Friday, August 17, 2012

Home made Lemonade

Home made lemonade
This lemonade tastes better than anything you can buy at the supermarket.
Moreover, with this thirst-quenching drink you are on the safe side, as you know exactly what ´s inside it.
It is definitely not a drink you should make when you are on diet as it contains quite a lot of sugar, but the vitamin C from the lemons are a health booster and is great for a healthy skin.
Here is what you need:
1 liter of water
1 cup of sugar (add more or less if desired)
3 Limes (those are the small and green lemons), you can use 1 lemon instead if you can’t find limes
A mixer (Can’t do it without a mixer)
Wash the limes and cut them into 4 pieces. Put all the ingredients in the mix and blend for about 2 minutes.
Filter the drink and put it in the fridge to cool for a couple of hours.
If you wanna drink the lemonade right away, you can add ice cubes or put it in the freezer for a short time.


Coffee Facial

Home made facial

Coffee facemask
For all skin types

This great facial will definitely brighten your face and it helps to decrease puffiness, especially under the eyes thanks to the caffeine that it contains.
It works for all skin types and is a facial you can easily make at home without much effort.

All you need for this facemask is:

2 Tablespoon coffee powder
1-teaspoon yogurt
You can increase the amount of yogurt if you want the mask to be more fluid or decrease it if you want the consistence to be thicker.

Mix those two ingredients and apply the mask on your face. Also, apply under your eyes while making sure none if it gets into your eyes!
Leave the facial on your skin for about 10 min and wash it off with lukewarm water.

This facemask will make you look fresh and rested, even after a long night out!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

what really makes you tired - Iron deficit

What makes you really tired?

If you are always tired and feel like you lack energy, it simply might be that you need more iron! Especially woman are often suffering from iron deficits and mostly they don’t even know it and just think they are tired weather changes, not enough sleep,…
In most cases this lack of energy will completely disappear if the iron intake is increased. Whether its by taking supplements or increasing iron rich foods in your diet.

One of the iron richest foods available is liver which contains up to 9 mg of iron per 10 grams. This food however isn’t suitable for everyone and most people don’t like liver at all and wont eat it in any condition. Fortunately there are many more foods that are rich in iron and that are much more tasty than liver.

Here is a little List of iron rich foods:


Chick peas
Any green leaf vegetables
Red beet

The body has trouble to absorb iron if its combined with any dairy foods so it should be avoided to consume those iron rich foods with milk, yogurt, etc. The easiest way for our body to absorb iron is to combine it with vitamin C. So drinking some Vitamin C rich Juices while eating an iron rich meal is a great way to absorb iron the best way.

Pregnant woman, breastfeeding woman and woman who are on their period have a higher need of iron and therefore should increase their iron intake. If you suspect that you have iron deficit you can simply increase the amount of iron rich foods in your diet, if this doesn’t help you, its best to see your doctor. Taking a blood test to see if it is really iron that you are missing is always the best way to find out what’s really behind your fatigue.