Though you may think that food only affects your physical health, experts know that what you eat impacts every system of your body…including your brain. Food can stimulate the brain and deliver vital nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals that not only help increase memory and brain function but can protect against cognitive decline as well. If you tend to lose your keys on a daily basis or are always forgetting important details, you’ll want to add these foods to your diet to sharpen your memory today.
It is easy to classify any sweet produce as fruit and toss all the remaining savory produce into the vegetable category. However, there’s a lot more that goes into determining whether a vegetable is actually a vegetable. Hint: It is not just all about how they taste.
Have you ever spent a long Friday at work getting excited about kicking back with a bowl of nacho chips and freshly made guacamole…only to find that your avocados are still green and inedible?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with winter that is usually firmly planted in the hate category. Yes, the snow is lovely, and spending the holidays with family is always a treat. However, once the new year rolls around and spring is just a few months away, I’m ready to say goodbye to grey skies, freezing temperatures, and the cracked and dry skin that is my constant wintertime companion. Unfortunately, winter is unavoidable, and so, too, is the struggle that I have in keeping my skin hydrated and healthy. Thankfully, there are ways to keep the dry skin at bay. Instead of turning to chemical-laden products that just cover up the issue, I’ve put together a few of my favorite, all-natural remedies that you can whip up at home.
Believe it or not, those ten products that you apply to your skin every morning and evening aren’t going to do you any good when you are filling your body with processed foods and sugary drinks like soda. Great skin starts from the inside out, and eating a whole foods diet with loads of vegetables, and limited sugar is a great way to recapture that youthful glow.
If you’ve been living with dry, cracked heels, hiding your feet in sneakers all summer because you’re too ashamed of the unsightly skin and experience pain when wearing sandals, you’re not alone. Many people ignore their feet and don’t care for them properly, leading to all sorts of skin and movement issues. It’s time to break your bad habits and pamper your neglected heels. Read on to find out the secret to banishing that cracked skin for good.
You may want to turn that frown upside down. Along with several other things such as dramatic expressions, sleeping on your side, aging, smoking, or excessive UV exposure, frowning can cause forehead wrinkles. These face wrinkles are often virtually invisible to anyone else but could make you feel self-conscious. Plus, they could be a sign of skin damage and act as a wakeup call that will inspire you to start looking after your skin. Rather than hiding your forehead under bangs or a hat, try these simple, natural tricks to tighten your skin and reduce fine lines.
In warmer months, we start craving sweet berries, citrus fruits and lighter meals. The good news is, many of what we consider to be summer foods are excellent for cancer prevention. [Read more…]