Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Choosing a Diet That Fits Your Blood Type

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According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of "Eat Right For Your Type", a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat, and so it is good for our health if we choose a diet that matches our blood types.

Blood Type O

Your diet profile should be high protein. You are the meat eaters. You should eat plenty of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. Try to lessen your intake of grains, beans, and legumes. And if you want to put on some weight, you should include kelp, seafood, salt, liver, red meat, kale, spinach, and broccoli in your diet. For weight loss, avoid eating wheat, corn, kidney beans, navy beans, lentils, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and mustard greens.

Blood Type A

If you have this blood type, it is best that you become a vegetarian. Never fail to eat vegetables, tofu, seafood, grains, beans, legumes, and fruit. Meat, dairy products, kidney beans, lima beans and wheat help you gain weight while vegetable oil, soy foods, vegetables, and pineapple help you loose some pounds.

Blood Type B

You should be the balanced omnivore. You should include meat(no chicken), dairy, grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, and fruit. If you want to gain weight, include corn, lentil, peanuts, sesame, seeds, buckwheat, and wheat in your diet. Greens, eggs, venison, liver, licorice, and tea aids you in loosing weight.

Blood Type AB

You should have a mixed diet in moderation. Include meat, seafood, dairy, tofu, beans, legumes, grains, vegetables, and fruits in your diet. Red meat, kidney beans, lima beans, seeds, corn, and buckwheat help you gain wheat while tofu, seafood, dairy, greens, kelp, and pineapple help you loose weight.

How to Keep Headaches Away

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Headaches are really annoying and anyone with a headache probably can't concentrate on his/her work. Don't you just hate how it strikes you when you least expect it to? Well, here are simple tips you might want to consider to keep those headaches away.

1.) Keep a regular sleeping and waking up time.

According to Lisa Mannix, spokeswoman for the National Headache Foundation in Chicago, "Snoozing in for more than an hour can disrupt your sleep-wake cycle, and anything that tinkers with your body's natural rhythm may prime you for pain." Well, that means that we have to manage the time we sleep and wake up and make sure it's at the same time every day.

2.) Enjoy a cup of coffee daily.

Coffee, like what we all know, contains caffeine which stimulates receptors in our brains. So if you're a coffee drinker, make sure not to miss out on your daily doze because it might just give you the headache you hate.

3.) Maintain a proper posture.

You might be confused how posture has anything to do with headaches. Well, the main sensory nerve in the forehead is rooted in the base of the neck. That's why muscle tension there or in the shoulders can cause headaches. So, be always conscious of your posture.

4.) Drink water.

One of the most common causes of headaches is dehydration so make sure you have a bottle of water with you and make sure you keep yourself hydrated all day long.

5.) Chill.

Stress can cause our bodies to pump out sugar and a rapid change in our glucose levels can give us headaches. So, make sure that you take a break once in a while and don't let the anxiety and worries get into you.

Avoiding Beauty Blunders 101

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Without us knowing it, we often commit mistakes while trying to improve our looks. Here are some tips to avoid common beauty blunders:

1. Using conditioner all over your hair. The hair closest to the roots is newly grown so it's healthy thus you have to leave it alone. Instead, start at your ears, and apply all the way to the ends.

2. Spraying perfume after you have dressed. Perfume is formulated to be applied to the skin and to interact with body heat so before dressing, lightly dab or spray onto the skin at one or two of the pulse points - knees, wrists, base of the throat and behind the earlobes.

3. Neglecting your neck. The skin on your neck can be thinner and more sensitive than the skin on your face and just as prone to changes n pigment, elasticity and wrinkles. So when you apply sunscreen, moisturizer or treatment cream, include also your neck.

4. Bathing or showering until your body and hair feel "squeaky clean." The feeling may be good but when you feel that way, you've probably removed the natural oils and lipids that seal in moisture that protect your skin and hair. So limit shower and bath time to 10 minutes or less.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Love Coffee

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I read about this article about coffee and believe it or not, it has a lot of health benefits. Yes, it may have been considered as harmful before because it might cause ulcer, but now, it has been considered as more healthful than it is harmful. It could lower the risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and colon cancer. It may be too good to be true but those are facts.

caffeinated coffee a day is said to reduce the risk of diabetes by single digits. People who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. Other research shows that compared to not drinking coffee, at least two cups daily can translate to a 25% reduced risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in liver cirrhosis risk, and half the risk of gallstones.

Some evidence also shows that coffee may help manage asthma and even control attacks when medication is not available. It may also stop headaches, boost our moods and even prevent cavities. Coffee is indeed very beneficial. So, let's all have a drink.

How to Make Garlic Bread

Posted by ThePurpleBunny at 9:58 PM 0 comments
We all have different taste preferences when it comes to bread and I am one of those who don’t care if their breaths go unpleasant as long as they enjoy even just a slice of garlic bread.

I have tried making the simplest home-made garlic bread and here’s what I did, just in case you want to try it too:

1. Prepare the ingredients. I opted to use french bread, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and butter only, but you have other alternatives or you may add other ingredients like parsley and oregano. You may also choose to crush garlic cloves instead of using the garlic powder.

2. Mix all the ingredients. I used one stick of butter, 1/8 tbsp of garlic powder, 1/8 tbsp of black pepper and 2 pints of salt. You can taste the mixture and see if it satisfies your taste buds, and if not, you can add some more of what it asks for.

3. Slice the french bread. I chose to cut the bread sideways but diagonally. It makes each slice appear longer and gives each slice more of the crispy edges. Remember not to fully cut the slices because it makes the application of the mixture easier.

4. Apply the mixture in between each slice.

5. Heat. I wrapped the bread with foil and heated it in a microwave oven for 15 minutes.

I hope this simple step-by-step guide helped you make your very own garlic bread. Thank you. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lazy Afternoon

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Lalalala. Here I am again, without anything to do. I seriously need to find myself a past-time. I tried reading "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens since Christmas is fast approaching - lame excuse. LOL. Well, I've actually seen the movie but I got interested in this one because it's a miniature version printed by the Running Press. It was sorta cool to see one and guess what? It was on sale! I got it for P25.00. Yay! Haha. I think it's a good idea because people especially kids find it cute and those who hate reading might consider reading it because it's something unusual. Hey, I am not endorsing here though I think I sound like I am. It just made me happy. You might wanna check out some.=)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Slipper Fever

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When it comes to buying stuff for myself, I'm the the type who doesn't care about how much I spend as long as I feel satisfaction when it comes the product's quality. Here are some brands which I personally think makes great slippers:

Havaianas flipflops are really great and comfy. It is made of Brazilian rubber so those who have sensitive skin like me will never have red marks on their feet.

The thing is this brand's flipflops have prices that ranges from P800-P2,000. So for those with a tight budget, this probably isn't a good choice. But if quality is a big thing for you, then this is definitely an option.

Another Brazilian brand is Ipanema, which makes a good substitute for Havaianas. It is also made of Brazilian rubber so the comfort you feel when wearing Havaianas flipflops is the same as when you're wearing Ipanema flipflops. I think what Ipanema has over Havaianas is that their designs are much more appealing to teenagers. Their styles are much more complicated which matches the taste of most youngsters.

The prices of Ipanema flipflops are somehow similar with Havaianas, so if you want it then you better start saving.

Another brand that caught my attention is Grendha. Well, guess what? It's Brazilian! Hahaha. Okay so, I'm not very much familiar with Grendha flipflops but I definitely think that it's as good as Havaianas and Ipanema. You see, if we talk about quality, I think these three fairly matches each other. I guess they only differ when it comes to design.

I have heard that Grendha's bestsellers are jellies though I'm not so sure about that. You might as well check those babies out. Well, what's great about Grendha is that they also sell shoes and sandals aside from flipflops.

Okay so, if you have a tight budget and you wanna look fab, then there's a lot of cheaper brands to choose from. There's Toeberries, Banana Peel and Planet which all sell flipflops with prices ranging from P99-P300. All have cool designs but just as what you expect from cheaper brands, most of their prints fade when you use the flipflops too often plus some of their slippers actually hurt my feet. Well, that's because my skin is bad and it's too sensitive but for those who actually have good and normal skin, this might just work well for you.=D

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