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Sunday, December 18, 2016

How to Reduce Fine Lines Under Your Eyes







Being a mom is the most wonderful thing in the world. Looking good makes you feel confident and brings out the best in you. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to get the crow’s feet or the smile lines under your eyes. They appear out of nowhere like little ninjas to steal away your smooth skin and youth. 

In reality, fine lines are the result of thin skin and dehydration. If you are a woman who doesn’t want to surrender your beauty to the passage of time, then here are some brilliant ideas to have beautiful and attractive eyes.

Causes of fine lines and wrinkles

The reason that these lines pop up is that your body loses its ability to replace the collagen and elastin proteins that keep your skin supple, vibrant and elastic. Much like the apple that is withered when hydration is not maintained, so also your skin loses its suppleness and vitality.

From the physiological standpoint, there are molecules in your skin that have the natural ability to settle water superficially and deeply within the skin. If there is less quantity of these molecules, then it will cause dehydration. Poor blood circulation can also cause dark circles and fine lines.

Nutrition

To have healthy and beautiful eyes eat foods that are rich in vitamin D; you may go in for eggs, milk, and cheese. Fishes like salmon and tuna are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Foods filled with vitamin A such as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and beef liver naturally help reduce the severity of wrinkles.

 All these foods help to plump up the thin skin around the eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. You can boost your hydration levels by drinking plenty of water and green tea which increases the moisture content and optimize the cell turnover.

Proper skin care

Wash your face daily with a gentle cleanser because supple skin starts with clean, unclogged pores. Look for a moisturizer that has alpha-hydroxy acids and sugars because they plump up the skin leaving the fine lines less noticeable. Also, you should apply serum retinol and a vitamin A derivative that helps boost collagen and speed up cell turnover to your face daily. 

After cleansing make sure to gently pat the moisturizer and eye serum near the eye area, so that you don’t stretch the skin. With consistent use, you’ll notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Best of all you’ll get back your attractive eyes and your confidence.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5 Paleo Foods You Didn't Know About






Paleo diet also known as the caveman’s diet emulates the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Here are 5 top paleo foods and their health benefits.

Shrimp

Shrimp contains the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant carotenoid nutrient astaxanthin. Experts say that astaxanthin provides antioxidant support to the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. It also decreases the risk of colon cancer. Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, type 2 diabetes and compromised cognitive function.

Salmon

Salmon contains bioactive peptides that may provide support to joint cartilage. It controls inflammation in the digestive tract and increases the efficiency of insulin. Salmon has unusual omega 3 fatty acid content. This omega 3 fatty acids enhances your overall cell function, boosts brain performance and improves the transfer of information between body’s cells. Omega 3 fatty acids decrease the risk of several cardiovascular problems and increase your heart health.

Tuna

Tuna contains the mineral selenium in an unusual form called selenoneine which prevents free radical damage to red blood cells. The omega 3 fats and potassium present in tuna helps reduce your blood pressure. It is rich in protein. Ideally, a single serving of tuna can contribute 80% of your daily protein needs. The omega 3 fatty acids present in tuna stimulates a hormone called leptin which balances food intake to your desire to eat food. Thus it helps in weight loss. The B-complex vitamins present in tuna boost your energy levels.

Zucchini

Zucchini can significantly help you in weight loss. It is extremely low in calories and boosts your satiety value. The presence of manganese, vitamin C, copper and phosphorous increases your overall health quotient. The nutrients present in zucchini prevents diabetic heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil can be an excellent moisturizer for your skin. You can use it as a massage oil to boost blood circulation. It contains medium chained fatty acids called lauric acid that boost your heart health. Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and makes your hair strong and shiny.

Conclusion

Moderation is the key to healthy eating practices. Bring in variety in your diet to optimize your health quotient.