Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cancer Prevention Through Crucifers

         There are many things around us that put us at risk to cancer:  tobacco use, certain infections, radiation, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, environmental pollutants. The cell is the fundamental structure of  living organisms. Cancer per se before it can manifest and produce harm to the body begins as abnormally developing cells. Cancer is a complex disease characterized by out of control cell growth.
          Most researches about cancer today are centered on its cure and prevention. One food group has been one of the focuses of these studies - the cruciferous vegetables, as they have been found rich in cancer preventing nutrients. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in several carotenoids ( beta carotene, lutein, xeaxanthin), vitamins C. E and K, folate, minerals and fiber. The cruciferous veggies are as follows:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie

        Ask cookie lovers which cookie is their favorite and chocolate chip cookie surely if not on top, would always be on the list.
       Here is a chocolate chip cookie recipe made healthier by using whole wheat flour. More people are getting aware of the health benefits that can be derived from eating whole wheat. Whole wheat is a good source of vitamins, minerals and soluble fibre. It can prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and cellular free radical damage. A healthy grain as it is contained in every munch of chocolate chip cookie. 

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie

    1/2 cup margarine
   1/3 cup oil ( canola,vegetable or grape seed oil)
   3/4 cup splenda
   3/4 cup brown sugar

 Cream the ingredients together on mixer at low speed.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Trends at Charles & Keith

        The latest trend in ladies' shoes still range from flats to sky high heels. While being said as out moded by  celebrity stylists, low and mid heeled shoes are still very much seen in stores and are patronized by most working women.
       Here are the best buys and season's trends at Charles & Keith.

Colored Flats
     Bright colored flats abound shoe stores since it is the dictum of this years summer/spring trend. Charles & Keith keep up with the trend but stick with cool pastel shades.
     Luxe Play Ballerina Flats. A ballerina flat in cool shades of yellow, mint and beige with folded leather accent giving it a vibrant appeal. Great to wear with shorts, capri pants and skinny jeans.
     Sweet Pastel Ballerina Flats .  A fresh and laid back take on a ballerina flat in sweet shades of blue, pink and off white.
     Joy Flair Ballerina Flats. A tri-colored flat shoes that can complement color block outfits.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Choosing the Best Lipstick Shade for a Prettier You

       Lipstick is a beauty artillery most women can't do without. Some women do not wear make up on their eyes and cheek but there has to be something to color their lips. A good lip color can brighten up the face and  enhances the wearer's innate beauty.
       According to make up experts, the ideal lip color is one or two shades darker than the natural color of your lips. That is an easy way of  figuring out the lipstick shade that suits you best that can be accomplished by trying on testers.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Product Review: Skin 79 Super Plus VIP Gold BB Cream Long Term Use

       BB creams, short for blemish balm or beauty balm created a stir in Asia for its ability to render a "no make up" look. Its popularity invades even the make up aficionados of Western market.  I decided to join in the bandwagon and bought mine online.
       Among the most popular BB cream is the Skin 79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm VIP Gold. I decided to give that brand a try after numerous search for BB cream facts online because based on the product details, it suits my skin and can give what it needs.
  • can brighten dull skin    
  • sun protection (SPF 25)
  • nude make up look                                                     
       I got the 20 gram tube pack since I just want to give it a try. I tend to have allergic reaction to substances new to me so I did a skin test prior to using it by applying a small patch of BB cream in the medial aspect of my forearm and leave it on for 24 hours. Since there was no undesirable reaction noted, I started using my Skin 79 Super Plus VIP Gold.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 Ideas on Surprising Moms on Mother's Day

                          1. Surprise her when she wakes up with her favorite breakfast in bed.

                     2. Make your Mom a queen even for a day. Do not let her do any household chore.
                             Make Mother's Day special by doing everything she usually does for the family.                       

                                            3. Give her a locket with a family photo inside.
                   Mauve Cottage has a vintage style collection of lockets and keepsake jewelry perfect as
                                                      unique gift for someone dear.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Salad Pizza

       Lyn's Salad Pizza is made healthy since she used wheat pastry flour. For toppings, instead of fatty pieces of sausages or ham, mixed salad greens along with other veggies gave it a healthy and delicious twist. This recipe is perfect for those who want to enjoy home cooked pizza  made healthy with all the veggie toppings. This may also encourage kids to eat vegetables.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On Staying Fragrant All Day

       A woman has always been metaphorically described as a flower... beautiful and fragrant. For most women, a wardrobe is not complete without the perfume. Wearing a perfume is essential to good grooming.  

       Some helpful tips to stay smelling fresh and fragrant all day:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boost Concentration

     If you are faced with a task that requires a sharp mind like for instance an important meeting or presentation, and lengthy examination, then indulge yourself in foods with high levels of concentration-boosting choline.
     Choline is a water soluble essential nutrient that has similarity with B vitamin. It has the following beneficial actions in our body:
  • protects liver from accumulating fat
  • involved in brain functions like learning, memory and concentration
  • good muscle control
      Choline can be produced in some amounts by the body but it is still recommended to obtain choline from the dietary sources to stay healthy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anyone having "Chicken Skin" ?

Keratosis pilaris resembles raw chicken skin
             It's really uncomfortable to go wear something that shows some skin if it would result to exposure of those clusters of horny bumps that feels rough and spiky when touched as though "permanent goosebumps".
             "Chicken skin" is termed medically as keratosis pilaris. It is a hereditary skin condition wherein the keratin, which is the outer layer of skin accumulates and blocks the hair follicles. As a result, many small horny bumps that resembles chicken skin or goosebumps appear on skin usually on the upper and outer parts of the arms, thighs and less commonly on the trunk and face.
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