Acknowledging Natural Diet from Paleo Cookbook

My sister introduced me to this wonderful paleo diet or caveman diet from the Paleo cookbook which she downloaded in the internet. What I love about this cookbook is how simple the recipes are and how easy to cook and find the ingredients. The cookbook introduced me to over 130 and more different types o caveman diets and recipes that I can make. The more interesting fact bout this cookbook is it comes in downloadable form which can be used when I am using my computer and tablets.

After a few months of sticking to my paleo diet with the use of paleo cookbook, I can see a big difference when it comes to my weight, health and performance. The taste of the foods is great and well seasoned. I know that having a low carbohydrate diet, moderate protein and high in fat and minerals will keep my body healthy.

The Wonder Fruit Avocado


If you are not fond of eating Avocado a.k.a alligator pears then you must start liking them because it carries a number of health benefits you wouldn’t expect from a fruit. This fruits contains high calories that are probably the reason why people on diet would not want to eat this. But do you know that it is high in fiber that makes it good in burning fats. It is rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, K, folic acid, niacin, Pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. And take note its Potassium content is 975 mg per avocado. Pretty high, this improves the heart’s contractility!

Avocado benefits our heart because the folic acid and Vitamin B6 in it helps regulate homocysteine in our body. Homocysteine is believed to increase the risk of heart problems. Avocados also contain glutathione, Vitamin E and unsaturated fats that keep our heart and liver healthy. It also contains Flavonoids and polyphenols that helps reduce inflammatory diseases like arthritis. If you are pregnant, this can be a healthy snack for you because avocados have folic acid that essential for your baby’s brain development. This fruits also helps fight free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer. It has an anti-aging property that rev up our immune system and delays aging process.

Including this fruit in your diet can help you absorb more nutrients. It cleanses your intestine and helps prevent bad breath. It also benefits our skin, that’s why many beauty care products incorporate avocado extract in their ingredients.

Be Good to Your Skin


Our skin is the first thing that others see and judge us on. Are you beautiful and healthy? Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Its health is a general indicator of your overall health. Whether people realize it or not, they make unconscious decisions about you as a person, based on the quality and youthful appearance of your skin. To be perceived as beautiful, you should take good care of your skin.

That all starts with good nutrition. A good diet is important go get all the nutrients to the cells of your skin in the amounts necessary for it to be healthy. Your diet should have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to get vitamins, such as vitamin E, C, and A.  You also need protein to repair damage and to create new skin cells as old ones constantly die off.  The fats that you eat are also important, as they are needed to process certain important vitamins needed by your skin. Eat healthy fats, like those found in olive oil and avocados.

When it is hot and dry or windy, your skin will lose more moisture than normal. Keep your skin soft with commercial lotions or you can even use olive oil or coconut oil to help your skin retain moisture and resist wrinkles.

The single most important thing you can do to protect yourself from skin cancer and premature aging is to limit exposure to the sun. You can do this in several ways. You can simply stay indoors. Limiting hours in the sun will limit the amount of UV rays that you receive.  This makes it hard to get exercise, be social or get the beneficial effects of sun exposure, such as the production of vitamin D3. If you are lacking you can take a D3 supplement that you can buy in any drugstore.

Sunscreen should be worn whenever you are in the sun. If you wear foundation makeup, be sure that you pick a brand that contains sunscreen. This also makes it easy to remember to put sunscreen on every single day.

You can also block the sun with clothing, such as hats. This will shield your face from the sun, which is the most vulnerable and easily damaged. Get swimsuit coverups from Aerie to limit sun exposure on days you are out in a swimsuit.

Take care of your skin when you are young and it will remain soft, supple and youthful looking for many years to come.

Yogurt goodness!

Yogurt has been popular in the food market because it carries plenty of benefits. And just what can we get from yogurt? Is it Health-wise, food-wise or skin-wise?

Yogurt is dairy product; it contains milk which has protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6 and B12. Plus it contains “probiotics”; these are the good bacteria present in our digestive system. These bacteria keep the colon healthy, it helps fight disease and strengthen our immune system. Add yogurt to your diet. You can make a smoothie out of it by combining your favorite fruit like berries or have some yogurt ice cream for dessert.

Yogurt can also be good for your skin. Recently it has become an ingredient for skin care, why? Because it can be used as a moisturizer, it has an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property to fight against pimples, and it can also be used as an anti-aging cream.

Kimchi, a healthy traditional food

I went to a nearby Korean restaurant to try some of their other delicacies aside from kimchi but it turns out that most of the dish in their menu has kimchi as one their main ingredient. Koreans eat kimchi every day. A meal won’t be complete if there’s no kimchi available on the table. What’s with kimchi anyway? I love kimchi, I like it best when I’m eating grilled pork. The spiciness and its sourness really blend in with the grilled pork and I can’t help but scoop another ladle of rice! So it’s me pigging out again!

Eating kimchi is part of Korea’s culture and tradition, and this staple has become known in the world not just of its taste but also with its health benefits. Kimchi is stuffed with probiotics. It has lactobacilli bacteria that are good for our digestive system. It is also rich in fiber which is good for our colon. It has Vitamin A, B and C. In addition to that, because kimchi is loaded with peppers and garlic it is also rich in selenium that helps lowers blood cholesterol and aids our skin. And because cabbage mostly contain water and fewer calories it is also good for those who want to lose a few pounds. Seriously this is one hell of a super food!