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With its addition to the list of superfoods, broccoli has become one of the highly regarded vegetables in the diet scene. This cruciferous vegetable...
Vitamin C serums are believed to reverse the signs of aging, reduce hyperpigmentation, and fight sun damage. If you'd like to make your own, you need vitamin C powder and filtered water. Add aloe vera gel to heal damaged skin. Use jojoba oil if you'd have extremely dry skin. Stick with glycerin for a basic serum. Ensure that the pH of your serum is at 3.5 and store it in the refrigerator.
Few things are more frustrating than a case of persistent acne. Pimples popping up all over your face can be unsightly, painful and affect...
What you eat for breakfast plays a role in your skin health. For a glowing, wrinkle-free skin, go for breakfast combinations that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Some good options are oatmeal with banana, kiwi-blueberry smoothie, sweet-potato-pecan pancake, and mushroom omelette. Here's how you can make them and add a glow to your face!
For morning tea lovers, try the energy-boosting, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and immunity lifting tea brewed from healthy ingredients like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, turmeric, honey, and lemon oil. Add ginger slices to boiled water and allow it to steep for 15 minutes. Stir in turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and honey and drink hot on an empty stomach for best results.
Gut, also known as the gastrointestinal tract or the digestive tract plays an important role in digesting food, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating waste. When the gut lining is damaged, it results in inflammation. Leafy greens, celery, slippery elm powder, turmeric, aloe vera, and chicken bone broth have anti-inflammatory properties that can promote gut healing and give you a nutrient boost. Avoid processed foods and foods that contain caffeine and sugar as it can irritate the gut.
Pumpkins are nutritious and can also enhance the flavor of your daily recipes. Add them to your breakfast oatmeal for a morning twist. Spread pumpkin butter on your toast rather than the usual toast spread. Keep yourself warm and healthy with a pumpkin soup. For snacks, have pumpkin bread or pumpkin hummus with fresh vegetables.
In America, the names ‘yam’ and ‘sweet potato’ are used interchangeably. In fact, you might have never eaten yams because they aren’t commonly sold....
The first recipe combines the insulin-regulating properties of cinnamon along with the heavy fiber content in apples gives you a better chance against gaining weight this holiday season. The second one involves mint, an appetite suppressant and coffee, whose caffeine content increases your ability to burn your fat. The addition of other ingredients like bananas, nonfat Greek yogurt, and nonfat milk further ups the nutritional value of these drinks.
Oregano prevents oxidative damage by free radicals, and is also great for boosting one’s immunity since it is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. Being antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory in nature, oregano can further help treat various infections naturally without causing any harmful side effects. The herb also acts like an antihistamine, which further helps stave off allergic reactions triggered by the release of histamine by the body.
Chicken is a staple food found in most meat-lovers’ kitchens. Cooking chicken is easy as well, but preparing the same recipes day in and day...
This paleo friendly coffee drink contains coconut oil, coconut milk, and cocoa powder. These ingredients help reduce inflammation and improve heart health by providing antioxidants and increasing levels of HDL without affecting levels of LDL. Freeze the coconut milk in ice cubes. Blend your coffee with the oil, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Pour the drink over the frozen cubes in a serving glass and enjoy.
Investing in a salad spinner can help dry your veggies which in turn helps the dressing coat them better. Choosing fresh ingredients can help your salad come alive in terms of flavor and appearance while getting creative with dressings and textures can make your salad interesting and enjoyable to eat. Marinading your meats and saving the cheese toppings for later can also add some extra pizzazz to your salad!
Mason jar salads are a great option for those looking for a easy, healthy, home-made lunch or snack. All you will need is a mason jar, some leafy vegetables (rocket for example), protein (like seeds or shrimp), dressing (virgin olive oil for example), produce (like corn kernels), and you are good to go. The art of making a great mason jar is in the order of ingredients that you put in so that it remains crisp and full of flavor.
As an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice, turmeric can seriously upgrade your diet. Use it to make drinks like tea, smoothies, lattes, coffee, and lemonade. Turmeric-based sauces like hummus, mustard, and dressings can also replace bottled condiments. Toss it with rice, quinoa, eggs, or tofu. When baking veggies like kale chips or sweet potato fries, spice it up with turmeric. You’ll soon find that eating turmeric every day doesn’t have to be boring.