Blueberries? Acai powder? So yesterday! Enter coconut oil which is the new trendy superfood to use among celebrities and health conscious individuals. However to experience the benefits it’s important to buy the right kind of coconut oil. Look for the worlds “cold pressed”, “organic”, “virgin” and “100% pure coconut oil”. This ensures that the nutrients aren’t lost through harsh processing and that no trans fats are added through hydrogenation. The real stuff doesn’t come cheap as like olive oil there are lots of imitation products out there.
While there are so many foods that can really contribute to clear skin, I have decided for my first official post to discuss the foods that can wreak havoc on the skin. However keep in mind that not everyone is affected by these foods in the same way. Some people can consume these foods without experiencing a pimple while others can be more sensitive. It is best to keep a food diary to see how you tolerate different foods.
1. Refined Sugars and Carbohydrates
White sugar is very high on the glycemic index scale which measures a carbohydrate’s effect on glucose aka blood sugar levels. Refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, and cakes are on the high end of the glycemic scale and therefore causes a rapid release of insulin to convert the large amounts of glucose into glycogen, a form of glucose storage for later use when blood sugars are low. This is why people who tend to consume lots of processed foods tend to feel hungry very often although they have consumed a lot of calories. Continue reading Foods to Avoid for Great Skin→
Chalazions are relatively unknown compared to styes but if you ever experience one it can be a real nightmare! It’s 10x harder to get rid of than a stye and even health practitioners sometimes have no clue how to get rid of it depending on the situation. Today I’ll share my own experience on how to get rid of it for good and how to prevent future ones.