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The secret to a balanced diet lies in the palm of your hand

Do you know that the secret to a balanced diet lies in the palm of your hand? The American Cancer Society says that many of us tend to eat more than what our body required. If you are a calories-conscious person, the data below may shocked you. Below are some suggestions of the daily diet for your reference:

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  1. Do you put sugar to your tea or coffee? If you really need it, cut down the spoons of sugar and switch to sweeter. This helps you to create an annual calorie deficit of 37,000 calories. One teaspoon of butter on your toast is 37 ­calories, while a tablespoon of butter is 3 times as much (111 calories).
  2. Instead of your toasted bread, you may consider to have cereal grains and milk for breakfast. What I tried before was to create my own overnight oats. I bought a pack of rolled oats, a pack of chia seeds and a carton of soya milk. I soaked it overnight.
  3. Change the dressing of your salad from oil to vinegar.

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Carrots – the orange crunchy powerfood

Forget about your Vitamin A supplements. Get the natural vitamins from fruits and vegetables available in the supermart. With this orange crunchy powerfood, you can get abundant amount of Vitamin A and other powerful benefits. Carrot provides ultimate protection against several skin problems, helping in maintaining your skin healthy, cancer prevention and anti-aging.

Do You Know…? Fun Facts on Carrots

1) Carrots are second most popular vegetables, followed after potato and there are over 100 different types of carrots.

2) Women in the 1600’s use carrot leaves as part of the decoration for their hats.

3) An average American can eat 5.44kg of carrots in a year

4) The greek word of carrot is “karaton”.

5) Rabbits love eating carrots. When rabbit eats one carrot, it is like us eating over 23 carrots. Rabbits like the sweetness from the carrots but they should not take too much as it will cause digestive problems and diabetes.

Health Benefits of Carrots

1) Improves vision

In my earlier post on eyecare,

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Adverse effects of computer rays on your skin

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If you were told to surrender your computer and smart phone for a day, what will be your reaction? Will you panic because these gadgets have become part of your life that you can’t live without? We spend on an average 10-12 hours a day in front of our PC/ smart phones due to work, leisure etc. Do you know the adverse effects of computer rays on your skin? Can you imagine the extent to which these computer rays are adversely affecting our skin?

In the past, I do not really care much about UV rays, let alone how computer rays and radiation can affect our skin. Ever since I join the beauty industry two years back, my colleagues have been sharing with me beauty tips, anti-aging tips. Due to the nature of my work, I read online articles, beauty magazines and health reports and realised how important it is to at least apply sunscreen on my face before stepping out of the house. But I did not know the harmful effects of the computer rays to my face. 

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11 Easy ways to age-proof your skin

11 Easy ways to age-proof your skin
AGING! This is a word that we wouldn’t want to hear, however we all can’t run away from this stage of life. As we grow up, our skin starts to age and our skin condition gets worse – dehydrated, lack of collagen, skin laxity. Although we can’t prevent aging, we can still do something to slow down the aging process. Here are some easy ways to age-proof your skin.

1. Eat it right

Load yourself up with omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, antioxidant-rich foods such as those with Vitamin ACE and beta-carotene. They help to speed up the repair of UV-damaged skin, contribute in giving you a smoother skin, healthier one, and protecting your skin against imflammation, eczema and acne.

2. Exercise and sweat it out

By exercising, you are increasing the blood circulation in the body, providing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. It also help to detoxify your body and flushes any toxins in your body.

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Why do we need to drink water early in the morning?

Is it your daily routine to drink water early in the morning when you get out from the bed. This is what I’ve been doing religiously. Since young, my mother has been nagging me to drink water to 清肠 (clear your internal system). (Oh wells, mums are usually right.)

Our human body comprises 70% of water content. Water is essential for the functioning of our body. Do you know that our brain cells contain about 85% of water, muscles 75%, bones 25%, blood 82%. Because of that, we need to often hydrate ourselves (8 glasses of water per day), consuming food that are rich in water content such as soups, vegetables and fruits.

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Losing weight by drinking lemon water

So you decided to lose some weight. You are thinking of what is the first thing you will need to do. Cut down your food intake, eat more fruits and vegetables. Do you know that eating less is not always the right way to reduce weight? In your diet, you should ensure that you have sufficient intake to fuel your body, have enough nutrients for your cells, energy for your brain, helps in detoxification.

Have you been thinking of losing weight by drinking lemon water? We know that drinking lemon water helps to cleanse and detox the internal system of your body. It has always been a myth that drinking lemon water helps to lose weight. Is this really true? NO! Drinking warm water with lemon does not helps you in losing weight (unless this drink is to replace your daily beverage that is high in calories, such as carbonated drinks, alcohols).

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Lemon for your teeth and mouth

Do your friends often whip out their phones to start taking selfies, we-fies and upload them on the Instagram? You wish you can have a camera-ready smile, showing your beautiful eyes, to flash the glowing grin but you realized that you got a dry, rough and chapped lips? We know how lemon can strengthen and whiten your yellowish nails but do you know that lemon can whiten your teeth and soothe chapped lips?

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Lemon for your nails & hair

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Do you often get chipped nails and you think you need to strengthen your nails in order for it to grow long and healthy? Because of what you have been doing to your fingernails – Gelish manicure, exposure to chemicals, your nails start to be yellowish and brittle. 

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Lemon the remedy for cold and fever

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Lemon the remedy for cold and fever. Do you know that lemon can also keep doctor away? (Oh really?) If you have been following my previous posts, you would have been equipped with the knowledge that lemon helps to cure acne, lighten the dark pigment spots and also relieve any anxiety or stress you are facing. Besides all these benefits, lemon is a natural remedy for cold and fever.

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Does lemon relieve stress and elevate your mood?

In my previous post, you know that lemon juice helps in clearing clogged pores and treating acne, fight infection and inflammation. It can also remove wrinkles, dark spots and blackheads. But, does lemon relieve stress and elevate your mood? Do you know that lemon can help elevate your mood?

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