Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wrinkle Fighting Recipe - Hummus

Cellulite Solution Recipe: Healthy Hummus

2 cups cooked or canned garbanzos (chickpeas)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup tahini
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ cup water
Fresh parsley, chopped
(for garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. Add additional water
if necessary. Garnish with
chopped parsley. Makes
four ½-cup servings.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wrinkle Fighting Recipe

Veggie Sandwich on Whole Wheat Pita

Tomatoes, ½-inch diced
Red onions, ½-inch diced
Black olives, chopped
Whole wheat pita, cut in half to form two pockets
2 lettuce leaves
¼ cup Hummus

1. Mix together the tomato, onion, and olives

2. Place a lettuce leaf in each pocket. Stuff the pockets with the vegetables and Hummus.

Makes 1 serving. You can add 3 ounces of cooked, cubed chicken breast or cooked, cubed salmon to the sandwich.

PS: On a personal note, it’s been about 2 weeks since I started my own Shape Up for Summer Challenge. And part of that challenge is adding healthy choices to my diet. I admit, I’m a fast-food fiend. But lately, I have added raw fruits and vegetables to my meals and opted for a veggie sandwich like the one above instead of a burger. Have you made healthier choices as part of our Shape Up for Summer Challenge?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wrinkle Fighting Recipe - Gazpacho

Tomatoes are great wrinkle fighting foods. A large consumption of tomatoes help you improve the skin tone and color. Tomatoes are also known as cancer fighting foods.

Gazpacho is a classic Spanish cold soup combined with the best of summer vegetables.

10 oz of bread
5 to 6 ripe tomatoes
4 cups tomato juice
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
2 green peppers
1 cucumber
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon of water
2 Tbsp of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sugar

Blend all the ingredients in blender or food processor. Season with Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper.

Try this easy and delicious recipe to help improve your skin from the inside out.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dry Skin

Do you have dry skin? If you do, it is very important that you take care it. Having dry skin is uncomfortable. You feel your skin tight and painful. Worst of all, itchiness. Overwhelming itchiness will keep you awake and make you feel miserable all the time. Dry skin leads to cracking of the upper layer of skin and gives it a real bad appearance.
The main causes of dry skin include:

* Dry climate
* Hormonal changes
* Medications
* Harsh soap
* Itchy clothing

Whatever be the cause, dry skin care is very important to take care of before it turns into other skin problems, such as wrinkles or scar.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FoodsThat Prevent Wrinkles

Vegetables are not the only great foods to help you prevent wrinkles.

Fish – They contain plenty of omega-3 fatty acids that reduces wrinkles.

Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil provide essential fatty acids and keep skin moisture from inside out.

Flax seed – Another great source of Omega3 and 6 fatty acids.

Water – Do not forget to drink 8 glasses of water every day to look young and wrinkle free.
Dehydration of the body leads to dull and dry skin.

Aside from eating, it is also important that you exercise regularly and not to smoke. There are many anti-wrinkle products out there. Before trying them, find something you can do at home starting today. Try these great foods that help you prevent wrinkles. Why not feed your skin by eating properly and increase your desired results from the inside?

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Best Wrinkle Fighting Foods

More people are concerned about their diet these days. They want to be healthier and look younger. And eating properly definitely helps boosting body’s energy level and preventing wrinkles. Vegetables are great source of antioxidants and vitamins. Well, which vegetables are the best wrinkle fightings foods?

Green leafy vegetables – These vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce are good because it contains lutein that boost antioxidant level and do not cause the digestive problems. You should eat about 10mg of them every day.

Red and orange vegetables – Tomatoes contain lycopene that also reduces the risk of developing cancer. Red peppers have Vitamin A and Vitamin E that moisturize the skin. Beets are another begetable that can help prevent wrinkles as they contains fibers, Vitamin C and Iron. Carrots are the excellent source of pro-Vitamin A and great wrinkle fighting foods.

Beans – Another great food because they are rich in antioxidants. They help replace deteriorated collagen of the skin.