Why Do You Need To Buy House Wallpapers?

Different wallpapers are used to make your house beautiful and attractive. Having the best design of wallpaper Singapore in your house allows you to make a better impression in the eyes of home visitors. You can take more benefit from buying the right wallpaper for your house. In this article, we discuss benefits of buying wallpapers. Also, you can get a better solution to your answers that why you need to buy it.

  • Good impression

The significant benefit you get from buying these wallpapers if making a good impression in the eyes of your home visitors. Having a beautiful environment in your house allows every people to feel better. From that, you can better make a good impression. It allows you to make more respect for you in every people. We can say it easily you can better furnish your house with good wallpaper and allows you to make a good impression.

  • Make your mood better

House is a single place in that you can do anything and can take rest. It is important to make your house surrounding beautiful and better to feel good. You can better make your mood good by seeing the beautiful wallpapers in your house. More of designs and themes come in the market of wallpaper singapore. You can choose the best theme and design which makes you to feel better. From this, you can better get relief from stress and tension and can remove it from your mind.

  • Make house attractive

Using beautiful wallpapers for your house walls allows you to make your house attractive.  Better quality of wallpapers allows you to feel good for a long time. You don’t need to change wallpapers if you choose better quality. It allows you to make your house beautiful and attractive always. Also, you can feel better by using attractive and high-quality wallpapers.

  • Number of sellers

There is many sellers are available in the market which are selling house wallpapers at different rates. By choosing the right sellers that are trustworthy allows you to buy these wallpapers at cheaper rates.  With that, you can better save your money and time. You don’t need to waste your more money by buying the bad quality wallpaper. You can maintain your budget, with that you can buy better quality wallpaper to make your house attractive.

We can say that by buying wallpaper singapore, you can make your house beautiful and can get more benefit of it.

General Instruction About Professional Cleaning Service

All you need to know about professional cleaning services that it helps you in many conditions. Make your environment clean and germs free is a key to live healthy lives. By hiring any professional cleaning service company, you can better see your house or office neat and clean. With a neat and clean environment, you can feel better and can do any work smoothly. You can stay healthy and can live longer. For choosing anyone right professional cleaning company, you can follow some tips.

Budget

Many more companies are available in the markets which are providing these services at different rates. You can better choose any one of them which gives you better quality services at cheaper prices. This allows you to save your money and feel better. You can make a better selection which company is more affordable for you. Also, this allows you to be in your budget and can save your money.

Referrals

By getting referrals from any person who is using these services allows you to make a better decision. You can ask any one of your friend which is the right professional for better cleaning. By doing this, you can know about the right professional cleaning service. Or you can hire those professionals for proper cleaning. All this option helps you to make a better selection and decision of right cleaning service company.

Reviews

Checking the reviews online allows you to know deeply about every company which is providing cleaning services. We can say that by checking the reviews, you can know about all particular company quality services. You can better choose any one of them which provides high-quality service. You can easily get the reviews of every company online. That allows you to make a better selection for professional cleaning service.

Reputation

The company which provides high-quality service will always repudiate in the market. You can reach the market and ask anyone which is the repudiated cleaning service company. By doing this thing you can reach any cleaning service company and can know about its quality service. Also from this, you can select the right professional cleaner for cleaning your office or home. If you get more confused, you can hire flyttstädning stockholm for better services.

Location

The location also matters while you choose any one professional cleaning service company. Make sure that the company you choose will close to your living place. Choosing nearest one company will allow you to get the fastest service.

 

 

 

PMS Relief Foods



While I’m off gallivanting and taking in the CHFA West in the beautiful city that is Vancouver; I thought I would be remiss to leave you with nothing to whet your natural health appetites. So I’ve lined up some guest posts, to keep you entertained.

~Bianca

Has that time of the month come to call again? If you’re like most women, you have learned to grin and bear through your symptoms of PMS until the pain, bloating and fatigue subside. However, not all women are able to simply endure their PMS symptoms, and some may experience cramps and bloating to the extent that the pain makes it difficult to get up and function throughout the day. Not to mention the intense mood swings so common in that crazy pre-period week. Luckily, if your PMS symptoms are becoming difficult to handle, or if you simply want to alleviate as much pain as possible, there are ways to naturally reduce symptoms of PMS by adding extra amounts of specific nutrients to your diet. While these foods are not a cure-all for PMS, enriching your diet with these three essential nutrients can help take symptoms from unbearable to so unnoticeable you might be left with nothing more than a big, wide grin.

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids have been part of a huge health fad recently, widely touted for their benefits as healthy sources of fat. Foods such as nuts, olive oil, salmon, fish oil, and avocado that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, improve immune function, and reduce inflammation. But studies have found that this essential nutrient can also alleviate the symptoms of PMS. Because inflammation is such a large part of PMS symptoms, like cramps and bloating, the effects of omega-3 fatty acids work wonders. Try adding some extra avocado and olive oil to your salads or sandwiches the week prior to your period for added anti-inflammation benefits.

2. Vitamin B

Making sure your diet includes a healthy amount of Vitamin B will go very far to reduce the amount of PMS symptoms you experience regularly. While vitamin B does not work as an antidote for symptoms upon consumption, a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women with a diet rich in vitamin B reduced their PMS symptoms by about 25%, compared to women without consistent vitamin B in their diets. Foods like spinach, whole grain breads and cereals, beans, and lean beef are great sources of vitamin B. Supplements work, as well, but eating a rich diet is always better.

3. Magnesium

Magnesium is known as a natural relaxant. It is often used to alleviate anxiety and help with sleep. Magnesium helps regulate the levels of serotonin, which is a mood regulator in the brain. Magnesium in supplement form can be taken as an instant mood enhancer to help the emotional sensitivity caused by PMS. Magnesium also helps to reduce water retention, which will alleviate bloating and fatigue. Foods high in magnesium include whole grains, beans, brown rice, peanut butter, spinach, salmon and cashews.

Exercise Tips For Women



Exercise, you either love it, or love to hate it; however, despite this, we all need it in order to lead a healthy vitalized life. The benefits of exercise include improved circulation, better skin, cardiovascular health, better sleep and mental focus; and, of course, a sexy body!

In light of the fact that I tend to fall under the “love to hate” category, I went and found myself a personal trainer. And, although I am no stranger to exercise; in recent months I have found that I have been guilty of challenging myself less and less. You could say that I have been putting all my health eggs in my nutritional basket; and as vital as nutrition is, it’s only a part of the total equation. Exercise AND nutrition must be present in order to be healthy; one is not incomplete without the other- you could say that exercise is Tom Cruise and nutrition is Renee Zellweger, they complete one another.

I cover nutrition here on the blog extensively; but what does a successful exercise plan look like?

  • At least 30 minutes of heart pumping exercises
  • 3-4 times per week, two or three of those days should contain strength training
  • Interval training; such as one minute sprint two minute walk, which burn more calories and builds more cardiovascular strength than simply running for thirty minutes.
  • 10 minute stretch.

Workouts should be challenging; being able to carry on conversation means you aren’t working hard enough- plain and simple.

One of the less favorable results of a strenuous workout is soreness. We’ve all been there, the day after a workout where getting out of bed seems harder than the workout itself. This turns so many people off of exercise; but it shouldn’t- soreness is a part of the deal. However, there are ways to minimize soreness associated with exercise. I posted a video on the Vitality Guide Facebook Page detailing how I, and you, can reduce the soreness we experience.

Summer is around the corner, and with that it’s time to get moving; so what are your exercise tips for women just like you, who are eager to get bathing suit ready?

Recipe Development



It’s officially the week of CHFA West; the week in which I get to be on TV; the week in which I get to immerse myself in all things health food related; and the week in which all my hard work culminates!

For the past two months I have been working closely with my wonderful partners at Organika Health Products to deliciously debut their newest functional food products; coconut oil, coconut sugar, cherry concentrate and a fiber blend. Now, we’ve become really familiar, so you know very well that I am a part of the coconut tribe; in fact I love coconut so much, that not only is coconut oil my go to cooking oil, but my body moisturizer as well- so, yeah, I love coconut!

I was tasked with creating six recipes using all of Organika’s food products; and initially I was overwhelmed because of all the ideas swirling through my head. However, once I calmed the voices, I got to work on the task at hand. And if you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen all these dishes before; so, finally, here are the recipes!

Coconut Almond Crusted Shrimp

First I revamped one of the most popular recipes here on the Vitality Guide for Women, Coconut and Almond crusted shrimp. It didn’t require much tweaking; I simply added the ultimate fiber blend and coconut sugar to the breading. The fiber blend is completely tasteless so it didn’t impart any changes to the flavor profile; but the coconut sugar changed the face of the game! Simply put, this dish is a star!

1/3 cup raw almonds

1/3 cup unsweetened, unrefined shredded coconut

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp Organika Coconut Palm Sugar

¾ tsp red chili flakes

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

2 tbsp Organika Ultimate Fiber Blend

1 egg

2 tbsp coconut milk

8 shrimp

Preheat oven to 4000F.

In a food processor, combine the almonds, coconut, salt, Organika Coconut Palm Sugar and chili flakes; pulse until the almonds are pulverized and everything is one cohesive mixture.

In a bowl whisk the egg and coconut milk. Set aside. In another bowl, combine Organika Fiber Blend and whole flour.

Set up the breading station in the following order:

  1. Flour/Fiber Blend
  2. Egg/ Coconut Mixture
  3. Almond/ Coconut Mixture

Bread the shrimp by covering completely in flour, then coating completely in the egg mixture; and then coat in the coconut almond mixture. Be sure to coat the shrimp completely at every step, otherwise the breading will come off during cooking. Once all the shrimp have been coated, refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Bake on a greased rack, 5 minutes per side. Then switch the oven to a high broil and cook an addition 3 minutes; or until the breading becomes golden brown.

Blueberry Italian Soda

I’ve been told that I drink my calories; and I’m inclined to agree. I love smoothies, juices and sippers of all kinds. This Blueberry Italian Soda is heavenly by design; effervescent from the club soda; antioxidant rich from the blueberries; and sweet and rich due in large part to the coconut sugar and almond milk. This is a guilt free drink; that can be made guilty with the addition of spiced rum- hello summer sippin’!

Blueberry Syrup

1 cup Organika Coconut Palm Sugar

1 cup water

1 ½ cup blueberries*

In a pot combine all ingredients and on the stovetop bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Strain and discard the berries; set aside to cool.

*Any fruit can be used to create the syrup; however, avoid citrus fruits, as the syrup will curdle the milk in the next step.

  • Club Soda
  • Ice
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk

Fill a glass with ice. Add the chilled blueberry syrup until the glass is ¼ full. Add club soda until the glass is ¾ full; and finish with almond milk. Stir to combine.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Nuts are a go to snack for many, including myself; so, naturally, a nut recipe was in order. Sweet and spicy nuts are the perfect snack. Lightly sweet, lightly spiced; with the added benefit of extra fiber- what’s not to love?!

1 cup Organika Coconut Sugar

2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp coarse black pepper

½ tsp cayenne pepper

1 large egg white

1 tbsp Organika Ultimate Fiber Blend

6 cups unsalted, raw nuts

Preheat oven to 3250F and grease a large sheet pan.

In a bowl, combine Organika Coconut Sugar, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne and Organika Ultimate Fiber blend; stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until it begins to form soft peaks, about 4 minutes. Fold in the spice mixture; then stir the nuts into the egg spice mixture. Toss to coat all the nuts. Line the nuts in 1 even layer onto the greased pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the mixture to parchment paper to cool. The nuts will feel soft immediately out of the oven; but they will harden once cooled. Nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Raspberry Whole Meal Muffins

By all accounts I am not inclined to sweet things- I’ve always been a bit salty; but raspberry whole meal muffins have the ability to make even the saltiest among us a convert. This recipe is diabetic friendly, because white sugar has been swapped out in favor of the low glycemic coconut sugar; and these muffins are brimming with fiber, provided by the whole wheat flour and Organika’s fiber blend.

1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 cup Organika Coconut Palm Sugar

1 egg

4 ¼ oz melted OrganikaCoconut Oil

½ cup almond milk

½ tsp grated lemon zest

¼ cup frozen raspberries

2/3 cup OrganikaUltimate Fiber Blend

Extra coconut sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350Of.

Sift flour and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in Organika Coconut Sugar and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the center.

In a separate bowl, whisk egg, Organika Coconut Oil, almond milk, lemon zest. DO NOT DO THIS STEP AHEAD OF TIME, coconut oil hardens very quickly. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients; and stir to combine.

Spoon batter into muffin holes to 1/3 full, then add 2 to 3 frozen raspberries to the center of each muffin. Top with the remaining batter and sprinkle with extra Organika Coconut Sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and an inserted stick can be removed clean.

Sweet Curry Spice

In addition to being salty, I have been known to be spicy too; I chalk it up to my Caribbean ancestry! My grandmother, who is gifted in the Caribbean culinary arts, very kindly gave me permission to share her curry spice recipe. I added coconut sugar to the mix and BOOM magic happened; the coconut sugar brings harmony and evens out the spice, managing to bestow a lovely richness to the blend.

1/3 tsp Madras Curry powder*

1/3 tsp regular curry powder

1/3 tsp cumin seed

Pinch of turmeric (about 1/8 tsp)

¼ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp Organika Coconut Palm Sugar

In a dry pan on high heat, toast the cumin seed until fragrant; 2 minutes. Remove from heat and grind into a powder. Mix the cumin powder with the Madras curry powder, regular curry powder, turmeric, salt and Organika Coconut Palm Sugar. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

*Available at any Indian Grocery

Using the Spice

Sweet Curry Kale

3 oz. kale, rib removed and chopped

1 tsp Sweet Curry Spice

¼ tsp unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

½ tsp Organika Coconut Oil

Wash the kale very well and dry completely. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat; add the kale and cook, tossing to coat in the coconut oil for 1 minute. Add the sweet curry spice and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until the kale is completely wilted, sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve with whole grains, like quinoa.

Tofu and Kale Rice Bowl

4 oz firm tofu

1 oz sweet curry kale

½ cup wild rice, cooked

1 tsp Organika Coconut Oil

1/3 tsp sweet curry spice

Slice the tofu in bite sized pieces, 2 in. cubes. Heat oil in a non stick pan heated to medium high heat; add the tofu and sweet curry spice and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes; or until tofu is caramelized. Add the kale and wild rice; toss to combine and cook for an addition 3 minutes, or until everything is well heated. Serve hot.

Other Uses

Used to rub on chicken, beef and fatty fish.

Mixed Berry Recover Smoothie

A recipe creation project, done by me, would not be complete without a smoothie recipe. Using Organika’s sweet cherry concentrate, I created the perfect post exercise recovery smoothie. Hydrating, filling and brimming with antioxidants and gut loving probiotics; this smoothie is the perfect post workout reward!

1 cup coconut water

¼ frozen blueberries

½ cup frozen raspberries

1 tbsp Organika Sweet Cherry Concentrate

1 tbsp Organika Ultimate Fiber Blend

2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp OrganikaCoconut Oil

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and free of lumps, about 1 ½ minutes.

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Ok, so, Thursday I will be on Breakfast Television Vancouver; set your PVR’s or DVR’s (we all have them) for 8:15 am and WATCH! And if you are in the Vancouver area, come out to the CHFA West expo and say hi to me at the Organika booth; I love to talk, and I would love to meet you!

Gremolata Parsley Sauce



This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada; and an integral part of giving thanks, for me, means spending time with those that I love, which necessitates a lot of eating and drinking. It’s no secret that people gather around food and drink and use it as a measure to share love, as sharing meals and sharing love have often gone hand in hand; and this thanksgiving was no different.

With many of my close friends in from out of town, the responsibility of showing them a good time was one I did not take lightly. We ate, we drank and gave thanks for one another with many (many toasts); which was then followed by the traditional Thanksgiving feast at my grandmother’s house. Where once again we gave thanks for one another over food and drink; and as thankful as I am for all the people in my life, I am ever so thankful for the return of less lenient nutritional behavior.

Enter Gremolata Parsley Sauce.

Now, if you’ve ever chewed on parsley to freshen your breath, then you know firsthand its ability to refresh even the most pungent of mouths; but did you know that parsley has the ability to freshen the whole system? Parsley is known primarily for its detoxification and deodorizing properties; which make this, the world’s most popular herb, perfect for the week after thanksgiving. Parsley’s ability to purify the breath and detoxify the system comes from the same substance that makes it green: chlorophyll. With countless studies confirming the ability of chlorophyll to purify and rejuvenate; and it has been shown to stop bacterial growth in wounds, deodorize, counter toxins, deactivate carcinogens, build blood, renew tissues and counteract inflammations.

There is also some suggestion that the volatile oils in parsley, especially myristicin, may inhibit tumor growth; with umbelliferous vegetables (which include parsley) being among a select group of about a dozen foods with the highest anticancer activity. Ten sprigs of parsley contain 556mcg of carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which protect our eyes; as well as 505 mcg of beta carotene, 164 mcg of bone strengthening vitamin K and 84 IU’s of vitamin A.

A New Spin on an Old Favorite

Gremolata parsley sauce is a traditional Mediterranean sauce that is comprised of parsley, lemon and garlic, and as delicious as the conventional rendition is, I opted to boost its already potent nutritional content by adding walnuts. While walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and also in flavor, I chose them because of their ability to mesh nicely with the bright aromas of this herb-y sauce.

This gremolata parsley sauce is meant to be a garnish; and because this adaptation on the traditional parsley sauce has a toothsome mouth feel, it is best served with an accompaniment that can stand up to it. I served mine on halved zucchini’s that had the centers hallowed out; and I’ve also served as a garnish on halibut- both were showstoppers!

Detoxifies, fights cancer and tastes delicious- you can really have it all.

Gremolata Parsley Sauce

Zest of 2 lemons
1/3 cup parsley leaves, packed
1/3 cup chives
1/3 cup walnuts, raw
½ tsp chili flakes
¾ tsp salt
¼ cup (or less) olive oil

Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor and turn on. While the machine is still running slowly add the olive oil until a thick paste is formed- you may not need all the oil, it depends on what consistency you like. Will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for one week.

Guest Post Battle The Bulge With Small Habit Changes



According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), over 3,000 women checked in for a tummy tuck procedure last year as did more than 100 men. It’s no secret that the world is getting larger, but is it really that hard to eat healthily and burn fat?

It seems banishing biscuits and forbidding fried food can be quite a challenge, so here are five ways to avoid fattening foods.

Eat before shopping

Food shopping on an empty stomach is one of the worse things you can do, so make sure you’re full before hitting the shops. If you’re hungry, you’re more likely to fill your cart with unhealthy items and sneak a calorie-laden snack along the way. Crisps, chocolate and unhealthy dips can call your name if your stomach’s rumbling, so always eat a hearty lunch before an afternoon grocery run. Avoid the aisles packed with fattening foods and linger around the vegetable stands instead. Treat yourself to a fruit you’ve never tried before and avoid walking past the bakery if possible.

Don’t kid yourself

Don’t buy cookies for the kids, if you know, full well that you’re going to eat them. Children don’t need unhealthy snacks for their lunch boxes, so leave fattening goods on the shelf. Many people have little will power when it comes to food and can feel tempted by the silliest of things. Cakes, candies, cookies and the like (which you’d never usually eat) can become a big temptation if they’re in your house, so avoid buying them all together. Don’t kid yourself that you’ll only have one muffin when you know you’ll have five – or you’ll soon be queuing forliposuction on your thighs!

Brush your teeth

If you feel like snacking after dinner, go to the bathroom and brush your teeth. Minty, fresh breath should put you off food and will (hopefully) take your mind off eating. Many of us want something sweet after a main course, but it’s best to stick to yoghurts and fruit, as these are low in calories. Avoid chocolate, cakes and butter-filled pastries and save your treats for a night out. It’s ok to eat desserts now and again, so long as it’s not every day.

Exercise

Exercise releases hormones which suppresses appetite! Therefore, working out on a regular basis could keep your hunger and weight under control. Eating small amounts, more often will keep your energy levels up and hitting the treadmill could keep you in shape. If you hate the gym, try walking to and from work or take the stairs instead of the bus. Every little bit of exercise ads up and will help you to stay fit and healthy for longer.

Battling the bulge is a hard job, but it can be done with a little strength, determination and small habit changes.

Summer Skin Protection Tips



I’m a summer baby, born during the dogs days on July 11th- my mother recalls sweating profusely for the last three weeks of her pregnancy; I maintain that I made up for it by only taking four hours to deliver. In any case, I love the hot season of the year; but most doctors, naturopaths and health practitioners alike, worry about their patients most during this season, as sun exposure wreaks havoc on our skin- our protective layer.

I am a sunscreen warrior, I wear it year round; but I know many who eschew the stuff for various reasons, ranging from it’s finish, chalky or greasy, the toxins found within drugstore brands, and, most frustratingly, because they simply forget. But you know what, skin cancer is on the rise among women under 40, due in large part to sun beds. A word on sun beds, DON’T, just don’t; it has been said that for those who indulge in sun bed activities, it’s not a matter of IF you will cancer but WHEN. And I know this seems positively ridiculous coming from someone with dark skin, but just as I have come to terms with being dark, you should come to terms with being light- it’s the way nature intended!

It’s true that many drugstore sunscreens are filled with horrible stuff, namely parabens, that interfere with our body’s hormonal response; causing all sorts of issues, but don’t despair, there’s a wonderful movement toward “clean” sun protection; and I have been swept up in the wave.

There are two types of sunscreen:

Chemical Filters~ This type of sun protection uses chemical blocks to protect the skin from damage; and although they come in silky and smooth varieties, they are awash with harmful chemicals such as Mexoryl SX, Octocrylene and Avobenzone- yeah, I can’t pronounce them either.

Physical Filters~ The second type and my personal preference is the physical filter; which form a protective layer that sits on the skin and repels harmful rays. I will freely admit  that these tend to go on chalky; and they generally leave my skin a little ashy- but there are always solutions to every problem! Coconut oil has a natural sun protection factor (SPF), so I mix it with my physical filter sunscreen and then slather it on my skin; this helps it spread evenly and minimize the chalky look- and begs the question, is there anything coconut oil cannot do?!

So what are my favorite “clean” sunscreen brands?

Jason Mineral Sunblock~ I love Jason products, they are my go to line of affordable clean beauty products; from toothpaste to shampoo, Jason has it all. This brand is widely available, and has been around since 1959.

Goddess Garden~ Yet another affordable brand. I met one of the reps at the CHFA West and she gave me a ton of samples; and I really liked the product.

Green Beaver~ This wouldn’t be a sun protection round up worth its salt without a mention of Green Beaver. This brand is all inclusive, meaning they have not only sun protection specially formulated for the face, the body and kids, but shampoo, toothpaste etc. I use a wide range of Green Beaver products, including SPF lip balm, SPF for my face and SPF for my body. Not necessarily the most affordable of brands, but well worth it, based on their selection.

There are also a whole host of foods that arm us against the sun;

Foods That Protect Against Sunburn

Eating green, leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and chard helps to protect the skin from squamous cell cancer by up to 50 percent; with squamous cells being the 2nd leading type of skin cancer.

  • Colored Fruits and Vegetables

Brightly colored fruits and vegetables contain carotenoids which are powerful antioxidants that protect the cells in the body from the damage of free radicals and also enhance the immune system. And beta carotene, found in these types of foods, helps prevent sunburn.

Research has found that lycopene and other antioxidants found in tomatoes can actually help prevent the skin from becoming sunburned; and with the season of this crimson colored fruit upon us, this is yet another reason to eat more of them.

  • Foods High In Omega Fatty Acids

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent the skin from the damages of sunburn as well as from skin cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids also help to reduce inflammation which can be caused by sunburn.

Now, these foods are meant to be a compliment to a sun protection regime, including covering up (when possible) and applying a clean sunscreen whenever you plan on being in the great outdoors.

With that said, what do you say we get outside?!

Foods For Healthy Skin



It is very well documented on this website that nutrition is, not only my livelihood, but my passion too. When I was younger I struggled with problematic skin; and when I changed the way I ate my skin cleared up! The saying “let food be thy medicine” is definitely far reaching. Today’s guest post features all the foods for healthy skin.

Enjoy!

When we think of beautiful and healthy skin the first thing that comes to mind is cosmetic products; expensive lotions, anti-aging serums, make-up and the list goes on and on. Have you ever thought about the phrase “You are what you eat”? Stop for a second and think about your daily diet. Does it include the right type of foods you need to keep your skin healthy in every way possible? Well, here is a list of things you need to include in your diet in order to keep your skin healthy, young and glowing.

Vitamin A – To harness this essential ingredient for your recipe of healthy skin, think low-fat organic dairy products. Vitamin A is required by your body for healthy digestion and anything that aids digestion also helps in maintain healthy skin. So, whether it is milk, yogurt or cheese, try incorporating them into your diet daily and your one step closer to healthy looking skin.

Antioxidants – These free radical scavengers rid the body of toxic waste; and, although, this sound like a difficult job, the process is rather simple. Snack on
blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or plums; because not only are they colorful
and delicious, they have the highest number of antioxidants in them and
these antioxidants keep skin looking young and fresh.

Essential Fatty Acids – EFA’s retain moisture in the skin by making your skin stronger. The effect is plumper and younger looking skin. Simple changes like using Canola Oil or extra virgin oil while cooking, or adding walnuts to your salad can provide you with these fatty acids. However, be careful; you should not use more than 2 tbsp of oil in your diet everyday otherwise you can easily add extra calories to your overall diet.

Selenium – This key mineral is present in everyday food such as Whole-wheat bread and cereal. Selenium reduces the damage caused to skin by UV rays; and is also found in turkey, tuna and Brazil nuts.

Green Tea– In terms of healthy skin, the benefits of green tea are numerous. Whether severe ailments as skin cancer or as simple as inflammation, green tea can reduce the risk of both. It is as simple as supplementing black tea with green tea.

Water – We often underestimate the effect water on our skin. Water keeps the skin hydrated- plain and simple. Ditch the sodas and artificial juices and drink water instead.

So there you have it- the perfect recipe for healthy skin! But food is not the only factor that affects the health of our skin skin; stress and lack of sleep can also lead to unhealthy skin. So, the next time you decide to stay up late for an event, be sure to make up for the sleep you lost, your skin will thank you!

Author Bio

Princess Carey is a Nutritionist and Wellness Coach from New Jersey. She is an active member of WeGo and The American Nutrition Association. Being effective in the health and wellness industry for over six years, her experience and continuous education has allowed her to properly inform her audience. She can also be found on Twitter: @CoachPCare  and www,coachpcares.info

Eat Your Way To Sexual Vitality



Ask anyone and they’ll say they want to be sexy, or hot; but did you know that you can eat your way to a sexier self. Yes it’s true there are foods that tantalize not only your taste buds but other body parts too-and these foods have science and research to back them up!

To get more nookie into your life try some of these super foods:

Not only does chocolate make us happy; but it also contains a compound called phenylethylmine, which is linked to the release of endorphins- and endorphins are responsible for that post exercise glow or the other glow from activities that are widely considered more fun

Another reason chocolate is on the list, is not because it’s linked to sexual arousal or satisfaction; but because it allowed people to believe their sexual desire increased- meaning chocolates sexy powers are likely all in your head, where serotonin and endorphins are rooted. When looking to jump start the love bug with chocolate be sure to choose brands with 70% or more cocoa and aim for organic if possible.

Coffee, associated with one of the least sexy time of the day, the morning, has been found to perk up the female sex drive; stimulating, in women, the part of the brain that regulates arousal. But just remember that coffee will keep us up, and although some activities require a late-night, if you’re planning to get to sleep at a reasonable hour pay attention to the afternoon cut off time; no caffeine after 2 PM it’s always a good idea.

Saffron is a premium spice that comes from the crocus flower and has a delicate flavor; it is popular in most Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. And saffron surely lives up to its reputation for improving sexual performance; and at about $11 a gram it should. In order to effectively capture its flavor, soak the threads in hot, but not boiling, broth for 15 minutes, and add the liquor to the recipe.

This delicately sweet and quintessentially summer fruit is not just for the office picnic, it has an unusually high level of an amino acid called citrulline; and this amino acid is used by our body to pump out other amino acids that regulate our heart health. For the fellas this means healthier erections; for us women this means an increase in libido-it’s a win-win situation!

What’s not to love about steak; loaded with zinc and iron and a hearty amount of protein and B vitamins; and quite honestly there’s nothing quite like a sizzling steak on a barbecue to get most in the mood; making steak the perfect foreplay food. Be sure to stick to leaner cuts of meat; and familiarize yourself with the proper cooking technique for each type of cut.

You see, the keys to sexual vitality aren’t found in pills and pharmaceutical solutions, they can be found within the aisles of our neighborhood grocery store; by incorporating all these nutritious foods into our diets we give our bodies what they need to “perform” now and forever.