When I was in high school a ball of cottage cheese on a ring of canned pineapple was the ultimate diet meal. Former President Nixon made headlines when he shared that his favorite lunch was cottege cheese topped with ketchup. For years these slightly sour milk curds were the ultimate symbol of weight control. Over the years, cottage cheese has fallen out of favor — a loss for easy healthy meal plans.
Cottage cheese is made from the separation of solids and liquid in milk. The whey is poured off and the cuds are rinsed, but not pressed into true cheese. ( and yes, this is where the nursery rhyme “curds and whey” came from). Cottage cheese is a wonderful source of protein and vitamin B12. One half cup of full fat … Continue Reading… →
I’ve been getting some pushback from blog visitors who are getting annoyed with the price tag on the products and techniques I am recommending– and they’re right.
This is no time to throw money around. To lower overall beauty costs, effective and super affordable personal care products can be made in your own kitchen. Natural ingredients like lemon juice, honey and oatmeal are packed with active agents including fruit acids, antioxidants and soothing colloids.
But before you squeeze a single lemon or crack an egg, you need to organize your kitchen cosmetic set-up. While the basic rules of simple cooking apply to homemade skin care formulations, these freshly made products are preservative free. This definately lowers our exposure to chemicals, but it can raise risk of bacterial contamination. To stay safe take … Continue Reading… →
Yogurt is arguably the oldest health food. The Egyptians called yogurt and honey the foods of the gods while Abraham was said to owe his long life to his regular diet of yogurt. At the turn of the century, the Noble prize winning scientist Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff suggested that it was the special bacteria in yogurt that was behind the long and healthy lives of yogurt loving Bulgarian peasants.
While it sounds like a plot point of a 19th century novel, yogurt can actually be a genuinely healthy food. It is super rich in protein, calcium and a host of B vitamins. Many people who are lactose intolorant can eat yogurt without problems, since the lactose is concerted into lactic acid by the same bacteria which convert milk into yogurt. These bacteria, known as lactobaccillus … Continue Reading… →
This week Fashion Flash is hosted by Staness of Menopause Makeover, a great new addition to our blogging carnival. Staness looks at the wide range of physical, emototional, and personal changes that are part of the menopause package. She offers support and advice from bothexperts in the field and women who are dealing with menopause in real time.
After you click through all our blogs, check out the special beauty bonus in the April issue of Woman’s Health. It has a wonderful article on the ten foods which are linked to beautiful skin and features two of my favorite experts– Dr Ellen Marmur of Mount Sinai Hospital who has been my dermatologist for my anti-aging journey in No-Nonsense Beauty Blog and Kari Glassman is one of New Yorks best nutritionists. Together they discuss … Continue Reading… →