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Recipes with Lycopene Rich Foods to Protect Your Skin in Summer

June 19, 2013

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In Summer, we need to eat more lycopene rich foods, such as cooked tomatoes, apricots, pink grapefruit, papaya, water melon in order to protect our skin from sun damage.

New studies show that lycopene in our diet can help our skin block UV rays and that there is a connection between lycopene and skin cancer.  Because our body doesn’t produce this antioxidant,  we should incorporate more lycopene rich foods in our diet, to protect ourselves from skin cancer.

Try these three healthy simple and easy summer recipes to keep your skin sun damage free.

1. Grapefruit and Walnuts Salad Easy Summer Recipe

Ingredients:Simple Easy Summer Recipes to Protect Your Skin

Directions:

Peel grapefruits and section. Peel avocado and remove pit, cut into chunks. Place avocado and grapefruit into the bowl and gently toss. Drizzle lemon’s juice. Add nuts and drizzle with Turmeric dressing.

2. Spaghetti Sauce Easy Summer Recipe

Ingredients:Simple Easy Summer Recipes to Protect Your Skin

  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 Portobello (or 1 cup shitake) mushrooms sliced
  • 4 tomatoes chopped or 2 tbsp tomato paste (for paste you need 1/3 cup water)
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • salt and fresh grounded pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or angel hair pasta

Directions:

Sautee onions in olive oil for 10 min., add mushrooms and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add tomatoes (if you use tomato paste, add some water), parsley, salt and pepper.

Drain pasta. Toss with tomato sauce and serve.

3. Papaya Fruit Salad Easy Summer Recipe

This recipe is from one of my favorite books Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe:

Eating this fruit salad is a great way to begin the morning. The cinnamon contains the mineral Simple Easy Summer Recipes to Protect Your Skinchromium, a great blood sugar balancer, this fruit salad is loaded with enzymes to help stimulate elimination in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1papaya
  • ½ avocado
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 2 nectarines
  • ½ tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Directions:

Chop all ingredients, mix and serve.

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Coach and Counselor

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Pineapple and Cucumber Gazpacho Healing Soup Recipe to Prevent Cancer

September 7, 2012

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You may know that,vitamin C and other antioxidants can help prevent cancer, boost your immune system, fight colds and flu, etc.  Antioxidants prevent cells from free radicals damage which can lead to illnesses including cancer.

Do you like gazpacho or cold soups made of raw vegetables and fruits? I would like to share with you this cucumber and pineapple gaspacho soup that you can use to cool off, reduce cancer risk, boost immunity, and protect your cells with free radical protecting antioxidants.

Pineapple and Cucumber Gazpacho Antioxidant Healing Soup Recipe to Prevent Cancer

Watch this short video to learn how to make Cucumber and Pineapple Gaspacho Healing Soup Recipe

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©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition and Relationship Expert

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Tasty Cucumber Soup with Radishes and Mint Beauty Recipe

May 31, 2010

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Cold soups are very easy to make and they make a perfect meal for a hot summer day. If you listened to our interview with Robyn Webb, an award winning cookbook author with tips on How to Eat, Feel and Look Sexy in Summer, you already know that she likes Cucumber Soups.

I would like to share with you this healthy Cucumber Soup recipe I adopted from www.thedailygreen.com and which you can use as one of my  favorites to make you feel and look fabulous during a swimsuit season. Cucumbers and radishes are rich in silica which helps reduce wrinkles. They both can also be used to detox and cleanse your intestines to maintain glowing skin.Easy Detox Cucumber Soup Beauty Remedies Tip

Homemade Cucumber Soup Recipe

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 medium-size seedless cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 cups very ripe honeydew melon
  • 8 radishes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp each Kosher salt and pepper
  • Sprinkling of snipped fresh chives
  • A small dollop of greek yogurt

In a blender, puree 3/4 cup each greek yogurt,  a cucumber, in chunks, salt, and garlic. Pour into a bowl. Add 2 cups very ripe honeydew to blender; puree. Add to cucumber mixture and stir to combine; chill.

Radishes: combine in a bowl with fresh mint,  lime juice, salt and pepper.

To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with radish salsa, a sprinkling of snipped fresh chives, and a small dollop of greek yogurt.

Bon Appetit!

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor Coach, and Women Radio Show Host

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8 Great Reasons to Make a Healthy Rice Recipe with Vegetables and Eggs

March 27, 2010

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Do you like fried rice? I would like to share with you delicious and super healthy rice recipe with vegetables and eggs. It will help you lose weight, boost your immunity and energy level, and help you fall asleep faster. It may even might help your menopause problems as well as heal your thyroid naturally.

This recipe is made by Andrea Beaman, Natural Foods Chef, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and green, sustainable living. We have discussed  thyroid natural treatment techniques, thyroid diet, healthy foods for better nails and hair, danger of too many green salads, healthy fat suggestions and much more with Andrea on “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina”, radio show for women..

Eight Reasons to Make a Healthy Rice Recipe with Vegetables and Eggs

  1.  Healthy fat source of omega -3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium to absorb nutrients, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce heart disease and cancer risk, or if you cant sleep or have a problem sleeping;
  2. Herbal Cleanse spices to do a easy detox of your liver, to purify your blood and lymph; and get energy and lose weight.
  3. Grains – healthy carbohydrates for energy; rich in fiber, vitamin E, other antioxidants and phytochemicals; help control blood sugar, diabetes, and insulin levels
  4. Eggs, free-range – vitamin D, vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids;
  5. Greens– source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium;
  6. Red vegetables – source of lycopene to boost your immune system, prevent heart attack and cancer;
  7. Orange vegetables – source of beta-carotene and vitamin C to boost your immune system and prevent cancer;
  8. Black or purple vegetables rich in fiber and compounds to enhance brain power.

 

Bon Appetit!

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach, Counselor and Radio Show Host

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Three Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss, Detox, and Headaches

June 22, 2009

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To feel and look fabulous, you may want to incorporate more green smoothies into your diet.  But before doing so, remember the fruits and vegetables you use should be bought and used only as organic. So if you want to be healthier, check on which fruits and vegetables make the “dirty dozen” and why strawberries,celery, peaches and apples can damage your health.

The three nutritious Green Smoothies recipes below are full of:Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss, Detox

-vitamins A and carotenoids, C, E to boost our immune system, prevent heart attacks and cancers, keep our skin and body looking and feeling young

– lycopene to protect our skin from sun damage, prevent certain cancers, lower blood pressure

– fiber to detox our system, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, get rid of constipation, lose weight, and help with headaches and migraines;

– B-vitamins to deal with  moodiness

– Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and keep our skin looking young.

– Potassium –to keep our nervous system healthy as well as to boost our metabolism.

I. Natural Green Smoothie Recipe with Berries

  • 1/2 cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 4 dates (pit removed) Handful of spinach
  • 2-3 leaves of kale
  • Handful of parsley
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Slice of fresh ginger
  • ¼ tbsp Spirulina powder

Blend everything until smooth in a blender or food processor and enjoy

II. Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe with Apricots and Papaya

  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup apricots pitted
  • 1 cup papaya sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp Spirulina powder or Blue Algae Powder
  • 2 cups fresh herbs mix
  • handful of parsley
  • handful of dill
  • 1 tsp dry nettle
  • 1 banana

Blend everything until smooth in a blender or food processor and enjoy. Always try to adjust to your taste.

III. Homemade Green Smoothie Recipe with Pear and Pineapple

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 pear sliced
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • handful of parsley
  • 3 cup collards or beet greens
  • 1 kiwi

Blend everything until smooth in a blender or food processor and enjoy.

Bon Appetit 

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Counselor, Nutrition Coach and Relationship Expert

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