Jackfruit Seed

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We finished the Jackfruit and saved the seeds.

My husband told me we were eating food of the long ago people

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Recipe

Spread the fresh jackfruit seeds out on a baking sheet and let dry overnight.  (They can get moldy if they are in a heap)

bake at 350

Bake at 350F for 1hour and 15min or until seed inside the skin is light brown. (not quite the colour of an almond)
No salt no oil


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Remove the outer skin.

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Eat.  Enjoy.

Jackfruit Seed Benefits

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Jackfruit Seeds Benefits For Skin:

This yummy tasting fruit’s seeds can actually help you get yummy-looking skin. Here are the benefits that jackfruit seeds offer to your skin:

1. Fights wrinkles:

Take a seed of jackfruit and keep it dipped in cold milk for a while. Grind it well and apply softly on your wrinkles. It is believed to work on wrinkles in just about four-five weeks time. Apply regularly for best results.

2. Helps get a glowing complexion:

Jackfruit seeds can be consumed directly. It helps prevent constipation as it is high on fiber content. This in turn helps clear constipation. A detoxified system is the first and foremost thing for a glowing complexion.

3. Flawless skin:

Jackfruit seed is used to get a flawless skin. You just need to soak the dry seed with some milk and honey and grind it into a fine paste. Now apply this paste on your face evenly and let it dry completely. Wash it off to get a flawless skin within minutes.

[ Read: Benefits of Soaked Almonds ]

Jackfruit Seeds Benefits For Health:

Jackfruit seeds have a very high nutrient value. They are even used for treating a number of ailments. Here are the top general health benefits of jackfruit seeds:

1. High in protein:

Jackfruit seeds are high in protein. You can consume the seeds by adding them to different dishes that you cook. It can replace lentils in your daily diet.

[ Read: Sea Salt ]

2. Anti-cancer nutrients:

Jackfruit seeds have a lot of phytonutrients that help fight cancer.

3. Comfort from indigestion:

The powdered jackfruit seeds can help get instant relief from indigestion. You may sun-dry jackfruit seeds and then grind it to get powder or use the one available in the market.

Jackfruit Seeds Benefits For Hair

Jackfruit seeds have been proved beneficial for hair as well. They promote good hair health. Read on to know more about these benefits:

1. Promotes hair growth:

Jackfruit seeds promote healthy blood circulation. Now proper blood circulation is extremely important for good hair growth. Hence it promotes hair growth.

[ Read: Peppermint Oil ]

2. Vitamin A:

Jackfruit seeds are high on vitamin A, which is the one of the most important vitamins for hair health as it prevents dry and brittle hair.

3. Healthy digestion:

Once again, healthy digestion is important for good hair. If your digestive system has a problem, it may affect your liver which in turn may give rise to hair fall. Jackfruit seeds promote healthy digestion and hence keep your liver and your hair fall under check.

Having a bit of a rest day

So not many will agree on having a day of ‘rest’, I know what is coming this week though, how much I am going to push myself to do better.  I already started yesterday by doing 50 minutes on the Elliptical! I started and got to 20 minutes, thought to myself, I can do 30, got to 30 and thought, I can get to 40 and finally got to 50 minutes before calling it quits. I found that listening to the right music definitely helped, something fast paced with a awesome beat! It helped me carry on. I think I need to make a workout playlist for sure!

They are totally worth having a day of rest for :)

They are totally worth having a day of rest for 🙂

I decided for today to be a ‘rest’ day, but it wasn’t all sitting on my rear and stuffing my face. I have still been pretty darn good about the calories I have eaten, drank lots of water, cleaned my house while still hanging out with my family and playing with my kids. Sometimes you have to just sit back and enjoy the small things.

That’s it from me for today.  Hope you all had an amazing weekend and have a wonderful, successful and motivational week ahead of you.

 

Much Love: The ‘Determined’ Housewife

The ‘Determined’ Housewife

This is my story in a nutshell. I am a mother of two beautiful girls ages 6 and 2. After having my girls I put on a few extra kg’s/lbs, I averaged between 70kg/154lbs to 80kg/176lbs.

First picture of me a few days after starting our weight loss challenge

First picture of me a few days after starting our weight loss challenge

1 year and 5 months ago my husband and I finally kicked our smoking habit with the help of some boiled sweets everytime we got a craving. BAD BAD BAD idea! I started packing on the weight slowly, not even noticing it very much at first. Add to that the stresses of our immigration process and bam! You have a recipe for disaster! I tend to be a stress eater and hate it!

Once we arrived in Canada, we were trying new foods and drinks and I wasn’t get much exercise into my daily routine. The stress of being away from my family and friends was super hard and I fell into a bit of a depression the first couple of months. I weighed myself in December of 2012 and was shocked to see I had gone up to 104kg/230lbs!!! No wonder my clothes didnt fit me! No wonder I felt absolutely disgusting!

In June 2013 I found out I have Insulin Resistance and got meds to help with it. I was told I need to change my diet, cut out sugar as much as possible and change all white breads and pasta’s to brown. I did, I tried my hardest and I lost 4.9kg/11lbs, since then I’ve been up and down a little bit. While visiting my friend we decided to start this 30 Day Challenge. We started on the 10th January 2014 going through to the 10th February 2014.

This is our start. We are wanting to make a complete lifestyle change and to help inspire other moms.

We are not professionals in any regard. We want to show others, with a little bit of motivation, with a friend, with determination, YOU CAN DO IT!

We will share our experiences with you, recipes, exercise ideas and challenges with you.

The “Plateaued” Housewife

Last year in January

I decided I was tired of being the

frumpy housewife

and wanted to be the

trophy housewife.

This was me on 2013.03.15 at 9:34am at 194lbs.

I haven’t looked at these pictures in a long time.

I hate them!

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My daughter just asked “who’s tummy is that?”

I told her it was mine

She asked if I was pregnant.

YIKES!

However

those pants don’t fit me anymore!

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This is 2013.06.02 at 160lbs

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3 months

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This 2013.08.13 at 160lbs

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5 months

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2013.12.14 at 151lbs

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Still not satisfied!

My bellybutton still looks the same.

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2013.01.17 at 151lbs

Today at 6:10am

Chest: 34.5″

Waist: 33.5″

Hips: 38.625″

My inspiration: Look good in a bikini” 

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However

My motivation has plateaued

Seeing the pictures in sequence

feel more inspired

 

to lose the rest of the flab

so I can be FAB!

And so I am on this blog hoping it will help impel me into

Trophy Wifingdom.