First off- Merry Christmas everyone! I’m sure everyone has eaten, drunk, and been merry. One of the biggest fallouts from the festive season can be your skin. Can the damage be undone in time for that New Years Party? The good news is that with a little work your skin can look better in just a few days.
28 Dec 2011 1 Comment
13 Jul 2011 1 Comment
While a glass of wine has some health benefits, alcohol carries serious health risks. Which is why the Australian alcohol industry have launched a voluntary program to place small warning labels on bottles for the first time ever. DrinkWise Australia, a group funded by the alcohol industry, led the charge and aims to challenge the country’s excessive drinking which is part of the national culture.
Messages including “Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix,” “It is Safest Not to Drink While Pregnant,” and “Is Your Drinking Harming Yourself or Others?” will gradually appear on 80% of alcoholic products in the next few months.
30 May 2011 Leave a Comment
Women’s Health have dubbed this Cold Stone PB&C (Gotta Have It size, 24 fl oz) the worst beverage in America. It has 2,010 calories, 131 gfat (69 saturated), and 153 grams of sugar (the equivalent of 30 cookies). Check out their list of top 20 worst beverages here.
25 May 2011 Leave a Comment
12 May 2011 2 Comments
We’ve all been guilty of the afternoon unhealthy snack. Vending machine- hello!
Now researchers have pinpointed the most dangerous time: 3.23pm. The survey, carried out for the Atkins Diet, suggests mid-afternoon is the time when most of us are more likely to break our good intentions. 62% of the slimmers it quizzed admitted they break their diets in the middle of the afternoon compared to those whose willpower weakens in the morning (16%) and late evening (22%).
Stress is to blame, say 56% of the 1,250 slimmers who participated, with 26% claiming boredom at work makes them snack, while 8% say colleagues who take treats into work help tip them over the edge.
As a result, diet experts advise people to watch the clock if they want to beat their cravings. If you’re aware that you’re susceptible to eating unhealthily at a certain point of the day, it means you can take steps to avoid it.
09 May 2011 1 Comment
Milk is good for you for various reasons-for example it contains the following nutrients.
- Vitamins A, D and B12
- Pantothenic acic
But, more importantly- Rupert Grint and Ryan Reynolds drink it!
01 May 2011 Leave a Comment
A new survey from the American Heart Association has found that most people don’t know what an acceptable amount of salt should be.
The survey found that 61 percent falsely believe sea salt is a low-sodium version of table salt. Nearly half incorrectly assumed that table salt is the primary source of sodium in their daily diet, when in fact, processed foods, soups, and canned foods account for 75 percent.
29 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Yay, it’s Friday! Which for alot of us involves a glass of wine after work. Luckily this can have benefits- the antioxidants in red wine can prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol.
However, drinking too much leads to higher risk of cancers and other diseases. A new survey from the American Heart Association has found that most people don’t know what an acceptable amount wine should be.
14 Apr 2011 2 Comments
Peppermint tea is a brilliant drink! It’s great day or night as it’s caffeine free. It also has numerous health benefits.
Peppermint is soothing for irritable stomachs. and a perfect drink for after a heavy meal. It’s great for aiding digestion and can ease nausea and vomiting. Its minty freshness also helps fight bad breath!
14 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
The Oscar-winning actress is involved in a fantastic new project Clear For Life .
“It’s an initiative to help people whose futures are being dominated by simple, basic problems. It helps the people in Asia who experience water shortages or are forced to consume contaminated water,” Cate recently said to Marie Claire. She has teamed up with the Japanese-based skincare brand SK-II on the project.
13 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
We all know breakfast is important. Unfortunately more often than not we’re fooled into eating supposed ‘healthy’ breakfasts. A huge amount of breakfast cereals are packed with sugar and are extremely high in bad carbs.
This sort of high-carb low-protein breakfast will see your energy levels plummet mid-worning. You’ll feel hungry within an hour or two of eating and will reaching for the snack jar. And another thing- your insulin levels will hit the roof, causing your body to store fat. More
12 Apr 2011 2 Comments
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, essential for the production of collagen.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance.
11 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Sigh. More research telling us what we already know. I want research telling me that sugar is GOOD for me!
Those health experts at Web MD are reporting the results of a 30 year study on the effect of added sugars in the diet.
Researchers taking nutritional snapshots of the population around a major metropolitan area for more than 30 years say they’ve noticed that as consumption of added sugars has increased, so too, have body weights.
08 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
Karl Lagerfeld is supposedly bringing haute couture to to soft drinks with these new designs.
Lagerfeld has said “It’s exciting for me because I love the idea and as everybody knows, I drink Diet Coke and nothing else, night and day”.
Now, call me old fashioned but I hadn’t realised there was anything fashionable about soft drinks! But bear in mind this is coming from the man who reportedly shed nearly 45kg in 2001, crediting a diet of stewed vegetables and Diet Coke. I’m pretty sure there are healthier ways to lose weight! As we all know, Diet Coke is extremely bad for you.
06 Apr 2011 5 Comments
I’m working in an office where Coke, Coke Zero, and Sprite are stocked in the fridge and free to take. And it’s very hot outside! So for a while there I merrily drank a Coke Zero a day. Even though I know it’s bad for me, it’s just so refreshing. And there’s no calories!
But I’ve got a grip and resisted for the past couple of weeks (a few weak moments aside) for the below reasons. Unfortunately, as delicious as they are, Fizzy Drink s are just plain bad for you. Sigh. More