Time brings change and change can bring grief.
It's an ever flowing river on which we toss like fallen leaves.
Some changes are goodbyes and some goodbyes are wounds that bleed.
But they can't be taken back, so, heart-broken, we accede.
Does destiny decide which changes guide our lives?
Or do we choose our own direction in our endeavor to survive?
Life, so very brief, should embrace and not destroy.
We can't always be so sure that what we change will bring us joy.
But if goodbye it is, then I submit to fate,
And have to face the sadness it surely must create.
If we cannot change our narrative, no matter how we try,
Then walk the path you've chosen, and beloved friend,
Sometimes women just need to have a good cry, and we might not even know the reason, let alone remember it a week later. So when one husband couldn't begin to keep up with the reasons for his wife's tears, he decided to write them down.
As he said in his Reddit post, "My wife cries at absolutely anything. I mean, ANYTHING. So I started writing the reasons down ." (Men always seem so baffled by a woman's emotions)
The resulting notebook is hilarious, with reasons from "she was hungover and saw a picture of a piglet" (aw) to "I waited until it was dark and pretended to be the Babadook" (duh).
One commenter wrote, "To be fair, I'm a grown ass man and that one might even make me cry."
This is a pretty ingenious idea, right? Keeping tabs and then looking back on all the reasons you cried throughout the year will make you laugh at yourself and make your dumbfounded husband's eyes roll back in his head. But a nice self pitying bawl can relieve a lot of stress and wash out bad emotional stuff you've been carrying around all week.
I think men are envious of us. They have to internalize emotions like anger, sadness and frustration and when the pressure builds they have to punch something or take it out in body contact sports like football or just have a male tantrum.
Just let it all out ladies. Crying is good for your eyes and your mental and emotional health. When you cry with a friend it's even better. Then you can share the ice-cream afterwards.
When you think about it, there are very few female serial killers. Hmmm.
A 16-year-old South Carolina teen died after intaking an excessive amount of caffeine, the coroner ruled on Monday.
Davis Allen Cripe collapsed at Spring Hill High School on April 26 and died at the hospital. Cripe had consumed a large diet Mountain Dew, a latte and an energy drink before his heart “fell out of rhythm,” according to the Associated Press.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said “We lost Davis from a totally legal substance.”
Watts said the final cause of death was determined to be due to a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia.
“You can have five people line up and all of them do the exact same thing with him that day, drink more, and it may not have effect on them at all,” Watts said. “It’s not something that just because you drink one drink or three drinks is necessarily going to have this effect on.”
Sean Cripe, Davis’ father, also made an announcement.
“Davis was a great kid, and being his parent was a great honor to Heidi [his mother] and me,” he said. “I stand here, a brokenhearted father and hope that something good can come from this.”
“Parents, please, talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks,” he continued. “And teenagers and students, please stop buying them.”
So, caffeine can kill. An item of information we should all keep in the back of our minds. It appears that Davis consumed too many caffeinated drinks in a short period of time. A warning to your kids is a very good idea.
And what about you coffee drinkers out there? How much caffeine a day should you consume?? The amount of caffeine the healthy adult can safely consume a day is up to 400mg and the normal amount of caffeine in a 12-ounce coffee cup is approximately 90 to 120mg.
But one 12-ounce 'tall' or small cup of Starbucks actually has as much as 260mg of caffeine per cup, Business Insider reports. You may be surprised to learn that a single 8-ounce can of Redbull contains 80mg of caffeine, which is significantly less than coffee.
An average cup of black tea contains 67mg of caffeine - less than coffee, but still quite a lot. If you rely on espresso shots throughout the day to get by, you might want to cut down as each shot contains 71mg of caffeine.
Although it might not seem a lot, it will add up, the Mayo clinic warns. It is a good idea to check the labels on canned or bottled energy drinks or sodas, especially if your kids are gulping them down like water this summer. And keep in mind that caffeine can make your kids a little hyper or restless and unable to sleep.
Sometimes it seems that everything we like is bad for us. But life is too short to live on broccoli, bean sprouts and water. Mmmmm! love that aroma of coffee in the morning. It's the main motivator to get up and get going.
We probably do not think the food we are eating every day might be cancer causing. However there is a clear connection between diet and cancer.
As cancer became the plague of our modern age, a lot of research has been done on its prevention. With many reports on the relationship of diet to cancer available nowadays, we want to inform you about the most cancer causing foods. One part of the prevention plan is avoiding such foods, some other tips on the prevention we will discuss at the end of the article. So keep reading and stay healthy.
Though fresh organic tomatoes help the body resist infections and actually fight cancer, canned tomatoes are carcinogenic (cancer causing) food.
Sodas have no nutritional value, contain high amounts of phosphates, and tremendous amounts of white sugar and chemicals. They can easily deplete the body of nutrients and can cause weight gain and promote obesity. Sodas often contain artificial flavoring, artificial coloring and artificial sweeteners, all of which are cancer causing substances . Among artificial sweeteners, saccharin is the greatest concern.
We tend to think that eating fish is very healthy, especially cold water ones like salmon because of high omega-3 content. The omega-3 essential fatty acids found in saltwater fish come from a diet of deep-water plankton and smaller fish. Farm-raised species of fish do not have such high omega-3 content. That is because farmed fish are usually fed an unnatural diet.
Also, they are contaminated with antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals and other cancer causing substances.
Processed meats include bacon, sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, beef jerk, ham. These meats have been modified to change their taste or to extend shelf life, to do this the main methods of processing are smoking, curing, adding salt and preservatives.
Recently the World Health Organization (WHO)’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that consumption of processed meat is “carcinogenic to humans”.
While popcorn is so convenient snack, you should be aware of negative health impacts of microwave popcorn. The bag inside is lined with a non-stick coating, and the chemical used in the lining, as well as in Teflon coating, decomposes, producing a dangerous compound called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is a known carcinogen, which is toxic to the liver, immune system, and affects hormones as well as altering thyroid hormone levels, studies suggest. This chemical has been associated with increased risk of certain cancers, including liver, bladder, kidney and prostate cancer.
Being one of the most popular snacks, potato chips are cheap, tasty and very convenient to munch on. However, they usually contain artificial flavors and colors and numerous preservatives. They are very salty and their high sodium levels can cause high blood pressure issues for many people. Moreover, potato chips are high in fat and calories and can help to gain excess weight. They are also full of trans fat, which are really bad for your health, reports say, and can cause high cholesterol in most people.
Potato chips are prepared at very high temperatures, which creates Acrylamide, cancer causing chemical.
You may be surprised to find out that drinking alcohol increases your risk of developing many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon and rectum, esophagus, larynx, liver, mouth and pharynx, as per Canadian Cancer Society. These risks are increased when alcohol use is combined with cigarette smoking.
Artificial sweeteners are usually used to minimize obesity or help regulate blood sugar in diabetes. However, studies show that artificial sweeteners do not really help weight loss in most people, but actually promote weight gain. Another research shows that aspartame, in fact, worsens insulin sensitivity to a greater degree than sugar. And artificial sweeteners make you crave even more sweets as well.
Among all synthetic artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet) is most widely used. It can actually be a neurological irritant and can affect the user’s mood and energy. Studies have found intake of aspartame to be associated with migraine headaches and increased risk of brain tumors in animals.
Chemical treatments to refined flour to make it white results in the formation of alloxan in the flour. Alloxan is a toxic contaminant causing diabetes. It is actually used in labs for causing diabetes in healthy animals so that the researchers can experiment with treatments for diabetes. White processed flour has a high glycemic index which quickly raises the blood sugar level. Cancer cells feed mostly on the sugars in the bloodstream. So avoid refined carbohydrates such as white flour and white sugar, as they can encourage cancer growth.
Highly salted pickled foods may influence stomach and digestive lining. Furthermore, these foods can be very high in nitrates and nitrites. Nitrates and nitrites may convert to cancer causing nitrosamines in the body, which damage DNA cells.
Genetically modified produce is damaging to your health according to the latest studies. For example, tomatoes are modified to increase shelf life and resistance to pests and some protein genes are added to zucchini to protect against viruses. The research links GMOs to cancer, liver and kidney damage and severe hormonal disruption. Though there are still debates on this topic.
Unfortunately, there is no requirement to state that the product is GMO on food labels in Canada and US. Be careful, buy organic.
“Dirty” fruits and vegetables are those that are most contaminated with pesticides. Canadian Cancer Association says that the research suggests a possible connection of pesticides with cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and prostate, testicular, pancreatic, lung and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Various hormones are used to increase weight of animals, while antibiotics are used to compensate for bad conditions and to prevent any illness, some of them promote growth as well. The use of hormones and antibiotics in food-producing animals has provoked many concerns about their effect on human health.
There are a number of studies that suggest that hormones and antibiotics in meat are not safe for consumption. In 1989, The European Union banned the sales of hormone-treated US meat in member countries. On top of that, most of estrogenic hormones are carcinogenic (cancer causing) in humans, especially in women.
I hope I have helped a little. Buy organic if you can and avoid anything that has been processed. To your good health ... Cheers!! (drinking orange juice)
In the following Unhealthiest Food segment, we’ve rounded up the unhealthiest breakfast sandwiches (as well as some healthy alternatives) offered at 6 top fast food service chains in Canada: Tim Hortons, McDonald’s,
STARBUCKS SPICY CHORIZO, MONTEREY JACK & EGG BREAKFAST SANDWICH
Spiced chorizo (sausage), Monterey Jack cheese and a fluffy egg with caramelized onions on artisan potato bread (made with whole roasted potatoes and potato flour).
SUBWAY BREAKFAST B.M.T. MELT (6-INCH FLATBREAD)
Egg white, ham, salami, spicy pepperoni and melted Monterey Cheddar cheese on 6″ toasted flatbread (no sauces/veggies) contains an astonishing 1,560 mg of sodium.
TIM HORTONS SAUSAGE, EGG & CHEESE BREAKFAST SANDWICH (ON A BISCUIT)
Sausage, a seasoned egg omelette and processed cheddar cheese on a homestyle biscuit contains 500 calories, 33 grams of fat and 16 grams of saturated fat.
A&W SAUSAGE & EGGER (SESAME SEED BUN)
Ringing in at 530 calories, this sandwich features egg, processed cheddar cheese and a sausage patty on a sesame seed bun. It contains more than half the daily recommended amount of saturated fat.
MCDONALD’S BACON N’ EGG BAGEL WITH MULTI-GRAIN BAGEL
Fresh multi-grain bagel topped with hickory-smoked bacon, Canada Grade A egg, and a slice of processed cheddar cheese; coming in at a staggering 30 grams of fat (12 grams saturated) and 1090 mg of sodium.
— Calories: 620
— Fat: 30g (Saturated Fat 12 g)
— Sodium: 1,090 mg
— Carbohydrates: 63 g
— Sugar: 7 g
The No.1 worst item on our list comes from Burger King (similar to our unhealthiest fast food burger list). This croissan’wich is piled high with double sausage, eggs, and two helpings of melted cheese on a toasted, flaky croissant — it’s also piled with sodium, calories and over a day’s worth of saturated fat.
— Calories: 726
— Fat: 53 g (Saturated Fat 21 g)
— Carbohydrates: 33 g
— Sodium: 1,523 mg
— Sugar: 6 g
— Source/photo: Burger King Canada
The trouble is they all look so damn good and tasty. It's hard to choose a healthier menu selection when your mouth is watering for one of these beauties. However Each of these fast food places offer healthier options to those who can resist the aroma and yummy juiciness of these sinful sandwiches. Gotta go ...I'm hungry.
A group of strangers showed amazing compassion, patience and resilience when a man threatened to commit suicide and jump off a London bridge. They held on to him with their arms, belts, anything they could find, for two hours, to keep him from ending his life.
The small group of “Good Samaritans” saw the troubled man was in grave danger. The man was standing on the edge of a foot bridge in Golders Green, London. The bridge was suspended sixty to seventy feet over a paved road.
The passers-by joined forces and held the man as tight as they could, determined that they wouldn’t let him go. The Samaritans held on, wrapping their arms around his neck, waist and legs until other people came to assist with rope to fasten the man to the bars. They talked to the young man, prayed for him and encouraged him, hanging on to him for two hours.
As everyone held on for dear life, drivers passed by and those who were stuck in traffic couldn’t help but get out of their vehicles and capture the incredible act of kindness on their phones. People watched on in awe, hoping that nothing terrible would happen to any of these people.
Nigel Howard, who witnessed the incident, said the crowd wanted to see what was going on and some were frustrated because they couldn't cross the bridge until they realized why and then they joined in, shouting encouragement"
“There were quite a few gasps and shocked faces, but a lot of people did not actually realize what was going on until it was pointed out to them.”
Eventually, emergency services came to help. Once the man was tightly fastened, firefighters used a hydraulic lift to lower him to the ground. He was finally safe and escorted to an ambulance.
The troubled young man likely would have broken his neck or burst his skull when he hit that pavement, had it not been for the heroic members of the public who came together and volunteered for the greater good of someone else’s well-being. The young man was severely depressed and weeping and seemed very much alone. Now, he must realize that people do care what happens to him and his life does matter. We hope that knowledge helps him in his recovery at the mental facility where he was later confined.
Depression is an invisible killer. People usually don't know how to respond to it. So the victims of depression learn to cover their sadness and feelings of hopelessness. Red flags are hard to spot, so we are not aware that over fifty million people in the USA and Canada suffer from depression and more than fifty percent of suicides are due to depression.
What can we do? Be good listeners to troubled family members and friends, recognize behavior that indicates people are suffering emotionally or are unhappy. Show compassion and understanding. Ask what we can do to help them .... and mean it.
Comedian Bill Cosby does not plan to testify in his defense at his sexual assault trial in June, he said on Tuesday in his first extended public comments in two years.
The 79-year-old told Sirius-XM radio host Michael Smerconish that the dozens of women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct were “piling on” and suggested that racism has played a role in his treatment because he is black.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a Pennsylvania courtroom ahead of Cosby’s June 5 trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former basketball coach at his alma mater Temple University, in 2004.
The case is the only criminal prosecution to result from accusations by approximately 60 women that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Many of the incidents allegedly occurred decades ago. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.
In the interview, Cosby declined to comment extensively on the upcoming trial, citing legal advice from his attorneys. But when Smerconish asked whether he will testify Cosby replied, “No,” saying that lawyers can twist a witness’ words.
“When you have to deal with examination, cross-examination, et cetera, et cetera, more than two sides to every story – sometimes it’s four or five,” he said.
Cosby described preparing a Mother’s Day meal for his wife of more than five decades, Camille, and spoke about growing up in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood.
Two of Cosby’s daughters recently released taped statements defending their father. Ensa Cosby said she believed her father is innocent and “racism has played a big role in all aspects of the scandal.”
Asked whether he agreed with that view, Cosby said, “Could be, could be,” before adding, “I just truly believe that some of it may very well be that.”
Cosby also said that his wife has never wavered in her support. The former star of the 1980s family sitcom The Cosby Show said he intends to return to performing following the trial.
“I still feel that I have an awful lot to offer in terms of my writing, in terms of my performance,” he said.
Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out be?
If you’re anything like me, your daily meals increase in size from breakfast to dinner. Large breakfasts are a weekend luxury, lunch is often swift and functional, which leaves dinner as the one meal I can enjoy in peace. I’m not ashamed to admit I also snack on the sofa in front of Netflix afterwards either. I’m an adult and can make my own decisions.
So does eating late at night make you fat or what?
Well, yes and no. There are a number of contributing factors that could cause weight gain. Our late night eating habits depend on our daytime food consumption. Reaching for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks between meals causes insulin levels to spike and has a knock-on effect on appetite.
Scientist Dr Christie Wilcox says: “High spikes in insulin lead to dramatic drops in blood glucose, which can cause your body to feel hungry sooner. Insulin actually triggers the storage of fats in adipose tissues, so sustained high levels of insulin promote weight gain.
“Our bodies don’t break down fat while insulin is circulating. This means that if we eat foods with high GIs that produce sustained insulin levels, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot, even if we eat less calories overall.”
So if you’re snacking unhealthily throughout the day, the likelihood is, you’re going to be ravenous by dinner time and stuff your face.
But food cravings aren’t always easy to control. The sensible human side of your brain might want to abstain but the hedonistic monkey side is ten times stronger. Like an obstinate toddler it nags for a sugary ‘reward’, chipping away at your well-intentioned will power. Fortunately there’s a way to lock the little jerk out.
Swapping out unhealthy foods for options low on the glycemic index will leave you feeling fuller for longer. Foods can work in synergy with each so including lean, protein-rich foods such as fish, low fat dairy products, lean meats and pulses can lower the overall GI value of a meal. Selecting wholegrain, high-fibre starchy foods can also help weight loss. Even if you’re not looking to lose weight it’s still healthier anyway. Take that, monkey!
Sleep is another important factor. The stomach takes around three hours to empty itself. Sitting upright helps gravity do it’s work and let us digest effectively. If you lie down on a full stomach you could be at risk of heartburn and acid reflux which could affect the quality of your sleep.
The quality of your sleep will impact on how strongly your body reacts to food. Studies have shown a poor night’s sleep stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. Getting in seven to nine hours good quality slumber could quell the hankering for slaggy snacks.
So, sister friends .... Eat, drink (in moderation and between suitable hours) and be merry!
Those with celiac disease often follow strict gluten-free diets, because consuming the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley can cause them to develop health problems and gastrointestinal issues. And yet, certain people seeking to lose weight have hopped on the gluten-free train as well, assuming that it will help them consume fewer calories and lead healthier lives. But now, a new study cautions that cutting out gluten unless you have to may actually be a bad idea for your health.
A new study found that restricting gluten can have harmful health effects on people who don’t suffer from celiac disease. That’s because, according to researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, going gluten-free means a person reduces their intake of whole grains, which are known to have cardiovascular-health benefits. So, cutting out gluten unless medically necessary can potentially increase a person’s risk of heart problems.
“As such, the researchers say the promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged,” the study authors wrote.
For the study, scientists analyzed data from 64,714 women and 45,303 men working in the health industry, each of whom had no history of coronary heart disease. The participants filled out a detailed food questionnaire in 1986, and updated it every four years through 2010.
The researchers saw no “significant” association between gluten intake and heart-disease risk, but they did note that people who restricted gluten in their diets also “significantly limit their intake of whole grains, which may actually be associated with harmful cardiovascular outcomes.”
Despite the fact that the findings merely add fuel to the mounting evidence that cutting out gluten, unless you have to, is a bad idea, going gluten-free as a weight-loss solution is still quite popular, the scientists note. As such, a September paper in JAMA Internal Medicine found that more people have been going gluten-free despite a lack of medical need to do so. As of 2014, the number of people in the U.S. following a gluten-free diet tripled, while celiac-disease rates remained relatively stable.
The study authors noted that the study was observational, so further research is needed before anyone draws firm conclusions about gluten’s relationship with heart disease. But stay tuned for further developments on that. Women are just as susceptible as men to heart disease. In fact, perhaps more so, because we have fewer symptoms of heart disease than men, until the disease is pretty far progressed.
Find yourself breaking out more than a hormonal teenager? It could be what you’re eating.
You take excellent care of your skin: You wash it at least twice a day, are careful to remove any makeup before going to bed, and moisturize properly. So why are you breaking out all of a sudden like you’re a teenager?
Your diet could be to blame. Even if you eat a healthy diet, there might be some unknown trigger foods that are causing your breakouts and inflaming your skin. After all, your skin is your largest organ, and what you eat will reflect on the outside of your body as much as the inside. Here are some of the biggest foods that bring on breakouts. Cut these out for two weeks to see if your skin clears up. If you don’t notice a change, then make sure you see a dermatologist to treat your acne. In the meantime, check out our 25 Healthy Foods That Give You Glowing Skin.
1. Skim Milk
Low-fat and fat-free milk can be part of a healthy diet, but not everyone digests dairy well; about 65 percent of adults are lactose intolerant after infancy. Not only is this bad for your GI system, but it can also reflect poorly on your face. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests a link between drinking skim milk and acne. A study in 2008 found an association between boys who drink skim milk and the prevalence of having acne. Another 2006 study found that girls who reported consuming milk were more likely to have pimples.
One explanation is that milk is full of growth hormones, which can remain in your body even after pasteurization. These ingested hormones affect the hormones in your body such as insulin, which could result in increased oil production and breakouts. Switch to almond milk or rice milk for a couple weeks to see if your skin clears up. For our favorite non-dairy milk options, check out The Best and Worst Milk Alternatives.
Inflammation in your body can cause weight gain and possibly lead to a whole host of chronic conditions. It can also result in inflammation of your skin. Sugar is one of the most inflammatory foods, so ingesting too much could lead to breakouts. Not only will you notice a huge impact on the scale when you cut back on sugar, but it could also clear up your skin.
If sugar is inflammatory, then drinking sugar is a surefire way to set your body up for inflammation. Your body absorbs it faster, causing a spike in your blood sugar and an inflammatory response. One of the biggest sugar culprits is soda, which can pack up to 40 grams per 12-ounce serving. It’s also high on the glycemic index, which will spike your blood sugar — the American Academy of Dermatology cites a possible relationship between foods high on the glycemic index and acne. Not only is this terrible for your waistline, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Do your face (and your belly!) a favor, and switch to unsweetened sparkling water or club soda with a squeeze of fresh fruit.
Sure, pizza is delicious, but it can be the cause of some nasty breakouts. Not only could the dairy from the cheese disturb your skin, but pizza is high in saturated fat, which is bad for gut health and increases inflammation. A healthy gut can keep inflammation at bay, which researchers say may affect the health of our skin since many troubles like acne, eczema, and psoriasis stem from inflammation.
4. Egg Whites
The idea that egg yolks are bad for your health is a nutrition myth, especially because studies have shown that cholesterol from the yolk won’t negatively impact your blood cholesterol. Here's another reason you should eat the whole egg: The yolk is rich in vitamins that are essential for proper cell function, and contains the "beauty vitamin," biotin. This B vitamin is more commonly known to help hair grow and strengthen fingernails, but research has shown it also helps protect skin from acne, rashes, and even dryness. In addition to these beautifying effects, check out these 12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Eggs.
In the same way that milk can throw off your hormones, so can soy. Soy contains isoflavones, which can act like estrogen in your body. Once your hormones are out of whack, this could result in hormonal breakouts, especially around your mouth and jawline. Most mayo is made with soybean oil, which is also inflammatory. Be sure to read your labels carefully for soy as an ingredient; it’s lurking in everything from protein bars to veggie burgers.
6. White bread
“Foods such as bagels, oatmeal, pretzels, pasta, and cereal, have been proven to accelerate the skin’s aging process and wreak havoc on the skin, causing acne and rosacea,” explains Tasneem Bhatia, MD, also known as “Dr.Taz,” a weight-loss expert. “Even the self-proclaimed ‘healthy’ cereals with whole grains, which are lower in glycemic index, can be stocked full of wrinkle-inducing glucose.”
Swapping white bread for the whole-grain variety could help clear up your skin. Besides being void of any health-boosting nutrients, the white stuff has a high glycemic load, which means it impacts blood sugar and insulin levels more so than foods that rank lower on the glycemic index, like whole grains. During a 10-week Korean study of subjects with mild to moderate acne, researchers found that those placed on a low-glycemic diet decreased the severity of their acne more so than subjects on a high-glycemic diet.
7. Fast Food
Not only is fast food inflammatory, it’s also void of any beneficial nutrients, including omega-3s. "Omega-3s may reduce the presence of acne and other skin conditions as well," explains Kathy Siegel, RD, CDN, who notes that research has shown an increase in dietary essential fatty acids can also prevent both chronological and sun-damaged induced signs of aging.
Opt for fatty fish instead, such as sardines. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, making them great fish for reducing inflammation and even acne, says Marie Jhin, M.D., certified board dermatologist and author of Asian Beauty Secrets. "Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids have mood-regulating benefits, which can help with the stress component of having acne. Acne sufferers should consume four to five servings of oily fish per week in order to treat the condition."
8. Too Much Meat
Beauty may only be skin deep, but it reflects how happy our digestive situation is, says Susan Tucker, holistic nutritionist and founder of Green Beat Life. She claims that plant eaters have a certain glow. “Many find that their acne, rosacea or eczema clears up when they give up meat,” she says, adding that the antioxidants, fiber, and minerals in a plant-based diet help the system to detoxify daily, contributing to healthier skin.
Alcohol is another inflammation trigger and the consumption of it can show up on your skin. Drinking too much alcohol is also linked to poor zinc absorption, and excessive alcohol use can put people at risk for developing zinc deficiency. On the flip side, zinc may help fight acne says Dr. Kaleroy Papantoniou, a cosmetic dermatologist.
To get your daily fill of zinc opt for oysters says Tanya Zuckerbrot MS, RD, and founder of the F-Factor Diet. "Just two oysters will put you over the recommended daily amount of zinc, which, if you're concerned about acne or aging, you should be eating,” she explains. “Zinc deficiency is a known cause of acne and zinc helps protect collagen and elastin proteins, which keep your skin young and resilient."
10. Energy Drinks
Not only are energy drinks chock-full of inflammatory and glycemic index-loading sugar, but they could be loaded with skin-irritating B vitamins. “Those with a history of acne are more prone, but I’ve seen vitamin Bs causing acne in those without a history, too,” Miami dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann stated. Specifically, vitamin B6 and B12 which can show up in your multivitamins and vitamin-infused energy drinks such as Red Bull.
“If you notice any acne flare-ups that coincide with supplements or energy drinks, stop taking them and see if your skin clears up. Give it about a month,” she adds. Skip the energy drinks altogether and opt for one of these 22 Best Teas for Weight Loss instead.
This is a fairly easy cake roll recipe. It's filled with fresh strawberries and cream cheese whipped cream! My family loved it. I had to use imported strawberries but fresh, locally grown produce is just a couple of months away. We love anything with berries in it. It's the perfect cake for any occasion.
Ingredients: For the Cake:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
Powdered sugar, to aid in rolling
For the Filling and Topping:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
1 pound fresh strawberries (plus more for topping, if desired)
*Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 10x15” or 10.5x15” cake/jelly roll pan with foil and spray with floured nonstick cooking spray.
*Place eggs in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium speed with mixer for 5 minutes until foamy and yellow.
*Add sugar and mix for 2 more minutes, until the mixture is thickened slightly.
*Mix in oil, baking powder, salt, and vanilla, then add flour and mix slowly until just combined.
*Pour into prepared pan, spreading as needed with a spatula. Tap the pan twice on the counter to release air bubbles
*bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is browned and the cake springs back when touched lightly. (Mine took 12 minutes, but all ovens differ.)
*While the cake is baking, lay out a clean kitchen towel onto the counter. Spread with about 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
*Remove the hot cake from the oven and carefully, using oven mitts so you don’t burn yourself, flip the cake onto the towel. This might make a mess, but that’s okay.
*Carefully remove the pan and foil (they’re hot!) and then, using the towel, roll up the cake from the short side. The towel will be rolled into the cake. Let this cool completely before continuing.
Note: you can wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and let it sit overnight before finishing.
Make the filling:
Place cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Use mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar until it’s smooth and fluffy, then beat in vanilla.
Slowly add the heavy whipping cream, then turn the mixer up to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
To fill cake:
*wash and dry the berries very well.
Slice about 3/4 of the pound into small pieces, then pat the pieces dry.
*Carefully unroll the cake.
*Spread with some of the whipped cream mixture and top with the chopped strawberries.
*Carefully roll the cake back up as tight as possible, unsticking it from the towel as you go.
*Wrap the cake roll in plastic wrap and chill until ready to top and serve.
*To serve: frost with remaining whipped cream and remaining berries. I used a 1M tip to create roses all over the cake, but you can just frost it if you wish.
This cake is best eaten the day it is made, because of the fresh berries. It will last, fully made, overnight in the refrigerator (wrap it loosely) but the berries might weep a bit.