How to be Healthy and to look Beautiful:The Mediterranean Diet

Although I usually write on other topics today I just wanted to make a post about The Mediterranean Diet. It’s super tasty and good for your health. And I really love it! You can just read this post and then  find some recipes that you can try for yourself:)

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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the most balanced and healhty diets out there. Find out the basics of the Mediterranean diet and how to introduce their components into your daily diet for a healthier lifestyle.

The Mediterranean diet is originally from Italy and Greece. This diet is based on using olive oil for cooking, eating lots of fish, fruits, vegetables and consuming one glass of red wine a day with your meals and 6 glasses of water.

Wine is consumed in small amounts and because red wine is rich in antioxidants, protects against heart disease and blood clotting it is extremely healhty. Drinking large amounts of red wine can cause certain health problems so the recommended amount must be respected.

Olive oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K, iron, 85 % unsaturated fatty acids and 15 % saturated fatty acids. Because of it’s high content of unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants it is very beneficial for numerous health problems like: heart disease, colon cancer, ulcer, gallstones, it softens skin, delays the aging process and helps regain skins elasticity.

Fish also plays an important role in the Mediterranean diet.

Oily fish (salmon, trout, sardines, tuna) is very high in Omega 3 fatty acids which lower the bad cholesterol. It is highly recommended that we consume at least two servings of fish weekly.How to be Healthy and to look Beautiful:The Mediterranean Diet

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and antioxidants. We all know that antioxidants are beneficial for the heart and protects us from heart disease, cancer and acts as an anti-aging.

Daily physical activities are highly recommended in order to burn calories and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Regular exercises will also prevent heat disease, stimulate blood circulation and harden certain muscle groups.

People who are living their lives following the Mediterranean diet are less likely to

Top 10 Beauty Foods in Marie Claire Version

I already made a post  How to be Healthy and to look Beautiful:The Mediterranean Diet. And here is the list of top 10 Beauty Foods in Marie Claire version.

1. Wild salmon: A primo source for omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce skin inflammation, preventing redness, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. It’s also potent in antioxidants and vitamins B and D.

2. Low-fat yogurt: In one word, calcium. Good for strong bones, nails, and teeth. One cup of plain low-fat yogurt has more calcium than a glass of skim milk.

3. Oysters: The best source of zinc, period. Zinc helps build collagen, which supports the structure of skin and speeds up renewal and repair.

4. Blueberries: Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that prevent long-term cell damage.

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5. Kiwifruit: Another good source of antioxidants, kiwis are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium, all which help prevent wrinkles.

How to Chose Best Sun Glasses

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Easy Instruction

Step 1

Check labels to make sure the sunglasses provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.

Step 2

Look for sunglasses that filter out at least some blue light, which can damage the retina and lead to macular degeneration (vision loss from degeneration in parts of the eye). To make sure, try wearing them outside; a blue sky should appear gray with these on. Also ask about polarization, a type of filtering that helps reduce glare.

Step 3

Choose a lens color based on your preferences and comfort level. Gray doesn’t affect color perception; orange-brown lenses are a good choice for those with macular degeneration, since they filter out UV and blue light rays for maximum retinal protection; green lenses distort color less than other shades, such as red or yellow.

Step 4

Opt for lightweight, plastic, shatterproof sunglasses if you’re going to be wearing them when playing sports.

Step 5

Purchase sun goggles for total protection of your eyes. These cover a large area and include side shields. As an added bonus, they also fit over prescription glasses.

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Sunglasses – Choose Sunglasses that Look Great and Protect Your Eyes

About My Vacation: Cleopatra SPA Experience

This is the second post about my vacation and this time it’s about SPA (First post about food you can check out here). I heard that Cleopatra is a very famous treatment is some Arabic countries and mostly in Egypt so I wanted to give it a try. So what is in the programm:

  1. Sauna
  2. Steam room – several minutes, then Coconut peeling
  3. Steam room
  4. Face mask
  5. Jacuzzi
  6. Thai massage with oils

Sounds great, right? But before I tell you my impression here is some general information about Cleopatra (known also for all the beauty rituals that she loved) for you.

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(Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra was regarded as a great beauty, even in the ancient world. In his Life of Antony, Plutarch remarks that “judging by the proofs which she had had before this of the effect of her beauty upon Caius Caesar and Gnaeus the son of Pompey, she had hopes that she would more easily bring Antony to her feet. For Caesar and Pompey had known her when she was still a girl and inexperienced in affairs, but she was going to visit Antony at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty”. Later in the work, however, Plutarch indicates that “her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her.” Rather, what ultimately made Cleopatra attractive were her wit, charm and “sweetness in the tones of her voice.”

Cassius Dio also spoke of Cleopatra’s allure: “For she was a woman of surpassing beauty, and at that time, when she was in the prime of her youth, she was most striking; she also possessed a most charming voice and knowledge of how to make herself agreeable to every one. Being brilliant to look upon and to listen to, with the power to subjugate every one, even a love-sated man already past his prime, she thought that it would be in keeping with her role to meet Caesar, and she reposed in her beauty all her claims to the throne.”

The source of all information above is Wikipedia. You can read the rest of this article there. And  you can also check out different actresses playing Cleopatra.

So this is my impression

Breast Cancer Awareness. Think Pink

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This month is a month is a Brest Canser Awareness and a lot of brands are involved in this! I will tell you about several brands that are taking part in this! Each of us can help!

Pink Ribbon Palette

Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special, limited-edition Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes.This all-in-one makeup palette includes four must-have eye colors and two cheek colors to highlight, define and contour for customized looks. Packaged in a Limited-Edition pink compact. 20,000 will be donated out of the proceeds from the North American sales of this collectible to Breast Cancer Research Foundation created by Evelyn Lauder.It is priced at $49 and valued at $100.

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Great Skin, Great Cause

Limited-edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion comes with a pink bracelet and two charms: a Clinique “C” and Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon. $10 per Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion sold during October will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Great Lips, Great Cause