The Slow death of Purposeless walking

The Slow death of Purposeless walkingWalking is a luxury in the West. Very few people, particularly in cities, are obliged to do much of it at all. Cars, bicycles, buses, trams, and trains all beckon.

Instead, walking for any distance is usually a planned leisure activity. Or a health aid. Something to help people lose weight. Or keep their fitness. But there’s something else people get from choosing to walk. A place to think. [Read more...]

10 Spring Juice Essentials

10 Spring Juice EssentialsDetox deprived? Stock up on these healthy juice essentials to supercharge your liquids.

1. Strawberries

“Strawberries feel like spring,” says Lianna Sugarman, founder of LuliTonix juices. “They’re rich in vitamin c, high in antioxidants and are excellent for skin health and beauty.”

2. Arugula

“Arugula is very cleansing, high in chlorophyll, is great for bone building and mental sharpness,” explains Sugarman. And lettuce in general is a “brimming with micronutrients, super hydrating and very cleansing,” she says. “They’re wonderful in blends and juices because they add a light fresh taste. [Read more...]

Foods That Fight Stress

Foods That Fight StressFeeling tired and overworked? Have too much on your plate? Just had a fight with your girlfriend? Vacation-deprived? Statistics have marked a trend of increasing stress and anxiety among the working class today, and thanks to our dependency on store-bought foods, our body is now lacking important nutrients essential for its overall wellness.

Foods that fight stress While stress is mostly dependent on the external, particularly social influences and conditions, its frequency and intensity can be determined by an individual’s diet. In simple words, the more you surrender and consume packaged, processed foods, the more the frequency of your stress.

Conversely, adding just a few of these super stress-buster foods to your diet will give you the much needed ‘good’ boost. [Read more...]

Thirty-Minute Dinners

Thirty-Minute DinnersHave you ever had to make do with a dinner of rice and plain corned beef (straight from the can) just because you didn’t have enough time to prepare a real meal?

There’s no need for that anymore. Each of these four recipes takes just 30 minutes or less to prepare and cook. And even better, they’re so simple and easy to do.

Fresh tomato pasta

(Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 12-15 minutes)

Light and super easy to make, the best thing about this pasta dish is that you don’t have to stand too long in front of the hot stove. It’s ready even before you get the chance to break a sweat. [Read more...]

25 Best Foods For Your Skin

25 Best Foods For Your SkinHow to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft–one bite at a timeHow to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft–one bite at a timeBy Jessica Girdwain, Prevention

You already know that filling your diet with power foods–like dark leafy greens, dark chocolate, citrus–can help beat chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But did you know that certain foods can also work wonders on your skin?

“There’s a growing body of research showing that diet really does affect your complexion,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and author of Feed Your Face. “What you eat can affect your hormone balance, cause acne, and create or lessen inflammation, which is associated with skin aging.” [Read more...]

Eat Mushrooms To Stay Energetic

Eat Mushrooms To Stay EnergeticDo you know the advantages of eating mushrooms? It can help ramp up nutritional value, so eat it to stay energetic, says expert.

Actress, TV presenter and Celebrity Masterchef Winner Nadia Sawalha has teamed up with the Mushroom Bureau, an initiative that promotes advantages of mushrooms, to help launch their ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ campaign.

The campaign aimed at encouraging people to cook more with fresh mushrooms, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Mushrooms are the natural source of vitamin B5, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and are perfect for those with a busy lifestyle, and are also naturally low in fat and calories. [Read more...]

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

7 Foods That Clear Your ComplexionWhile topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.

To keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following seven foods, recommended by nationally recognized dietitian and nutritionist Elisa Zied, author of YOUNGER NEXT WEEK: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days, and internationally renowned cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, M.D., author of The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook, into your diet. Your skin will be glowing – and clear – in no time. [Read more...]