Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's National Grapefruit Month!

I love grapefruit; it is delightfully tart and refreshing...and I love having one with my breakfast because it peps me up for the day! This juicy fruit also has many health benefits! It contains citric acid, natural sugars, essential oils like limonene, pinene and citral. It has high amounts of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, B complex, E and K. In the mineral department, larger amounts of calcium, folic acid, phosphorus, and potassium are found.I can see why February is National Grapefruit month because grapefruit is immensely beneficial during the cold season! A common cold is usually your body telling you that you are overworked. A regular drink of grapefruit during a stressful period gives your immune system the boost needed to prevent it coming on. Also, drinking a freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice helps relieve sore throats and soothes coughs.

Grapefruit also combines well with some of the exotic herbs that I carry in my shop. When combining fresh squeezed grapefruit juice to any type of kratom leaf powder it enables the body to absorb more of the active ingredients in the kratom leaf; which means it synergizes well with this herb. Kratom leaf contains alkaloids that are thought to play a beneficial role on the immune system and lower blood pressure, as well as epicatechin, a powerful antioxidant also found in dark chocolate and closely related to the EGCG that gives green tea its beneficial effects.To purchase or to find out more about the exotic kratom leaf powders that I carry in my Eco-Friendly Freckles shop, you can find them here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ecofriendlyfreckles?section_id=6794523
Speaking of exotic goodies for your health, why not take an exotic getaway this Valentine's day...its good for your health! I created a treasury today featuring members from the Etsy STAT Team titled "Vacation for My Valentine". I promote a lovely Vintage Japanese Pink Parasol (pictured above) from my sister Andrea's Etsy shop "Storybook Artifact" in this Valentine's themed treasury!
While I am touching on the topic of treasuries, one of my shop items was featured in a fun, earthy treasury today! CatHot, fellow member of the Etsy STAT Team, kindly featured my White Willow Bark in her treasury titled "Arigato Alligator"!

4 comments:

CandaceAshley said...

Thanks for the follow and sweet notes! I followed back, great to meet other Etsy gals out there!

Artifact Andrea said...

Congratulations on the feature, Jessy! Thanks again for featuring my japanese parasol on your vacations treasury.

"xoxo"
_Andy

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Greetings Candace! It is a pleasure meeting you...I love your blog!

You're very welcome Andy! I couldn't resist featuring your lovely vintage parasol! ;-)

cj said...

What a beautiful site. I am new to all this slowly but surely getting the hang of it. Hope one day my site can be half as nice as yours.