Thrive 5: Our Favorite Healthy Obsessions From 2015December 25th, 2015
The frong, granny-gray hair, and glitter beards are just some of the 2015 trends we can’t wait to say adiós to. These five Thrive Market Healthy Obsessions, however? Thankfully, they’re not going away anytime soon.
Himalayan crystal salt lamps are beloved for much more than their warm glow. Using one helps purify the air from dust, microbes, pet dander, and “electro smog,” and can in turn reduce allergies and lead to better sleep, increased alertness, and an overall improved mood. Your average desk lamp this is not.
This collagen-rich gelatin dietary supplement is a secret weapon against everything from stiff joints to wrinkles. Gelatin is found naturally in the bones, hides, and cartilage of animals, so consuming it in adequate amounts, which some doctors describe as 3-6 tablespoons per day, can be tricky (unless you’re cool with drinking bone broth every day). Don’t worry: Great Lakes is tasteless and super simple to incorporate gelatin into your diet: Add it to recipes like lemongrass panna cotta or this beauty smoothie to keep joints functioning optimally and skin smooth and healthy.
It’s common knowledge that hydrogen peroxide disinfects cuts and scrapes (that familiar sting!). But that barely scratches the surface of what this miracle-in-a-bottle is capable of. You can use it in pretty much every room of the house to clean tile surfaces; disinfect countertops, dishrags, and sponges; wash fruits and vegetables; remove tub scum; clean toilet bowls; and whiten laundry naturally. Essential Oxygen’s is our favorite because it’s food-grade and contains none of the toxic stabilizers found in some well-known brown-bottle varieties.
Clocking in at only 6 net carbs and 70 calories apiece, these tortilla alternatives are made from hand-harvested organic coconuts with absolutely no artificial preservatives. And, since they’re made from organic, unrefined virgin coconut oil, these deliver medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Try swapping these in for traditional tortillas or breads in burritos, quesadillas, and sandwiches to lessen the carb-induced fatigue, bloating, and spikes in blood sugar.
Contrary to the name, don’t expect it to smell like roses, but be prepared for some pretty sweet visible results. All-natural rosehip oil has long been renowned by supermodels and mere mortals alike for its ability to combat fine lines, scars, dark spots, and inflammation with vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Bonus: it’s lightweight and suitable for sensitive skin. Smooth a few pumps into skin first thing in the morning and right before bed to reveal a non-greasy, radiant, hydrated complexion.
Fall in love with all of Thrive Market’s Healthy Obsessions from the past year, and check back weekly for new installments.
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