Most people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.
There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.
Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.
Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.
Parsley juice is a concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.
Some of the best known benefits of this green herb include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification.
Ahead are two special recipes for using parsley as a natural kidney treatment and liver healer.
The first is a potent juice with a combination of natural ingredients for effective detox and cleansing.
The second is a great tasting watermelon, cucumber and parsley smoothie that is especially good for flushing your kidneys of toxins.
First, a couple of precautions before using the amounts of parsley recommended in these recipes. Continue Reading
Arugula is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable that’s well worth eating as often as possible.
Also called salad rocket, rucola or roquette, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads.
This nutrient-rich green has many beneficial properties for energy production, cellular protection, natural weight loss and a healthier appearance. Here’s just what makes salad rocket so good for you.
Bok choy is one of the most popular vegetables to cook with throughout Asia, yet still not widely used in America.
Very low in calories, yet high in many beneficial nutrients, bok choy is excellent for weight loss and a green superfood well worth using more of in your daily cooking.
Originally from China where it has been cultivated for centuries, bok choy is now grown for the US market, predominantly in California and Alberta in Canada.
While it is a member of the cabbage family, it doesn’t really look like one. The shape is closer to a celery, with thick white stalks and dark green rounded leaves.
Both flax oil and ground flaxseeds have significant nutritional benefits but which one is better for your health?
Here is a comparison of flaxseed oil versus flax meal for omega-3s, lignans, fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
The majority of people eating ground flax or taking the oil are doing so because of their very high omega-3 fatty acid content.
Both flaxseed oil and ground flax can help with weight loss in ways that most people wouldn’t expect and it has nothing to do with dieting.
Ahead is a look at how taking flaxseeds can help suppress appetite, improve metabolism, enhance digestion and increase thermogenic fat burning.
The most important thing to remember when you want to lose weight is do not fall for fad diets that go to extremes. They simply do not work.
Flaxseed oil has many nutritional benefits. There are some potential side effects though and it’s important to take it properly.
Here is a flax oil dosage method based on slow increase to greatly reduce the chances of a negative reaction.
Also ahead, how and when to take it for the best results and a method to work out your own ideal daily intake.