My mom introduced this product to me. I was excited to learn that this all natural sweetner can be used to replace white table sugar. Agavve grows mainly out in the desert, and the beauty of this sweetener is that it has a low glycemic index, which makes it absorb more slowely in the body, preventing spikes in blood sugar. We all know that excess white table sugar can cause hyperactivity, obesity, and poor attention spans, just to name a few, but this product, which comes from the heart of the agave plant and is 100% in it's natrual state, has not been refined like sugar has, meaning it's pure honest to goodness better for you.
I use this as a substitution when I bake, using this in place of sugar. It is also sweeter then sugar, so you don't need as much. It's perfect for trying to ween my husband off his sugar addiction he has. I love that I can use this product and my husband doesn't know the difference. And when we have children, I will use this product instead since I will be raising them sugar-free. I love that this product is delicious and nobody can tell the difference between white table sugar and this. I highly recommend this product for better health for your family. You can purcahse this off amazon, at Costco, or any healthfood store.

Restore Your Hair With Mayo

We have all seen the expensive hair treatment creams you can buy at the store. Here is a simple, inexpensive way to treat damaged hair. Mayo! Mayo contains a lot of protein from eggs that stregthens the cuticles of your hair shaft, making your hair stronger, healthier, shinier, and youthful. You can use mayo on your hair up to three time a week or more, depending on how damaged your hair is. To do this, you will need these items:
1. Mayo or light mayo
2. comb
3. towel
First you need about 1 c. of mayo to disrubute evenly in your dry hair. More needed if longer hair. Comb, the mayo into your hair and put the towel around you to allow the hair to freely hang down while you are combing the mayo through your hair. Leave on for 30 min. and wash out.
If you choose to wash your hair first, you can disrubute the mayo on washed, wet hair as well and leave on for 30 min. Either way works.
I also wanted to share with you some more beauty tips for making your own facial masks from home. click this link to view about 25 recipes for homemade facial masks.


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)