3 foods bad for your health

We all know a bit about which foods are good for our health & beauty but often forget about the ones that do good harm to our overall health & metabolism. Remember no beauty tip is gonna work if you are unhealthy. You gotta have a healthy body to respond to every thing you do on the outside. Hence maintain the balance with the healthy regime & diet for the inside of your body too.

So whether you are a bride to be, a model, a working woman or man, pregnant or just a simple housewife, if these foods are a part of your daily diet then its time to slow down their consumption and eventually eliminate them from your diet for healthy & beautiful body.

1. White stuff : all your cornflour, maida, white rice, baking soda, white bread, salt & sugar have to be eliminated from your diet. These things make you FAT.

Mainly because the flours are processed foods that do not contain the required nutrition needed for your body, instead opt for whole grains here is why? Refined grain carbohydrates are unhealthy, as they have been depleted of their original fiber content (think of foods made from white flour like cakes, cookies, biscuits, white bread, etc). Their carbohydrate energy is soaked quickly like other simple sugars. Whole grains are healthier than refined carbohydrates. A low carb diet can be harmful to the body, as the body gets the required glucose from the brain and red blood cells. In such a case, the liver and the kidneys have to metabolize protein for producing essential glucose needed by red blood cells and the brain. If this does not happen, the body can get affected adversely. Bad carbs come from foods like soft drinks, alcohol, cakes, chips, cookies, white bread and white rice. Try to avoid them as much as possible, and consume the good carbs to have a healthy body.

2. Cooking Oil : Cooking oil in inevitable while preparing a dish. Whether it is a salad or main course, you need to use oil. But choosing the right cooking oil can save you from heart diseases, cholesterol blockages, obesity and digestion problems. The key is to use oils in moderation only. Choose healthy options of Rice bran oil, olive oil, butter, ghee, mustard oil, sunflower oil. Any other refined oils will do your body no good. Especially in packaged snacks & bites like cheetos, kurkure, etc.

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): A form of concentrated salt, MSG was found to cause headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and asthma attacks, and in animal studies, to be toxic to the liver and even harm pregnant & nursing mothers. Researchers commented, β€œThere is considerable evidence to suggest that consumption of MSG is a serious public health problem….” it is found in ready to eat foods & fast foods too. Read up the ingredients of what you eat to find out.

I advise to look up these three items in your diet and also find out more about them before consuming them excessively.

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Red riding pout!

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Oh Yes! I love red lips! Red, luscious, pout – Irresistible!

They create an awesome oomph factor! But the trick is to wear them right! I took a long time to find my red shades just right for my skin tone – light Wheatish Indian skin tone because I feared looking tacky so much!!

But then as always, my hunt came to an end after like a month & I found just what I was looking for!

Here are my pics: Which Reds to buy?

  • MAC – Ruby woo – A 50 :: Its a matte, deep blood red, thick lipstick and does not drain color for long hours. It creates a fab look. If you are a Red lover this is a must have!! Price around: Rs.1000 (not sure of the exact amount as I bought mine for Rs.900, a year and a half ago and its still going strong :D)
  • FACES – Red Coral 809 :: Okay this is a little cheaper option, its creamy and the color is rich retro red, the only thing is you need to be careful because in a humid climate it will tend to get drippy, its just right of a dry climate like winters, as it provides enough moisture to the lips and avoids cracking of them as well. Price around: Rs.600
  • In case you need a lip liner pencil then the best shade to go with the above shades is a MAC – Cherry lip pencil. For me a lip brush works just fine!

Pointers to get that perfect red pout!

  • Make sure your lips are in a healthy condition, not dry and flaky or else it kills the red look you tend to look like a war victim!
  • Before you start your make up, put a layer of vaseline for about 10 mins and then wipe off with a tissue or cotton ball. Make sure there is no vaseline left anywhere or else it will make your lipstick color drip and drain. This is just to get rid of any flakes on the lips and skin moisture so that the lipstick does not crack.
  • After you are done putting your base liquid or compact, puff some on the lips as well, just slight puffing is fine.
  • Use a lip liner or a brush to outline the lips and follow by a complete application. After 5 mins dab with a tissue paper and apply the next layer.
  • In case you have a long night or event, dab an additional time and apply another layer, also carry a compact and the lipstick with a brush for a touch up just incase!

Hope this is good enough to paint your town red πŸ˜‰