I just watched a very interesting YouTube video from Wengie. In this video Wengie discusses the topic of foods that cause us to prematurely age. The title of her video is “Is Your Food Aging You Prematurely?? Anti-Aging Diet Tips”.
I personally have been involved in the health and fitness industry for many years, but never have heard of AGEs. The initials AGE stand for advanced glycation end-product. Simply put, these are components in the foods we eat that have a negative effect on our overall health and more specifically on how rapidly we age. In the video she recommends a book titled “How Not to Die” where the concept of AGEs are discussed in greater detail. I for one will be reading this book as soon as possible.
What we eat can actually be given a score based on the AGEs within that particular food. In general, processed foods that are high in fats and sugars get a high AGE score, while fresh fruits and vegetables have low AGE score. The lower the AGE score the better this food is for our health and how well we fight the aging process. Wengie gives the dramatic example of bacon having an AGE score of 90,000, while a can of corn has only a 95 score. This illustrates what a huge difference our food choices can make in the quality of our lives.
Wengie also discusses the concept that the same food, but cooked differently can have dramatically different AGE scores. She gives the example of a piece of fried chicken having 73,000 AGEs while the same piece of chicken boiled instead of fried only has 11,000 AGEs. Apparently high heat cooking really causes a rise in the AGE score, while slow cooking helps to keep the AGEs lower.
Do you have soft hair that is perfectly healthy? Of course you don’t, hardly anyone does anymore. Most of the products that are sold in the local supermarkets or superstores are products that are not healthy for your hair or skin. Sure, there are some stores which carry products that will help your hair however many of them will not repair what has already been damaged by years and years of products. There is an alternative however, WEN hair by Chaz Dean will help your hair become healthy once more with some simple hair care products that are aimed at different hair types.
The Mandarin Italian Fig treatment spray is just one of those options. This spray is intended to be used by all hair types. You can use this spray if you have straight hair, curly hair or wavy hair. You will find that the spray helps your hair by simply adding it to your hair everyday before styling your hair. You will also help to protect your hair with the amino acids that are in the spray. The smell will be a bit of citrus because it does contain orange peel oil along with the fig extracts. This treatment spray will be used in conjunction with other products you need.
If you have hair that does not feel clean no matter how many times you wash it, then you will need a cleansing conditioner. The sweet almond cleansing conditioner is going to make your hair smell good and is going to repair it while it cleans it. If you like the smell, there are leave in treatments and styles that can be used with the sweet almond smell. If you want to use something that doesn’t leave a smell in your hair, the fragrance free products are great for this. There is a variety of different styles that can be used that have no smell.
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YouTube beauty blogger Wengie shows how to do makeup, hair, and an outfit inspired by Instagram and Tumblr. She begins by applying a primer to keep makeup in place. She then puts on a matte foundation. She then sets this with a powder. Next she draws a line above and below her brows to define their shape and fills them in, with the start of her brows lighter than the ends. She then applies brow mascara to keep the eyebrow hairs in place. Next she applies a matte highlighter all over her eyelids. Wengie then applies a matte brown shadow in the crease of her eyelids. She then applies more of the highlight on lids and her brow bone and blends all the shadow together and sweeps the edges up to lift her eyes. Next she draws winged liner with a liquid liner. She curls her lashes and adds a natural-looking set of fake lashes. Then she applies a light contour to her forehead, nose, and sides of her face for a slimming effect. She then adds highlighter to her cheekbones, forehead, nose bridge, and chin. Finally she applies lip liner and a matte lipstick in a natural pink and a peachy stick blush.
Next she makes a middle part in her hair. She ties off one side, then braids the other side in a Dutch braid. She then braids the other side of her hair the same way. Finally she shows how to choose an outfit for school. She suggests neutral colors like navy, gray, or nude. Wengie suggests wearing a midriff-skimming top with high-waisted jeans and comfortable shoes. She says that monochrome shoes are easiest to match to outfits. She also says to wear minimal accessories, like a cute choker necklace and a fun backpack.
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