• Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Carotenoids are chemicals with nutritive properties that exist in the pigment that colors plants and animals. As a fat-soluble material, carotenoids are ingested by humans in countless colorful fruits and vegetables. They are important as antioxidants, as well as in their capacity to get converted to essential vitamins.
Carotenoids are organic pigments that are found in plants, vegetables, fruits and some photosynthetic organisms (algae, fungi, bacteria, etc.) giving them specific coloring. These pigments generally include lutein, lycopene, alpha carotene, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Carotenoids occurring in green plant tissues tend to be covered by chlorophyll so that their presence only becomes evident after the green pigment has degraded – as it does when you cook the plant – or when it begins to die in the autumn. Carotenoids also bring natural color to organisms which themselves do not produce them, such as salmon, lobster and shrimp. When such creatures are deprived of carotenoids from the plants which they normally ingest, they lose their remarkable color.
- carotenoids benefits
- benefits of carotenoids
• Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Today, more than ever, aging women need to look after their health. As life has become steadily more pressurized, so the stresses and strains to which women are subjected have increased. An aging woman may be preoccupied so much working and holding together a family – cooking, cleaning, planning – being friend, mother and whatsoever, all at once.
As the emphasis of health care moves increasingly towards prevention rather than cure, women can use natural ways to alleviate some minor, yet irritating, conditions. They can also take control of their diet and make sure that they are providing their bodies with the best possible nutrition. Fresh juices, as well as other natural and unprocessed foods, have a role to play in achieving this.
• Monday, November 03rd, 2008
Skin changes are the most obvious signs of aging. The influence of environment factors upon genetic structures is most obvious here. The clones of mutant cells in the form of pigment spots (dermatoheliosis) appear on the parts of skin that undergo sun radiation. Apart from such heterogeneous pigmentation, you may notice a whole range of other changes – wrinkles, flabby, rough and dry skin, etc. Your hair grows grey and thin, or maybe you start suffering from hair loss: your hair comes out and gets replaced with a thin down with bald patches. Nails grow more slowly, become thicker but fragile.
Mimic wrinkles can appear in the early age
- vertical neck wrinkles
- wrinkles and health
• Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Smoking makes you look older
Even if you look younger than you are, you shouldn’t forget regular care for your body. Here are the simplest tips you are to follow to maintain youthful look for ages.