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Can Oranges Really Help Fight The Flab?

According to the latest study, oranges and grapes may be the key to fighting obesity.  Warwick University researchers suggest red grapes contain a compound known as trans-resveratrol, and oranges contain a compound known as hesperetin, both of which they combined into a pill to reveal astounding results. It seems the two compounds in combination work to lower blood glucose, improve the use of insulin within the body as well as improve the health of arteries. Together, trans-resveratrol and hesperetin increase levels of a protein called glyoxalase 1 (Glo1), which cancels out the harmful effects of...
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How to Combat Visible Signs of Ageing Once You Hit 30

Once you hit 30 years old, it’s time to start thinking about an anti-ageing skin care routine if you wish your skin to remain looking youthful with a radiant, healthy complexion. Collagen levels within the body may have already begun to deplete (depending on genetics) and therefore signs of ageing may have started to appear. The reduction in collagen levels within the body results in sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. This is because collagen is the supporting structure of skin. It provides its integrity and support. Without it, our appearance looks ‘aged’. With this is mind, here are a few...
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Women should be Training like Men for a Toned Physique?

Summer is fast approaching, and we are all looking to achieve a physique we feel is ideal for the beach. And while many will turn to slimming supplements for quick weight loss results, sports scientist, strength & conditioning Guru, Brando Hasick, from Sydney believes it’s a good idea for women to consider another way of toning – ‘strength training’. But it seems, even today, many women are afraid of weights for fear they will bulk up and appear too masculine. If only the average woman realised that weights are one of the best ways for toning the body. Maybe women have been programmed to...
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Beauty Hacks to Get your Skin Sunshine Ready

Beauty hacks may not be necessary considering we all look absolutely amazing in the summer sun but it can’t hurt to ‘amp’ up our assets. So outlined below are a few things we can do to ensure we look our best this summer. Reduce water retention and de-puff skin with a relaxing bath full of Epsom Salts. Let’s face it, de-puffed skin will look much more slender and svelte in summer attire. Exfoliate your skin smooth. Buy an effective body exfoliator, and starting at your feet, in circular motions, work your way up to your legs to reduce dry skin, leaving legs perfectly smooth. Exfoliating in this...
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Drink Water, Lose More Weight

Water is our life force. Without it, we cannot live and yet many still do not drink enough water daily. But what if you ‘did’ drink more water daily, you could lose more weight alongside your reduced calorie intake? Well the jury is finally out on this one – drinking water prior to eating a meal ‘does’ help aid weight loss. It seems the latest study published in PLOS blogs found that drinking 500ml of water before each meal increases weight loss results, most likely because people who drank water ate on average 40 fewer calories at mealtimes. Participants were put on a reduced calorie...
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