Cure Acne Naturally By Eating the Right Food – Simple Rules to Follow Today

Did you know there are some major foods that can help you within your treatment for pimples and acne? In this article you will discover which they are, and how to apply them.

If you want to get rid of your acne there are some simple food rules to follow if you want to cure acne by its roots. To change your food habits it’s a great way to start, but to be honest, to cure the acne by its roots you have to take some natural remedies to get rid of it. To take natural remedies will also give you great results way faster.

Golden “Food Rules” for a Beautiful Skin

There are some advices which are more important than others when it comes to food. The food you are going to eat will work as natural cleansers, because when it comes to heal acne you need to get rid of toxins in your body. Here are the most effective “rules”:

· Start to eat plenty of fibers! Fibers are natural cleansers and they are very effective cleansers for the guts. To cleanse the guts is a great beginning to get rid of toxins in your body. You’ll find the best fiber sources in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, lin seeds and husk.

· It’s very important to eat good fats so your skin can heal. The best advice I can give you is to skip all the bad fats within your food such as; fried food, candy, low quality chocolate, cookies and so on… You got to be aware what’s in your food, and start to read what ingredients there are on the packages. The good fats will you find in seeds, oily fish, bananas and avocados.

· All forms of vegetables, fruits and berries. They are very rich in antioxidants and in fibers as well. The antioxidants are chasing the toxins out from the body and help the body to heal itself. And you can eat as much as you want of these kinds of food.

· Be aware of what you are drinking. There are a lot of chemicals within our tap water today which you should avoid if you want to get rid of all kinds of health problems. The main reason for this is the high fluoride levels which are in the water, which actually harms your inner balance. You should only drink filtered, distilled or spring water.

· Other things to drink which will give your body support to heal itself are vegetable juices and herbal teas. Vegetable juices are tremendous cleansers and you can vary them forever! They will also boost your body with a lot of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as they will help your guts to get some rest. Herbal teas have great healing capacity and it’s great to vary between different kinds of herbs.

So congratulation! You’ve just discovered the best and most easy methods of how to maximize your treatment for pimples and acne by these simple steps.

Michael Pollan Plays With His “Food” – Book Review

In Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (Penguin Press, paperback edition January 2010, illustrated edition November 2011), Michael Pollan hopes to supply you with a back-to-basics food guide that you can read in 20 minutes, pore over and consider for hours, and then carry with you to restaurants and grocery stores to inform your every food-purchasing decision. Kind of like Mao’s “Little Red Book,” only for food instead of Communism. Sadly, he then put out a hardcover edition (illustrated by Maira Kalman) that costs twice as much and isn’t nearly so portable.

A lot of the rules will make you laugh, and hopefully think. I love “Eat only food that will eventually rot.” I have noticed that many bread products seem to have suspiciously long shelf lives. When you have a nice fresh baked baguette that starts growing mold about Day 3 and a loaf of generic wheat sandwich bread that is four days older and looks perfect, be very afraid.

Other rules seem sensible until another rule contradicts it. “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food” is pretty clear, but then you get “Eat like the Japanese.” I promise, my great-grandmother would have taken one look at tofu and used it as furniture polish. (And “Avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not.” Tofurkey, anyone?) Also, “Treat meat as a flavoring or special occasion food.” If you sat my great-grandmother down to a table full of platters of grains and vegetables, she’d ask if the roast was still in the oven.

Then there are rules that simply make me question Mr. Pollan’s personal experience. “Avoid foods that contain more than five ingredients.” Really? You don’t make a lot of soup, do you? Darned few of my favorite recipes contain fewer than five ingredients. As long as those ingredients are in themselves “food” by Mr. Pollan’s definition, I can’t see that taking them together as a group should be a problem. Oh, and “It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.” I have an awesome whole foods restaurant near my house, and they have curbside takeaway. I get it, he doesn’t like fast food, and neither do I, but a few of the rules seem to be more generalized than what I’m sure he’d like to say, which is “Don’t eat at McDonald’s.”

One of the most shocking rules to me is “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” Happily, I know how to cook and I enjoy it, so this would give me carte blanche to weigh 300 pounds in no time. I don’t deep fry stuff very often, not because it’s a big deal, but because I know it’s bad for me (and I hate to waste that much oil, because I will NOT store and reuse it). This rule will certainly achieve Mr. Pollan’s goal of weaning you off processed food, because once you’ve tasted home-made potato chips, you will never want to open a bag again. Unfortunately, a lot of food that is really, really bad for you is really, really easy to cook. I am completely behind rule #63, though, which is “Cook.” We are getting fat on stuff we’d never put in our mouths if it wasn’t handed to us in disguise.

The one that really bugged me was clearly there to be clever. At least I hope so. “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” Can’t it be both? A lot of canned and frozen vegetables are processed in plants, but they often retain more vitamins than fresh vegetables because they were left on the vine or tree longer and then harvested just before cooking or freezing (often within 24 hours- that head of spinach in your grocery store was on a truck longer than that). And I am not going to buy cacao beans and render my own chocolate. And if Mr. Pollan expects me to give up chocolate, we are going to have a problem.

But I’m with him on many things, like “Pay more, eat less” which has something in common with my “Eat like a Millionaire”plan. Pollan believes, as do most foodies, that American food businesses have been so busy trying to make food cheaper that they have sacrificed both taste and nutritive value. I’m lucky enough to live in a place where I can buy Prime organic beef (and right across the street) if I want to; not everybody can. On the other hand, not everyone can afford to pay three times as much for organic bananas, especially when you’re going to peel them.

As with so many good intentions, Pollan’s rules ultimately run afoul of most people’s real lives. How nice if we could all shop at nearby farmers’ markets and sit down with our families at a table for every meal. Mr. Pollan was raised on Long Island, and now lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area. His wife is an artist, and they both work from home. I’ve been in the situation of working at an office all day and coming home not to rest, but to start my second job caring for my home and family. I will never criticize a working Mom who makes the occasional stop at Burger Sovereign or Pizza Palace in order to have five minutes to herself when she gets home. Happily, there are increasingly available quality frozen meals that may have the odd long-winded ingredient in them, but that are orders of magnitude improvements over fast food. Not all processed food is poison, and I wish Mr. Pollan had included “Read labels and become a smart consumer” in his rules.

Many reviewers have pointed out that a lot of the rules are common sense, and they are, but sadly, common sense isn’t all that common. Most everybody who can walk and chew gum at the same time knows that to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more, yet millions of diet books are sold every year. Clearly many of us need a conscience to keep preaching common sense into our ear, especially when we’re passing a Krispy Kreme store, and that’s just what Pollan’s Rules are meant to do. The last rule is, “Break the rules once in a while,” by which Pollan acknowledges that if Jiminy Cricket doesn’t shut up occasionally, he’s going to get squashed. It’s worth a look; I recommend the slimmer, cheaper edition that fits in your purse. Consider getting a few as stocking stuffers for friends and family who need a little nudge to get out of the fast-food habit.

If you want a little more explanation of Pollan’s views and you aren’t afraid of a book with more paragraphs than slogans, you might prefer Pollan’s previous work In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (Penguin, April 2009). This book covers much of the same ground as the Rules, so if you get this one, you don’t really need the shorter work. Pollan opens the book with his manifesto’s mission statement, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Of course, he then goes on for 256 pages to explain to you what he means by each of those words, none of which are as obvious as they seem.

I agree with a lot of what Pollan has to say; in fact, my husband commented that a section “sounded like me,” probably because of Pollan’s use of the term “edible foodlike substance” to avoid calling overly-processed comestibles “food.” Personally, I think Pringle’s are one of the signs of the Apocalypse, and not only do I not allow them in my house, I will not dignify them by calling them potato chips (which I love- see above). I refer to them as “dehydrated reconstituted chopped, pressed, and formed processed potato food product,” for they deserve no better. But I have spent some time in food processing businesses, and I simply don’t have the fear of them that Mr. Pollan seems to have. I have neither the time nor the inclination to grow all my own food, and I’m happy to pay someone else to do it. Often, I’m happy to pay a little more to someone who does it especially well.

Pollan’s 2006 work, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is best avoided. Pollan really sets out to forward his vegetarian agenda and, I believe, unfairly characterizes much of the food industry. Having begun my collegiate career looking to study veterinary medicine, I have a fair bit of experience with animal processing and slaughter facilities, and all I can say is that Pollan clearly went to different slaughter facilities than I did. Pollan actually released a “Young Reader’s Edition” of Dilemma, and trust me when I say that if you give this book to your children, they may never eat again. Stick to the “Food” titles unless you’re committed to giving up life as you know it and moving to a commune. This omnivore will be here tucking into my steak.

How the Food Industry Continues to Make People Fat

It has always been said that the lack personal responsibility is responsible for the obesity problem in the world today. It may be true on an individual basis but on a general population of millions (like a whole country) certain trends make the individual’s decision irrelevant.

You can’t for example, solve America’s burgeoning waist line by telling people to just “take responsibility.” Personal responsibility is not match against the food industries potent weapons.

Read on to find out several things about how food industry has prevented normal people like you and me from becoming healthy and fit.

Processed Food Too Cheap

Common sense dictates that anything processed from its original form to another will cost money. That would mean that a raw potato per gram would be cheaper than a similar sized bag of chips. However if you have ever browsed around the grocery aisles you would notice that junk chips costs cheaper per calorie or per gram that a healthy potato.

This is one of the problems in America today. It is much cheaper to live on a diet of processed junk food with load of carcinogens than it is to eat unprocessed food in its natural form. The faddish “organic stuff” costs too much for an average Joe to subsist on. So a poorer family would most likely end up getting most of their calories from processed food.

Fast food rules the obese majority

They say that the original McDonalds serving size is now the new Happy Meal. That means that our kids are taking in calories that an adult would have a hard time consuming. Aside from that fast food is virtually everywhere. In a big city a typical adult will have at least eaten one meal a day on fast food chain.

Fast food stalls often combine the killer combo of deep fried food with pitcher sized sugar laden drinks. It is not rare to find fast food combo meals totaling 1000 calories! In fact if you add large drinks and supersize your fries that will amount to 1500 calories on some meals!

Marketing to Kids

Like the tobacco industry exposing young kids to cigarettes through toys and TV, the food industry also applies this strategy. Virtually all the big burger chains have “Kiddie Meals.” At such a young age children are exposed to this kind of unhealthy food. This was not meant to be a “treat” for kids. But a perfectly crafted plan to have kids get used to the idea that fast food is going to be with them for life.

Unbeatable Marketing

Aside from the marketing to kids, fast food companies pour millions into marketing to adults. Even the toughest person falls to the fast food temptation. It is everywhere: your TV; Magazines; Emails; Internet Ads. One man can only do so much to resist the master plan of food companies.

All the reasons above cause America’s and the world’s waist lines to balloon. Obesity is an epidemic that can be stopped. But the general population has little chance to create healthy lifestyles for themselves if things are to remain as they are.

Try and shut yourself out from the world of the food industry. Know that each one of us is target to their marketing campaigns. Invest in your health and eat processed food sparingly. Make exercise a lifestyle and get the best product for your fitness level.