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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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Boost the antioxidants in your body

You often hear from people around you about antioxidant but you have no idea what is it. Before we understand what antioxidants are, we need to know about free radicals. In our daily life, our body produces free radicals. It can also be found in the air, the materials around us. They are molecules with unpaired electrons and they are searching for another electron to stabilize the molecules. Under normal body condition, our body is able to handle the free radicals. However when we do not have enough antioxidants in our body, or if our body produces too much free radical, cellular damage may occur. This is because the free radicals are reactive in nature and it will damage the surrounding molecules. Problems such as aging, damaging our immune functions, cell mutations will occur due to the presence of too much free radicals. They are the contributing cause to many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and others.

Antioxidants can be found in the fruits and vegetables found in our daily diet. Here are some food you may consider to boost the antioxidants in your body:

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains flavonols,

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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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Lemon facial remedy

In my previous post, you know that lemon juice can be used on your skin for clearing clogged pores and treating acne, fight infection and inflammation, and I’ve given you some tips on how you can remove wrinkles, dark spots and blackheads. However, we the busy (also greedy) people do not have the time to try all different remedies and constantly evaluate the results. Isnt it good if there’s ONE remedy that can solve all facial problems in one go? So, I went to google and found this article. Here’s some lemon facial remedy to rescue your skin!

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Benefits of lemon you need to know – Savior of your skin

In my previous post, you know that one of the benefits of lemon juice in the morning is to help remove unwanted toxins in the body, boosts your immunity, relieves respiratory problems. But do you know that lemon is the savior of your skin?

Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties due to its low pH. The juice is a natural antiseptic medicine and can cure your skin problems. Besides reducing pain from sunburn, lemon juice can be used on your skin for clearing clogged pores and treating acne, fight infection and inflammation. It can also remove wrinkles, dark spots and blackheads.

Here’s some tips for the skin problems you are facing right now.

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