能吃掉的牙膏 Edible Toothpaste

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牙膏,對很多人來說是日常生活的一部分。一日兩次,每次擠出約2cm。以一家四口為例,一支標準裝牙膏大概能用上一個月,但你知道剩下的牙膏包裝會被如何處置嗎?

JupYeah 執嘢 : 「原來一般的牙膏包裝含鋁,故不能回收,塑膠又需要 450 年分解。」

此外,牙膏內的氟化物(fluoride)是種具爭議性的物質,曾有文章指出其毒性會導致癌症、傷害神經系統、甚至令牙齒和骨骼變得更脆弱。其實科學界天天有新研究發現,我們不能樣樣聽從,但如果你真的害怕了,可以考慮Micro Carbon Operation 微碳行動 分享的自製牙膏試試看。

材料:
3湯匙椰子油,3湯匙食用梳打粉,25滴薄荷油,1小包代糖(如有需要),2湯匙植物性甘油
做法:
先將椰子油和梳打粉拌勻,再加入其他材料,拌勻後放於密封瓶,用時以潔淨乾燥的牙刷取少量。

If you’re sick of fluoride based toothpaste, who can blame you?

Fluoride is widely touted to protect our teeth, but it’s actually a poisonous chemical that causes cancer, damages our nervous system, and even creates weak teeth and bones. Fluoride is common in rat poison and the Nazis used to put it in the prisoners’ water – because it’s known to placate people and make them easier to control. Knowing this – if you haven’t already done so – it’s probably time to dump your fluoride toothpaste. There are certainly many brands of fluoride-free toothpaste available at your local health food store or almost as easy, and likely better for you, you can just make your own.

Source: Micro Carbon Operation 微碳行動  ,wake up call news

Health Concept: 秘製堅果可可球 Raw Cocoa Balls

raw cocoa ball

材料  INGREDIENT
有機腰果 1/4杯  1/4 cup organic chestnuts
椰棗乾 1 杯  1 cup pitted dates
初榨冷壓椰子油 2茶匙  2 TSP Organic Coconut Oil Virgin
可可粉 2茶匙  2 TSP cocoa powder
龍舌蘭糖漿 2茶匙  2 TSP Agave Syrup
椰絲 1/4杯  1/4 cup desiccated coconut

製作方法 METHOD

1.把所有材料一起攪拌 (除了初榨冷壓椰子油外),直至堅果和椰棗被磨碎;
Put all ingredients except the coconut oil into a blender. Blend till the nuts and dates are well grinned.

2.加入初榨冷壓椰子油,然後再開動攪拌機將所有材料混合成醬;
Add coconut oil into the blender and mix all ingredients

3.將材料舀出,並用手搓成球狀;
Scoop out the mixture, roll in the palm of your hand

4.放入雪櫃30分鐘;
Keep inside the fridge for 30 mins.

5.將可可球沾上椰絲即可食用。
Roll the cocoa balls on desiccated coconut. Ready to serve.

健康貼士:天然椰棗乾含豐富維他命及礦物質,能夠強壯人體機能,提升免疫力,延緩衰老

Nutrition tips: Natural dates are rich in vitamins and minerals, which can make one’s body strong, boost the immune system and anti-aging.

Special thanks: Arlene-Frances Wu@Health Concept