While winter is the glorious season of holidays, family get-togethers and parties, it is also the season of flu, colds, arthritis attacks and other physical and physiological winter diseases. While indulging in comfort foods to keep us warm on a chilly winter day, we ignore important nutrients that can severely impact our health. Below you will find 5 powerful nutrients that will help you avoid those winter blues:
Celebrities: they're just like us. They crave cheeseburgers and fries, and occasionally feel guilty about scarfing down that half-pint of Ben & Jerry's during a recent Scandal marathon. Hey, it happens. However, unlike most of us, celebs have personal trainers and celebrity chefs on hand to help them lose the extra pounds. Not fair, right? Well…I may have found a way to get all the benefits of a pricey celeb workout without having to spend a single penny.
I'm big on the whole DIY thing and so was my abuela when it came to home remedies. I mean most of the time, why not try something you can make yourself? Well, now I'm thinking I need to be a bit more cautious when it comes to home remedies because I'm finding that some of them can actually be dangerous. The crazy thing is that I have totally tried some of these and I bet you have too!
Sorry abuela, but I'm going to have to say goodbye to some of your recommended home remedies.
Besides packing a punch in Asian dishes, lemongrass has been used for medicinal purposes for decades. Its citrusy flavor makes this perennial plant the perfect condiment for seafood, chicken, soups or even tea. It offers numerous therapeutic and many other health benefits, one of which includes weight loss.
If you want to lose weight and tone up in time for the holidays, here are some ways lemongrass will help you reach that goal faster:
Ayesha Jones of Birmingham, England is 24 years old and she's stunning any way you look at her. I'm sure you won't find it surprising that she even has a background in modeling because I mean LOOK at her. But you know what? It is surprising because at 13 years old Ayesha Jones found out that she has scoliosis, which makes her spine curve quite noticeably. She was told that a back brace was not an option and her doctor at the time said that unless she had an invasive procedure called a spinal fusion she would be a "pretty girl with an ugly back."
The mother in me wants to reach back in time and slap the doctor who said that to her, and slap him HARD. Who says that to anyone, much less to an impressionable 13-year-old girl. The GREAT news is that Ayesha Jones even at such a young age was determined to prove that doctor wrong.
See this lovely happy looking young lady? She is 24-year-old Daniela Liverani from Edinburgh, Scotland. While on a recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, she started getting recurring nosebleeds. She says, "I'd fallen off a motorbike just before (the nosebleeds) started, so at first I thought I must have burst a blood vessel." Boy was she wrong! Back home from her trip, she was taking a shower on Thursday when this thing protruded out of her nose all the way down to her lip. She jumped out of the shower, wiped the steam off the mirror and saw that she had brought home a huge leech up her nose! Oh and just in case that isn't enough to freak you out, wait until you find out how long that disgusting parasite was AND how long it was in her nose.
A healthy body starts with a clean foundation. Detoxification gives you just that: a clean system that is ready to absorb powerful nutrients from foods and eradicate cancerous and disease-causing compounds. Here we give you 7 such food items that are readily available in most countries. They all cleanse your system, boost your metabolism, nourish your body, and strengthen your immunity.
Your diet greatly influences how your skin looks and feels. Those same healthy foods you are snacking on can also be used to boost your radiance or give your hair more shine--naturally. Before you hit the beauty aisle, just remember that there are foods in the produce and dairy sections that can give you the same end result. Plus, you'll have two uses for the goods, no?
Pumpkin madness! I was recently at my local supermarket quietly choosing my groceries when a frantic woman screamed in my ear: "everything pumpkin is here"! She wasn't alone in her enthusiasm for the fall superfood because after she said that many customers swarmed the aisle. 'Tis the season and pumpkin everything is indeed everywhere and for good reason. Pumpkins are one of the healthiest foods and you should eat a lot of them. We'll tell you why.