omega-6

"hoe" tips #2 💋💕

• to make nails grow faster, mix ¼ cup of organic coconut oil, ¼ cup of raw organic honey, and 4 drops of rosemary essential oil. warm it up in the microwave for 15 seconds or less, soak your nails in it for 15 minutes. do this 1-2 times a week because it’s a form of nail exfoliation 💅

• steer clear of acetone-based nail polish! they will scrap your nails and leave them thinner. 👎 gel nail polish is safer and stays on for longer. 👏

• take your supplements if you seriously need them !!! invest in some biotins, omega 3 and omega 6 oils when they’re necessary to improve your health. if not, YOU ARE FINE. you’ll find what you need in your food👌 btw, if you’re black, we especially need vitamin d and sunlight! get that money and TREAT.YO.SELF.

• every once in a while, you get broke hoe problems and we can’t make sugar scrubs without the right ingredients. 😥 but, you got a few bananas left? got some cocoa butter and shea butter, some apricot kernel oil, a little brown sugar too?? MIX THAT SHIT TOGETHER AND PUT IT IN A BLENDER. when it’s completely smooth, pour into a mason jar and add in the brown sugar 👍👍👍 your legs will feel silky smooth and refreshed after the exfoliation, trust.

• drink. your. green. tea!!!! 🍵 i cannot stress this enough! it cleanses bad toxins out of your body, eliminates unneeded bacteria, promotes faster metabolism, and can also promote growth for hair. get at least 1 cup in when you have the time 💧

• change your scarves and pillowcases out if they are cotton. cotton makes the hair brittle and dry and recycles bacteria and dirt into the pores of your face. ❌ using soft fabric like silk and satin will be more gentle on your hair. also, wash your pillowcase every week! avoid all the bad stuff and wallow in the clear. 🌟🌟🌟

• get your protein treatments, ASAP. it cleanses your hair while deep conditioning it and clarifying it of product build-up and leaves your tresses soft and smooth. whip up an egg and 3 tbsps raw plain yogurt mix and massage it into your hair. wash out the egg with cold water after, if not , it will fry inside your hair under heat or with hot water! leave it in for 20 minutes under a heat source, rinse, and then continue on with your shampoo routine ✨✨👸💆

• (FOR NONBINARY PEOPLE, BIOLOGICAL WOMEN, PEOPLE WHO STICK TO THEIR ASSIGNED GENDER) not as busty in the bra size or big in the ass area?? don’t worry. v-necks, crop tees, high waisted shorts/jeans, halter tops, and leggings are great alternatives to emphasizing your body. do your squats!! do your leg exercises!! do your push-ups for those bigger boobs!! never stop pushing yourself to better your body 💪👊☝if you are biologically male, nonbinary, or stick to your assigned gender, maca root supplements help speed up metabolism and balances out the hormones, which would help it have a growth spurt, if wanted 💕

• ginger tea is great if you are hungover and it cures nausea 💝💞

• avoid. putting. coconut oil. in. your. vagina (if you have one) !!!! it is antibacterial and antifungal and does wonders for hair and nails, but steer clear of physically inserting it inside of you. it’s a recipe for a yeast infection, or better yet, if you do it before getting busy in the bedroom, unwanted pregnancy! because it EATS HOLES IN LATEX CONDOMS!!! 👎✊

• do your eyebrows/eyelashes a favor and put extra virgin olive oil and castor oil combined on them. rub it in gently and don’t regret one second!! do it daily for a couple weeks, and you WILL get thicker eyebrows/longer eyelashes. 💋👂

• looking for a makeup remover, but they just don’t work out? mix 2 tbsps alcohol-free rose witch hazel (diluted with water to numb its astringent effect *for sensitive skin ppl out there*) 2 tbsps jojoba oil, and of course, 2 tbsps filtered water. add them all together and pour it into a dispenser and shake it well before using. wipe it on your eyelids with unscented towelettes and walah!! 💁🙌

to get at stray makeup, dip a cotton q-tip into the mixture and be careful and gentle.


• you see this everywhere, but pee after sex!!! please!!!! avoid a uti and infection by doing so. even then, it won’t prevent you entirely from STDs. get tested, get your partner tested! 😘😉

• red raspberry leaf tea helps with heavy and irregular bleeding during your period (if you’re a biological female), and the fragrarine helps tone and tighten the pelvic muscles, which reduces cramps! 🍓🍓🍓🍓 drink it regularly before your period to see results! • black tea is a natural lip toner! spray onto your lips or rub it in and get them plump, soft, and refreshed! 🍷

• love yourself! 💞💕 pamper your needs and chill at an expensive spa, get a bullet journal, drink your water. drown yourself in well-deserved luxury! me-time is the best time. 😊

happy hoeing!

Effective skincare routines for less

I’ve tried my best to think of an effective skincare routine that would be also affordable. This is just a post to help out and give you some ideas. These are some of the things I did/learned from living in poverty.

 -A short one-product routine: The least you can do to maintain healthy skin is cleansing and moisturizing. For this combined you could use just one product: safflower oil. it’s the most affordable I could find; 16 ounces for $7 on amazon (for scale, 30ml lasted me for 2 months to moisturise with) It contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and a high concentration of linoleic acid. Making it very beneficial for the skin. You can oil cleanse with it, oil cleansing will remove all your makeup and has a slight exfoliating effect, removing some dead skin and hardened sebum. I prefer oil cleansing over a regular cleanser because it doesnt strip your moisture barrier as most inexpensive cleansers will. Safflower oil is also a good moisturiser as it absorbs quickly, NOT leaving you with a greasy face. Thats why its also suitable for oily skin and acne prone skin as it has the comedogenic rating of 0!!
Other oils good for this but more expensive: Argan and hempseed. 

-Vaseline: If you have dry patches this could save your life. Vaseline acts like a piece of foil over your skin, put in on after moisturizing to prevent the moisture from leaving. Its especially beneficial when living in harsh temperatures. - 

-Toner: Green tea ($2 for a box of 24 tea bags) is good at combating acne and soothing redness as a toner. I havent found spot on scientific evidence for this but theres plenty anectodal evidence. Using it on a cottonpad will also give you an exfoliating effect. Its very rich in antioxidants, thats why you should be drinking it as well. Its found that drinking GT can also reduce inflammation. It also appears to balance hormones, whose imbalance causes acne. And balances out or lowers insulin levels.

 -Acne treatments: Acne has many different causes and finding something that works for you might be a chore. These are just a few things that may help.
Many people have had great results using neem oil (6oz 7$) to combat (cystic) acne. Just be careful; it smells bad, but its an effective spot treatment and a good substitute for tea tree oil which is more expensive. As research studies have shown neem oil effectively controls the harmful bacteria that cause the infection and reduces inflammation.
Benzoyl peroxide 2.5%/5% 100ml for $3 Benzoyl peroxide has been the most effective acne treatment for me personally. if you struggle mainly with closed comedones and zits this is the treatment to get. Start with 2.5% as its a strong treatment. Apply it at night on areas where you break out.

 -More moisturisers: CeraVe PM is a cult favorite, its $13 dollars though and there are cheaper alternatives. I love to use argan oil (100 ml for $10) as a nighttime (and sometimes daytime) moisturiser, it leaves the skin smooth, soft and healthy. It has the comedogenicy rate of 0 too so its suitable for my acne prone skin. Its rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, making it a great anti aging product. Its not greasy and absorbs very quickly, giving you a healthy glow. Hempseed oil (24 oz for $16) would be more suitable for oily skin as it dries more than argan oil and has the same benefits. Studies have shown that hemp seed oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness and soothe itching and irritation. Both of these oils last long as hell as ive used up 50ml bottles of both in 5 months, with every day use.

-Exfoliants: For inexpensive exfoliation you tend to reach out to physical exfoliants, neglecting the fact that they cause more irritation and acne by micro tears. As an exfoliant I reccomend The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid ($8) for a gentle exfoliantion. It gets you rid of blackheads and often also acne, fades acne scarring and gives you smooth skin and even skintone. This is pricier than other products on this list, but its much better than physical exfoliants, and its the cheapest out there probably. The Ordinary makes other inexpensive AMAZING products worth checking out. 

 -Body Care: Shea butter (16 oz 10$) and coconut oil (500 ml 6$) for me, work better than any other body butters I’ve ever tried. Dont use coconut oil on the face as its very pore clogging, but suitable for the body. I love to oil cleanse with CO sometimes and regularly moisturise my body with shea butter. 

 -Masks: Putting honey (500 ml $5) on your face as a mask can give you great effects, as its softening, anti inflammatory and locks moisture into the skin. Green Clay (400gr $3) is my favourite clay mask, gives immediate results and visibly makes my pores smaller. Extracts excess sebum from the pores.

dailyelves-deactivated20160216  asked:

Hi! Where do you get your omega 3 and omega 6 from?

To meet DHA and EPA recommendations, vegetarians and vegans should strive to exceed the RDA for Omega 3 while simultaneously keeping their Omega 6 intake low.

Here’s a list of some sources:

Flax Seeds

Not surprisingly, flax tops our list as the best vegetarian source of Omega 3. One ounce of flax seeds packs in 6388mg of Omega 3 (nearly 6 times the RDA). You get 1655mg of Omega 6 in the process, which helps keep your Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratios in check. To get an even bigger boost, you can take a tablespoon of flax oil which delivers 7196mg of Omega 3.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have only recently gotten mainstream attention (at least beyond use on ceramic “pets”) – and it is long overdue! A single ounce of chia seeds packs in 4915mg of Omega 3 but just 1620mg of Omega 6. They are also loaded with calcium (1oz=18% RDA), fiber, and manganese.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds have a great Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. One ounce of the seeds will provide 1100 Omega 3 and 2700 Omega 6.

Mustard Oil

If you are looking to cut back on your Omega 6 (as most of us should be), then you may consider swapping your olive oil salad dressing for mustard oil instead. Mustard oil has 826mg Omega 3 and 2146mg Omega 6 in a tablespoon. Compare this to the 103mg Omega 3 and 1318mg Omega 6 found in olive oil! You can usually find mustard oil in Indian food stores.

Seaweed

Seaweeds not only have fairly high amounts of Omega 3, but they are also one of the only vegan foods which also have EPA and DHEA. Spirulina (58mg Omega 3, 88mg Omega 6 per tablespoon) is one of the best choices. Wakame is a good runner up.

Beans

Beans don’t have as much Omega 3 as seeds or nuts. However, they still can help you meet your RDAs all while avoiding excess Omega 6. Mungo beans — aka Urad Dal — are by far the best choice with 603mg Omega 3 and just 43mg Omega 6 in one cup cooked (not to be confused with mung beans).French beans and navy beans are also good choices. To really get the most out of these super foods, sprout them first!

Winter squash

Winter squash is a surprisingly good source of Omega 3, with 338mg per cup cooked – and you’ll only get 203mg of Omega 6.

Leafy Greens

To meet calcium and iron RDAs, vegetarians should be loading up on leafy greens. It turns out that greens are also a decent source of Omega 3 too. A cup of cooked spinach has 352mg of Omega 3 with only negligible amounts of Omega 6. Broccoli rabe, collards, kale and grape leaves are also good sources of Omega 3.

Cabbage Family

Vegetables in the cabbage family have a surprising amount of Omega 3. Cauliflower is the most notable with 208mg Omega 3 and just 62mg of Omega 6 per cup, cooked. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are also good choices.  Greens in the cabbage family are also a great bioavailable source of calcium.

Berries

Berries are not only good sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but they also are also a good vegetarian source of Omega 3. Blueberries top the list with 174mg of Omega 3 per 1 cup serving while simultaneously only delivering 259mg of Omega 6.

Wild Rice

Wild rice should be a staple for all vegetarians and vegans. One cup cooked delivers lots of iron, protein, fiber, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. You’ll also get 156mg Omega 3 while only taking in 195mg of Omega 6.

Herbs and Spices

Virtually all popular herbs and spices have a great Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio.  Cloves are one of the best at 86mg/52mg per 2 grams, as is oregano (73mg/18mg),  marjoram (49mg/18mg), and tarragon (44mg/11mg).  You probably aren’t going to meet your RDAs for Omega 3 on herbs and spices alone, but the added nutrition is a good reason to make your foods more flavorful.

Mangoes

Mangoes are one of my all-time favorite foods. These succulent citruses pack in 77mg of Omega 3s per fruit. They are one of the few vegetarian sources of Omega 3 which actually have less Omega 6 than Omega 3 (just 29mg per fruit).

Honeydew Melon

A cup of honeydew melon balls delivers 58mg of Omega 3. Like with mangoes, it also has less Omega 6 than Omega 3 (46mg!).

Vegan Omega 3 and DHA Supplements

It is always best to get your nutrients from food first.  But, if you are worried that you aren’t getting enough Omega 3 or DHA, you can use supplements as a fallback.  Luckily, there are now a lot of vegan omega 3 and DHA supplements as well.

Oils I reccomend and how to use them

Rosehip oil: It absorbs quickly, brightens and evens out skintone overtime. Can help heal (acne) scars and PIH. A source of trans-retinoic acid, vitamin A.
-Use: Fading undereye darkness, fading acne scarring, brightening the skin, evening out skintone, moisturising, fading the appearance of strech marks. Suitable for all skintypes.

Argan oil: High vitamin E and fatty acid conten. Smoothes out the skin, seriously you get baby soft skin and its noticeable after one use. A good source of oleic acid that wont clog your pores.
-Use: Moisturiser for dehydrated skin, as well as dry skin which is also acne prone. Also good for oily and combo skin as a moisturiser. Reducing the appearacne of strech marks. Light undereye moisturiser.

Hempseed oil: Its high in linoleic acid and its a drying oil, which means it absorbs quickly and hydrates the skin well. The linoleic and Alpha-linoleic acid percentages make it suitable for oily skins which are short in linoleic acids.
-Use: moisturiser for oily/combo and acne prone skin. (seriously this is the best oil for oily skin, i sometimes apply 2 layers of this)

Safflower oil: contains about 78% linoleic acid (which is very high), which makes it great for the oiliest of skins. Absorbs very well (drying oil).
-Use: oil cleanser, moisturiser for oily acne prone skin (you might need another oil to really moisturise)

Perilla oil: contains very high levels of n-3 linolenic acid (over 50%) an essential fatty acid that plays a major role in regulating inflammation in the body as well as the skin. contains high amounts of omega-3 essential fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid. Is considered an antioxidant and great for acne prone skin. Again, a drying oil, you will need another moisturising layer.
-Use: a moisturising layer for acne prone skins, oil cleanser.

Neem oil: helps reduce redness and inflammation. Has antibacterial properties. The high fatty-acid content in Is said to prevent and treat scars. High in vitamin E (improves the elasticity of the skin) Be aware that this oil smells HORRIBLE.
-Use: Spot treatment for acne, reducing stretch marks.

Evening Primrose oil: It’s rich in omega-6 which helps produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (fatty acid compounds that have hormone-like effects).When used topically it can relieve cystic hormonal acne. Most people see immediate results. EPO supplements are used to treat the cause of hormonal acne and PMS.
-Use: Cystic acne treatment, PMS relief, oils cleansing.

Emu oil: Very thick and high in oleic acids. Does not Absorb fully, shouldnt be used on acne prone skin. Used to treat scabby, very dry, inflamed skin. Reduces the appearance of fine lines.
-Use: Undereye moisturiser, Moisturiser for very very dry skin, moisturiser on dry patches.

anonymous asked:

Since you made a top!Lance masterlist could you maybe make a bottom!Lance masterlist? 💕

oookay there are a loT of these so ill start up a tag for it but in the meantime heres some to start you off

Taking Chances by plumeriafairy14 (38/38 | 157,225 | Mature)

After she got fired from her shitty waitress job, Allura hit a roadblock. But with bills to pay, rent to settle, and a seventeen year old son to send to private school even on scholarship, Allura couldn’t afford to waste a second to sulk. Then she stumbled upon an online ad that was looking to hire a private tutor for an Altea Prep student. It would have been an easy enough task if the one who hired her wasn’t the CEO of Voltron Telecommunications and one of the hottest, most sought after bachelors in the city.

Lance is a second class citizen in Altea Prep because he was on free scholarship. He gets picked on by some nasty rich kids but with his positive attitude, his part time after-school barista job and his two best friends; Pidge and Hunk, he gets by just fine. Lance’s life was simple enough until his mom got a job as a private tutor for one of Altea’s most infamous (and ridiculously hot) asswipes, Keith Kogane.

//suicide mentions

What Else Could a Virgin Omega Do? by The_Broken_Dreamer (6/? | 13,831 | Explicit)

Lance was standing where he never thought he’d be standing, in line at the front desk of the nearest Alpha Brothel.

Home by BlackDeviouseRose (1/1 | 1,087 | Explicit)

He – really – shouldn’t love this as much as he does, shouldn’t feel so hot and heavy and hard, shouldn’t want the thick magma in his veins to never run dry, or love the heavy fullness that invades his mouth, his senses, and he most certainly shouldn’t love the man tugging at him gently, urging him on with whispered promises and muffled moans.

What your food cravings may mean and healthy ways to satisfy them: 

Chocolate - Magnesium deficiency. Dark chocolate is high in magnesium and is actually good for you! Other healthy sources are nuts, seeds, oats, leafy greens or bananas.   

Candy - Low blood sugar. For a short term fix, eat a piece of fruit. To stabilize your blood sugar level in the long run, add more whole grains to your diet. 

Chips - Stress. Try a breathing exercise, a warm bath or some other act of self-care that relaxes you. Or chew on nuts as chewing can relieve anxiety and stress. 

Cheese - Fatty acid deficiency (Omega 3, 6 or 9). Eat walnuts or flax seeds! 

Meat - Iron deficiency. Eat beans or dried fruit. Remember that Vitamin C helps with iron absorption! Sources of Vitamin C are citrus, tomatoes or berries. 

No matter which food you crave, it’s always a good idea to drink a large glass of water - Many people are so used to being dehydrated that they confuse their body’s signals of thirst with food cravings! 

Another important note: It’s more than okay to enjoy “unhealthy” food sometimes! So if you really really want those chips and nuts just don’t provide the same comfort - grab the chips and don’t feel guilty. Indulging in a favorite food lifts your mood and (despite how some people make it sound) it will not kill you.  

Fitness Witchery: Essential Supplements

What’s up, my witches!? A lot of people have been asking for some fitness magick. I figured I could start with an easy to incorporate supplement guide for fitness witchery. I’m not a medical professional and do not claim that these suggested supplements are the end-all-be-all. Before you take any herbs or supplements, always check with your doctor about possible drug interactions and indications. All supplements should be taken in the dosage indicated for maximum benefit and to prevent overdose. (please note that minerals and fat soluble vitamins aren’t utilized by the body quickly and it’s likely you can overdose.)

In this post I wanted to go over the supplements I take to enhance my practice. I believe in getting the most out of your food but sometimes supplementation is necessary. These supplements aren’t synthesized by your body (except for vitD but we’ll get into that after) and you may be deficient.

The first supplement is probiotics. Probiotics are live neutral or beneficial bacteria and yeasts that maintain balance in the gut microbiome. Probiotics living in the gut boost immunity and strengthens the guts mucosal barrier while assisting digestive health. The amount of living probiotics in a supplement affect it’s strength. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt (when indicated). Probiotics are more beneficial when taken with a prebiotic food such as one with soluble fiber. Magickally benefits: probiotics enhance physical and spiritual energy through symbiotic energy exchange. Think of it as billions of tiny beings offering up their energy to aid you because it’s also beneficial for them.

The next supplement up, Omega-3s. Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that come in the form of DHAs, EPAs, and ALAs. In a nutshell, DHA and EPA are found mostly in animal sources. ALA is plant sourced. There are plenty of vegetarian/vegan suitable sources such as flaxseeds, walnuts, algae, and sacha inchi (inca nuts). Omega 3s are essential in balancing out inflammatory Omega 6s (which are also essential but the typical diet consumes too much Omega 6). Omega 3s have also been linked to boosting mental acuity and energy. Magickal benefits: Omega 3s aid in boosting psychic ability and intuition. They also help boost your mind and energy for spell work. Take omega 3s with a meal for maximum absorption.

The next supplement is Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral. It is utilized by the body and is an electrolyte used to regulate muscle and nerve functions. Magnesium helps muscles relax and if you experience ‘twitching’ while falling asleep, this supplement will help. Magnesium also helps with better quality of sleep and calms the mind. Magickal benefits: boosts healing magick during fitness and helps you to connect to a higher energy.

Vitamin D is the next supplement. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is synthesized when the sun converts a precursor in our skin into vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) which is then converted into calcitriol in our livers. Vitamin D is tauted to boost our immune system, our energy and enhance our mood (in the deficient). It has been recognized that many people (especially those in northern countries) are deficient in this vitamin due to lack of sun exposure. Magickal properties: Boosts healing magick and spells utilizing the sun. Also boosts emotional energies for spells that require it (such as love spells and banishings).

Next is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin. It is utilized by the body to aid in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for energy. Being water soluble, it is expelled from the body frequently and if excess amounts are taken. Vitamin b12 is essential to me because I am vegetarian and its hard to find a food source. Most ‘vegetarian’ sources have been fortified with the vitamin. Vitamin b12 is said to boost energy, especially in those who are deficient. Magickal properties: ENERGY! Take vitamin B12 is you need a serious energy boost to spells or daily life.

Finally, my favorite supplement: Protein! Protein is macronutrient made up of chained amino acids. Proteins can catalyse biochemical reactions in our bodies. It is essential to building muscles in our body. Some people believe the calories consumed by our bodies trying to digest proteins speed weightloss. Proteins also keep us full and energized throughout the day. As a vegetarian, I get most of my protein through whey protein shakes, yogurt and eggs. Magickal properties: add strength to a fitness spell. Protein can also help us hold more energy for casting.

Thank you for taking the time to read the first part of magickal supplementation! If you’d like more posts about fitness witchery or have any questions/concerns, feel free to message me! Stay blessed everyone!

anonymous asked:

I know that you study nutrition so I want to ask you about something I'm concerned about. Omega 3 vegan sources come from walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds and such. This comes in the form if ALA which is converted by the body to DHA and EPA. My question is how much of it is actually converted and is the amount converted enough to keep us from being deficient? Do i have to take algea oil supplements to satisfy DHA and EPA or do i not worry about it?

The amount of ALA that your body converts to DHA and EPA is completely dependent on your physical needs. Your body will only convert what it requires, and yes, you will very easily get enough without supplementation 😊

While we are on this topic…

The idea that we need omega 3 from fish, or that ALA is not efficiently converted to DHA & EPA is just fear mongering by corporations who would like to sell more of their product. Omega 3 actually comes from plants in the first place… the fish eat this and the fish’s body converts the ALA to DHA & EPA, and it accumulates in its tissues. Why bother getting this EFA second-hand through a dead animal when our body is more than capable of making the conversion itself? Not only that, but most of the fish for sale today is farmed and fed wheat, corn and soy much like land farm animals, and so there is next to no omega 3 in its flesh anyway.

Also, we do not need as much omega 3 as we are led to believe. It is essential (we must eat it, we cannot produce it ourselves), but that doesn’t mean we need to go overboard. What’s important is that we balance out our omega 3 to 6 ratio. We get an insane amount of omega 6 fats from animal products and vegetable oils, in turn creating an imbalance and perceived “need” to consume more omega 3, when really if you just lower your omega 6 consumption (cut out animal products and oils - you’ll still get some from whole plant foods high in fat), you’ll be much healthier.

Hemp Seeds
  • Hemp seeds are king when it comes to essential fatty acids.
  • These little seeds have both a copious amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are highly anti-inflammatory and a special omega-6 fatty acid called GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) that is also highly anti-inflammatory. These fats are called “essential” because our bodies can’t manufacture them ,we need to ingest them. It’s much easier to get omega-6 fatty acids in our diets (most nuts have them), but it’s much more difficult to get omega-3.
  • Hemp seeds are an excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
  • Hemp seeds contain the 18 key amino acids including the 10 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain the essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s needs. Hemp seeds supply these high quality proteins (EAAs) for a well-balanced diet. 
  • Hemp seeds make you feel “full” so it’s easier to lose weight when eating hemp seeds everyday. Eating hemp seeds in the afternoon is a great way to get an extra energy boost when needed the most. 

How to eat: Straight out the bag, sprinkle on salads, hot cereal or scoop into smoothies. The seeds have a nutty flavor that pairs well with sweet dried or fresh fruit.

Study Tips!

1) STUDY WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPY! Instead of reading a bedtime story, try and study for a few minutes before going to sleep. When you’re asleep, the brain makes connections to make your newest memories stronger and more prominent, so by studying before bed, you’re more likely to remember what you learned or reviewed that night.

2) DON’T TRY TO LEARN IT ALL AT ONCE! Space your studying out. There’s a new learning technique that is called “spaced repetition,” which involves breaking all the information that you need to learn into small chunks of information, and then reviewing the chunks slowly over a period of time. PLEASE don’t try to remember an entire chapter from your textbook in one reading session; instead, learn a few paragraphs a day and review each paragraph before starting anything new. 

3) MAKE IT INTO A STORY! Make whatever you’re studying into a fun, crazy tale. When you turn the information into a story, the info becomes more meaningful. For example, there’s PEMDAS.’PEMDAS’ stands for “Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction.” PEMDAS is a way to remember the order of mathematic operations, but the order that each letter comes in may be confusing, so we’ll make a story out of the letters! For example, PEMDAS becomes (P)lease (E)xcuse (M)y (D)ear (A)unt (S)ally!

4) GET UP AND MOVE! Research has shown that by studying in different places each time we study makes us less likely to forget information. Every time that you move around, you are forcing your brain to form new associations with the same materials so that it becomes stronger in our memories.

5) CHANGE IT UP! Don’t study just one subject in an entire study session. Study a lot of subject in one sitting, instead. When you study like this, you are helping your brain to prepare you to use multiple strategies to find a solution to one problem. For example, when you study a lot of division problems at once, you’ll later remember that those problems require some division, but by doing both multiplication and division, you will be training your brain to consider what method will best solve the problem. 

6) TEST YOURSELF! When you quiz yourself, you’re preparing yourself for the real thing. Don’t worry about getting nervous while trying to remember what the Four Noble Truths are in Buddhism; the harder it is to remember something you learned during practice mode, the more likely you are to remember it on the real test. 

7) ACTUALLY WRITE THINGS DOWN! Research shows that the human brain stores more information securely when we write it out than when we type it. 

8) MAKE SOME NOISE! By reading information out loud, you are mentally storing it into your brain in two ways: seeing it and hearing it. 

9) DON’T STUDY WITHOUT A DRINK! Sorry, not an alcoholic drink, though. Lots of research suggests that caffeine-filled drinks such as coffee or tea, will keep us awake and alert while studying. Especially when it seems like there’s nothing more interesting than staring at the ceiling until you doze off. 

10) REWARD YOURSELF! Take a little walk, eat something sweet, give yourself five minutes on your phone - do whatever makes you’d like. When we know that there’s a little bit of a treat waiting for us after we finish a certain amount of studying, it makes it a lot harder to procrastinate so much.

11) WORK TOGETHER! Not everyone learns well in groups, but if you do, a study group is perfect for you! Get together with some pals every few days and review whatever you need to with them. It also helps to put certain people in the group in charge of certain things, such as cleaning up trash, providing extra materials, making or bringing snacks, etc). 

12) TAKE A TIME OUT! Taking some time to plan everything out is probably the most important study skill that you can have. Make small weekly goals for yourself. When you set your goals, don’t just tell yourself that you want to pass that English exam, tell yourself that you need to reach multiple smaller goals in order to succeed at you much bigger goal. 

13) STARE AT THE WALL! Before you force yourself to stare at a text book for three hours straight, look at your wall for three minutes straight. It’s not exactly meditation, but it has the same effect as meditation does. And meditation is known for reducing anxiety and boosting your attention span. 

14) DO SLIGHT EXERCISES BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOOKS! Research has shown that just half an hour of exercise can improve our brain-processing speed and other important cognitive abilities. Simply by jogging around the block, you may go to studying with a higher IQ. 

15) WHEN IN DOUBT, DANCE IT OUT! If you’ve ever relied on Beyonce’s singing to make it through an all-nighter of studying, you can agree that music helps to reduce stress. Even though everyone has a different music taste, studies show that classical music has been the best at reducing anxiety and tension. So, give your subjects a soundtrack and get to work. 

16) GET YOUR OMEGAS! Omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in olive oil, nuts, and certain fish, are famous for boosting brain power. Studies have even shown that consuming a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids before taking an exam have reduced test anxiety.

17) TAKE REGULAR BREAKS! I know that people are always saying to give yourself a break every now and then, but it’s very important that you do give yourself some time in between subjects! Science has proved that by taking breaks regularly, you are boosting your productivity and improving your ability to focus. 

18) GET SOME SLEEP! It may seem like a great idea to stay up all night and commit yourself to memorizing every possible answer to each question, but all-nighters rarely get you an A on anything. Actually, staying up all night has been shown to make cognitive performance worse, along with increasing stress. Try to get a good night’s sleep every night so that your tiredness doesn’t undo all your hard work.

19) STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN! I’m pretty sure that we’ve all had those times where we’re trying to study so hard but our phone or laptop or tablet or TV or any distracting electronic device is just calling us to it. Try to avoid as much technology as you possibly can while studying. If you absolutely must have technology nearby, mute the notifications for apps, put your TV remote away, and temporarily block certain distracting websites (such a Tumblr) until you’re done studying. 

20) BREATHE! Studies have shown us that smelling certain essential oils, like rosemary or lavender, can help to ease nervousness before a test. 

21) FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! Everything is different for different people. Some people are early birds who work best in the morning, some people are night owls who learn better late at night. Some work better with others, some do better when studying in silence. Nothing is the same for everybody, so just find what work bets for you and what makes you feel the most comfortable, most intelligent, and most successful. 

Omegaverse Masterlist

this masterlist doesnt include any sh@ladin fics bc im against that

What Else Would a Virgin Omega Do? by The_Broken_Dreamer (6/? | 13,831 | Explicit)

Lance was standing where he never thought he’d be standing, in line at the front desk of the nearest Alpha Brothel.

Compatability by GemmaRose (2/2 | 4,566 | Mature

The Paladins left Earth with only the suppressants in their systems, no meds on hand. Keith is dreading having to share space with another unsupressed alpha in his own age group, but maybe that’s not what he really needs to be worried about.

Induced by GemmaRose (1/1 | 4,292 | Explicit)

Alien substances can have unexpected effects on humans, sometimes pleasant, sometimes not. Luckily for Lance, Keith is more than willing to help him through his reaction to the strange plants of this planet.

We Were Born To Make History by RahRaZorBlade (1/1 | 306 | General)

Keith accidentally ruins Lance’s nest that he had taken time to make perfect.

//insecurity

Let Them Have The Ride Of Their Lives! by Anetteloli89 (16/? | 36,837 | Explicit)

Keith moves to Planet Altea to study in his new academy, (which it is Voltron) on the same day that he moved in he decides to explore his new living area when he finds a Blue Cat guy driving wildly a motorcycle. He finds himself in a situation where he’s somehow attracted to him and doesn’t know why until he finally meets him.

//violence //rape //past character death //depression //underage sex

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hello!! currently in mansueto bc it’s really nice being in the sunset :) everything just kind of glows with this soft orange hue. anyways I’m studying for my metabolism midterm this Friday so learning about omega-3 AND omega-6 (that ratio is pretty important take note) hope everyone’s having a great day 😊

anonymous asked:

Do you have any headcanons for a short Omega and a tall Omega? Please and thanks.

Anonymous said:
Ok but tall male omegas ? Like 6 foot + and how they feel

I combined these two because they’re very similar! There are more tall omega headcanons that short omega headcanons, though

TALL OMEGAS

  • They often get odd looks from alphas and betas because the image of a perfect omega has always been short and petite, and a long, lanky omega isn’t considered conventionally attractive
  • Some omegas would feel very powerful, as they can at the very least look alphas in the eye and sometimes even stare down at them, so it stops unwanted advances
  • Equally, there are the omegas who hate their height, because alpha don’t like being shorter than their omega
  • Then again, just like our models, omega models are usually tall (5’10+) and slim, so there’s a whole new world of job opportunities for tall omegas
  • All tall omegas always seem to move with a grace that even shorter omegas can’t match. Just walking seems so fluid and nimble
  • They sometimes get mistaken for betas, and then when someone gets close enough they’ll sniff and go “wait, you’re an omega?!”
  • Tall omegas usually have very long legs. Like, they’re all leg. It’s unusual to get a tall omega with a long torso
  • Tall omegas usually look out for their smaller omega friends, as they’re more physically imposing, and can be like a shield (both metaphorically and sometimes physically) between their smol friends and other people
  • There’s a myth that taller omegas are more beta-like in behaviour. Not true
  • There’s discrimination to omegas even among omegas. Tall omegas are more likely to get jobs usually given to betas or alphas than short alphas

SHORT OMEGAS

  • Short omegas tend to be very curvy as well, purely because of genetics. Slim, short omegas aren’t uncommon though
  • Around 5’3 is the ‘ideal’ height for an omega
  • Short omegas experience a lot more scenarios where alphas will protect them, because their small stature makes them appear weak in the alpha’s eyes
  • Short omegas tend to have longer torsos and shorter legs
  • Short omegas also get picked on for being so tiny, because some alphas and betas are just cruel like that
  • Alphas will sometimes playfully tease short omegas to get their attention and be remembered
  • There’s just something about large, baggy clothes that short omegas LOVE
  • High heels are considered very fashionable for both short male and female omegas to wear, although female omegas find them more uncomfortable because they sometimes have weaker bones in their ankles
  • It’s a common misconception that the short the omega, the sweeter their scent. Scent has nothing to do with height
My food lifestyle

If you notice I did not use the word “diet”. We need to be less focused on getting “skinny” and focus more on eating food the way nature intended. I do pay attention to what and how I eat as well as maintain a workout regimen because my main job does require me to get naked on camera. I really am passionate about my lifestyle so I do believe I would be doing exactly the same thing even if I was in another profession.

I cannot stress how bad “low fat” “diet” or “light” foods are, my first suggestion is to look at the label. Most of the foods that are marked towards weight loss have so many chemicals added, more sugar (synthetic or real), and preservatives. I don’t know about you but I like to know what I am putting in my body, the fewer the ingredients the better.

Fats are not your enemy. I eat bacon, I eat butter, and I eat meat. People have a misconception that fat leads to gaining weight, this is simply not true. A healthy lifestyle is all about moderation, as are most things. I’m going to drop some knowledge on you; Cholesterol is not actually fat, its a Low Density Lipo-protein (LDL), it is not to blame for poor heart health or weight gain. Where it can get troublesome is when you mix LDL’s and carbohydrates, this causes the LDL’s to mutate in shape thus creating issues in our bodies. Sugar and excess carbs are where you need to be weary.

1:1 ratio. Did you know that if you eat a ratio of good fat (omega 3) and “bad” fat (omega 6) of 1:1 it essentially cancels out any of the negative effects of saturated fat so long as your carb intake is in check?

Why grass-fed and pasture raised? Well for starters, there is a significantly lower amount of omega 6, and much more omega 3 fatty acids in anything that is fed a grass fed diet and pasture raised compared to the grain-fed caged counterparts. Omegas are lovely heart healthy fats that also are great for fat loss especially in the belly area. CLA; grass-fed butter and meats as well as pasture raised eggs are loaded with this wonderful fat burning amino acid. Don’t believe me? Crack open a generic egg in a bowl, and do the same with the pasture raised egg, the difference alone in color will blow your mind.

Organic. I suffer from a few autoimmune disorders so I cannot stress the importance of eating organic. It puts so much less stress on your body, your ingesting fewer pesticides, and did you know according to Stanford studies there are 20-40% more antioxidants in organic produce compared to their conventional counterpart? Antioxidants are like the fountain of youth, they help keep your mind and body young.

All that being said I do eat the occasional baked good, bread, and sour patch kid. But I do try to stick to eating WHOLE FOODS, in their most simple form most of the time. I do not count calories, or worry about eating too much bacon. I limit my sugar and carb intake as that is what can lead to excess weight gain, brain fog, and inflammation just to name a few things. I am not a Dr, but an enthusiast that reads a lot of books, if you want some book suggestions I reccomend Grain Brain, and Brain Maker by David Perlmuttler, he is an MD.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any male omega headcanons?

Holy shit, I’m so sorry, I’ve taken so long with these! I’m so very sorry

  • Male omegas have slightly flared hips which get wider during pregnancy
  • Male omegas don’t possess any more breast tissue than male betas, but they do have lactation glands that react to pregnancy the exact same way a female omega or beta’s do
  • Male omegas tend to get more stomach cramps during heat than female omegas, as their wombs lie flush to the stomach, and the muscle contractions can cause stomach pains as well
  • The average penis size for a male omega is around 5-6 inches when aroused
  • Male omegas feel the exact same pleasure as an alpha or male beta will when penetrating someone else. Contrary to popular belief, male omegas aren’t always the ones receiving penetrative sex, especially when their mate is a beta
  • Male omegas usually have their first heat earlier than female omegas, around the age of 17-18
  • Male omegas tend to be physically weaker than female omegas, but can build up just as much muscle if they train
  • The average height for a male omega is 5’6-5’7
  • Male omegas vary a bit more in terms of body shape; while female omegas tend to put on weight quite easily (although some are naturally thin) male omegas can be naturally thin, with a higher metabolism, but also curvier. This doesn’t change the fact that they will always have broad hips
  • Some male omegas have broad hips and broad chests, giving them an hourglass figure. Some alphas find this incredibly attractive