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Ever wonder which cooking oil is best? The answer is, it depends. Here’s a short list of some everyday oils and how and when you should use them.
Olive oil: Its flavor depends on its point of origin. A Spanish and California olive oils are fruity, Italian olive oils are herbal and Greek olive oils tend to be green in color and very strong. Olive oil has a low smoke point and is best used for cold dishes, pestos and salads.
Canola oil: Canola oil has a neutral flavor and a high smoke point. It’s a good all-purpose cooking oil and is fine to use when cooking on high.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is mild in flavor, has a lower smoke point and is good as a substitute for butter and other oils in baking.
Sunflower oil: Sunflower is a neutral tasting oil and has a high smoke point. It’s a good all-purpose cooking oil and is fine to use when cooking on high.
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Here are a few homemade beauty remedies.
Avocado face mask: Mash whole avocado and mix with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice until it forms a paste. Apply to clean face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. This mask helps cleanse and moisturize your skin.
Oatmeal face mask: Add 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to clean face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize. The mask cleanses and replenishes skin.
Sugar scrub: 2 tablespoons of sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of water exfoliates the skin. Mix, scrub and rinse, then follow with your favorite moisturizer.
By Emily Moody
Staying healthy is important, but how you keep yourself healthy all depends on what is best for you.
We asked local Jacksonvillians what keeps them on top of their game… here’s what a few had to say:
Liz Grebe – “Solid sleep.”
Tara Sheehan – “Gluten and wheat free diet.”
Dan Brown – “Vipassana meditation every morning.”
Doug Coleman – “Believing in what you are doing.”
Jennifer Hewett-Apperson – “Sleep, good food and plenty of water. Avoiding toxic people who bring you down is also a good thing.”
Celino Dimitroff – “FUN!!! Keeps you young and healthy.”
Carmen Godwin – “Laying off booze for the month has made my energy level skyrocket.”
Lindsey Shante – “I don’t go a day without using essential oils. Aromatherapy keeps me positive, energetic and my skin radiant.”
Olivia Foxworth – “Regular manicures and embracing passions regularly.”
Caroline Zwicker – “Laugh often. There’s nothing more amazing than feeling happy. Everyone looks their best wearing a smile.”
Emilie Christenson – “Kiels avocado eye cream.”
Joanelle Wood Mulrain – “Hydrate; drink water like mad – this is key!”
George Cornwell – “Humility, integrity, selflessness.”
Sara Cantor Kavalieros – “Sleep, staying hydrated, eating lots of fresh veggies & fruit & spending restorative time outdoors. Slipping up on any of these makes me feel yucky!”
Cynthia Stutzman – “The creative outlet is my zen.”
Jason Braddock – “Cycling and jogging on a regular basis.”
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