The holidays are around the corner and it’s the time of year that most people live their moderation and start eating whatever and whenever they want. That’s OK. After all, as they say “it’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year’s Eve” which makes you fat, it’s what you eat between New Year’s Eve and Christmas. This means that eating whatever you please for 2 or 3 weeks will not be so harmful for you if you take care of your body the rest of the year.
We know that this is hard work and there are some vices that you just can’t stop, but this doesn’t mean you should completely abandon your body. There are some small things that you can do to help your organism to work better. One of these things is eating some so called superfoods that can and will help you disintegrate fat and better almost every function of your body.
Here are 3 superfoods that you should consume regularly to improve your health and get rid of your belly for the summer.
Cucumbers are 97% water and are extremely low-calorie food. This makes it a perfect candidate for your belly whenever you are hungry. It’s refreshing, it has a lot of vitamins and minerals which are the most important source for your body to maintain good functionality. The best features of the cucumber though are in the huge amount of fibers that it contains. Fibers are one of the most important ingredients you should consume when you want to lose weight. They clean up your digestive system and you can assimilate more efficiently the nutrients. Ultimately you start filling full much easier, and you stop consuming so much calories.
Beans are both delicious and very good for you. In every diet there should be at least one dish of beans a day. They can be consumed as soup, in salads or as a side dish, which makes them a perfect candidate for supper. Be careful though because beans are high in calories and eating too much of them may lead to a reverse effect.
Eaten in moderation they are truly a super food. They attack without mercy your belly fat and it helps your body to break it down. Furthermore beans contain a lot of protein, which is the main source of food for your muscles. And you know very well – the more muscles you have, the less fat you keep.
Almonds are rich on fat… Don’t be shocked, they really are, and yes you should consume the so called healthy fat (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) that can be found in almonds and other nuts. The best benefit of the almond is that it suppresses hunger. You can eat just a little doze of this superfood and feel completely full. In addition almonds are full of magnesium, which makes them an important ingredient for building muscles.
Keep in mind that you should eat just a little bit of thus nut or the effect may reverse.
Eat these superfoods regularly and you will be not just fit, but also healthy and strong. After that eating some junk food every now and then will have absolutely zero effect on your looks and health.
There is nothing better in the winter then lying in bed with a hot cup of green tea and enjoying its warmth and its health benefits. But did you know that green tea can be good not only to fight colds and flues, but also to make you look younger, prettier and more radiant than usual? Well it’s time to change this injustice and revile new ways to use these marvelous herbs.
Here 3 awesome ways to make yourself look younger and healthier with the help of some green tea.
Expel the raccoon from your eyes
Sounds like nonsense right. Let me elaborate. Have you ever had a late night at work or partying and the very next day you look at the mirror and you find a dark stripe across your eyes just like a raccoon or a robber in those old-timey cartoons, who wore black masks on their eyes. Well that’s what I mean.
Green tea can help you with that. The antioxidants in its compound shrink the blood vessels underneath your eyes and prevent the tender skin there to swell thus preventing those begs under your eyes, which all of us hate so much. But that’s not all. The vitamin K in the green tea will help your skin to retain its normal color and there won’t be any dark circles beneath your beautiful eyes.
All you need is not to throw your tea bags after using them in the morning. Just refrigerate them for 30 minutes and place them on your eyes. Let them work their magic for about 15 minutes, and then throw them away. You should do this twice a day (preferably in the morning and before you go to bed but it’s not mandatory).
Free your skin from acne and pimples
Green tea is rich on catechins, which are antibacterial agents. This means that this wonderful beverage can be used as a powerful weapon against pimples and acne. In addition the herbs have great anti-inflammatory properties which will surely reduce the redness around the acne and will make it less visible .
Just mix a quarter of freshly brewed green tea with some water, soak a cotton ball in it and rub the affected area. Don’t use the same cotton twice or the effect may be reversed. Leave the liquid on your skin for 15 minutes and wash it away. Repeat this procedure twice a day for as long as it takes to get rid of all acne and pimples.
Make your skin great again
If you are not convinced that green tea is a miracle worker by now, well you should check its effect on the skin. The herbs are great for moisturizing your skin, which will give it a smooth and radiant look, and defiantly will make the skin more elastic. The recipe is very easy. Take two used green tea bags and cut them open (they even can be the once you used on your eyes (see “our first suggestion on how to use green tea)). Add two teaspoons of raw honey, a little lemon juice and mix it well. Apply the mix on your face and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Clean it off with lukewarm water.
Keep in mind that because of the lemon this mask is very strong and you shouldn’t use it more than twice a week.
Use this simple tips and you will have a great looking skin the whole year.
There are all kinds of weird face masks that promise you miracles. Some of them work like a charm, and others are just bogus and the only think they clean up is your bank account. Well today we are going to talk about one of those weird thinks, that you doubt if it will work. I’m talking about magnet facial mask which “bliztkrieg-ed” beauty shops around the US recently. Two thinks are sure for this product – Its effective and it costs an arm and a leg.
The product is said to be the best mask against signs of aging. Some even call it the age defier. It actually makes your skin firmer and tighter due to the firming peptides in its composition. It also revitalizes and boosts your skin’s energy to help it look more radiant. The cheapest one you can find on the market is around 70 bucks. The priciest ones are nearly $1000. Unlike cosmetic companies we don’t put price on beauty, and our goal is to find the cheapest way to achieve perfect skin, so what we offer you is not to buy this mask, but to make it yourself.
Here is the recipe:
All you need for this experience are 3 ingredients – coconut oil, activated charcoal, and Iron powder. The activated charcoal (charcoal) must be in powder or pill form. It doesn’t matter, but with you will need the powder from the pill, so it would be easier for you to just purchase charcoal in powder form.
Take equal parts of charcoal and iron powder and mix them in a bowl. The exact amount of the two substances use in the mix depends on how much of the mask you want to prepare. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil in the mix and water it down until you get the desired consistency. Keep in mind the water in the mix is just several drops, so don’t pour a whole glass. At the and it should look like a mash and be sure not to make it liquid. It should be fairly thick.
After the mic is ready leave it aside for about 30 seconds so the elements might combine properly, and it’s ready for use. Note that you mustn’t leave the ready mask for too long, because it would harden and you want be able to use it.
Now, the home made product shouldn’t activate any allergic reactions, because iron is harmless to your skin and is naturally found in your body, but just to be on the safe side, put a little bit of the mix on your hand and wait another 10 seconds to see if there are any unwanted side effects to your skin. After that you are ready to go.
Take as much as it’s needed from the mash with your fingertips and apply it on your face. Cover as much of your face as possible and let it work its magic for 4 minutes. After that you start cleaning it up. The cleaning part is quite a bite of fun.
Take a magnet and wrap it in a tin plastic foil and literally suck the mask from your face. The feeling is just… indescribable. You should try it for yourself. The stronger the magnet, the easier it would be to take of the mask.
There you go. Well sure the ingredients are not the cheapest ones, but the effect is breathtaking. Try it now.
You finally have lost enough weight. You look at the mirror and the once chubby image from the other side is gone. There is a fit body, a beautiful posture and a big smile. Congrats! You’ve done it. But there is still something bugging you. There is still something that’s not right.
All those years you were letting yourself go, and they left a mark on you. Your skin became saggy thanks to the fat’s volume and now there are dreadful stretch marks all over your body. Many will tell you that these marks cannot be cured, and you will bear it like a cross to remind you of your fat days. Don’t listen to them. They are wrong and we will prove it. There are many perfectly natural ways to make the stretch marks on your skin to disappear.
Water is life, and Water is your cure
Our first suggestion is the easiest one of all. Just drink water… a lot of water. The “liquid of life”, as it is called, is the only way to keep yourself hydrated, which is essential for your skin’s elasticity. You should have started drinking a lot of water as you were losing all that weight, but don’t worry, it’s not too late.
Try to drink at least 10 glasses of water a day, and keep in mind that this is the bare minimum. You actually should drink a gallon of water every day. Furthermore the water will help you detox which will contribute to your future weight loss, and will help you to maintain your figure.
Keep in mind that coffee, sodas, juices and even black tea dehydrates you, so when you drink them you should increase your water intake.
Use egg whites to make them fade away
Eggs should be your best friend no matter what your ultimate goal is. They are equally good in the process of losing weight, and dealing with the aftermath. Keep in mind that the yolk is a true danger. Not because it’s high in calories, but it can бе а real threat to your health. So when we are talking about eggs, we concentrate on the egg whites which are rich on protein and are extremely good for your skin.
You’ll need the whites of two eggs. Put them in a bowl and whip them with a fork. That’s your cream. Before you apply it on the affected areas clean your skin well with water. Then put a thick layer of the “cream” with a makeup brush and let the eggs dry up completely on your skin. Rinse the layer with cold water and rub some olive oil in the affected area to keep it moisturized.
Do this treatment every day for two weeks and you won’t believe your eyes. The results are phenomenal.
Give your skin some sugar
Ironic, don’t you think, since sugar was the thing that brought you all those extra pounds that made the stretch marks, you are fighting against? So now it’s time to use their weapon against them. Sugar is one of the best exfoliators you can find, so it is perfect when it comes to cleansing skin.
Take a tablespoon of raw sugar and mix it with some almond oil. Add few drops of lemon juice and your cream is ready. Apply it directly on the stretch marks and gently rub the cream on the affected area for several minutes. Take a shower afterwards. You should do this ritual for a month and you will notice that your stretch marks are gone.
There are many other ways to deal with the unwanted stretch marks, but our suggestions are by far the easiest and most affordable you will find. Try them and you’ll see for yourself.
There is nothing more irritating than a dull toothache. It can last for ages and it slowly drives you mad. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep and the pain is always distracting you when you’re trying to concentrate. At night it’s the worst. There is nothing but the pain. You slowly get weaker and weaker until you can’t do anything but pray for relieve.
The easiest way is to go to a dentist and to let the true professional tell you how to manage the pain. But what if you can’t go right away, what if you are hiking, or camping. This dumb pain can ruin your vacation like nothing else. Thank God that the nature has its remedies even for this dreadful problem.
One way to tackle the toothache is with onion. Yes, your breath won’t be fresh as a summer night’s breeze, but sure as hell beats feeling this awful pain even for a second longer. All you have to do is take a piece of onion at the first sign of toothache and chew it for several minutes. The pain will go away, but the tooth won’t be miraculously cured so after that visit a dentist as soon as possible. If you are not able to chew, just place some raw onion on the bad tooth and leave it for a while.
The secret of the relieve is that the onion has antimicrobial properties. It can kill the germs causing the pain thus stopping it.
Another natural ingredient that can ease your pain is the garlic. As with the onions your breath may not be so pleasant afterwards, but there won’t be any more pain, and that’s the important think. Many nations around the world know the medical properties of the garlic, and in Eastern Europe they even use it to prevent cold and to enhance their immunity. The secret of the garlic is in its antibiotic properties that can be very effective in number of health problems. Toothache is one of them.
Take a few cloves of garlic and crush it. Mix it with some table salt and apply it directly on the affected area. Soon you will feel the pain fading away. The salt is used only to blunt the acute taste of the garlic, so if you can endure it, it’s best to just chew on some garlic. Keep in mind that a lasting effect can be obtained only if you repeat this treatment for several days.
Ice cubes are also a good way to relive the pain from a toothache. Note that this is only a temporary measure till you get to a professional. The coldness of the ice will numb your nerve endings thus preventing you from feeling the pain. The problem will be still there though. It’s the perfect measure you can take to numb your pain on the way to the dentist. Just put some ice in a cloth and hold it near on your cheek next to the aching tooth. Be careful though. If there are any exposed nerves, contact with the ice will result in a great deal of pain.
At the end you should always consult a dentist as soon as possible, because the problem in your tooth can be serious and may need stronger remedies.