Yin is the cold or cool energy. Cooling foods like aloe vera, honey, cucumbers and peppermint are examples of Yin foods.
Yang is hot or warming energy. Hot foods like chili, beef and cherries are examples of Yang foods. When your Yin and Yang are in balance, you skin and hair are at their best.
Oily skin, Yang.
A person with oily skin, a tendency to break out in pimples and a hot temper tends to have an excess of Yang, not enough Yin.
Pimple, boils and the like are due to toxic heat. Smoking and stress also aggravate the situation. Note that stress can lead to acne and dry skin at the same time.
If that sounds like you, the best food for you would be the cooling food. Food like carrots, cucumbers, peppermint, honey suckle, apples, bananas and chrysanthemum are great for cooling the ‘fire’.
What we eat has a profound effect on our outward appearance as well as on our physical well-being. An ideal diet should provide adequate quantities of all the nutrients essential to health and beauty. And don’t forget to nourish your mind! The nutrients which are of particular importance for beauty and their main sources are briefly examined here.
Vitamin A / Beta Carotene.
Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair and eyes. It is also important in the prevention and clearing of infections of the skin. Vitamin A counteracts dry skin, dandruff and wrinkle formation. It is needed for healthy blood circulation which gives a glow to the skin. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to eruptions or dry, coarse, wrinkled skin; dull and dry hair or dandruff; ridging or peeling fingernails; pimples or acne and visual fatigue.
Natural Sources of Vitamin A:
Cod liver oil. Dairy products. Eggs. Carrots.
Green leafy vegetables. Tomatoes. Papaya
Vitamin C plays an important role in forming collagen in the bones as well as in maintaining healthy gums, teeth, skin, and blood vessels.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C also reduces allergies and heals wounds. Since it’s involved in collagen formation, vitamin C glues cells together and prevents foreign organisms from penetrating this first line of defence.
Most children, given a choice about what we put on their plates, wouldn’t choose broccoli and cauliflower over cupcakes and candy. Though we try to feed them all the right things, children can be picky eaters.
It makes sense, then, to add a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement to their routine. But the choices can be confusing , and getting children to take a supplement may be a challenge. Here is some information to help you make the right choice.
Children are not mini adults
Children’s and adults’ needs differ. In children, needs focus on laying the foundation for strong bones and teeth, building a healthy immune system, and preparing for puberty. Think of childhood as the investment years to not only ensure good health, but also set the stage for preventing disease in the adult years.
Because children have smaller livers than adults, they have reduced ability to process vitamins and minerals. For safe, long-term use, children’s vitamins and minerals should be in lower doses than for adults.
Preparation: 15 minutes Makes 12 servings
1-1/4 cups Honey Maid Graham Crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 pkg. (250g each) Philadelphia Light Brick
3/4 cup Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping
Grated peel and juice from 2 medium lemons
3/4 cup sugar