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We all know spinach is a good source of iron, and it contains many health benefits… BUT, do we all know the side effect from eating spinach?

Spinach = Calcium Blocker.

Despite how good it tastes, guess we gotta go easy on it. When you eat spinach with other foods, the total amount of calcium that you could have absorbed are interfered by this oxalic acid in spinach; and thus, many amounts of calcium from other foods and the spinach itself go to waste.

Here’s the good news, there are many vegetables that can give you as much as nutrition:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • etc…

Sometimes you just miss eating spinach… Guess that’d be fine! You still can eat spinach occasionally, preferably by itself, so you won’t waste the calcium from other foods… And get your calcium daily intake later on ;)

 

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…not for daily make-up! Though it makes your skin oh-so-flawless, too much of it gonna clog your pores. So skip it when you’re going to school, work, malls, etc. If you got some acne, pat on some concealers — yes, pat it on. You do NOT rub concealers on your acne; because that way’s gonna halve your concealer’s “magic” :D

However, let concealer be your last resort! Again, cosmetics should complement your beauty, not covering your flaws! Read about how you can get a naturally beautiful skin: beauty sleep, choose the right ingredients! and drink to beauty!

Deep sleep may truly be beauty sleep. During a deep sleep, your body releases growth hormones that work to repair and rebuild body cells; your body works hard to rejuvenate tissues through a peak of cell division at around 2am.

Our body was designed to sync with the cycles of nature, including daylight and darkness, with the optimal time for sleep at 10pm or 11pm. This is the time when melatonin, the sleep hormone, comes out: getting rid of free radicals, repairing damage, and keeping your skin supple and healthy.

THERE’S NO BEAUTY SLEEP AFTER MIDNIGHT!

What would happen if you lack of beauty sleep?

  • Body fat percentage is negatively affected
  • Risk of chronic disease
  • More unnecessary wrinkles that could have been reduced if you have enough beauty sleep
  • Brain activities that control emotions, decision-making processes and social interactions are reduced
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Excess stress hormone
  • Fatigue

How to get your beauty sleep?

  • Get to bed at 10pm or 11pm
  • Exercise everyday, even 20 minutes a day helps
  • Avoid large meals before bed. You don’t want an active digestive system to disrupt your sleep
  • Keep regular hours for sleeping and waking — in other words, make this your habit

Enjoy your beauty sleep — you’ll love it! :)

To put it bluntly, beautiful eyes are healthy eyes! If you’re eyes are unhealthy, no make up can make them look truly good.

Someone wrote: “Healthy eyes are those with clear whites, and the iris is bright and the lids are not granulated. Healthy eyes move easily and lend animation to the whole face.”

Honestly, I love to go natural.

I think eyes are very delicate; I wouldn’t dare to put some chemical drops just to get rid of the redness, or etc… Unless, if it’s an eye medication, of course (>_<)

Few simple habits to beautify your eyes:

  1. Don’t stare on the computer screen for too long. Let your eyes rest.
  2. When you read, make sure you have adequate amount of lighting — not too much, not too less.
  3. Get your beauty sleep! Yes, the quantity does matter, but the time when you start sleeping matters as well.
  4. Go on a detox. I really couldn’t stress this more. After you went on a good detox, you’ll see your eyes brighter — it sparkles, literally. A sign of true health from within.

Let make-up complements your beauty, not covers up your flaw.

Simplest make-up trick to make your beautiful eyes come out even more:

  1. Eyeliner/Eye definer
  2. Mascara

These two should do the magic for a natural, everyday look :)

If you would like something more, there are so many good make-up tutorials all over the net. My favs are Bubzbeauty’s, Catalina’s, Kandee Johnson’s, Miss Jessica Harlow’s channels…and so on

P.S. You gotta appear well-groomed as well, so trimmed your eye brows! ;)

P.P.S. It’s not a lie when one said ‘eyes are the windows to your soul’ — have confidence and be happy! It’s shown. You could even feel the difference how your eyes sparkled when you’re clothed with those two! xx

If you realized… many health problems arise from drinking inadequate amount of water and/or contaminated water.

We are advised to drink 2L of water per day (though it actually depends on one’s body size as well); however drinking too much water could lead to water intoxication, which occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

As long as we don’t drink too much (or don’t go over our limit, in case of health problems) drinking water won”t harm, instead, it would combat against many health problems.

1. As many of you know, the average human body is 60-70 percent water; and the human brain tissue is 85 percent water. You know what would happen if someone’s lacking of water from top to toe? (You’re gonna find it out from reading this!)

2. Our daily energy depend on water, and the lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.

3. Water is a cleanser, healer, diet aid, fat reducer,  and is necessary to maintain constant body temperature.

4. Drinking adequate amount of water will…

  • Keep skin soft and supple
  • Keep brain sharp (A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page)
  • Significantly ease back and joint pain
  • Regulate appetite
  • Increase metabolism (Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%)
  • Increase energy level
  • Decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and breast cancer by 79%.
  • Moisturize skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance
  • Aid in the digestion process and prevents constipation
  • Help improve muscle tone
  • …etc

5. Drinking water actually prevents water retention. Salt and sodium-rich foods, imbalanced female hormones, and poor cardiac function are the most common causes for bloating.

6. Fluids that is dependent upon our water intake:

  • Blood
  • Bile
  • Pancreatic juice
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Cerebrospinal
  • Synovial
  • Urine
  • Aqueous humor
  • …etc

7. Water can treat…

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Alcohol dependency
  • General pain
  • …etc

8. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.

9. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters investigated in University of Washington study

10. Lack of water can cause…

  • Constipation
  • Increase the risk to kidney problems and urinary tract infections
  • …etc

So do yourself a favor by drinking adequate amount of water — it helps a lot! ;)

Thousands of years ago fire breathing dragons created the dragon fruit. During battle, when the dragons breathed fire the last thing to come out would be the fruit. If the dragon was slain the fruit would be collected and presented to the Emperor as an indication of victory and as such was a prized treasure.
Whilst the slain dragon would have been eaten by the victorious soldiers … it being believed that if you ate the flesh of the dragon you became empowered with the dragon’s strength and ferocity.
In fact, it is said that the meat from the base of the dragon’s tail from where it was believed the dragons fire originated, was the sweetest and best tasting. It is said that the thirst for these meat is what brought about the destruction of all dragons … or so legend goes… (source of legend: http://www.twowests.co.uk/weblog/archives/2006/07/dragon_fruit.html)

Anyway, this legendary fruit truly deserves whatever the above legend has said about it. Because, this “miracle” fruit could detoxify you from head to toe!

1. It helps lower blood glucose level levels in type 2 diabetes

2. It is low in cholesterol and calories

3. It is a good source of anti-oxidants that prevents carcinogenic free radicals, which cause cancer and other undesirable health detriments from entering the body.

4. It greatly helps in neutralizing toxic elements in body such as heavy metals.

5. It prevents memory loss, colon cancer and diabetes

6. The lycopene in this fruit help combat high blood pressure

7. It is known to be a natural laxative, helping the digestive process

8. It reduced insulin usage for type 1 diabetes

9. If consumed regularly, it can help against asthma and cough

10. It is rich in nutrients i.e. protein, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C

11. It is rich in Vitamin B3 which helps moisturize and smoothen skin

12. It heals cut and bruises faster

13. It improves the general immune system

14. The Vitamin B2 in this fruit helps to recover and improve the loss of appetite

15. It enhances body metabolism

16. The Vitamin B1 in this fruit aids in the production of energy and metabolizing carbohydrates

17. It is rich in calcium and phosphorous which helps in the formation of strong and healthy bones and teeth.

18. It aids in tissue formation and cell regeneration

19. The carotene in this fruit helps maintain and equally improve the health of the eyes

20. It is a good relaxant and reduces the stress hormone

21. It aids in the reduction of fat and weight in the body

22. This fruit protect the environment by absorbing CO2 at night and releasing oxygen to purify the air

…etc

Well, now you know that the Dragon Fruit deserves the above legend! ;)