“I’m on a diet”, “I can’t eat this and that because I’m on a diet”, “How many calories are there in this small bar of chocolate”…
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The diet culture has long affected people’s lives and it has gone into a whole different state where it became a lot more toxic than it should’ve been.
The diet culture is the unhealthy obsession with labeling “good’ and ‘bad’ foods, the constant struggle to lose weight fast, to be skinny like a model, and convincing yourself that this is normal.
Paranoia, anxiety, stress, anorexia, body dysphoria, and other eating disorders are all part of the toxic traits of the diet culture. People get so wrapped up in these ideas and thoughts that they stop everything they do to focus on how to execute their “genius” plan of losing weight.
The diet culture changed categories from a health issue/ healthy lifestyles to a pure business industry that “health” products are profiting of off.
Don’t get me wrong people sometimes need diet pan to stick to it and lose weight; whether for a health issue, or simply maintaining their body image. But in today’s world people stopped searching for ways to become healthy, they search for seasonal changes in their body because of what others might say if I went to the beach.
So for that and for many reasons, we will be tackling the diet culture in all its aspects and how to avoid it at all cost.
Spring is here, and it’s high time we took care of that dried-wintery skin again. Now it’s a whole process, and while we try to keep it fresh and simple here at Ja’s Lifestyle, we are sharing some of the best food to add to your diet, that can help boost your skin glow, and get ready for spring!
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They’re rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining skin health.
Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to help keep skin thick, supple, and moisturized.
also a source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin.
Getting enough vitamin E is essential for helping protect your skin against damage from free radicals and inflammation
fish provides zinc — a mineral vital for regulating inflammation, overall skin health, and the production of new skin cells
Avocados are high in healthy fats. These fats benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin.
Getting enough of these fats is essential to help keep skin flexible and moisturized.
Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage.
Sunflower seeds are good sources of skin-boosting nutrients.
One ounce (28 grams) of sunflower seeds packs 49% of the DV for vitamin E, 41% of the DV for selenium, 14% of the DV for zinc, and 5.5 grams of protein (Source).
Beta carotene, which is rich in vitamin A, is found in oranges and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes
When consumed, this antioxidant is incorporated into your skin and helps protect your skin cells from sun exposure. This may help prevent sunburn, cell death, and dry, wrinkled skin.
Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
It also contains lutein, which helps protect your skin from oxidative damage, which can cause your skin to become dry and wrinkled.
Broccoli florets also pack a special compound called sulforaphane,
Sulforaphane is a powerful protective agent against sun damage. It works in two ways: neutralizing harmful free radicals and switching on other protective systems in your body.
Red grapes are famous for containing resveratrol, a compound that comes from the skin of red grapes.
Resveratrol is credited with a wide range of health benefits, among them is reducing the effects of aging.
Studies suggest it may also help slow the production of harmful free radicals, which damage skin cells and cause signs of aging.
The powerful compounds found in green tea are called catechins and work to improve the health of your skin in several ways.
Like several other antioxidant-containing foods, green tea can help protect your skin against sun damage.
Green tea also improved the moisture, roughness, thickness, and elasticity of their skin (study found on: Source).
You should avoid drinking your tea with milk, as there’s evidence that milk could reduce the effect of green tea’s antioxidants
Each year during the six days between Christmas and New Year’s eve, we rush into a phase of setting resolutions for the next upcoming year. Most of them go straight to waste because they might be way too hard to keep up with or even achieve by the end of the year.
So here’s a list of recommended and might be achievable resolutions for this year:
1. Increase Your Fitness
Improving fitness is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions out there – and it’s easy to understand why.
2. Improve Your Diet
The quality of our diet has a massive effect on the quality of our lives.
3. Stop Procrastinating
It’s time to learn how to stop procrastinating for good. That way, you can spend your time and energy on what you care about.
4. Earn More Money
If you have dreams of traveling, buying a house, or starting a family, you may want to set a New Year’s resolution to earn more money by chasing a promotion or taking a new job.
5.Learn to live more sustainably
If you don’t know what sustainably means, it’s being more Eco-friendly to the planet. With everything that we’ve been through, changing our way of living into green living is a must.
6. Start Meditating
To improve your health and well-being, you should start meditating daily.
7. Improve Your Sleep
We sure burned our sleep schedule this year with quarantine and all, but it’s time to fix that as soon as possible.