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Three Best Uses for Coconut Oil

22 Jun

Coconut

Finally, coconut oil is getting the attention it deserves for promoting a healthy metabolism (and other health benefits) and for standing in as an amazing beauty multi-tasker.

Here are three of the best ways to use coconut oil.

Makeup Remover

Let’s face it. If you’re a makeup junkie (like me), you need a gentle, but effective way to take off  your shadow, liner, and mascara. Rub coconut oil gently on your eyelids and lashes and you not only easily remove makeup, you also condition lashes. Seriously, if you’ve been abusing your lashes, you will see an improvement pretty quickly.

Cuticle Softener

If you’ve tried just about everything to whip your cuticles into shape, how about applying a bit of coconut oil? Rub in the oil once or twice a day and voila: softer cuticles which can easily be pushed back.

Amped Up Body Moisturizer

If you love your body moisturizer but want to take it to the next level, combine equal parts of coconut oil and your moisturizer for a super hydrator. Not only does coconut oil penetrate deeply into your skin, it leaves a glow without a greasy feel (H/T Lauren Conrad).

Coconut oil is incredibly versatile as a beauty product. Do you have any other coconut oil beauty tips? Let me know in the comments below!

This Book Has Inspired Kate Middleton’s Toned Stomach

20 Oct

The Complete Guide to Postnatal Fitness

If you’ve experienced childbirth, you know how hard it is to regain your pre-pregnancy body.

That hasn’t been the case with the Duchess of Cambridge. While joining in a volleyball game recently at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Kate Middleton shocked everyone with her amazing post-baby body.

Since she has been so influential with fashion, it’s no surprise that Kate Middleton’s fitness regime is now gaining attention.

How did the Duchess get back her toned stomach? According to the Daily Mail, Kate Middleton is now a follower of postnatal fitness guru, Judy Di Flore.

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Can Swedish Gum Make You Beautiful?

25 Jun

Nutrition Experts Up in Arms Over Beauty Gum

Women from Sweden are considered among the most beautiful in the world.

What’s their secret? Maybe their stunning looks can be attributed to a Swedish beauty gum that promises to keep users “looking their best.”

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Do Blueberries Fight Fat?

19 Apr

Want to slash your body’s fat cells?

Then, start snacking on blueberries as they reduce the number of fat cells in the body by up to three‑quarters.

A study performed at Texas Woman’s University found that blueberries reduced the fat content in tissue cultures taken from mice.

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Can You Lose Weight Eating Twinkies?

8 Nov

Convenience Store Diet Leads to Weight Loss

Forget about boring diet food like carrot sticks and cottage cheese. A professor of nutrition, Mark Haub, has determined that calorie counting, not nutritional value, matters when it comes to weight loss.

To prove his premise, the Kansas State University professor ate a Twinkie every three hours instead of meals (for variety, he added Little Debbie snacks, Doritos chips, cereal with sugar, and Oreos to his menu plan).

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Treat Cellulite with Micro-Patches

19 Apr

24 Hour Body Sculpting

When it comes to getting into shape for the summer, sometimes you need extra help.

Celebrities like Madonna use specialized salon machines and personal trainers to get rid of lumps and bumps. If you’re looking for a more wallet-friendly solution, French company Garraud-Paris has an innovative way to treat orange peel skin and lower body fatty deposits.

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If You’re Vegan, Go Kosher

8 Apr

Kosher Foods are in Demand

It’s not easy being a vegan. When it comes to food shopping, vegans feel it’s almost impossible to find foods that are animal-free.

Joining a growing group of food shoppers, vegans have discovered kosher foods as a source of products free of hidden meat or dairy. With consumers continuing to seek products that are high quality, healthy and safe, kosher food sales have increased by 64 percent over the last five years.

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High Fat Breakfast May Promote Good Health

2 Apr

Bagels vs. Bacon

Researchers at the University of Alabama have recently discovered that eating a high fat breakfast may prevent metabolic syndrome which features abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and other high risk factors.

The findings published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that mice fed a higher fat breakfast, followed by a smaller lunch and even smaller evening meal, were more likely to lose weight and were at less risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. In contrast, a high carbohydrate meal in the morning and a high fat meal at the end of the day caused weight gain and glucose intolerance.

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