You can spend as much as you like on expensive creams and procedures. However, these foods will re-vitalize your skin from the inside out for a lot less money. No need to buy them all at the same time and remember to eat what you cut into as quickly as possible – before the fruit or vegetable oxidizes… So get the golden glow of a goddess and take this list to the grocery store!
The other day I had lunch with an older friend of mine. She is mid-fifties – vivacious and animated – but I’ll be damned if she didn’t suddenly look much younger to me. I’d never seen her looking that good. A life-time of sun, cigarettes and cocktails had taken their toll. I mused it must be her energy and lithe, athletic figure which made her seem so – effervescent. But she had always been slim and vivacious. Then, it struck me. It was her teeth! They were a sparkling white. Cautiously, I inquired. Readily, she confirmed my suspicions. But what really surprised me was how she’d polished ‘em up. She claimed it cost her only 5 CHF ($5.59).
Getting your teeth whitened in NYC is expensive. Even if you had the customized tooth tray made by your dentist (like me) the whitener is pricey. And tooth whitening boutiques are usually around $500 a pop. Now, put yourself in Geneva, Switzerland and multiply any service you get in NYC by three and you have the Swiss price – I’m not kidding. Continue reading
Most women think that cranberries are useful only for helping eradicate or prevent UTI infections. But the health benefits of cranberries are far more wide-ranging and even a tad surprising.
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a small round red colored fruit which is native to America. It typically grows in bogs. If you’ve ever been in Nantucket you may have seen its extensive bogs. Nantucket is home to some of the largest contiguous cranberry bogs in the world where cranberries have been grown since 1857. American cranberry is one of the only three species of fruit native to North America. The other species are blueberry and bilberry. Cranberry gets its name from “crane-berry” because its stem and flower resemble the head, neck, and beak of a crane.
Cranberries are high in vitamin C and fiber and only 45 calories per cup. In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries. They have strong antibacterial effects in the body and eating cranberries prevents viruses and bacteria from attaching itself to the body. Something else to think about before sleeping with someone you don’t know well! (While women often drink unsweetened cranberry juice to treat an infection, there’s no hard evidence that works.) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding research on the cranberry’s effects on heart disease, yeast infections and other conditions, and other researchers are investigating its potential against cancer, stroke and viral infections.
One cup of whole cranberries has 8,983 total antioxidant capacity. Only blueberries can top that: Wild varieties have 13,427; cultivated blueberries have 9,019. Continue reading
OK, OK – after a week of writing food lists I am almost done! But repetition, as I have learned with my baby, is the key to drilling a point home. If you are reading this site on a regular basis, hopefully, you will be so familiar with my favorite anti-aging foods that you will pop them in your shopping cart without even having to refer to a list!
You may be sabotaging your immune system without even knowing it. Proper dieting, and consuming a blend of foods, and choosing the right nutrient rich foods, are all important to ensure the immune system is very healthy. The effect of a highly functional immune system is a younger you. Continue reading
If your immune system is strong then your body is functioning well. The more efficient your body is the less you will age since your hormones and metabolic processes are operating at the most beneficial capacity. Therefore, it pays to boost your immunity in as many ways as possible. The below are ten different foods that will boost your immunity and thereby, keep you young. Continue reading
So, you are in a hurry but need to come up with a meal that everyone will love? Try my Quinoa Pasta with Buffalo Mozzarella. I have never served to anyone who hasn’t gobbled it down in a blink of an eye and asked for more! Continue reading
Cinnamon can make you younger and healthier! Cinnamon is emerging as the darling of the spice world thanks to its immune-boosting protection and anti-aging benefits. Eating cinnamon regularly will certainly awaken the fountain of youth within. And who knew that it is also a natural appetite suppressant? Continue reading