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    ANTI-AGEING DIET

    We all have heard the expression that ”YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT” and it couldn’t be more accurate. what you put in your body has a great effect on your nails, hair, skin. The point is if you are consuming unhealthy processed food, sugary or have high levels of saturated fat, it will show on the outside. According to Dr Libby Weaver, ”beauty really is an outside job. when it comes to your physical health and beauty, the foundation stone is the way you nourish yourself through the food you choose,” she writes in her book Beauty From The inside Out. 5 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your Body 1. Watercress…

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    Great habits to start when you are pregnant

    Great habits to start when you are pregnant   There are even some daily habits you could start during pregnancy to keep you and your baby safe and nourished.   It can be quite a predicament!  No pregnancy would be complete without a bit of junk food and a few Netflix marathons, of course, but overall it’s really important to maintain your healthy habits. That’s because a mother’s nutritional status at conception, during pregnancy, and throughout breastfeeding plays a key role in her health and well-being, as well as that of her child.  So before you reach for that second helping of French fries or ditch your gym membership, consider adopting these five…

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    First food recipes for baby:

     Ingredients  Pea Baby Food Puree  2 cups peas, fresh or frozen  1 medium zucchini, roughly chopped  4 mint leaves, roughly chopped (optional)  Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree  2 large sweet potatoes  1/4 tsp mild curry powder (optional)  1/4 cup water, breast milk, formula or sodium-free chicken stock, for pureeing  Roasted Banana Puree   4 bananas, cut lengthwise  1/8 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped (optional)  Carrot Baby Food Puree  2 pounds carrots, trimmed, peeled and roughly chopped  1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)  1/2-1 cup water, reserved water, breast milk, formula or low-sodium stock, for pureeing  Apples Baby Food Puree  6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped  1/2 cup water  1/4 tsp cinnamon, (optional)  Broccoli Baby Food Puree  2 cups broccoli, chopped into small florets  1 small white potato, apple or pear, peeled and roughly chopped  1 tbsp good quality olive oil (optional)  Butternut Squash Baby Puree  1 butternut squash  1 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped (optional)  Green Bean Baby Food Puree  1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen, trimmed …

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    Foods to avoid before working out

    Foods to avoid while working out  Preparing by consuming food before hitting the gym is recommended. However, choosing the wrong meal may make your workout heavier and sabotage the progress you’re aiming for. The last thing you want during a workout is a sudden stomachache, or your body giving up too soon due to weariness.  For an optimal gym session, avoid these seven foods and drinks.  Protein bars  Don’t be fooled by protein bars sold in supermarkets. A lot of protein bars contain more than 200 calories and very little protein — they are basically same as a bar of chocolate. According to Rania Bayney, as reported by shape.com, if your protein bar contains less than 10 grams…

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    EVERYDAY EXERCISES TO KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY

     We know daily exercise is good for optimizing health. But with so many options and limitless information available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with what works.   Have you completed your “daily functional five” workout today?  That’s what Kimberly Watkins, a New York City based fitness expert and CEO of inSHAPE Fitness and inMOTION Exercise on Demand, wants to know.  She says that everyone should have a simple set of functional exercises that they can easily carve out time for every day.  “Even on days when you have other exercise plans, get out of bed and make a bee-line for a spot on the floor where you can spend as little as five minutes—60 seconds per move—to…

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    Starting a healthy diet

     It is never too late – or too early – to make healthy changes to your diet to help prevent disease, manage your weight, and feel better. Here’s why a balanced diet is good for your health.   A healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. It protects you against many chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Eating a variety of foods and consuming less salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans-fats, are essential for healthy diet  Diet: Dietary needs differ for every person, but in general, some of the best foods you should regularly eat include:  Fruits and vegetables  Protein  Whole grains  Nuts and legumes  Try to balance items like dairy and oils, along with meats…