Recently, I started a 30-day food detox by attempting to eat as much raw and steamed vegetables as I can while cutting down on my sugar intake. Before this detox, my eating habits were going downhill as I started eating out more, consuming lesser vegetables, and also taking too much fruits and refined carbohydrates daily. This had resulted in very high levels of sugar in my body and it felt like my body had gone all haywire. So through the detox, I was hoping to cleanse my body and balance out the sugar levels. However, when my birthday approached, the cake became a big issue for me.
Hands up those of you who lunch out almost daily! I’ve got mine up. Now, hands up those of you who are concerned about the quality of lunch you’re consuming daily! My hand is up too. Okay, let’s face it: lunch is not an easy affair if you’re thinking in terms of your beauty. Most of the time, you end up eating stuff that aren’t helping your skin or your body. So wanna join me in this challenge to pack your own beauty lunch box at least once a week? I admit it’s not the simplest thing to do and so I thought we can inspire one another with some lunch box ideas.
Did you know that bears love berries? It seems that when a bear finds a patch of berries, it will spend hours delicately plucking the berries from the bush to eat. Can you imagine the sight? Well, I enjoy eating berries and the good thing is that I don’t have to resort to hunting and plucking them because they’re readily available from the supermarket. Blueberries in particular, are a favorite of mine and so today, I will be discussing the benefits of this variety of berries and also recommend a couple of blueberry recipes that are easy and fast to prepare.
When it comes to the topic on snacking, most people’s concerns are either about their skin or about their weight, but rarely does anyone question if there is a link between eating junk and premature aging. While the scientific studies done in this field are not widely circulated or usually mentioned, there appears to be some link between these two points.
Do you know that tofu is not only a high source of protein, but it also contains phytoestrogens that have multiple benefits for our skin? For one, phytoestrogens increase our skin’s production of collagen as well as boost hyaluronic acid production. Second, phytoestrogens also increase the activity of fibroblasts: collagen-making cells that also pump out elastin, the substance that gives skin elasticity. And finally, phytoestrogens are also potent antioxidants that neutralize toxic free radicals as well as promote healing in order to slow premature aging. So keen to feed on some tofu now? Well, here’s a simple Japanese tasty dish that is easy to whip out under 5 minutes.