Shoe sluts unite! That’s the battle cry of Shoedish who is hosting Fashion Flash today. This week the site is looking ahead to what’s new in flip flops. It cold and rainy today, but reading Shoedish makes me believe that flip flop seson is just around the corner. When it stops raining, I’m going shoe shopping.
At No-Nonsense Beauty Blog I’ve been getting alot of comments about my post on vegetarians and skin care. A new study showed that vegetarians had more wrinkles. It didn’t make sense. For example, studies have shown that higher vitamin C levels are linked to fewer wrinkles and vegetarian diets are so high in “C” its ridonkulus. In addition veggie based diets are lower in fat and higher in nuts–two proven anti- wrinkle factors. I’m trying to sort out the data and comparing different … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES study looked at the diets of 32,000 Americans for ten years and then compared the diets to a wide range of health issues including heart disease, cancers and heart disease. When it looked at aging, I was thrilled to read that they looked at the links between diet and wrinkles. I’ve posted the impact of vitamin C, linoleic acid, andfat in an effort to come up with a true beauty diet. I found it especially interesting that as carb intake went up, so did the number of wrinkles. Its good to know, but what type of carbs?
The NHANES study did not differentiate between well-known bad actors like cookies, mac and cheese, pizza and “healthy carbs” like barley, whole wheart bread, rice or even fruits. I didn’t know … Continue Reading… →
Linoleic Acid ( LA) is found in vegetable oils including safflower, sunflower and corn oil. Its an “essential oil” which means its one of two fatty acids that are necessary for good health. Linoleic acid hs been shown to lower risk of heart disease, cancers and reduce diabetes complictions. When it comes to aging, lack of linoleic acid can cause dry skin, hair loss and slow wound healing.
The NHANES study found that women who had the highest levels of linoleic acid intake had fewer signs of skin aging. Its so easy to increase linoleic acid, its stupid. Use safflower or cornoil to saute food or prepare salad dressings. Safflower based mayonaise and margerine will supply the same beauty benefits. How easy is that?