i mean to start this post as an all-in-one thread for everyone who's interested in knowing what's good for our body,skin and mind.
i am talking about one aspect - food/diet.
we are going to mainly talk about food items that's good for us (in general).
and i believe we do it keeping the world blue planet in mind - that is, every part of the world!
not all eastern countries have the kind of food that the west world has and same goes for the friends from west.even if they are available,they aint common.
so,i request everyone to please do a lil' extra and mention any substitute or other varied options if possible.
for example : spinach <----> kale
salmon <-------> hilsa (am not very sure about this,but many state that they are similar)
same goes for veggies and fruits or meat.
turkey <------> chicken
also,kindly add the approximate quantity(per day) u think is optimum & atleast one positive trait or quality that makes them priceless to us.you can also give suggestions of swapping a particular item that we already take.
for example : limit potato(to may be one medium size a day) and instead add sweet potato
have green tea(with honey,if u cant have it plain) instead of light cofee or tea
raisins (if u aint intolerant) instead of candy/sweet/etc
I ALSO MEAN TO ADDRESS ANY MIXED OPINION ON SOME ITEMS.
for example garlic.here
i start here,u can go on adding.
(i will keep editing as soon as i get ur response)
#garlic(atleast one clove a day..almost everyday) - anti-bacterial property and improves circulation (to be checked as mentioned above)
#spinach or kale (or any dark green leafy veggie namely - it's got anti-oxidant and also vit C,E,k, A etc
# capsicum or bell pepers(add it in curries or dishes u cook just as a veggie - so the amount( some are intolerant to night shade family members so please be careful) - most say green capsicum is the best for skin for it has anti-oxidants(less as compared to many other hyped items) and it's got all other good qualities of green chilli.
but i think all bell pepers are equally good.
#ginger(add it as seasoning in dishes/curries/some salad)- the skin is roughage.so even if u don't want to peel it it's alright.
**http://dietforclears...-your-diet.html(our very own alternativista
#papaya(have pieces as a fruit or add it to ur fruit salad) - Extremely cleansing internally, and therefore helps clear up skin ailments. Rubbing partially ripe papayas on the skin softens and dissolves dead skin, repairs skin damage and wrinkles, lightens freckles, and clears the complexion. Avoid the eyes.
# cucumber (one day) - The silica and high water content help improve complexion, add a healthy glow, and hydrate the skin. Use juice or slices topically to treat sunburn, swelling, and dermatitis.
#extra virgin olive oil(two tablespoon a day - i'd like to add here that a nutritionist on a television show once said that acne-sufferers should limit oil intake,whichever oil it is,to not more than 2 tablespoon a day.i'm quite sure people have varied opinion but it's a general idea here that oily food means a trigger for acne.going by that logic i'd stick to '2 tbsps')
u can also use virgin olive oil.it's got 'n' number of benefits.endless!
#potato - this ones weird but i'm still going to add this for it's better side.if taken in right amount it can help u in many ways.
#turmeric powder- if u can't have it raw(which has it's side effects like yellowing of teeth) just add a pinch or two daily in ur dishes.
curry is a good example but even if u're not a curry person add it in dishes that u make for urself like sauteed veggies,etc.
#lemon(warm water with half a lemon in it in the morning OR lemon in food or homemade sherbet) - http://health-tipz.b...s-of-lemon.html
BUT I AM AGAINST APPLYING IT TOPICALLY TILL U'RE SURE.U MUST TEST FOR URSELF.
I hope you all your contribution for the 'greater good'!=p