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Healthy Food – Healthy Skin

When you are combating the unavoidable ageing process, chances are your primary focus will be on your face and neck skin since these are the first to manifest the ageing signs and symptoms such as fine lines, wrinkles and skin dryness. Cosmetics industry has grossed over a billion sales for the skin care products alone. This is not surprising since most consumers are willing to purchase even expensive skin care products just to remedy their skin problems.

Somehow, they tend to forget that the most effective cure for these skin problems are from natural foods. They are the cheapest and the safest healing foods. These foods offer an extensive capacity of healing and preventive powers for your skin troubles. You need not consult your dermatologist for these kinds of health foods since the top foods for healthy skin are within your household reach. Let’s start with the most basic and the most available health product like:

Water – We are talking about clean, pure water. If it is in beverage or caffeinated form the quantity is not considered as water intake. Water is the number one source in keeping and maintaining hydration of your skin cells. It helps in flushing out the toxins and free radicals that enters your body. According to a nutrition expert, when the body is properly hydrated it perspire efficiently. With this theory, your skin will be clean and clear. Drinking plenty of water everyday will definitely keep your skin healthy and youthful.

Green Tea – This powerful antioxidants drink are known to reactivate dying or dull skin cells. It is proven to reduce inflammation and protect our cell membrane. It is high in polyphenols; a compound that eradicates free radicals that may cause cancer. Green tea is rich in vitamins C, D and K and has several mineral properties like zinc, calcium, riboflavin, magnesium and iron.

Blueberries – This fruit have the highest source of antioxidants. They are responsible in repairing and reducing cell damages caused by free radicals. Blueberries shield our skin cells from harm and deterioration which will definitely result into a clear and youthful skin. Considered as a phytochemicals family, blueberries are an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber and as such it promotes new cell growth for collagen fiber and elastin. It therefore aids in restoring the firmness and elasticity of the skin. The fruit is also a good source for vitamins C and E.

Salmon – This fatty fish is known to possess very high healthy fatty acids that are a major component in attaining a healthy skin. This healthy fatty acids better known as Omega 3 reduces the production of inflammatory agents that are possible causes to skin damage. Salmon is also rich in vitamin B12, potassium, protein and selenium.

Carrots – These powerful antioxidants prevent skin cell damages caused by free radicals. An excellent source of vitamin A, carrots maintains hydration of the skin cells. This famous fruit is also a superior source of vitamins K, C and B6.

Eating these therapeutic kinds of food is essential to your body’s health maintenance. However, you must also avoid certain foods that causes health risk such as; sugar, saturated fats, fried foods and white flour. These are known to damage your skin and your total health.It appears that your web host has disabled all functions for handling remote pages and as a result the BackLinks software will not function on your web page. Please contact your web host for more information.…

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Better Nutrition – Making Healthy Food Convenient

What can you do with a chicken, a roast, and some hamburger? No it’s not the start of a joke, from these ingredients you can create an entire weeks worth of meals. In today’s fast paced society, people eat on the run without planning for nutrition.
The problem is when you fail to plan, you are really planning to fail. When pressed for time, people often choose convenience foods to fulfill their nutritional needs. Unfortunately there is little nutrition in these highly processed choices.
The western lifestyle of busyness has caused many to routinely make poor food choices. The only way to combat this common scenario is to pre-plan meals and even pre-fix meals. By making healthy foods convenient, you increase the chances of eating good nutrition on a regular basis.
This is common to many families, as well as mine. I found myself so busy advocating for health and wellness that it was hard to find time for it. I had to find a way I could feed my family healthy home cooked meals even when I was short on time. I started looking into websites that promoted cook once and eat for a month, but I found that too overwhelming in my already busy lifestyle. However this gave me an idea for a less daunting method, pre-planning meals on a week by week basis.
I started out one Friday evening by putting a whole chicken into a crock pot filled with water and spices. In another crock pot I put a beef roast in water with spices. I divided five pounds of hamburger, two pounds into patties and left one pound for browned loose meat and two pounds for two meat loaves made with oats, ketchup, onions and flax meal This was my first attempt at cooking my meals for the week in one day.
On Saturday the crock pot meat was cooked and I began to prepare the hamburger. I boiled the pound of hamburger until cooked through and set it aside. I coated half of the hamburger patties in breadcrumbs for baked “chicken fried steaks” and left the other half plain. I lined them onto cookie sheets and placed them in the oven until cooked through.
From these three meats I was able to prepare several different recipes and package them to freeze or store in the refrigerator. I also made a large amount of mashed potatoes. By adding light cream cheese, it became easier to reheat and maintain the creamy texture. The following are the most common recipes, but the options are limitless.
• Chicken: Chicken and noodles, BBQ chicken, chicken parmesan and chicken and rice.
• Beef: Roast beef, Beef and noodles, BBQ beef, Beef and vegetable stir fry
• Hamburger: Chicken fried steaks, hamburger steaks, taco meat, Sloppy Joe’s and meat loaves or meat balls.
By pre-fixing the main dishes and potatoes, I only had to add the vegetables and any other quick fix side dishes or salad. This saved a tremendous amount of time. I realized that when I came home I could pick any of these meals to warm up and serve. I knew how the food was prepared and where it came from, something I could not say before with my frequent pre-packaged meals.
Preparation only took two to three hours and gave me more than enough food for the week. Of course this could be adjusted to suit the size and tastes of your family. But the concept is easily adapted. You can check out the cook once, eat for a month websites, to learn more about foods that store well and storage methods.
March is Healthy Nutrition month. If you find yourself short on time, try this time-saving method to improve your family’s nutrition and to increase your time with the family. This method saves not only time, but money by reducing spoilage and utilizing similar ingredients throughout the week. Pre-planning and pre-fixing meals pays huge dividends for your peace of mind and your bottom line.…