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August 29, 2011

Health : Shocking Food facts

Go to the grocery store. Pick up a package of food. Can. Jar. Box. Any package. Look at the ingredients. Chances are, you won't know what half the things listed even are. But even worse is that many grocery stores aren't disclosing certain food facts that may help keep you and your family healthier...and safer.

Did you know that "Grocery stores can keep secrets"
With meat, supermarkets must tell you the country of origin, but produce laws aren't as strict, and grocery stores aren't obligated to tell you where your fruits and veggies come from. For example, in a recent E. coli outbreak, German bean sprouts were found to be the source of the bacteria. Many people, including Americans, got very sick, but were clueless as to where those sprouts originated from.

Fruits and veggies aren't as nutritious as they used to be...
According to the USDA, the fruits and vegetables we eat today may contain significantly fewer nutrients than those our grandparents ate. Researchers looked at 43 produce items and discovered drops in protein (6 percent), calcium (16 percent), iron (15 percent), riboflavin (38 percent), and vitamin C (20 percent). So, what can you do? Eat more fruits and veggies!

Speaking of fruit, they might be really dirty, too...
To help protect the fruit from damage, fruits like peaches are soaked in up to 9 different chemicals in the weeks before being shipped off to the supermarket. This is why experts rate peaches, apples, celery, strawberries and spinach as the country's dirtiest fruits and vegetables. As a rule of thumb, wash fruits and vegetables with mild soap and water before you eat them.

August 26, 2011

Make your hair healthy...Like, Michelle Obama

Steve Harvey's 2011 Hoodie Awards weekend (Aug. 11-14) in Las Vegas honored many celebrities and Soft-Sheen Carson was on hand to honor our everyday community heroes with Optimum Care tress touch-ups and Maybelline makeovers. Johnny Wright, celebrity stylist and artistic style director of Soft-Sheen Carson, was on hand to primp celebs like Tichina Arnold, as well as reveal his new nickname. "We have the FLOTUS and I'm the HOTUS (hairstylist of the United States)," he told audiences at the Hoodies.

The always hilarious and energetic stylist is the hair maven behind Michelle Obama's tresses and he revealed why he loves the First Lady's 'do so much. "I love Michelle Obama's hair because it looks healthy all of the time. She's not about setting trends, she's about healthy hair."

When asked about the FLOTUS' number one hair secret, he joked, "The great thing about her is that she has me," before breaking down the science of her hair diet. Wright explained that, along with his magical hands, Mrs. Obama's intense exercise routine contributes to her shine and thickness. "With her workout regimen, her food and the way she eats, she's all about nourishing her body with clean foods and it shows in her hair. That's very important." According to Wright, the presidential beauty "works out every day."

For those women coveting Mrs. Obama's locks, Wright warns "Do not compromise your heart for your hair. It's more important for your heart to be healthy, than your hair to be styled." Once you've completed that brisk run on the treadmill, Wright says to "do a roller set" to achieve her fullness, and softly wrap your hair with a silk or satin scarf.

Laaaadiiiies! Estelle reveals her beauty secret

You'll be surprised to find out that many celebrities with amazingly beautiful skin don't use products that break the bank. When they're not taking advantage of the insane amount of free swag they receive on a daily basis, they use goods you can find right at your local drugstore.

The same goes for singer Estelle, who's rarely seen with a blemish on her chocolaty smooth skin. Her secret shower weapon is Shea Moisture's Organic African Black Soap Body Wash ($9.99, available at Target and Wall greens).

African soap is a time old remedy used to clarify, cleanse and moisturize the skin. The added effect of Shea butter softens dry skin and helps you kiss those scars goodbye.

August 25, 2011

Fashion is back...At its best!

Ofcourse...thats right! Blog yetu imerudi upya na vitu vipya pia. Kitambo sana tulimiss news about fashion, celebrities, red carpets, trends, beauty, catwalks, whats in n out, modelling na mambo mengine kibao! But now kwa kupitia links mbalimbali, live viewing na hints...tutakuletea the very best of fashion news n updates, right here! And we mean it! 

This is beacuse we believe: "You Are What You Wear"
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