Health & Beauty

It’s green for lean as ‘traffic-lights’  cut down obesity

THE Spanish Government has announced a raft of measures to tackle the nation’s obesity problem, including a change in the way food is labelled. And it will be following in the footsteps of other European countries by adopting the Nutri-Score traffic-light, food-labelling system. Maria Luisa Carcedo, Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, announced the […]

Don’t call me ginger!

NATURAL-BORN redheads have a biology unlike any other. It’s the rarest hair colour in the world, and with it comes a unique set of health consequences. Thanks to a single genetic mutation, and a few other mysterious causes, redheads have different pain tolerances, sexual encounters, and risks for disease than any other person with a […]

Canary bananas may counter colon cancer

RESEARCHERS at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid are carrying out a study into whether Canarian bananas can prevent colon cancer, because of the high content of their soluble-fibre pectin. The study, backed the Association of Organisations of Canary Banana Producers (Asprocan), is looking into the possible, positive effects of Canarian-banana intake as an aid to […]

Inflammation is a killer

FOLLOWING a diet which is packed with foods that lower the markers of inflammation in our bodies, can lower our risk for an early death. If you’re hoping to live a long and healthy life, you might want to embrace an anti-inflammatory diet. This is one which includes foods like fruits and vegetables, and mostly […]

Get in the swim to improve your life!

SWIMMING is one of the most popular sports. As well as being fun, it is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy pastime that you can continue throughout your life, and is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits. Swimming for fun Swimming […]

What is cellulite?

WHAT is cellulite, and what is the correct definition that explains the condition? Well, cellulite is a skin disorder that occurs in over 90% of women after puberty, and is characterised by lumpy skin and dimples. It is caused by irregular, subcutaneous fat deposits. Cellulite is usually found on thighs, bums, legs and the abdomen, […]

A facial massage for a real face-lift effect

By Kaizen Wellness and Beauty IF you have yet to start massaging your skincare into your face, you should probably start now. Apart from evoking that spa-like level of relaxation in the privacy of your own bathroom, working some circular motions over the contours of your face packs major benefits for your overall complexion. Perhaps […]

Treats not sweet for our health!

YOU may love your sweet treats, but sugar is bad for you. Sweet things can easily turn you into an addict, and researchers have found that sugar has a detrimental effect on your overall health. Are you addicted to sugar? The following signs can determine your “level of addiction”. Sugar/carb cravings How often do you […]

Aromatherapy for hair and scalp

By Kaizen Wellness and Beauty DRY hair, greasy hair, itchy scalp; there’s every treatment under the sun available, but so many are full of synthetic, harsh chemicals. As with skincare ranges, more and more of us are becoming allergic or sensitive to these chemicals. So, the more we can make our own products, the more […]

Red meat and dairy no threat to health  

  NEW research suggests that current dietary guidelines should be revised, to account for the dietary habits of modern populations from across the globe. Unprocessed red meat and dairy, for instance, should be included as part of a heart-healthy diet. Many studies suggest that a diet which avoids red meat and dairy, but is rich […]

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