Flaxseed oil for beauty

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I have junked the collagen supplements in favour of the cheaper and more beneficial flaxseed oil capsules these days. 

Flaxseed oil is a natural source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which is good for maturing, dry skin as well as skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. In fact, it is one of the most easily available healthy fats which I’ve wrote about.

Healthy fats for beautiful skin

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Are you one of those fat phobics who are shun all fatty and oily food?  Well, not all fats are bad news.  Healthy fats ontaining essential fatty acids can actually help improve your skin condition and help you be more beautiful with fewer wrinkles and more glow. 

This is because healthy fats stimulate the production of collagen, improves the blood flow in the layer below the skin that supplies nutrients for the creation of new, healthy skin cells.   

So what are healthy fats?

Exercise or diet: Take your pick

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If you’ve been exercising and dieting at the same time hoping to lose weight, you can now take your pick and choose to do only one.  

According to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dieting alone is as effective as dieting plus exercise. The key is in the calories and the study shows that calories can be lost effectively by either dietary restrictions or exercise.

Chocolates good for our hearts

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Good news ladies!  Chocolates are good for us.  Well, at least the dark ones.

According to the American Dietic Association, one of the primary benefits of chocolate is the antioxidants, particularly the  flavonoids  that are responsible for preventing cholesterol from sticking to our artery walls, a cause of heart attack and stroke.  In fact, these  flavonoids  in chocolates are the same compounds that are found in red wine and tea.

Apparently because flavonoids come from extracts of the cocoa bean, therefore the darker the chocolate, the better it is for our body .