Yoga & Wellness

WHAT TO BRING HOME FROM UBUD?

Things that are absolute must – healthy, cheap and like nowhere else.

Coconut oil
Sure, you can buy it across the globe and it is super popular, but Bali coconut oil comes from the farmers in the mountains, it is or- ganic, fresh and has that perfect smell of coconuts. You can use it for cooking – coconut oil has 90 percent of saturated fatty acids which makes it highly resistant to oxidation at high heats. But it is also perfect for your beauty routine – when you swish it in your mouth for 15 minutes, it reduces plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. You can dab it on your lips if they are chopped or under your eyes to fill the fine lines, use it for make up removal, shave your legs with it instead with shaving cream or mix it with your favourite body lotion for extra softness.

Raw cacao
Today, many of Bali’s farms still remain as they once were and the cacao is grown interspersed with other food crops such as vanilla, exotic peppercorns, passion fruit, banana, jackfruit, palm trees and mangosteen. It is packed with natural compounds called antioxidants – more than blueberries, pomegranate, cranberries and even red wine. It is one of the best sources of natural magnesium, which is critical for a happy and healthy heart. Rich in minerals, cacao is a seed that contains many vital minerals our body needs to function.

Moringa
This plant powder you can easily find everywhere in Bali and we simply adore it! It is said to help manage blood sugar and despite being totally caffeine-free, it makes for a fabulous natural energy booster. Instead of morning coffee – take moringa! It is also rich in iron, which makes it especially suit- able for vegetarians, vegans and anyone de- ficient in this mineral. It supports brain health and cognitive functions because of its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities. And it blends perfectly with green juices.

Turmeric powder
Great immunity booster that shields our bodies from viruses! Here in Bali, you can get it everywhere – from healthy stores to small warungs and markets. Locals use it in their food and drinks and it comes with the fraction of the price you would pay in the Western world. If you do get a cold, a cough or the flu, you can feel better sooner by mixing one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drinking it once daily. It is also the natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and can be used as an effective disinfectant.

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