Coconut Flour + Pumpkin
This week we made Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Chocolate Chips for Folk Foods!
We decided to use coconut flour in our muffins to create a snack that is gluten-free, rich in fiber, high in MCTs, promotes stable blood sugar, is good for digestion, great for heart health, fights infections and boosts weight loss.
We chose coconut flour vs other gluten-free flours because it has 2-3 times more fiber than the other gluten-free flours. It’s also milder in taste and is an easy alternative for those allergic to nuts. Coconut flour is also lower in omega 6 fats. This is important because often times diets are too high in omega-6 fats and too low in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats (which leads to inflammation and may increase the risk of heart disease).
And why did we go with pumpkin in the muffins? Well, we are trying to call the cooler autumn weather forth as well as take advantage of all the health benefits this fall fruit contains.
Pumpkin is pumped full of nutrients and super low in calories! We already sent out an email with all the amazing health benefits, but how about the effects it has on our skin?!
Pumpkin is pumped full of vitamin C , which is a powerful antioxidant. It also contains beta-carotene which helps to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture. This orange fruit helps promote the production of collagen which improves skin tone and elasticity. It also protects the skin from radical damage which is responsible for causing wrinkles.
Dark Spots Pumpkin Mask
Prepare a face pack by mixing the following ingredients. Apply this mixture to a damp face until is dries (maybe 30 minutes or so). Rinse off with warm water. Enjoy this chemical free, natural option for those pesky spots.
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon honey,
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
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