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Saturday, December 3

Drinking Apple Juice will Make you Fat

Yes people, you read it right.

I was browsing the web when I stumble on this article saying that apple juice's will make you fat. How come you say, well I have thought of that too.

According to nutrition experts its real danger is to waistlines and children's teeth. It has few nutrients, lots of calories and in some cases, more sugar than soda has.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice can be part of a healthy diet, but its policy is blunt: "Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants younger than 6 months" and no benefits over whole fruit for older kids.
Drinking juice delivers a lot of calories quickly so you don't realize how much you've consumed, whereas you would have to eat a lot of apples to get the same amount, and "you would feel much, much more full from the apples," Ansel said.
"Whole fruits are much better for you," said Dr. Frank Greer, a University of Wisconsin, Madison, professor and former head of the pediatrics academy's nutrition committee. 
If you or your family drinks juice, here is some advice from nutrition experts:
  • Choose a juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D-3.
  • Give children only pasteurized juice — that's the only type safe from germs that can cause serious disease.
  • Don't give juice before 6 months of age, and never put it in bottles or covered cups that allow babies and children to consume it throughout the day, which can cause tooth decay. For the same reason, don't give infants juice at bedtime.
  • Limit juice to 4 to 6 ounces per day for children ages 1 to 6, and 8 to 12 ounces for those ages 7 to 18.
  • Encourage kids to eat fruit.
  • Don't be swayed by healthy-sounding label claims. "No sugar added" doesn't mean it isn't full of naturally occurring sugar. And "cholesterol-free" is silly — only animal products contain cholesterol.

Causes and Remedies for Dark Circles

Looking  at the mirror I see not only zits but dark circles as well. I was saddened because it only proves that I'm getting older each day.

What causes dark circles anyway?


Ageing is the main factor for the development of dark circles. As you age, the skin becomes dry and the dark circles become very prominent.


Stress is also considered to be another common cause of dark circles. Dark circles are developed due to stress which includes excessive workload, family problems, money problems and many more. Stress has become quite common also among the youth which in turn cause dark blemishes under their eyes.

Lack of proper sleep

People who do not get their share of 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis will develop dark under eye circles.


Sometimes, there may be an excessive loss of water from the body, which could make your skin dry and weak.

Nutrient Deficiency

Dark circles can also be formed due to lack of healthy diet. It is very important to consume a meal that is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that are extremely essential for the body’s development. These nutrients should be consumed on a daily basis to avoid any kind of health related problems.
So you see, age has something to do with it. Uhmm... I guess I'm going through all of the above. haha!

And what are the remedies for dark circles?
1) Application of a thin sliced cucumber on top of each eye for 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day, relieves stress and cools down the eyes. 
2) A mixture of almond oil and honey should be applied on the affected area every night before bedtime. You will see a remarkable improvement in two to three weeks. 
3) Consume at least two to three liters of water on a daily basis. Water is a very essential remedy in this case and it flushes out the toxins present in the body.
4) Tea bags are known to be very effective in curing dark circles. A cold tea bag should be put on top of each eye for 10 to 15 minutes everyday. 
5) Make a paste of fresh mint leaves and add a few drops of lime juice in it. Apply the mixture on the eyes and the dark circles for 10 to 15 minutes everyday and see the difference in two to three weeks. 
6) Rose water is considered to be a natural coolant for the body and has been an old home remedy for generations. Apply two to three drops of rose water on a cotton ball and gently massage on the affected area of the eye for five to six minutes. You will see the result in two to three weeks. This method is considered to be one of the most effective cures for dark circles. 



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Home Remedies for Zits

I guess this dilemma wont stop. 


I'm almost tired and depressed too looking at my face covered with tiny but irritating zits. How can I get rid of them.

I made a post regarding this, I guess as long as I'm still getting them, searching for solutions wont end too.

I should try these remedies, who knows.
 Ice: This remedy is excellent for reducing acne, caused by infections or inflamed skin. Apply a few cubes of ice directly on the zit-affected skin for a few minutes, around 3 or 4 times a day. Ice can also prevent the inflammation and zits from spreading to other areas. 

 Aloe Vera: Apply some fresh Aloe Vera gel on to the affected skin at night, and leave it on for a while, before washing it off. Although Aloe Vera gel is available at most health stores, it is best to extract fresh gel from an Aloe leaf and apply it directly on the face. 

 Steam: Hot steam has an excellent effect on the skin and can kill the bacteria present in the pores. In a large and clean pot, boil some fresh water, for around 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the water to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes, before bending your face over the pot. Cover your head with a thick towel, so that the steam is trapped within and does not escape. Allow the steam from the pot to treat the acne for as long as is bearable. Carry on the exercise for at least 5 minutes or preferably more. 

 Yogurt and Oatmeal: Prepare a mixture by adding some plain oatmeal to some unflavored yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the affected part of the skin and leave it on to dry. Then, rinse the skin with some cool water and pat it dry. 
And there is also a diet for the prevention of zits.
Given below are some foods that should be strictly avoided in a diet for zits:

 Processed food like bagels, muffins, bread and pasta

 Junk food like burgers, pizzas, French fries and chips

 Fast foods that are high in saturated fats

 Sugar and other sweet foods, like chocolate, cookies, puddings and so on

 Oily and greasy foods like butter, mayonnaise and sandwich spreads

 Alcohol and caffeinated beverages

At the same time, it is believed that healthy and nutritious foods can help reduce the risks of acne formation. Given below are some of the foods that are recommended in a diet for zits:

 Whole wheat and whole grain products like brown rice, multigrain bread and wheat pasta

 Natural sources of protein, such as lean meat, beans, legumes and nuts

 Foods high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, like citrus fruits, spinach, carrots and broccoli.

 Liquids that flush out the toxins from the body, especially water and fresh fruit or vegetable juice, without any sugar or preservatives.
Suggestions for zits are the following:
 Get an adequate amount of sleep and rest during the day, to maintain hormonal levels 

 Follow an exercise routine, as this increases the flow of blood and oxygen to your skin, keeping it healthier 

 Take a shower after you exercise or engage in any activity that has caused you to perspire

 Wear loose-fitting clothing, made from cool and comfortable fabrics like cotton. Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight 

 Do not wear makeup that is not from a trusted brand and make sure that you remove your makeup before you go to sleep. 

VS Beauty Rush Collection

Haven't I mention to you what keeps me busy at school lately? Well, a co-parent of mine is selling different products at school. Like bags, perfumes, make-ups and a lot more. It started just a past time and now it seems like to end as addiction. Yes, she said she's addicted already. Aside from the money, she's enjoying it so much. 

But this kind of small business is sometimes stressful. I have thought of buying the idea to start such a business, but just seeing how she's doing and that there were times her son has been neglected too, I don't think my husband would want it also.

Anyhooo, don't ask where these bottles came from. hahaha!

When oh When Again KK?!

My SIL sent me this last month, thank you again!

I'm craving for sweets. If only KK has a branch here in the province, my sweet world would be more sweeter. hehehe!

Tad expensive but more yummier and tastier compared to local brands. Aaaahhhh!!!!