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Friday, January 9, 2015

Healthy Tips to Eat Instant Noodles

Instant noodles are often used as a menu when you are in a hurry. In addition to the convenience of instant noodles also has a delicious flavor and savory. No wonder a lot of people love and addicted to eat it. But instant noodles can be bad for health. Seasoning in instant noodles contains high levels of salt and preservatives, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) are high, so that the people who have hypertension, obesity and diabetes is not recommended to eat them. Carbohydrates contained in it have undergone a process many times that makes it easily absorbed so that it can increase blood sugar levels quickly.
For you who love to eat instant noodles, better not to eat them too often. If you want to eat them try to make it healthy. How to make it? Follow these tips:

Eating at least once a week
Most people know that eat instant noodles too often is not good for health. Try to eat them once a week or when you really want to eat it. Do not make instant noodles as your option when you are not taste the other dishes and do not also make instant noodles as a staple food.
Do not use its boiled water
Eating instant noodles using its boiled water is very tasty. However, don’t get used to it because in the long term, those chemicals are very harmful to the beauty of the face and skin. Your skin will become dry and cause various symptoms of premature aging. It would be nice, if you eat them using freshly boiled water in order to reduce the risk of negative effects.
Add vegetables
In order to remain healthy eating instant noodles you can add various types of vegetables such as tomatoes, green mustards, sprouts, onions, and other vegetables of your preferences. By adding vegetables in it, at least you care about the health of the body to remain healthy.
Do not add rice
Instant noodles contain carbohydrate. When you eat hem, don’t add the rice. Rice also has carbohydrates so if you eat at the same time will have a negative impact on health. In addition to adding vegetables, you also can add a variety of other foods that contain protein, such as eggs.

However instant noodles can not replace a full meal. Instant noodles still be considered as food aid to delay hunger. Beside it is not good to consume it constantly, nutritional content in instant noodles also don’t meet the nutrient needs of the body. Health problems that can arise when you are constantly eating instant noodles, such as obesity, blood sugar levels rise, the increase in tension of the body, and so on. Please do not eat instant noodles so often. Take care of your health!

Thursday, January 8, 2015


I have posted about Surprising Benefits of Coffee before. On that post I explain to you that coffee has a lot of benefits for your skin. It could protect your skin; make it smooth, calm, and bright. How amazing! If you haven’t read about it you can read it here. So, on this post I want to tell you one of my routine with coffee that can make your skin smoother and brighter. I usually use coffee as my face mask and scrub. As I mentioned before on my post, use coffee as scrub is effective without being harsh. Many of nature’s exfoliating properties (sugar or sand) will slough and smooth skin, but aren’t exactly gentle. Softer coffee grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin and will leave it silky smooth sans irritation. Can you imagine how great coffee is!

How to make it?
1.    Prepare a quarter cup of coffee.
2.    Add honey as taste to create a scrub or a slightly thick paste.
3.    Apply to the face and leave for about 30 minutes. To make it as scrub apply in a circular motion. Recommended for direct use this mixture after mixing.
4.    Clean the skin and always apply moisturizer after wearing these scrubs. Do coffee scrubbing every two weeks. Scrub is also good to use on the body.

I like to use coffee as an exfoliator because it can help remove dead skin that is in the top of layer of skin, and to help moisturize the skin I add honey. Well, happy scrubbing! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Healthy Hair and Nails Secrets

There are many products on the market to help keep your hair and nails looking healthy and clean, but some solutions are already in you're home. You just have to put those everyday products to good use.
1.   Wash Your Hair With Mouthwash
Turns out that mouthwash is an effective cure for dandruff. Mix your won dandruff rinse by combining one part mouthwash with nine parts water. After shampooing with your regular shampoo, apply the mixture to your scalp and leave it on. Your dandruff will improve, your hair won’t be sticky, and you can be assured people won’t accuse your hair of having bad breath.
2.   Give Your Hair a Mint Rinse
If you’d rather not have your hair smelling like mouthwash, try this remedy: Mash a handful of dry or fresh peppermint leaves and cover them with vodka. Let it steep for a full day (no tasting) then strain. Add ¼ teaspoon water at a time to the mix until it becomes cloudy. After shampooing, apply the mix to your scalp and leave it on. You should see results by the second shampoo.
3.   Take Vitamin B
For nails as strong as horses’ hoofs, turn to good old vitamin B. The hoofs are made from keratin, the same substance that makes up fingernails (the natural ones, at least). Several studies find it works just as well in humans. One from Swiss researchers found that patients with brittle nails who supplement with 2,500 micro-grams of biotin for six months increased their nail thickness by 25 per cent. Take 300 micro-grams of the vitamin four to six times a day.
4.    Skip Quick-Dry Nail Polish

Most quick-drying nail polishes contain more formaldehyde and alcohol than regular polishes, and those fluids can dry and split your nails. The best way to fast-dry your nails is by freezing them. Dump a tray of ice cubes into your bathroom sink, add enough cold water to cover them, and then dip your wet nails into the cold water for a minute or two after each coat.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


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Let's give a warm welcome to the year that starts a new, cherish each moment that the year shall behold. May the New Year bring to you warmth of love and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination.

Happy New Year!

May each and every day of yours be renewed with lots if happiness and love. Have a great year ahead!

Monday, December 29, 2014

HOW TO: Beautiful Lips

Beautiful, soft lips are desired by women everywhere. By having beautiful lips it can support you to have beautiful smile too. Here are some ways to plump up and protect our lips.

1.   Skim Lip Product Labels
Check the ingredients you’re putting on your lips. To protect from sun damage choose a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Avoid parabens and fragrance, which can be irritating. Also, if you tend to get chapped lips, you may need to avoid camphor and menthol, super-aromatic ingredients that can dry your lips. Instead, look for ingredients that help lips hold on to moisture. These include glycerin, mineral oil, aloe, lactic acid, and sorbitol. Lanolin and beeswax both soften lips instantly. However, beeswax does not penetrate the surface of the lip. Skip lip balms with artificial flavors and sweeteners; they can cause an allergic reaction.
2.   Slough Away Flakes
Apply a dab of sugar and honey (it helps the sugar stick) to your lips and rub gently, using small circular motions.
Turning over those epidermal cells can help stimulate new collagen, which somewhat slows down the aging process of the lips. Finish by wiping your mouth with a damp cloth and applying lip balm.
3.   Pump Up the Volume
For long-term lip plumping, you’ll need to visit a dermatologist’s office. "A variety of hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected into lips as an outpatient procedure," says Tina Alster, MD, director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. Fillers include Juvederm and Restylane. Dermatologists are also using combination therapy, fillers plus Botox, for more natural-looking lip rejuvenation, Hirsch says. 
There are also lip-plumping glosses for a temporary effect. These are often infused with circulation-boosting essential oils like cinnamon and ginger.
4.   Don’t Smoke

Studies have linked smoking with premature skin aging. Smoking accelerates skin cell damage and collagen loss, which leads to wrinkles. So skip the cigarettes and layer on the lip moisturizer.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

An Apple A Day Can Save Your Life

Eating apples could be a tasty way to lower your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease. In a new study, University of Oxford researchers compared anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins to apples. What they found out was surprising. Eating an apple a day could benefit heart health similar to taking 40 mg of simvistatin (Zocor) a day. The researchers say it's too soon to replace your cholesterol drug with an apple a day. But eating the fruit could boost heart protection even more.
It's no surprise that fruits are good for you, but new research suggests they just might have the potential to save your life. Researchers at Oxford University found that eating as little as one medium-sized apple or a handful of fresh strawberries a day could slash your risk of heart disease by 40 percent.
The researchers tracked about half a million people in China with no previous history of heart disease for seven years. By the study's end, they found the group who ate at least 150 grams of fresh fruit a day had significantly lower blood pressure, less risk of cardiovascular disease, and fewer deaths compared to those who never or rarely ate fruit. And while the daily fruit eaters saw the most cardiovascular benefit, even the participants who ate fruit just one to three times a week had up to 28 percent lower risk of heart disease than non–fruit eaters. This suggests that the more fruit you eat, the better off you are. That's because fruits offer a rich variety of heart-protective nutrients like potassium, folate, magnesium, fiber and antioxidants. These nutrients guard the heart by reducing antioxidant stress, improving blood fats, lowering blood pressure, and increasing insulin sensitivity.
The U.S. government's dietary guidelines advise men to get two cups of fruit a day (like one small apple and a banana, for example) — a larger daily portion than was studied here. So while more research is needed to confirm this, if you eat the recommended amount, you could potentially decrease your blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risks even more than 40 percent. But as with any food, it's still possible to eat too much fruit. Fruit should be part of a healthy diet, but it still contains calories. And if you consume more calories than you need in a day, even those extra calories from fruit could lead to weight gain. Luckily it's hard to overdo it with fruit. Because it's so full of fiber, it fills you up fast, so you're not very likely to eat too much. Furthermore, fresh fruit is a very minor source of fructose in our diet as compared to the added sugars in soft drinks and other processed foods.
The study didn't dig into what kinds of fruit these people ate, but certain types may have more heart-protective nutrients than others, like berries, apples and citrus fruits but also mixing it up a little.

A multicolored fruit bowl equips your body with a nutrient lineup ready to defend your heart," she says. And at meals, aim to fill half of your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. This quantity and variety of produce will help safeguard your ticker.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Surprising Beauty Benefits of Coffee

There are reasons beyond the obvious that show how coffee permeates through our lives. While it is scientifically proven that this 'wonder drink', when consumed in moderation, promotes good health and contains properties that help you keep illness at bay, coffee lovers now have a reason to rejoice as we decipher its numerous benefits for the skin!
Delving deeper into the benefits of coffee, it has also been noted that coffee is great for the skin. While drinking a cup gets you that internal coffee boost, rubbing your skin with a soap or cream that contains coffee also promises a whole set of benefits that make coffee a favorite skin 'drink.'
There are few things in life as wondrous as coffee. We know it best as the drink that makes our work days possible, but whether in liquid, bean, ground, or extract form, the magical substance also goes overtime to help a girl out in the beauty department.
Here are some beauty benefits of coffee:

Antioxidant Blast
A cup of coffee packs a powerful antioxidant punch that’s amazing for overall skin health. Antioxidants fight premature aging of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and damaging free radicals. Coffee’s antioxidant powers, flavonoids, are released when brewed, so for this particular beauty benefit, drink up! 
The protective antioxidant benefits of coffee also extend to your hair—masks containing java will prevent breakage and enhance shine.
When applied topically via eye creams, the caffeine in coffee helps reduce under-eye puffiness by restricting blood flow to the area and reducing swelling.
Scrub and Smooth
Not only are coffee grounds ideal for making a natural and inexpensive homemade body scrub, they’re also effective without being harsh. Many of nature’s exfoliating properties (sugar or sand) will slough and smooth skin, but aren't exactly gentle. Softer coffee grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin and will leave it silky smooth sans irritation. 
Tighten Up
Because coffee is a diuretic, creams and serums containing coffee can temporarily minimize the visibility of cellulite by drawing fluid away from fat cells, essentially dehydrating the fat cells. This shrinks their size, resulting in a tightening effect from the outside.
Though it seems counter-intuitive given its stimulant nature, coffee can actually also calm inflamed and red skin thanks to the same antioxidants that protect it from premature aging. 

When applied as a face mask, the stimulating properties of coffee improve blood flow and making your skin appear radiant, bright, and well, alive.