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The Humble Bumble (Part 2) - Honey, O So Sweet!

Aside from pollinating almost everything we eat, honeybees hold the unique distinction of being the only insect that generates a food people can consume, called honey. Consuming honey, however, is not a recent trend. For generations, civilizations have consumed honey and used it for medical purposes. There are Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting honeybee harvesting from a hive, as well as paintings throughout the years that revere and hold the honeybee in the highest regard. Nuritional Benefits & Food Preparation Honey, as a food, can be drizzled over desserts, added to tea in place of sugar, or used in a baking preparation. Honey possesses many advantages since it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It includes adequate amounts of vitamins...

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The Humble Bumble -Part 1

The sight of bees buzzing around the table makes even the bravest among us run away. They are so tiny & it does hurt when they sting, but did you know that bees carry the weight of the world on their backs? We should all be grateful to bees since without them, we would have died long ago. In this series let’s look at how mankind benefits from the busy bee. Bees and the Economy Through insect pollination, honeybees contribute significantly to the annual income of countries all over the world. Many flowering food crops, such as apples, pears, field beans, runner and dwarf beans, broad beans, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and others, rely on honeybees for pollination. Even if...

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Menstrual Cups & Public Restrooms

If you're considering switching to menstrual cups, you're probably already aware of the several advantages of doing so, over conventional period products. Menstrual cups are environmentally safe, nontoxic, and cost-effective, and they may even help relieve menstrual pains to a certain degree. It's natural to have concerns about how switching to menstrual cups. It may affect your daily routine, as with any change. Today, we'll look at how to clean your Femino cup in a public restroom, which is one of the most common concerns among women, as far as cups are considered. Do Period Cups ‘Hold’ Up? The normal tampon can only absorb one teaspoon of fluid before needing to be replaced. The Femino cup, on the other hand,...

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Top 5 Tips For Reducing Plastic-use & Waste At Home

The Western world is at the forefront of some very ground-breaking eco-friendly initiatives. Our local communities are making big lifestyle changes in order to produce less waste. Some people cut plastic, while others work in slow fashion, run repair cafes, or conduct upskilling seminars. People of all ages can gain the skills and adopt the mindset to make, create, and care for what they have rather than throw it away and buy new. The world is adopting simple alternatives to mass-produced, store-bought, highly packaged commodities. If you take on each of the five points below one at a time, you'll soon notice a significant reduction in the amount of plastic in your life as well: Top 5 Tips for reducing...

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Refreshing Relief - Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ovulation happens in the third phase of your cycle. The eggs are released from the ovaries and travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus during ovulation. If you don't get pregnant, the eggs will disintegrate in the next 6 to 24 hours. Antioxidants are important to keep the cells in your body, including your eggs, healthy during this phase of your cycle. Antioxidants and other key vitamins abound in berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as fruits like pomegranate. Flax seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for controlling ovulation and alleviating cramps and breast soreness that can occur during this, and the luteal phase. Blend up this sweet and delicious Berry Pomegranate...

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