When it comes to selecting the best nutritional bargains, the super fruit raspberry with its fascinating nutritional value and an extensive array of health benefits presents a tough contest. Though native to Europe, the red colored delicious raspberries are enjoyed fresh, dried or frozen all over the world, all year round. These remarkably nutritious berries make for a tasty and healthy addition to porridge, fruit salads, custard, yoghurt, pancakes and cake toppings.
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Ever since many beauties spilled the beans on what shed their excessive weight and made their skin radiant, lemonade diet has been a much sought after concept. With the American singer Beyoncé Knowles popularizing her lemon detox diet, shedding pounds with lemonade has become the latest fad. The liquid lasting program encourages a diet of gallons of lemon juice all day (6-12 glasses) without taking in any solid food for a couple of weeks (10-15 days). This has worked on many for instantaneous weight loss, enhanced bodily functions and metabolism, with the adjunct of detoxification.
The extreme liquid monodiet plan, also called Master Cleanse Diet dwells in bounteous use of only lemon juice for about a fortnight with herbal laxative tea at bed time. It is glorified for its instantaneous weight loss due to its stringent calorie deficit. The very low calorie diet propels an overweight or obese individual with prompt depletion of Continue reading “Master Cleanse – Lemonade Diet” »
We all seek clear, even-toned skin, which more or less make concealers an essential tool in your beauty bags. It is recommended that you use a concealer on the under-eye areas, scars and marks, after applying your foundation. There are several pointers for flawless coverage and the key things to remember when choosing and using a concealer.
Choose a concealer based on your skin type
Opt for a concealer depending upon your skin type (oily, normal or dry) and coverage required. Each of us have unique features, different skin types and skin issues, so its best to try concealers from different brands. For instance, if you have oily skin, opt for a matte finish; if you have dry skin, look for a creamier blend. Don’t be embarrassed to ask as many questions as you have to the salesperson at the counter and try on however many you want. Pick a shade that’s closest to your skin to avoid imperfections instead of going for a very light shade. Women assume that a lighter shade makes them appear fairer, but if it does not match your skin tone, it looks cakey.
bold & beautiful
Combine make-up with skin care
Using a moisturizer before the concealer is essential to keep your skin hydrated and ensure better application and coverage. It also helps the concealer blend in well and avoids it from creasing into fine lines and wrinkles. So pick the right moisturizer for you – for oily skin use a water-based or a gel-based moisturizer; for normal skin, opt for a Continue reading “Concealer Magic !” »
Worried that your fasting blood sugar was higher than the post-meal level, just relax! You’re neither alone nor abnormal.
Generally, fasting blood sugar (the value you get when you’re tested upon waking without any food intake) is also the baseline blood sugar level. But people with type 2 diabetes may have much higher morning blood sugars than the level they achieve after meals, for the rest of the day. So what spikes the blood sugar abnormally and how do you control it?
FPG (fasting plasma glucose) test is the popular choice mainly because of its simplicity and low cost. In most cases it is accurate too. However, it is ideal that you get tested for both FPG and PP to understand how well you are managing your blood sugar. In fact, it is essential to focus on the number of hours a day your blood sugar lies in the range that causes complications (above 140 mg/dl or 7.7mmol/L). Obviously, if you start the day with a fasting level over 140 mg/dl, which goes up after each meal, then you are spending many hours a day in the danger zone. Some of the factors that raise fasting blood sugar levels are listed below.
sugar ride !!!
High post-meal blood sugars
A high calorie/high carb meal results in excess glucose in the system, which cannot be metabolized easily. A heavy and late dinner is a common cause of elevated fasting blood glucose level.
Damaged basal insulin secretion
Irrespective of what you eat, tiny amounts of insulin are squirted into the blood stream in small pulses every Continue reading “The rise and fall of sugar ;)” »
Its exotic looking, its yummy. The kiwifruit is an amazing power fruit, packing in many benefits in a tight space!
To start with, raw kiwi has actinidin, a protein-dissolving enzyme that helps digestion, somewhat like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple. It’s brimming with potassium, that helps maintain the electrolyte-balance by countering the effects of sodium. It has a high amount of immunity-boosting Vitamin C, along with other anti-oxidants. In fact, an extraordinary combination of anti-oxidants in the kiwi helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage and perhaps helps prevent cancer.
Kiwi is a smart-carb food: because of its low-glycaemic index and high-fiber content it does not cause a big insulin rush like some other high sugar fruits do, and is diabetic-safe. Its fiber prevents constipation and helps move toxins out from your intestinal tract eating kiwis daily over a period of time has been shown to reduce the possibility of Continue reading “Tropical Fruit Parfait” »
In this day and age where most of us fall short on time for skin-care and make-up, multiple benefit creams such as bb creams (brightening creams) and CC creams (Color Correction) can help us not only conceal imperfections but also correct them.
Brightening Creams / bb Creams
- Short for ‘beauty balm’ or a ‘blemish balm’, bb creams have been popular in countries like Korea and Japan – where clear skin is highly desirable.
- Most bb creams can replace your moisturizer and come with skin brightening and lightening ingredients such as arbutin, emblica and liquorice extracts. When picking one, look for a mix of anti-oxidants like Vitamin A, C and E to brighten skin after Continue reading “Skin Brightening? real or sham??????????” »
Hey guys, today I am going to share with you all about drinking Wheatgrass juice. Our bodies operate on a pH scale balance , ie.on an alkaline and acidic index. So you want to make sure you are eating enough alkaline foods. Wheatgrass is absolutely amazing. It is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Wheatgrass contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 and B12 along with Vitamin K and the list is not done yet. It also consists of all 8 amino acids and 13 out of the 16 non-essential amino acids. A single teaspoon of wheatgrass juice has only 10 calories and 1gram of protein. This is Incredible, isn’t it? Wheatgrass is simply superb and easily available in many juice stores like jamba juice and juice it up.In these juicing places you buy it and they put a lemon slice or lime right next to it. I have heard that by taking the lemon after you take a shot of wheatgrass, the citrus kills a lot of the nutrients. If you have heard the same thing leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on that.
1) It helps combat cold symptoms and in tropical form it can relieve minor burns, different cuts and pains.
2) Wheatgrass is good for the body to eliminate toxins, particularly those found in fluoridated water.
3) Reduces bad breath and body odour. It is great for eradicating pre-cancerous cells
4) Clorophyll is also believed to have the ability to cure amenia, stimulating normal red blood cell count. Wheatgrass juice is high in beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. It is great for eradicating pre-cancerous cells
So in a nutshell, it is a power house of different amino profiles and different things that your body needs to process and heal itself correctly. This is why i make it a point to drink wheatgrass atleast twice a week. Folks doing it daily are as fit as they can get. Wheatgrass is my favorite bio regenerate foods.It works at the level of DNA and it keeps the DNA from unraveling. In simple words, it keeps the information of life within the cell.
juicer for life
For beginners, I would recommend a 2 ounce shot once a week and work your way towards making it a daily ritual. Taking this shot before you workout will help you with improved oxygen levels which make you train harder and faster. Grass is the only food that absorbs all the 92 elements a body needs. so for all you grass haters this is not being GRASS-FED but a magic potion.
Decoding a teen’s brain, is it possible?
Understand the transformation in the growing-up years and lay the foundation for respectful and responsible behavior for the future.
One of the most frequent complaints one hears from parents of pre-teens and teenagers is, “He is so rude to me”, or “she is so cutting and insolent”. Most parents find the transformation of their sweet child into this whippersnapper, confusing and difficult to cope with.
Research has shown that several factors play a part in bringing about this change. The most compelling being the change in the pre-teen brain. From roughly the age of ten, the brain starts ‘pruning’ its synaptic connections. (Imagine a gardener trimming down a tree to make it healthier and robust). During this process as many as 30,000 synapses may be lost per second in the early adolescent brain leading to an ultimate loss of almost one half of the synapses that were present in the pre-adolescent period.
During this pruning phase, the part of the brain that is last to develop is the prefrontal cortex – the clear thinking and decision-making part of the brain. However, the emotional part of the brain – the limbic system and the amygdala are alive and kicking. In simpler terms, imagine the teen brain as a powerful car with Continue reading “Facts about Teen’s Brain……” »
A good night’s sleep isn’t just crucial for your heart; it has huge implications for your entire system.
In the past few years, new data has emerged about the health effects of sleep, and some of it is frankly quite astonishing. Many studies have found an association between 7 hours of sleep and optimal health. Those who sleep less than seven hours and those who sleep more both tend to have health problems. Of course we don’t know if the hours of sleep are the cause or the result. In other words, poor health could be the cause of the increased mortality and poor sleep merely a marker of that. However, we do have increasing reasons to suspect that the sleep itself is crucial.
sleep tight and look right
Sleep and Heart
One prospective study of 17,000 healthy adults examined the role of four traditional lifestyle factors (physical activity, a healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking) along with the added benefit of sufficient sleep duration (>=7 hours). During over a decade of follow up, those with these healthy lifestyle factors had a 67% lower risk of fatal heart disease compared to those with none or only one. Those with sufficient sleep in addition to the four had an 83% reduction in risk. So when sufficient sleep was added to the other lifestyle factors, the risk of cardiovascular diseases was further reduced.
dreaming and listening to R.E.M
Research shows that poor sleep directly the health of your arteries. The ability of arteries to dilate is a mark of their health – and lower sleep quality – including length of sleep or snoring during sleep have Continue reading “Insomniacs – Sleep is the New Workout!!!” »
Hey my fashionistas! how are you guys? Welcome to another fashion forecast and I am so excited to share the latest trends with you. I am writing all about fall 2013 fashion which I cant believe is right around the corner. A lot of these pieces can be pulled out of your own wardrobe and yes that is right “old Glam is back” I am ready to rock the fall fashion wit the 10 must have items.
The No.1 is oversized and this almost applies to every single thing in your closet. Oversized jackets to oversied clutches. Fill them all up 🙂 Anything from big bold colors to bold textures is flodding the new york and milan fashion weeks. My primary focus is oversized jackets which dont have too much tailoring and which just sits on you and wraps you up in luxury. Different patterns and different lenghts is a key component.
No.2 on my list is leopard. I love leopard and experimenting this with colors is upto you but i prefer to stick to the classic look. So all you ladies get the leopard out. No.3 is peplum. Yes it is still hanging in there. I see it in quite a few designer looks. Definitely try to play up your waist as this is Continue reading “Top 10 Fashion Trends – Fall 2013” »