A recent study has shown that people who eat a lot of fibre – particularly fruits and vegetables – use up to 630 more kilojoules a day than those adhering to a diet of the same kilojoule content but without that extra fibre.
So, eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to lose weight. Here’s a weekly wrap up of what you missed here at Life Retreat. Have a great weekend!
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DIY Thyme & Honey Mask For Acne and Blemishes
If you suffer from blemished skin or end up with dry skin after deep cleaning, there are two natural incredible remedies that can help with that: Thyme and raw honey! Raw honey soothes and heals inflamed skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Thyme, on the other hand, is has powerful antibacterial properties, which makes it suitable for treating skin conditions. So, click here to read on.
How To Cook With Olive Oil
While olive oil is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, it also has a low smoke point. And, when you heat oil beyond its smoke point, it starts to break down chemically. Furthermore, it loses most of its antioxidants, releases toxic chemicals in the form of smoke and is no longer good for you. Virgin and extra-virgin oils are best to use uncooked or cooked at very low to medium temperatures. But, refined and olive oil grade oils are the choices for high-heat uses, such as frying. Click here to find out how you should cook with your favourite oil.
Recipe Of The Week: Carrot Cake Cupcakes
You will absolutely love these incredibly moist carrot cake cupcakes with their ultra-creamy cream cheese frosting. What’s more, they are less fussy, making them ideal for beginner bakers. However, it’s important to completely cool the cupcakes before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To quicken the cooling process, you can put them on wire racks in the freezer. Click here to get your recipe.
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Stabilise Your Blood Sugar By Eating These Four Snacks
Hunger can lead to spikes and dips in blood sugar that causes irritability, dizziness and weakness. This in turn can increase your risk of diabetic related complications, including stroke, blindness, high blood pressure, nerve damage, hearing loss, kidney disease and amputations. Therefore, you have to maintain healthy blood sugar levels especially if you’re diabetic. One of the best ways to avoid the roller coaster is by eating foods with a low glycaemic index (GI) at regular intervals throughout the day. These foods can slow down your absorption of sugar and in turn help you stabilise your blood sugar.
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