Recently, I read that Song Joong Ki’s secret to having beautiful skin is that he eats apples and drink yogurt everyday. “Through regular motions I take care of my health and my skin as well at the same time”, he said. (source) I have no idea who he is except that he’s a Korean celebrity who endorsed Tony Moly but boy, no way do I want to stand beside him because I eat apples almost daily and my skin is nowhere close to his. (Okay, maybe because I didn’t eat them with yogurt!)
Let me introduce you to Bai Feng Wan (白凤丸), a medicine used by some practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to replenish blood and treat gynecological problems. It is said to be particularly great for those with pre-menstrual syndrome or menstrual problems as well as those with anemia or other types of blood disorder.
Yes, yes, yes, I have a propensity to eat beauty supplements even though I’m a bit reluctant to admit. I’ve actually been into them since my late 20s, buying all sorts of skin, hair and nail supplements. But I haven’t been all that consistent and stopped taking them for at least a couple of years but this year, they’ve made a comeback into my life because there are now so many brands on offer and their prices are very competitive. Like this AFC Japan Collagen Beauty is only S$43.30 before any discounts and it’s good for 45 to 90 days of consumption!
If you’re a Chinese, chances are, you’ve eaten these one time or another because wolfberries, also known as ‘gou qi zi’ in Chinese or goji berries, are used widely in Chinese cooking. While wolfberry is a fruit, but it is often used like a herb in tonic soups, stew and tea. Some people even eat them like raisins. They may be small but wolfberries are packed with tremendous health benefits, including strengthening the eyes, liver and kidney and nourishing the blood. Additionally, they contain powerful antioxidants and hence, protect against premature aging, and is a great beauty food when consumed regularly.