We are constantly bombarded by advertising and magazine articles touting the benefits of products we can apply topically to give us smooth, younger looking skin. In the United States, skin care is a multi-billion dollar market. What many consumers do not realize, however, is that nutrition is by far the most important factor in healthy, lovely skin.
Nutritionists have been evolving in their assessment of fats in the diet. There are several schools of thought, and people disagree about animal fats, seed oils, and other sources of fat. But almost all health experts agree on the benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
Avocados are unique among fruit. While most fruits are composed primarily of carbohydrates, avocado is higher in healthy fats. Research has also proven they are an exceptionally healthy food.
Little known just a few years ago, kale has become a popular food. It is a cruciferous vegetable, related to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussel sprouts. Among all the healthy greens, kale is one of the most nutritious. It is filled with beneficial compounds, many of which are medicinal in their health effects.
We all lead busy lives these days. Frequently, our eating patterns reflect that, as we unconsciously reach for snacks that may not be the ideal fuel. Too often we choose foods that not only fail to provide solid nourishment; they also have a negative effect on our mood.
The Healthy Food Team recently posted an article that cited a military doctor’s advice for eliminating pain in the back, joints and legs. People who have used this method consider it a miracle cure for the kind of pain that can be hard to manage. Best of all, you can expect to see results within seven days.
The treatment works because it restores lubrication in the joints. Healthy joints are important not just for movement, but for overall health. Everything in our body is connected and interdependent. Recent revelations about painkillers emphasize the importance of finding natural ways to manage discomfort.
Here is the recipe:
Purchase 150 grams of edible gelatin (this is enough for a one-month course of treatment).
In the evening, stir 5 grams of gelatin (two flat teaspoons) into a quarter cup of cold water (use water from the refrigerator).
Mix well, and let the mixture stand until morning at room temperature.
The next morning, the gelatin mixture will have swollen into jelly.
Drink the mixture in the morning on an empty stomach. If you like, add juice or water, or you can mix the jelly into yogurt, or any other combination that appeals to you.
The recommended duration of the treatment is one month, but most people feel significantly better within a week. Repeat the course in six months.
Gelatin is an animal protein obtained from connective tissue of large horned cattle, including tendons, bones, cartilage, and collagen. Gelatin improves the strength of internal fibers and small cells. Two amino acids are present in gelatin: proline and hidrosiprolin, which have a positive impact on the recovery of connective tissue. Gelatin works to improve diseased joints by increasing the growth and scope of the connective tissue.
In fact, the article says gelatin offers a number of advantages:
Strengthens joints and heart muscle
– Improves metabolism
– Increases mental ability
– Maintains healthy skin condition
– Gives elasticity and strength to the tendons and ligaments
– Prevents the development of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
– Leads to improved growth and structure of hair and nails
– Irreplaceable at dysplasia
One user of this remedy said spinal pain and neck stiffness, the result of long hours spent sitting at the computer, both resolved in seven days. Within a month, all the back pain was gone, and he felt much better overall. He is continuing to use the remedy every six months.
In a recent article, author and pediatrician Dr. Christine Wood offered ideas for getting your kids to eat healthy foods. So many children are now overweight or actually obese, parents are looking for solutions. What can you do to foster healthy bodies and an active lifestyle?
The conscious choices we make about the food we put into our bodies have a profound impact on our health. Part 1 of this article identified five of the top ten foods that can improve health fast. Here are numbers six through ten on the list: