Wednesday, June 3, 2015


For enhancing beauty the natural way, one has to take good care of the health of the skin which depends upon overall physical and mental health.  For physical health and fitness, balanced diet and regular work out are essential. Washington Post has carried a good article on it.

Talking about the balanced food, we have seen that for years health claims such as “low fat,” “heart healthy” and “high fiber” on the labels are influencing our choice. Now there’s a new twist. In addition to advertising nutrients, food labels are touting ingredients that sound as though they’re good for you. But in the case of products containing ancient grains, grass-fed beef and bean chips, are they as healthful as they seem? Consumer Reports’ nutrition experts clear up the confusion.

Ancient grains. The term is used on products made with amaranth, quinoa, spelt and other grains that have been grown and harvested for thousands of years. They’re good sources of protein, fiber and other nutrients. People who consume more whole grains may have a lower risk of many chronic diseases.

The point to note, however, is that these ancient-grain breads, cereals and other packaged foods may not boost your whole-grain intake all that much. Some have only a sprinkling of those grains. And they may contain more sugar, salt and preservatives than you’ve bargained for. So look for foods that have whole grains high on the ingredients list, without worrying about whether they are ancient or not.

Matcha. This finely powdered green tea made from the whole leaf has more EGCG, an antioxidant that may protect against cancer and heart disease, than other green teas do. It’s also a good source of L-theanine, a compound that may help you feel focused and alert. Here again,  those benefits are likely to diminish when matcha is in snack bars, ice cream and lattes, because those foods probably have less of it than a cup of tea does. And they may have more sugars and fat.

To conclude, therefore, balanced diet is as important for maintaining beauty as skin-friendly natural skin care products.  Herbally Radiant has launched more than 74 natural beauty formulations in the past five years, using choicest essential oils and organic ingredients which transform the skin in a truly revolutionary manner, giving skin bright, smooth and young appearance.

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