It’s an age old question, does chocolate give you spots? Does a once weekly, caramel filled chocolate bar cause your skin to breakout in pimples? Does a cube of chocolate keep the doctor away but bring your dermatologist closer? Scout the internet for answers and you will quickly come to the conclusion that yes, chocolate does give you spots and therefore, should be avoided at all times. This is sad news. However, luckily my friend, the answer is a little more complex… and while some chocolate will ramp up your risk of an outbreak, others won’t. Advertisements
You my friend, deserve glowing skin. Fullstop. The most savvy decision you can make towards achieving it, is to fuel your skin both from the inside and the outside. Skin is unique because unlike your heart or your brain, it is directly and quickly effected by what you put onto and into your body. This is the mistake most people make. Great skin not only comes from using great skincare it also comes from eating great foods. Foods that are full of vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. Foods that are low in refined carbohydrates, sugars and inflammatory ingredients. Want to know more? Come take a speedy 5 point nutrition whizz with me.
Over 16 years experience in health and fitness have taught Diana the essential role of food in the health and fitness balance. Food coaching at Body Be Well has allowed her to combine her passions for food, fitness, teaching and helping people realise goals they may never have imagined for themselves. Discover here her recipe for “Gluten Free Orange Cake”.
Rosie Mansfield is a qualified Nutritionist based in her adopted home of Manly Beach, Sydney. Check her 5 easy ways to break an unhealthy eating pattern. “Start a food diary Pretty much the most affordable, simple and effective habit changing aid. Observe your eating (and drinking) patterns to begin the ground work to positive change. I like to do one once a month to simply stay on track. Download a free food diary here.
Discover this colourful recipe by Maz Valcorza. Maz has a passion for food, and she loves creating delicious, organic, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free recipes. ‘This hearty meal is infused with aromatic spices and sweetness from dried fruit. It’s packed with protein and beta-carotene and will satisfy your hunger for sure!
Buffy Ellen is the founder of http://www.begoodorganics.com, a plant-based whole food blog. After being diagnosed with Graves’ disease a number of years ago, an autoimmune disease, Buffy subsequently embarked on a path to health and wellness. Here she shares her love about delicious, plant-based food with her Blueberry and Beetroot Cheesecake recipe. “Amongst the many plant-based cakes I’ve made, this is one of my favourites so I hope you love it too. With four layers of heavenly deliciousness, it’s super light and luscious – no need to save it for special occasions! We’ve been loving having this alongside midweek dinners for an extra-special dessert. As an added bonus, there’s a sneaky vege in the top layer and a nut-free base, meaning this cake is better for you and your wallet.
Lilian Dikmans is a blogger and model based in Melbourne, Australia. Her aim is to inspire people who are searching for practical ways to improve their health and wellbeing. Here is her vegan, gluten free and dairy free recipe of ‘mexican rainbow bowl’.
Right now I’m all about the simple pleasures in life that actually nourish me. Last weekend, I realised that I barely spent any time at home. I was on the go the whole time and by Sunday night I felt like I needed another weekend just to chill out and catch up with myself. The thing that made all of this more hectic was the current trend in noisy restaurants. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like sometimes the experience of going out to eat in a big city is more stressful than pleasant. You have to wait forty minutes for a table, once you finally sit down it’s so loud you have to strain your voice to talk and can barely hear the conversation at the table. There have been a few moments recently when I’ve thought it’s all got a little bit out of hand! Dining out sometimes feels just like an extension of a busy life – not enough space, long queues, people competing for tables and time – it can …
Liv Lundelius is a professional makeup artist who specializes in natural & organic beauty. She writes in Liv Life Mag, the holistic lifestyle blog. Here is her recipe for ‘Superfood Porridge’. ‘Porridge is my go-to breakfast and over the years I have perfected my recipe and added amazing superfoods to really help nourish that beautiful skin, I hope you enjoy!
Monserrat González is a health and wellness nutritionist. She tells us about the benefits of a wonderful beverage: the Golden Milk. “Let’s start by talking a little bit more about the properties of this great spice. Turmeric is a spice very similar to ginger, you could even say that they are from the same family. This spice provides endless properties and benefits, which is why it is considered one of the most used spices in India for healing purposes. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has a very similar effect to cortisone. That is why today I share the recipe of this beverage, which will bring endless benefits: “The Golden Milk”.