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Stay hydrated, protect your skin with a sunscreen and dark clothing, and avoid excessive sun exposure to keep skin healthy in the summer. Have lycopene-rich foods. Avoid heavy makeup and use blotting paper to tackle oily skin. Buttermilk and aloe vera can help tackle a suntan while a cool compress can fight a heat rash.
Summer is synonymous with skimpy. Come March, everyone’s busy digging out those summery dresses and swimsuits. But when the seasonal allergies start breaking out,...
Cumin is a flavorsome spice that can aid digestion, ease IBS, and boost memory and immunity. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and manages BP, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It may also combat stress, promote weight loss, and protect against certain cancers. It's also a good source of iron.
To ensure healthy skin and a smooth shave during winter, massage your shaving gel onto skin for a few minutes and gently exfoliate twice a week. In addition to this, make sure to use warm water and use a non-soap cleanser to avoid drying out the skin. Moisturize when the skin is damp with a fragrance-free moisturizer or oils.
The idea of basking in the sun has always been appealing to many people. But nowadays, as people have become more conscious of their...
Being diagnosed with chronic obstruct pulmonary disease – or COPD – does not mean a lifetime of dependency on medication. A group of diseases (chronic bronchitis,...
If you want to make some changes in your diet and go the organic way, there are some fool-proof ways to make it happen without going broke. For example, you could try to cut down on another expense to save money for your organic produce or get coupons to cut down the cost. You could also just buy produce that is grown locally and seasonally so that it is better for the wallet, health and the environment.
Psoriasis flare-ups are frustrating and difficult to manage. Knowing their triggers can help you avoid them. Weather conditions and negative emotions can lead to flare-ups. Infections in the upper respiratory tract and skin injuries can both trigger and worsen symptoms. Medications that treat high blood pressure, heart disorders, and bipolar disorders can lead to flare-ups. Alcohol and tobacco consumption might also cause symptoms.
Fermenting food lets good bacteria grow, resulting in a gut-healthy probiotic that’s tangy and delicious. These beneficial microbes support intestinal balance and therefore supports immunity, digestion, and mental and emotional health. As a preservation method, fermentation will also help you save money. If you’re making fermented food, choose the produce in season and sanitize the jars. Always store in the refrigerator so bacteria can survive.
If you think Italian food is all about pasta, pizza, lasagna, and prosciutto, you've barely even scraped the surface of what this country and its...
It is absolutely true that we are what we eat. Although most of us know this fact, we seldom take a moment to appreciate...
Holiday staples like apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes are high in beneficial nutrients and fiber. These foods not only boost your immunity, but also prevent unhealthy snacking tendencies. Meat lovers may opt for turkey, a high-protein, low-calorie choice that won't harm their cholesterol levels. Cooking with cinnamon is also a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable and preventing insulin resistance that can further benefit your weight-loss goals.
The warming, anti-inflammatory effect of ginger along with the absorption-boosting properties of Epsom salt helps your body sweat out the toxins while it simultaneously soaks up essential minerals and nutrients for smooth and efficient functioning. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar help restore your body's pH levels to keep it infection-free, while enhancing oxygen supply to the cells and boosting your immune levels to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Being around a bottle of water at all times will make giving up the calorie-laden soda come naturally to soda-lovers. Pre-portioning snacks and switching to smaller plates can make controlled-eating less seem less of an emotional sacrifice. Roasting can help add flavor without the oil, while making healthy swaps instead of ditching foods completely can make for a more sustainable healthy-eating strategy.
Winter is the season of cold winds, snow, and the flu. Are flu shots your only way out? Not really. This winter, take the natural route and choose these flu shot alternatives. Certain plants and herbs can act as preventive measures and fight the virus, treat the symptoms if you're already sick, and boost your immune function. Be sure you include these foods in your regular diet to keep the flu at bay.