshed, clean and smelling great.

For foot baths you can use a solution of potassium permanganate, a solution of wild rose leaves and fruits, or lavender and rosemary oil, which produce pleasant and relaxing scent.

5. Propolis. Because of its antibacterial properties propolis is used to treat skin diseases and kills microorganisms. Propolis tincture can be used for wiping feet.

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Walking barefoot improves health

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Homemade bath additive for dry skin

In the winter your skin and hair become dry and dull. Use bath additive that help rehydrate dry skin. But many commercial bath additives used as bath treatments for dry skin may contain fragrances, colors, and artificial perfumes that can even do the opposite and dry your skin. Mix yourself the best natural ingredients.

How to make a homemade bath additive for dry skin?

Homemade bath additive recipe for dry skin

1. A cup olive oil (or sunflower oil, safflower oil)
2. Two cups of milk or cream
3. Ten drops of any essential oil such as lavender oil.
Lavender oil is well known for its relaxing qualities.

Pour all ingredients into the warm bath water and enjoy your bath. This bath additive is also recommended for people with very sensitive skin.

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Ginger with lemon and honey – home remedy for the cold

Ginger with lemon and honey helps at the first signs of an oncoming cold. It is excellent for soothing a sore throat and cough. Ginger is considered to be one of the best healing plants that relieve cold symptoms. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and protects you from the flu and colds.

 

 

 

To prepare ginger with lemon and honey jar, you need:

1.      1-2 fresh ginger roots (3-4 cm).

2.      1 lemon

3.      Honey 50-100 gr.

1. Clean and peel ginger roots. Then slice them into small pieces, coin size pieces or rub on a grater.

 

 

 

 

2. Wash and cut a lemon into small cubes.

 

 

 

 

3. Mix the ingredients and put them into a jar. Pour honey over it slowly and let the honey sink down. Fill the jar to the top with honey and close. Store it in the refrigerator.

Add 1-2 teaspoons to hot drinks, tea, or milk.

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Oil clears the throat from bacteria

Oil pulling is the simplest and most effective way to remove bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth. If you feel a sore throat coming on use sesame oil to try the oil pulling. You can use sesame, pumpkin seed or olive oil.

  • In the morning take 1 full tablespoon of oil into the mouth and slowly chew” it, pulling the oil between your teeth and around your gums for about 20 minutes. Then spit it out.
  • Do not swallow the oil, as it contains bacteria and toxins.
  • After pulling and splitting out rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth thoroughly.

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Stretching after sleep is so beneficial

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The best way to store bread

The best way to store bread is storing it in a bread box. Here are some simple rules to keep bread longer fresh.

  • Always wipe the breadbox and remove the bread crumbs and leftover before putting fresh loaf in the bread box. Once in a week wipe the bread box with some vinegar. If possible, dry the bread box in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sun light destroy spores of mold in a bread box.
  • Bread breathes and requires fresh air during storage. Ceramic bread box is perfect for storing it. Store bread with the cut side down, wrapped in wax paper or a cotton bag. This will keep bread from drying out.
  • Sliced bread gets moldy faster.
  • In order to keep bread fresh for a long time, it is necessary to cut a loaf into slices and divide into portions. Wrap sliced bread tightly in foil. Then place it in the freezer. Before use remove the foil and allow it to thaw at room temperature. Do not toast.
  • Do not store bread in a refrigerator. Bread goes stale more quickly in the fridge and it looses its flavor.
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How to keep radishes longer

After you have come from the grocery, separate your radishes from the greens. Wash the radishes and rinse them thoroughly with cold water. Then wrap them in a damp cloth, put them in a jar or bowl and store in the fridge. You can keep radishes longer for 5-6 days this way without losing their crunch and flavor. Before serving radishes, soak them in ice cold water to refresh.

If radishes start to lose some of their crunch, put enough water in the jar and put the radishes in it. Place them in refrigerator and they will become fresh as new.

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