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Olive oil in help to lighten the skin.

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Olive oil in help to lighten the skin.

Olive oil can be not only used in the kitchen as a nutritious ingredient in meals but also is a vital addition to skin care and hair care.   The nutrients and vitamins present in olive oil promote regeneration of the dead cells and improve the skin tone. The antioxidants help fight free radicals and rejuvenate the skin.  Find a high-quality olive oil in our shop here.  Cucumber and olive oil Vitamins in cucumber help in improving the skin tone and also lighten the appearance of scars. Take 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp milk and a cucumber. Peel off the cucumber and cut it...

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11 'healthy' eating habits that are actually bad for you

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11 'healthy' eating habits that are actually bad for you

Not all diets are healthy — some can actually do your body more harm than good.And it's not just diets either. General eating habits that seem healthy, or that celebrities swear by, are often just plain bad for you.What is the view of a registered dietitian-nutritionist Karen Ansel on 11 ways you're eating food — or not eating it — that aren't doing you any favours? Cutting out too many calories too quickly MabelAmber /Pixabay It can be tempting to want to shed pounds fast when you're looking to lose some weight. And while slashing hundreds of calories from your daily...

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Raw diet or cooking vegetables?

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Raw diet or cooking vegetables?

Raw vs cooked: Which is best?To cook or not to cook? Dr Tim Crowe explores the popular claim that raw food is healthier than cooked — and explains why some foods love a little heat.Do you worry that you’re missing out on important nutrients by cooking your food? Fear not. Cooking causes much less nutrient loss than you think, and can even make food more nutritious. Find out why. The rise of raw dietsRaw food diets move in and out of popularity. ‘Going raw’ is underpinned by the idea that cooking food destroys enzymes and nutrients, so you can see...

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Our brain rewards us the most for eating fat and carbs together

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Our brain rewards us the most for eating fat and carbs together

Foods high in carbs and fat are like 'drugs of abuse', study claims. We’ve evolved to think foods combining carbs and fats will provide us with the most energy. by RACHEL HOSIE  @rachel_hosie , Independent Millennials may be relentlessly mocked for our avocado-on-toast addiction, but a new study has found there’s actually a scientific explanation for why the brunch staple is so well loved. According to research by Yale University, when fat and carbohydrates are combined, a meal or food is more rewarding than if it only contained one or the other. The reward centre in the brain values foods containing both fats and carbs so...

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5 best tips to help you win your battle with weight loss.

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5 best tips to help you win your battle with weight loss.

Balancing blood sugar and metabolism are the key to success If you’re struggling to lose weight, Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, has five tips to help you achieve success.1. Don’t skip breakfast, and get at least 10 grams of protein.Eating a balanced breakfast — including protein, fat and carbs — will give you the energy you need for the day.“If you skip breakfast, you’re starting the day on a dead battery,” says Ms. Kirkpatrick. “Studies show that higher intake of protein in the morning is also essential for squashing cravings later in the day.”Good sources of protein include eggs, plant-based protein...

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