Preventing sagging skin may be as proactive as incorporating a certain type of oil into your daily diet.
Results of a French study involving both sexes identified a lower risk of severe photoaging (sun damage) with higher intakes of monounsaturated fatty acids from olive oil. Photoaging, including blotchy pigmentation, wrinkling, and skin sagging, is a response to sun exposure.
If following a diet is one of your goals for this year, U.S. News and World Report has done the research for the best diets of 2014.
U.S. News evaluated 32 of the most popular diets and identified the best.
Best Diets Overall
The DASH diet tops the list for best overall diet because of its emphasis on portion control and balance. This leading diet recommends eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy while eliminating sweets and red meat.
The second best diet overall is the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet which features a low-fat regimen. The key to this diet is cutting back sharply on fat, particularly saturated fat.
Best Weight Loss Diets
The best diet to follow for weight loss is Weight Watchers followed by The Biggest Loser and Jenny Craig diets. Weight Watchers, which emphasizes making healthy choices that fill you up so you’ll eat less, and Jenny Craig also rank as the easiest diets to follow.
If you want more information on diet rankings, click here.
Three Steps to Weight Loss
Don’t let your busy schedule mess with your skin. If you snack on these healthy foods, you can keep the glow burning (even if you’re burning the candle at both ends).
Not only does Vitamin C give you energy, it can also also make your skin radiant and clear blemishes. Snack on strawberries to get even more of a Vitamin C boost than oranges and grapefruit.
With their high-powered antioxidant properties, blueberries can help prevent premature aging and keep your skin looking young and healthy.
When it comes to healthy-looking skin, this super fruit should be your new best friend. Avocados do it all: hydrate skin, reduce the appearance of age spots, and increase collagen production in your skin.
More people are turning to organic skin care as they realize how easily skin can absorb chemicals and other ingredients that may cause health problems.
When it comes to non-toxic ways to keep your skin healthy and moisturized, Vermont Soap Organics continues to lead the way. I recently checked out three innovative products from their popular organic bath and body collection.
Sage Lime Organic Deodorant
As the latest launch to the Vermont Soap collection, Sage Lime Organic Deodorant is one of the first underarm protection products to meet the USDA organic food standard. If you care about your health and the health of the world, this deodorant is designed for you.
With a blend of 100% organic ingredients, this unique deodorant works with your body to inhibit odor-causing bacteria. Safe ingredients like sage and lime essential oils combine with 100% organic oil coconut oil to help you stay fresh.
You may want to pick up a couple of these because the light lime scent can work for you or your guy.
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.