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When you add protein shakes to your diet & meal you can easily boost calorie burn and curb hunger cravings without having to eat much at all. Protein helps to keep your heart, skin, hair, bones healthy & body tone. But the pre-packaged protein shakes from the store are often packed with sugar and not so healthy for you. They won’t get you any closer to that summer body you want so badly. To help you stay on track, we searched the web for the best weight loss shakes recipe out there. Below, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving without feeling guilty. Since we’ve taken care of finding the nutritional winners, all you have to do is pick a recipe, start up the blender and enjoy your Protein shake! SPINACH FLAX PROTEIN SMOOTHIE This is the spinach Protein smoothie for people who don’t like spinach—but want to eat it anyways. Thanks to the addition of mango, pineapple and banana, you won’t even taste the leafy green—but you’ll still get all of its health benefits. In fact, this drink serves up 33 percent of the day’s vitamin A, most of which comes from the spinach. The addition of chia seeds and flax provides four grams of satiating fiber so be sure to keep those in the mix if you’re looking to sip as much protein as possible. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any kind) 1 large handful of organic baby spinach, washed ¼ cup frozen mango chunks ¼ cup frozen pineapple ½ of a banana (fresh or frozen) 1 Tbsp flax meal (optional) 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional) 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional) SKINNY HIGH PROTEIN OREO SHAKE Fat-free cottage cheese, skim milk, cookies, vanilla and a touch of Stevia team up to create a mouthwatering concoction that only tastes sinful, but is actually very healthy for you. Although the drink shouldn’t be your daily go-to, it’s there for you when you need to cub those cravings for cookies and other sugary goodness. Opting for this over a Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard of the same size will save you 20 grams of fat and 48 grams of sugar! Ingredients 250 grams fat-free cottage cheese (choose the low sodium kind) 1 cup skim milk 3 oreo cookies 1 teaspoon truvia 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ORANGE SMOOTHIE You’ll be whisked away on a mini vacation for your mind the second you start sipping this tropical-tasting smoothie. Don’t let the high carb and sugar count scare you off; it’s coming from berries, an orange and banana—all vitamin- and fiber-rich produce that will keep you fresh and healthy. Ingredients 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries 1 frozen banana 1 orange, peeled and segmented 4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used a 5.3oz container of Vanilla Oikos) ALMOND BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Made with just four ingredients, this Protein smoothie will take you no time at all to whip up. The almond milk and nut butter provide a solid hit of natural protein while the chia seeds lend a boost of antioxidants and heart-protecting omega-3s. Enjoy this as a healthy breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack. To kick your shake up a notch, add a few shakes of cinnamon. It will not only heighten the drink’s taste, but also zap stubborn belly fat and help stabilize your blood sugar, which can ward off diet-derailing cravings. Ingredients 1 large ripe banana peeled and frozen 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter 1 tablespoon chia seeds COFFEE & BANANA PROTEIN BURST Frozen bananas and peanut butter team up to give this smoothie a rich, milkshake-like consistency that will make you think it’s sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, though, it’s packed with protein without sky-high sugar counts found in other smoothies. Ingredients 1 cup chilled Seattle’s Best brewed coffee 1½ bananas, cut into chunks 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1 tbsp ground flax seed 2 tsp honey or agave nectar ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp grated nutmeg 6 ice cubes BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE If you’re not big into the idea of using nutrition powders—or you’ve simply run of out your go-to—you’ll love this creative recipe. The blogger calls for a scrambled and blended egg in lieu of whey or plant protein, which is a fat-incinerating idea we totally love! Ingredients 1 egg beaten, scrambled, and cooled 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup frozen red grapes 3 large ice cubes 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup orange juice 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon Get more of such amazing Pre/Post workout recipes & a wide range of other healthy recipes in the Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness App. Download now from Playstore/AppStore! ...

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Salads are the epitome of healthy food. Whenever someone tells you that they are losing weight, you will probably picture them eating salads. And you’re not wrong, these people very often do eat salads. Isn’t that boring? It doesn’t have to be with the right salad dressing. In this article, we will list some of the most delicious yet low calorie salad dressings, so you can dress up your salad without ever getting bored of it. JAR & SHAKE METHOD Most at-home salad recipes can be made using the jar-and-shake method. Just grab a jar with a fitting lid, toss in all the ingredients, and shake until it looks like a well-blended salad dressing. Most dressings are meant to be a bit thick, but even thinner dressings will be fine. There are a couple recipes below that could be made smoother if you use a food processor or a blender, but you don’t have to if you’re fine with a chunkier dressing. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing I think everyone needs a really good ranch dressing recipe in their back pocket, it’s a safe bet for every salad! By using a base of whole milk (1% to 10% fat) Greek yogurt, the dressing is packed with healthy fat and protein. If you’d like to make the dressing lighter, you can use lowfat Greek yogurt. Skip non-fat yogurt though, because it will make the dressing incredibly thin. Ingredients – 3/4 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt, any brand – 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder (not both) – 1/4 cup fresh minced parsley, or 1 tbsp dried parsley (not both) – 1/4 medium onion, diced, or R 2 tsps onion powder (not both) – 2 tbsp fresh minced chives – 1 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp black pepper – 2 tsp dijon mustard – Juice of 1/2 lemon Chile Lime Dressing This is the perfect salad dressing for those of you who are not a huge fan of salads. This dressing is bright, spicy and a bit citrusy. This dressing is perfect for taco salads, marinating shrimp or anything that contains beans. Ingredients – Zest and juice of 2 medium-sized limes – 1/4 cup red wine vinegar – 1 tbsp soy sauce – 1 tbsp honey – 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil – 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder (not both) – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes – 1 tsp ground cumin – 1/2 tsp salt Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing Honey-mustard is sweet, yet tangy. It’s also one of the most versatile dressing out there. It’s good on pretty much any salad, but also on chips, dipping pizza or dipping vegetables like celery or carrot. Honey-mustard is a go-to for anyone who doesn’t feel like going to the store to find ingredients, because you probably already have most of it in your house. It’s also low in calories, which is not unimportant. Ingredients – 1/4 cup Dijon mustard – 1/4 cup honey – 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp black pepper Italian Salad Dressing It seems like everyone has an Italian salad dressing recipe they swear by, and this is our favorite. It’s not as sweet as many of the ones you’ll find on the store shelf, it’s packed full of herbs and has a nice, nutty flavor thanks to a good dose of Parmesan cheese. Because of that, it’s also lower in calories than most dressings you’ll find in the supermarket. This dressing is good for side salads, antipasto salads, dipping bread-sticks and anything with chicken. Ingredients – 2/3 cup olive oil – 1/4 cup red wine vinegar – 3 tbsp finely grated Parmesan – 1 tbsp fresh minced parsley, 1 tbsp dried parsley (not both) – 1/4 medium onion, diced, or 2 tsp onion powder – Juice of 1/2 lemon – 1 tbsp fresh minced basil, or 2 tbsp dried basil (not both) – 1 tbsp fresh minced oregano, or 2 tbsp dried oregano (not both) – 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder (could do both if you’d like more of a garlic kick) – 1 tsp honey – 1 tsp salt – Pinch of black pepper Get more of such healthy dips and many other delectable recipes in the Mevolife app, which is available both on Android & iOS. ...

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It’s just 2 weeks from a wedding and you want to lose weight fast? You require a quick fix and turn to the seemingly obvious solution – Crash Diet. Crash or fad diets are the ones which focus mainly on deprivation to achieve extreme weight loss in a short span of time. There seems to be a new fad diet cropping up every day be it master cleanse, paleo, detox diet, raw food diet, etc. While these diets as tempting as they promise that they will help you lose weight faster, but the truth is they are doing our bodies much more harm than good. Read on for reasons as to why you should stay away from these diets. Deprivation All the crash diets have one thing in common: Deprivation. The deprivation may be in terms of calories, food groups or specific foods, but one thing that remains constant in all diets is that they do take something significant away from your diet. Though this step looks logical, but it really is not a viable one. The main reason behind this is that if you cut an entire food group from our diet plans it is a surefire way to increase the temptations and cravings for it and indulging into them can ultimately result in hampering the weight loss. Food is your foe Fad diets make you believe that food is your enemy which is not actually true. Food when eaten in balanced proportions, helps to nourish your body and improve the functioning of the entire system. Instead of cutting the entire food groups the focus should be on the addition of quality foods into your diets. Ranging from whole grains to nutrient dense fruits and veggies, there are plenty of satisfying foods that you can add in your diet to aid the weight loss process. Unsustainable Another major problem is that the fad diets are unsustainable in the long run. The reason behind this is that our bodies are not build to endure the level of deprivation demanded by these fad diets. For example: if you restrict calories your body starts burning the muscles instead of fats which ultimately makes a negative impact on your metabolism levels. As a result of this at the end of the diet when you step on the scale you might find that you’ve actually gained weight instead of losing. This type of fad diets are extremely dangerous and can have detrimental effects on your health in the long run including the increased risk of heart disease, damage to arteries and the immune system. The Bottom Line Thus, the crux of the above discussion can be concluded that the healthiest and best way to shed off those extra pounds permanently is to aim for 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week. There is no need to rely on “Fast Weight Loss Diets” as they will not be sustainable in the long run. Rather than expecting a transformation overnight try to focus on creating one healthy habit a week. Along with this stop treating food as your enemy and start considering exercise as your friend and you will definitely reach your desired weight loss goals before the special occasion! CHEERS ...

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No childhood is complete without those sweet memories of homemade crepes. My mother used to make these for us for breakfast and sometimes even as an evening snack. We were in love with that aromatic fragrance of vanilla while the crepes were made in our kitchen. Vanilla crepes for us were like a family tradition. And now whenever I want to re-live those days, I make them myself. They go well with fruit preserves or just dusted with some confectionery powdered sugar but I prefer them plain because off-course, I love vanilla. Its one of my favorite comfort food and goes perfect with a hot cup of tea or an Americano. Use your imagination and play with the flavors while making them. You can add a hint of cinnamon for that added flavor. After all, vanilla and cinnamon together can never go wrong. Ingredients 3/4 cup milk 1-1/2 egg yolks 1 tbsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp and 1-1/2 tsp melted butter Method 1. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt and melted butter until well blended. 2. Heat a crepe pan over medium heat until hot. Coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and tip to spread the batter to the edges. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over and cook until lightly browned on the other side and edges are golden. Repeat with remaining batter. 3. Fill crepes with your favorite fruit preserve if you like. Nutritional Info Serves 6 Nutritional value per serve: Calories – 143Kcal , Fat – 6.5g , Carbs – 16g , Protein – 3.4g Get more healthy and easy to make recipes in Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness app. Download on Android or iOS. ...

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Are you bored of your regular workout routine? Is it too boring to pursue in long run? Let’s be honest: it is! A boring workout routine not only effects the exercise enjoyment but also influences the motivation and commitment level. Some studies have shown that when you inject the element of freshness and variety into your workouts, interest in the task at hand improves, ultimately leading to increased motivation. Another study has even demonstrated that spicing up your workout routine can help you stay more committed to it over the long haul. So now you must be looking for ways you change your workout routine? To simplify this process, we have we’ve tracked down some trendy workout options that are fun as well as effective too. These top fitness routines are exactly the opposite of boring; they will keep you on your toes and boost up the motivation to a higher level. a) Global Groove Workout If you are looking for a fun, and exciting cardio-workout, then this one is a must try. Global groove workouts pair simple dance moves with a variety of music genres to appeal to every fitness enthusiast and thus are a perfect replacement to traditional cardio. Some of the most common dance-style workouts include salsa, samba, pop, zumba, among others. Known for being accessible to people of every fitness level, these workouts are a perfect option to start your new workout regime. b) BodyArt Training Bodyart training routine aims at creating harmony between body and mind. It is a dynamic training method focuses on everything from strength to endurance to flexibility and mobility using exercise from yoga, physiotherapy, stretching and pilates combined with breathing techniques and relaxation. Not only will it assist in boosting fitness, but it will also help reduce daily stress. c)Pound Workout Let’s be honest–when a workout isn’t fun, it’s hard to stick with and that’s where POUND comes in! Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. Known as Ripstix, the drumsticks offer a bit of resistance training as you drum to the music. This means that you’re able to follow along with the workout simply by listening to the beat. The workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements & poses, and plyometrics into a 45-minute series. d) Urban Rebound : Trampoline Uninspired by your treadmill routine? Embrace your inner child with a low-impact trampoline. Performed on mini trampolines, this workout will have you bouncing and balancing your way through a major calorie-burning workout. Trampolining aims at strength, endurance and balance all at once. It’s also low impact workout, since the trampoline absorbs most of the shock as your body comes in contact with it. So now bounce and drop those pounds! e) Amenzone : A Back to Basics Workout This is one workout which can be easily tailored to your current fitness level. A strength-based routine, this workout include a series of body-weight exercises, as well as those done with cleaned car tires. Does it sound too intense?? Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to this one, making it an excellent option for people looking to gain strength. So now it will be difficult for you make excuses as you have a whole lot of new workouts which are not only new, exciting but highly effective too! ...

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Want to save time by skipping your warm-up sessions? Don’t! Your warm up is the most important part of your exercise routine. No matter how long you have been exercising or how good is your stamina level you should always begin your workout with a proper warm-up. The major reason that warming up is laid so much stress is because it stimulates the cardiovascular system and warms up the muscles that you will be using during the workout. Many studies have shown that lack of such sessions increases the risk of injuries during exercise sessions. TYPES OF WARM-UP Some of the common types of warm up sessions are explicated as under – Passive warm-up It is the least effective form of warm-up as it makes use of external sources of heat like sauna, spa or steam rooms to help your body warm up and get charged. This method is not effective unless accompanied by one or more of the other types of warm-up because they do little to increase the temperature deep within the muscles. Basic warm-up This type of warm-up plays an active role in stimulating and ultimately increasing the flow of blood to the muscles. Some of the common activities which come under this type include – stretching, jogging, jumping jacks, aerobics step, basic calisthenics moves. These activities play a role in strengthening the cardiovascular system and lungs which ultimately prepares your body for vigorous workout sessions. Targeted Warm-up This warm-up is required for specific activities like training with weights. The name makes it clear that this type of warm-up prepares the targeted muscles that will be used in the specific sessions. BENEFITS OF WARM-UP Here are some vital reasons for starting out with a warm-up and avoiding the shortcut route.: 1. It prepares you mentally for an event by clearing the mind, increasing focus, reviewing skills and strategy. Positive imagery helps in relaxing your body and build concentration. 2. A proper warm up session increases the blood flow to the working muscle which helps in decreasing the muscle stiffness, reduces the risk of injury and improves performance. 3. It also helps in breaking down the chemical complex of oxygen, which enables it to separate from the blood and ultimately enhance oxygen delivery to the muscle for better output. This ultimately helps in increasing endurance levels! 4. Contraction and reflex times are improved with higher muscle temperatures. 5. Exercising without warm-up places a potentially dangerous stress on the heart. Warming up reduces the stress on the heart. 6. Sweat is good for weight loss and warm-up promotes sweating. Sweating reduces the amount of heat stored in the body. 7. The probability of overstretching a muscle and causing injury is far less if your body is properly warmed up. 8. Warming up helps in preparing the cardiovascular system for impending workload. DURATION OF WARM-UP Prior to your more specific warm-up, a general warm-up should last for at least 7-10 mins. The more vigorous the exercise program or higher skills required in the workout, the longer the warm-up should be. WARM-UP CONSIDERATIONS Heart rate is a good indicator for judging the effectiveness of your warm-up. The heart rate should be no more than 10 beats above or below the low-end of your training heart rate range. A break of light sweat is also another good indicator of a sufficient warm-up. ...

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  Need Full body workout routines? Workout Routine for Weight loss. Sometimes the schedule for physical activities becomes monotonous and loses its fun. Going to the gym, Doing Workout plans, starting with elliptical machine, followed by treadmill, and some strength training everyday makes it more like a task rather than a fun fitness workout activity. If you have started to feel bored with your daily workout schedule and don't want to go to the gym anymore it's the right time to reevaluate your workout routine plans and put the fun back in fitness! Checkout these simple tips which will help in putting back the fun element in your fitness workout schedule -   1. Join a Class   In order to make fitness Routine fun, simply join a workout plans class - be it zumba, barre or crossfit. There are variety of exercises in these classes which help in keeping the fitness workout routine fresh. Simply checkout your nearby gyms, recreational center or park to find a class that sparks your interest.   2. Make it a Game Competitions are always exciting and motivating. Organize a game of soccer, volleyball with your friends, colleagues, neighbors during the weekend - you’ll be sure to have a good time.   3. Go Beyond the Walls Just plan to have your daily workout session outside and not in the gym. It will not only make your workout fun but also give you a nice vitamin D boost. If you are searching for a new type of workout you can engage yourself in park strength circuit!   4. Embrace the Nature There are tons of smart ways to get fit whilst you enjoy the beauty of nature. How about going on a day trip to a nearby hiking trail or enjoy the water with a canoe ride?   5. Use the Technology Technology is like your best friend when it comes to weight loss and fitness. How about going for a quick dance session or a gaming session with virtual activities?   6. Don't be a Bore Rather than going to the bar with your friends for a drink how about you go to a club and hit the dance floor or organize a theme dance party. This is the best way to party and have a fitness workout session along with it.   7. Workout with a Friend How about you make your fitness workout session interesting by working out with your friends, coworkers or loved ones. Further, if someone else is counting on you, you’re less likely to skip your workout.   8. Go for a Race/Marathon Enrolling yourself for runs/marathons is another great way to spice up your workout routine. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy crossing a finish line.   9. Hire a Coach A professional coach is really helpful in helping you discover what activities you enjoy and brainstorm the new ways to be active. This will also help in boosting the weight loss results as they will keep you accountable!   These tips will be helpful in getting back the fun element in your daily workout routine. ...

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Sometimes the schedule for physical activities becomes monotonous and loses its fun. Going to the gym, starting with elliptical machine, followed by treadmill, and some strength training everyday makes it more like a task rather than a fun fitness activity. If you have started to feel bored with your daily workout schedule and don't want to go to the gym anymore it's the right time to reevaluate your workout routine and put the fun back in fitness! Checkout these simple tips which will help in putting back the fun element in your fitness schedule -   1. Join a Class In order to make fitness fun, simply join a workout class - be it zumba, barre or crossfit. There are variety of exercises in these classes which help in keeping the fitness routine fresh. Simply checkout your nearby gyms, recreational center or park to find a class that sparks your interest.   2. Make it a Game Competitions are always exciting and motivating. Organize a game of soccer, volleyball with your friends, colleagues, neighbors during the weekend - you’ll be sure to have a good time.   3. Go Beyond the Walls Just plan to have your daily workout session outside and not in the gym. It will not only make your workout fun but also give you a nice vitamin D boost. If you are searching for a new type of workout you can engage yourself in park strength circuit!   4. Embrace the Nature There are tons of smart ways to get fit whilst you enjoy the beauty of nature. How about going on a day trip to a nearby hiking trail or enjoy the water with a canoe ride?   5. Use the Technology Technology is like your best friend when it comes to weight loss and fitness. How about going for a quick dance session or a gaming session with virtual activities?   6. Don't be a Bore Rather than going to the bar with your friends for a drink how about you go to a club and hit the dance floor or organize a theme dance party. This is the best way to party and have a fitness session along with it.   7. Workout with a Friend How about you make your fitness session interesting by working out with your friends, coworkers or loved ones. Further, if someone else is counting on you, you’re less likely to skip your workout.   8. Go for a Race/Marathon Enrolling yourself for runs/marathons is another great way to spice up your workout routine. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy crossing a finish line.   9. Hire a Coach A professional coach is really helpful in helping you discover what activities you enjoy and brainstorm the new ways to be active. This will also help in boosting the weight loss results as they will keep you accountable!   These tips will be helpful in getting back the fun element in your daily workout routine. ...

Ways to Put the Fun Back in Fitness
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Sometimes the schedule for physical activities becomes monotonous and loses its fun. Going to the gym, starting with elliptical machine, followed by treadmill, and some strength training everyday makes it more like a task rather than a fun fitness activity. If you have started to feel bored with your daily workout schedule and don't want to go to the gym anymore it's the right time to reevaluate your workout routine and put the fun back in fitness! Checkout these simple tips  which will help in putting back the fun element in your fitness schedule -   1. Use the Technology Technology is like your best friend when it comes to weight loss and fitness. How about we tell you that there's an app which gives you credits to lose weight? MevoFit app is a perfect amalgamation of fun with fitness. Lose weight using the extensive calories counter, healthy recipes, diet plans and workout plans and as you keep losing weight as a reward you keep earning credits. 2. Join a Class In order to make fitness fun, simply join a workout class - be it zumba, barre or crossfit. There are variety of exercises in these classes which help in keeping the fitness routine fresh. Simply checkout your nearby gyms, recreational center or park to find a class that sparks your interest. 3. Make it a Game Competitions are always exciting and motivating. Organize a game of soccer, volleyball with your friends, colleagues, neighbors during the weekend - you’ll be sure to have a good time. 4. Go Beyond the Walls Just plan to have your daily workout session outside and not in the gym. It will not only make your workout fun but also give you a nice vitamin D boost. If you are searching for a new type of workout you can engage yourself in park strength circuit! 5. Embrace the Nature There are tons of smart ways to get fit whilst you enjoy the beauty of nature. How about going on a day trip to a nearby hiking trail or enjoy the water with a canoe ride? 6. Don't be a Bore Rather than going to the bar with your friends for a drink how about you go to a club and hit the dance floor or organize a theme dance party. This is the best way to party and have a fitness session along with it. 7. Workout with a Friend How about you make your fitness session interesting by working out with your friends, coworkers or loved ones. Further, if someone else is counting on you, you’re less likely to skip your workout. 8. Go for a Race/Marathon Enrolling yourself for runs/marathons is another great way to spice up your workout routine. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy crossing a finish line. 9. Hire a Coach A professional coach is really helpful in helping you discover what activities you enjoy and brainstorm the new ways to be active. This will also help in boosting the weight loss results as they will keep you accountable! These tips will be helpful in getting back the fun element in your daily workout routine. Further, download MevoFit App to log all your workouts at one place and stay motivated - Play Store - Click Here App Store - Click Here ...

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They say that your skin is an external reflection of what is going on inside your body, and in honesty, this is not too far from the truth. If having a clear complexion without blemishes and maintaining a youthful appearance is important to you, then it is essential that you eat foods which contain the important skin nutrients and avoid certain detrimental lifestyle habits. 1. Get the right nutrients Some of the most important nutrients for good skin include vitamin A, essential fats, and zinc. High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits, so be sure to get plenty of these foods into your diet. Essential fats can be obtained from nuts- especially almonds and walnuts- as well as foods such as avocado, while zinc-friendly foods include oysters, liver, lamb, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts. Just be aware that some of these foods are high-calorie foods and should therefore be eaten in moderate amounts- you can still get plenty of what you need for glowing skin by eating them in moderation. 2. Limit the bad habits It goes without saying that the foods and drinks you probably already know are not good for you should be avoided if you want to have a clear complexion. Try and limit alcohol, coffee, and tea consumption, as well as foods and drinks that are high in sugar and saturated fat. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrates the skin by moving fluid out of the body, which can cause to premature wrinkles, and sugar also hastens the aging process. You need to also avoid exposure to smoke from cigarettes and eliminate toxins from your environment which can disrupt your hormonal balance that is often reflected in how clear your complexion appears. Those pimples that pop up every month are usually related to hormonal imbalances and fluctuations which have a direct bearing on your skin. 3. Eat plenty of fresh produce It is also obvious that having a high intake of fresh fruits and veggies is important for glowing skin . Fresh produce contains important vitamins and antioxidants that help to fight the aging process. You also don’t have to worry about how much fresh produce you eat- the more the better! Fresh fruits and veg help to hydrate your skin as well as giving it a healthy boost through all the macro and micro nutrients that are contained within them. Aim to eat the rainbow of colors from fruit and veg with your meals to get the whole range of minerals and nutrients that your skin will totally benefit from you eating. Try to choose organic also, whenever possible. 4. Stay Hydrated You want to avoid dehydration at all costs if you want to keep the wrinkles at bay. Stay hydrated by drinking at least a liter of clean, filtered water a day. If that gets boring, try infusing your water with fruit and herbs, or try drinking caffeine-free herbal teas. If you only drink when you already feel thirsty, it means dehydration has already begun, so carry a water bottle around with you and sip from it throughout the day to keep consistently well-hydrated. 5. Vitamin C Vitamin C is essential in the manufacture of collagen, a protein that is essential in keeping the skin’s elasticity. It is always best to get vitamin C from food based sources- citrus fruits, as well as bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, tomatoes, peas, and papayas are all great sources of this awesome skin-friendly vitamin. If it is hard for you to get these foods into your diet then supplement with  a good multivitamin and mineral supplement. A clear, glowing complexion is possible to obtain by watching what you eat and avoiding foods and bad habits that are not so beneficial. Eating whole foods and avoiding toxins and chemicals is truly the key to skin that glows and remains youthful for longer. ...

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