7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff

7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of DandruffThe little white flakes that come off your head when you brush your hair are known as dandruff. Dandruff is a common problem today and it can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition. Dandruff is also often caused by dry scalp, psoriasis and eczema. But, the good thing is that dandruff is extremely treatable. Apart from over the counter shampoos that are especially created to treat dandruff, there are some effective home remedies that can also be used. Here’s a look at 7 easy ways to say goodbye to dandruff.

1. Baking soda

Some ingredients in your kitchen can be very helpful when it comes to getting rid of dry skin flakes from your hair, but the most effective one is baking soda. Baking soda is a mild exfoliant and it can help absorb excess oil and remove flaky skin cells. In addition to this, baking soda can help maintain the pH balance on the scalp and prevent further growth of fungus or bacteria that can cause dandruff. To use baking soda as an effective natural remedy for dandruff, you can wet your hair and rub baking soda on the scalp. You will need about three tablespoons of baking soda. Once you have applied it thoroughly on the scalp, you can rinse it off with plain water. Although this may cause your hair to become dry as you will be skipping the shampoo, you will soon be able to get rid of dandruff. Read more

Healthy vs Unhealthy Soups

Healthy vs Unhealthy SoupsYou granny was right after all. The soup is one of the best foods you can get. Let’s face it, soup is delicious, healthy, it makes you feel full, and can help you when having a cold. Soups are high in nutrients and low in fat and calories what makes them a great meal addition. They are the perfect food for weight loss as well.

Anyway, these days with so many varieties and packing types of soups, it is quite hard to distinguish the healthy soups form the once that are not (so) healthy. Although canned soups claim that they are the healthiest, they contain ingredients that make them unhealthy for one or more reasons. If you want to eat clean, have fitness goals or if you are on a weight loss plan, it is important for you to avoid the unhealthy varieties and only choose those which offer health benefits. Let’s take a look at healthy and unhealthy soups so you know which ones to avoid.

Homemade Soup (Healthy Choice)

A pot of homemade soup is a great alternative to a full dinner. It may take some time for you to make your own soup at home, but you must keep in mind that it gives you control over the ingredients you add and the method of cooking you choose. When compared to canned soup, homemade soup is healthier and cheaper too and if you cook a large batch, you can easily freeze them to be eaten later. When you cook soup at home, you can make them healthier by adding more fiber and skipping the salt. Read more

Why Eating Out Makes You Fat and Unhealthy

Why Eating Out Makes You Fat and UnhealthyEating out in a restaurant is not only convenient, but you also get to enjoy the company of those with you. Restaurant food is delicious, saves you time and energy and you also get to have great time with your family and friends. Eating out once in a while is good for you to free yourself from that hectic schedule of yours, but it is important that you don’t make a habit of eating out. Eating out regularly can be bad for your health. It can make you fat and unhealthy. There are a number of tricks that restaurants use to serve you really tasty but unhealthy food. Here’s a look at some of the ingredients or ‘tricks’ that can make you fat and unhealthy when you eat out regularly.

Butter

Restaurant food is amazingly good and one of the main reasons for this is the amount of butter present in the food. Whether it is the sauce, the meat, the veggies or the soup, butter is one of the tricks that restaurants use to make their food rich and tasty. Using butter is an easy way to make the food taste really good and some of these restaurants make use of loads of it and mind you that is pure saturated fat you are consuming. It is even worse for your health when restaurants substitute butter with margarine. Read more

Foods That Will Age You Prematurely

Foods That Will Age You PrematurelyDid you know that what you eat can have an impact on how you look? A flawless skin is synonymous with health and beauty and there are many people who spend a lot of money on expensive skin care products. Some even visit dermatologists and doctors to get their skin conditions treated so they can look younger and have glowing skin. If there are imbalances in the body, it can manifest as skin problems, rashes and even skin breakouts.

It is important to remember that skin health is not always attainable with cosmetics and skin treatments. Most of the products that you buy even contain harmful chemicals which can have a damaging effect on your skin health. When it comes to looking young and having glowing skin, the first thing that you should concentrate on is the food you eat. There are a number of foods that are responsible for causing accelerated skin aging. Given below are the foods that you must try to avoid or minimize intake since they will age you prematurely.

Sugar

One of the worst foods that are responsible for causing premature aging is sugar. Sugar promotes chronic inflammation and they also cause a number of ill effects. You don’t have to banish sugar from your diet completely because many fruits contain sugar naturally. Carbohydrates are an essential part of human nutrition but consuming processed sugar can incite many health issues over time. Therefore, you must try to reduce intake from sources where it is possible to do so. This includes avoiding table sugar, raw sugar, molasses, glucose, fructose, maple syrup and so on. Read more