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Can we just stop for a moment and discuss how amazing these new Arden Wohl sandals by Cri de Coeur are??
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Chocolate Strawberry Almond Protein Smoothie
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IT LIST // 3.4.14
Hip picks for the mermaid in all of us.
I’m really a mermaid.
Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cookies
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Ingredients for an amazing spring day: this place + green juice in hand + my ♥. Feeling nourished and oh-so inspired. #Houston #nofilter
The perfect parcel for the serum junkie ♥♥♥
You’ve heard of the cronut—you know, the unique pastry creation by Chef Dominique Ansel that many have described to be a croissant-doughnut hybrid? Newer to the scene is the cragel (croissant + bagel) and the donart (donut + tart). The innovative sugary combinations are limitless and the obsession for new “It” sweets isn’t going anywhere…but that doesn’t mean you have to regularly partake in the nutritional nightmare.
Sweet Suggestion: If you must grab a treat (and we all indulge occasionally), share with a friend! Half the sugar and you still get the rich taste in your mouth. Counteract your sugary intake by getting plenty of sleep, minimizing stress and eating frequent, balanced (optimally low GI) meals.
Sweeter Suggestion: When the craving strikes, opt for a cold-pressed juice or raw dessert. Steering clear of processed foods will keep toxins out of your body and will give you nutritional benefits that a cupcake can’t hold a candle to.
Why is sugar such a big deal anyways?
From Huff Post:
Simple carbs have a high glycemic index, which cause insulin levels to spike. This leads to what Dr. Perricone describes as “a burst of inflammation throughout the body.”
Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Digested sugar permanently attaches to the collagen in your skin through a process known as glycation. Aside from increasing the effects of aging, glycation can also exacerbate skin conditions like acne and rosacea.
(Source: Huff Post)