Give your skin, brain and immune system some love this week
Try this… MAKE- UP- FREE WEEKENDS
Think of it as the 5: 2 diet for your skin. ( Thanks for the inspiration, Alicia Keys.) Giving your face a break from all those powders and potions allows your pores to clear and encourages new cells to form, which results in a brighter complexion.
Do this… LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
If you’re not a glass-half-full person, this is the week to work on it. Doing so can make your immune system tougher, your heart healthier and help you score some extra life years, Harvard University researchers say.
Ditch this… DIET SOFT DRINKS
Aspartame, a common sugar substitute in these drinks, actually increases hunger and blocks enzymes that prevent obesity, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers say.
Add this… SPICES
Not for the sake of your tastebuds but your brain. Ginger protects brain cells, nutmeg may slow cognitive decline and cinnamon improves memory. Time to get baking, we think.
Eat this… NUTS
Just a handful ( 20g) of any nut every day can cut heart disease risk by 30 per cent, cancer risk by 15 per cent and diabetes by 40 per cent, a study by Imperial College London has found. Plus, it can also increase lifespan by 22 per cent.