Posts Tagged 'antioxidants'

Natural Cosmetics at Joan Morais Naturals

Written on October 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

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Natural Cosmetics at Joan Morais Naturals
In the cosmetic industry there is no formal definition and no standard of “natural” and “natural cosmetics”. I wrote a blog on defining natural cosmetics and my thoughts on further labeling of cosmetics here. The processing of natural ingredients makes it even more confusing on determining natural cosmetics. More cosmetic ingredients are being produced to meet the natural market demand; derived from plants, sustainable and biodegradable.

Joan Morais Naturals definition of “natural”: Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals and from a renewable natural source. The raw materials go through the least amount of processing and the processing methods cause the least impact to humans, animals and the earth.…


Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Written on September 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

Matcha green tea powder is ground from fine Japanese shade-grown green tea leaves. The entirety of each leaf is used and stone ground to powder which dissolves perfectly into water or milk. Great coffee alternative or an afternoon pick-me-up.

It is loved for its taste and its many health benefits including the ones below:

-10 to 15 times the overall nutrients and 100 times more antioxidants compared to traditional green, white, black, rooibos, and yerba mate teas
-High concentrations of the amino acid, L-theanine help to approve mood while reducing physical and mental stress
-Catechin EGCG and chlorophyll help to alkalize and detoxify the blood
-Potent antioxidants help to strengthen the immune system by protecting against free radicals

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe 
makes 1 latte

6-8 oz. …