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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Beauty treats 2 : Kiwi



For : Cellulite

The "orange peel" effect on the skin effects around 95% of women. Eating kiwi fruit, which is extremely high in Vitamin C, not only help you to achieve five-a-day fruit and vegetable goal, but eating just one means you've achieved your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.

This vitamin is required to help strengthen capillary walls, which, when ruptured, can caused skin bruising and tiny thread veins. Strong capillary walls also ensure a good supply of oxygen and
nutrients can reach the skin, helping it appear plumper and smoother and more elastic.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Beauty treats 1 : Chamomile



We all know that we are what we eat, so what does your hair, skin and nails say about you? I will show you about 12 best beauty foods will have you glowing and gorgeous in no time.

Chamomile

For : Dark eye circles

Dark circles around the eyes can be caused by a sluggish liveror kidneys, so drinkng herbal tea like chamomile, can help kick start it. Chamomile is also a natural antiseptic and can help reduce redness of the eye and blocked tear ducts. If you suffering from a lack of sleep, try drinking chamomile tea before go to bed. The balereanic acid in the leaves can help you relax. A god night sleep is a beauty restorer, reducing the appearnce of dark circles and also reducing the appearence of tiredness and facial tension. These can add years, so try and get your minimum of eight ours at least once a weak.

Taste and aroma : Chamomile has a faint apple flavor, frequently use in tea.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Health Tips – Super Fruits

Kiwi : Tiny but mighty
This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre. It’s Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

Apple : An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Strawberry : Protective Fruit
Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals.

Orange : Sweetest medicine
Taking 2 –4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.

Watermelon : Coolest Thirst Quencher
Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium.

Guava & Papaya : Top awards for Vitamin C
They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich rich in fibre which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Interesting Fact : Drink warm water after your meal

This is a very good tip about the warm water after your meal.

This makes sense.... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals...not cold water... maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.

Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.