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Anti-Aging Secrets

January 14, 2018

We all age with time, and there is no stopping it. But celebrities like Cindy Crawford and Meryl Streep have taught us one thing- that no matter what, aging can always be slowed down, and sometimes at an unbelievable rate!

Although when we step up for our quest of slowing down the inevitable, we most overburden our desperate minds with the various brands of anti-aging creams, lotions and leave-off mask, studies and real experiences show that the anti-aging process actually starts with the very basics, like our diet, physical activities and sleep. And while anti-aging creams may show visible difference within a short time, most of them come with their own range of side-effects, and complete dependence on these creams would probably not be counted on in the long run.

So, here’s a list of the 10 best, yet easily achievable ways that could be our greatest secrets to slowing the aging process down!

 

  1. Antioxidants, antioxidants!

 

No matter what anybody tells you, taking care of yourself always starts with a proper and well-maintained diet. Don’t be taken aback yet, because maintain a well-balanced diet doesn’t really have to be that accurate. Antioxidants help our skin fight the aging, and it can be found in plenty in Vitamins B, C and E. Fish and poultry are great sources of Vitamins B6 and B12, and vegetarians can rely solely upon chickpeas, one cup of which can meet 55% of one’s daily requirement! Wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds and almonds are great sources of Vitamin E. And citrus fruits like lemons and oranges are the easiest sources of your daily Vitamin C.

 

So, for your next meal, load your plate up with these amazing vitamins!

 

  1. Grab your Proteins

 

Proteins are great not only for your skin, but also if you are looking for some genuine weight-loss. A women should get at least 46 grams of protein each day.

“Proteins helps in construction of body mass and maintaining it, which is something we lose as we age,” says Keri Gans, RD, a nutrient consultant based in New York City. Protein also helps strengthen hair strands.

 

  1. Cut back on sugar and salt

 

Sugar, although a great carbohydrate, and thus a great source of energy, can be responsible for diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, and worse looking skin. In a study conducted in 2010, researchers came across the fact that sugar was largely linked to production of advanced glycation end products which are responsible for aging.

But if you have a sweet tooth, don’t worry, doctors say consuming a limited amount of sugar won’t do much harm!

 

Foods high in sodium make our body retain water, making our body feel bloated and heavy, giving our faces a puffier appearance, especially under the eyes. Instead of suddenly giving up salt, it can be reduced slowly, adding more flavors with pepper, herbs and lemon instead.

 

  1. Drink lots of water

 

Yes, it’s probably the oldest rule in the book, but not drinking enough water will take a toll on your skin. If you really can’t make yourself do it, try eating fruits, vegetables and natural fruit juices to give your body the amount of water it needs.

 

  1. Quit smoking and go easy with booze

 

If you haven’t had a reason good enough to quit smoking yet, trust me, this is it. Quit now. Besides giving you lung cancer and heart diseases, smoking can largely damage your looks. Smoking can cause premature aging, wrinkles, stained teeth, and even increased psoriasis risk. Dermatologist David Stoll says, “Smoking increases wrinkles due to facial motion, and it also has a vasoconstricting effect, which means it chokes off blood vessel circulation.”

 

And alcohol dehydrates the body, and dehydrated skin can look more dry, sallow and dull. White wine is also responsible for long-lasting stains in the teeth and damaged enamel.

 

  1. Manage Your Stress

 

Stress and depression not only ruin your mental health, but also can be devastating for your skin, as Dr. Lamb clearly mentions, “Aging effects are a direct result of stress and stress-related hormones.”

 

In 2013, a study in Denmark showed that stress attacks people at a cellular level, making the cells age faster. So stress shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, take a vacation, start yoga classes or learn how to meditate, and take care of that stress problem!

 

  1. Get Enough Sleep

 

As the 71-year-old celebrity Helen Mirren swears, “I try to sleep as much as possible. It’s very important” as her anti-aging secret, sleeping is more important than you think! Our tissues are built and damages repaired when we sleep. An average adult needs about 8 hours of sleep, and without it our internal affairs are affected. Besides, a good night’s sleep alone can help you fight stress and anxiety. So if you are getting too less, it’s time you started making up for it!

 

  1. Make working out a habit

 

Although our city life and daily chores, makes us want to just sit in front of the TV at the end of the day, find some time to work out a few times every week. Not only does working out help reduce weight and protect us from cardiovascular diseases, working out can also make us look younger than our age. Besides, the sweat after work outs help clear out dirt from the pores and deep cleanses our skin!

 

  1. Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturize!

 

While all the aforementioned tips will help your skin from the inside, your skin would still need some help from the outside. Cleansing properly with a mild face wash or cleanser is very important, especially before going to sleep. So is moisturizing properly every day. And to keep the glow alive, the skin should be exfoliated every now and then, in soft motions, since over-exfoliating could damage the skin! But always remember to use products that are made for your particular skin type!

 

  1. Bathe in the morning Sun, avoid the rest!

 

The soft sun in the morning is quite good for the skin since a major portion of the daily Vitamin D is obtainable from sunbathing. But for the rest of the day, stay away from sun since sun damages skin at all levels. Don’t forget your sunscreen and use an umbrella if necessary!

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Effect of Poor Nutrition on Child Development

October 31, 2016

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Who doesn’t like to cuddle a chubby cheeked cutie pie? It’s like heaven when they smile at you and try to play with their little hands. You can find inner peace when you look at them, and they are the future of a nation.

If you look at the good looking baby suffering from the physical and mental problem, it’ll make your mood off! This mainly causes due to poor nutrition. So Parents need to be more aware of the impact of poor nutrition on child development.

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Ideal diet plan to lose weight

July 1, 2016

Are you overweight? Worried for how to attend the Occasion after few days, when you will look fatty? Sleeping more or can’t control your sleeping time due to heavy weight?  Do you feel drowsy to work or a feel lack of concentration in your work due to overweight? Failing to represent you in front of the people because of obesity? Or working on a diet but still not working? Or want to lose fast? Continue Reading

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What is Paleo Diet?

April 26, 2016
Paleo Diet

I was reading some paleo diet blogs lately as i didn’t know much about this. I found this interesting topic for you. They call it “Paleo Diet” or caveman diet. They took it from the word “Paleolithic” that means the diet of the people of prehistoric age when they lived in cave. I think it is a real practical approach towards nutrition. You realized that at present time we are getting all these artificial foods like, industrially modified Trans fats, sugars etc. and all these preservatives like things. These are probably root of all these incurable disease like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. And mental illness like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Delirium etc. Time has arrived to change our food habit entirely and stick to the cavemen’s choice. Think about the foods they consumed, meat, fish, vegetables and fruits, that’s all. No grains, no food that could be preserved by any mean, no dairy products as well. So let’s figure out what did they eat, first they use to eat meat from animals like wild boar, wild goat like Capra, birds like fowl, includes Guinea fowl, Pheasant, etc. Dangerous to our health as well as to entire humanity is, we might end up losing total defense against infection by consuming meat full of the drugs and antibiotics they feed in the poultry. Epinephrine, antibiotics like Ceftiofur Sodium are used in farms to produce red meat. We should try our best not to consume these types of farm meats. So what can we eat to stay at the prehistoric age? 

Here are things in my mind:

Fish found in the river is one of the way cave man survived. Beware of the River pollution by the massive industrialization at present time.

Seafood which are not processed at all like salted fish are safe. Fishes found in the lakes or pond are OK as long as they were grown entirely from the food they found in nature. Because present day hatchery feeds are artificially made by mixing different chemicals.

You can eat nuts and seeds. Almost all natural oils were processed industrially. So better to consume the seeds with boiled food.

All vegetables are safe provided that no pesticides or fertilizers were used to cultivate them.

Do not eat cereal grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, potatoes, processed foods of any kind and salt.

Paleo diet has lots of health benefits include weight loss, prevents diabetes, heart disease etc. You may live a longer healthy life like our ancestors survived in the wild for long.

What you have to keep in mind is that you have to avoid

  • All dairy food
  • Rice
  • Sodium Chloride that means Salt
  • No additional Sugar
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Artificial Fluids
  • Pulses & Peas

Well thanks for the reading, and what i can say now that i am

a big fan of Paleo Diet

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Healthy diet to lower cholesterol.

April 12, 2016

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is an organic molecules essential for human body which travels through our bloodstreams as low density lipoproteins (LDL) and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL). Higher existence of LDL in our blood causes cholesterol related difficulties, for example, excess amount of cholesterol may be deposited in the artery walls.

Molecular structure of cholesterol

Molecular structure of cholesterol

Who are Cholesterol’s sources?

Major source of cholesterol in our body is our dietary habit includes cheese, egg, yolks, and all kinds of red meats, oil and even breast milk. The existence of cholesterol in vegetables or plant source are lower. So using vegetable oil in deep fryer significantly helps to reduce LDL level. Although coconut and palm oil consist of saturated fat causing increment of low density lipoproteins. Avoiding red meats will stabilize the level of small amount of cholesterol human body needs for function purpose. Vegetable and fruits contains lower amount of cholesterol.

Some cholesterol rich steak eggs ribs cheese salmon good example of fatty-foods are source of cholesterol.

Some cholesterol rich steak eggs ribs cheese salmon good example of fatty-foods are source of cholesterol.

 

Some foods to lower cholesterol:

Oats:

Oats contains a substance called beta glucan or β-Glucans, which is a sort of sugar found in cell walls of cereals, oats, yeast, bacteria etc. This chemical substance basically suck up LDL and body expels it as waste. So having cereal made of mainly oats could be a healthy choice to reduce bad cholesterol.

Oatmeal with nut topping to lower cholesterol.

Oatmeal with nut topping to lower cholesterol.

Red Red Wine.

Red wine consists of polyphenol antioxidants to boost the process of slashing bad cholesterol. Grape juice is a good alternative if you don’t drink alcohol. As an alternative to wine, 8 ounce of purple grape juice for women and 16 ounce for men is sufficient to get your LDL cutting job done. Try to get pure grape juice with no extra sugar added to it. Eating red or purple grapes instead of juice does the same job with an extra benefit of fiber.

Red wine, grape or grape juice to lower LDL.

Red wine, grape or grape juice to lower LDL.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate consists of 70% cocoa. Cocoa contains a phytochemical compounds called flavonols, having antioxidants to cut bad cholesterol.White chocolate doesn’t do that.Because it is not made from cocoa. Try eating 1.5 ounce chocolate bar a day, to benefit your blood. Try to get a sugar free one.

Chocolate bar to lower LDL.

Chocolate bar to lower LDL.

Mr. Bean

Beans are full of soluble fibers. This fiber creates a gel type chemical compound. This compound helps to cohere different types of acids and cholesterol in your intestine. Your intestine wall cannot soak up cholesterol anymore. Eat beans in salad or any meal you consume. kidney beans, chickpea, butter beans, pinto beans are blessings for your bloodstream.

A plate of soup containing four types of beans.

A plate of soup containing four types of beans.

Nuts!

You are going crazy thinking about increasing cholesterol level in your body. Surprisingly nuts are here to solve this LDL problem as your friends. Keep in mind nuts are blessed with mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This element will reduce bad cholesterol. Allow 42.5 grams of nut friends named almonds, pistachio, hazelnuts, pine nuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts in your mouth. Get them salt free and without coating.

Mixed nuts to eat raw

Mixed nuts to eat raw

Soy

Taking 25 grams soy protein by eating soy based food such as, tofu, soy milk, soy bean, soy bread, soy cookies are may reduce bad cholesterol by 5% to 6%. But researcher concluded that soy beans are not a extraordinary solution to eliminate Bad cholesterol previously thought. Whole milk contains 3.25% of fat along with 8% cholesterol. Whereas soy milk contains 0% Cholesterol with only 2% of saturated fat.

Soup made of soy milk and tofu.

Soup made of soy milk and tofu.

Something Fishy

Contrary to popular belief that fat fuels LDL in bloodstream, when choose fish to eat, get the fatty one. When you go to fish market or nearby grocery store try to by salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel, sardines etc. which contains Omega-3 fatty acids. This element helps to reduce LDL unlike bad saturated fat found in the red meat.

 

Smoked Mackerel with extra oil added

Smoked Mackerel with extra oil added

oil

The existence of cholesterol in vegetables or oils from plant source are lower. So using vegetable oil instead of butter in deep fryer may significantly help to reduce LDL level. Although coconut, mustard and palm oil consist of saturated fat causing increment of low density lipoproteins. In case of olive oil you choose extra virgin olive oil, because it less purified causing existence of huge antioxidants and may reduce cholesterol close to 15%. Avocado is a great choice along with peanut and canola oil. these oils contains Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats causing lower Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Avocado oil to reduce low density lipoproteins.

Avocado oil to reduce low density lipoproteins.

To bring this short article to an end, I may give you some added advice beside food tips. Any kind of physical activities even simple housework in our everyday life burns fat causing lowered cholesterol level. Physical exercise for example walking every day for 30 minutes decreases higher existence of LDL. Stress and anxiety may raise the level of cholesterol. So focus on your mental health. It is important to free up time for your family and friends, to laugh and hang out with them. Quit smoking. This habit aids in lowering bad cholesterol. You may undergo a cholesterol test in every 5 years.

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Hiking boots

March 13, 2016

Going on a hike? Make sure you look after your feet with a good pair of hiking boots! There are so many choices out there that it can be hard to know which type are the right ones. This handy infographic from Hi-Tec can help you decide which ones to buy.

Enjoy the outdoors this summer with a stylish pair of hiking boots. As well as looking great, they can really look after your feet out there in the rough terrain. Check out this handy infographic from Hi-Tec from selecting the right outdoor footwear.

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How to Lose Weight Fast But Safely

February 13, 2016

Trying to lose weight has always been a challenge especially in the current tough economic times where ones have to constantly work for long hours to get a life and leave no time for things like physical exercises. However, adapting long-term weight loss plans is wise since it will ensure you lose weight steadily and slowly. You will also make sure that there is no chance of regaining it. Continue Reading