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The juice fast

WHAT IS IT?

Exactly what it says on the carton. Ingest nothing but liquefied fruits, roots and vegetables for a set period – anything from 24 hours up to an entire week

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The concept has been buoyed by numerous high-profile Hollywood endorsements as well as the widespread assumption that anything green is good for you. As for what you’re meant to get out of it? Juice-fast advocates evangelise about the method’s ability to reverse digestive damage and flush ‘toxins’ from the body. There are a

few drops of truth to those claims: a UCLA study observed an increase in participants’ general wellbeing after a three-day ‘cleanse’, along with a rise in healthy gut bacteria. Meanwhile, kale juice has been associated with a rise in HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and both citrus fruits and carrot have been linked to a lower risk of developing heart disease.

But – and it’s a big but – Harvard Medical School experts have critiqued the lack of scientific evidence for most of juicing’s benefits, especially the vague claims that

it can ‘detoxify’ the body (that’s what your liver and kidneys do). Sure, kale and other healthy foods will support your body’s natural healing processes, but the science suggests that they work just as well when sautéed – maybe along with those morning eggs – as sunk from a plastic bottle. Plus, by stripping the fibre out of fresh produce, you concentrate the sugar. ‘Even if you’ve got plenty of vitamins and minerals, all of that sugar means you’re raising your insulin levels very high,’ says Miller. ‘Most juices don’t include any protein, either, so you’re not getting the nutrients needed to support muscle recovery.’

Lacklustre workouts and cartwheeling energy levels? You’re alright, thanks. Just as, with the best will in the world, you’re no Spartan warrior queen, neither are you a yogini going deeper into your practice on a Balinese beach.

If you must give it a go, fast for just one or two days, ideally when you don’t have much on, and supplement your juice with a blended bean broth for satiating fibre and a touch of protein.

You’re salivating too, right? so will you be giving it a try?

style- protective styling

protective style is any style that keeps the ends of the hair tucked away and minimises manipulation. Protective styling gives the ends of our hair a break from nasty weather conditions. These styles tuck away our delicate ends and usually group the strands together, this is a method i have become used to it and it works for me,there are many hairstyles you could do but here are 3 that i love and have worked for me

Plaited Updo

Take your braids to new heights with this regal updo, created by Koudou. Inspired by Yoruba royalty, it’s a style that not only causes you to stop in awe, but also pays homage to the ancestors long before us who developed intricate and innovative patterns to take care of their natural locks.  

this hairstyle can be for a dressed up look or a simple casual look both ways you will look amazing

Hair Wrap“

An overlooked protective style is wearing a scarf,” says Lindsey. “Pulling your hair back into a loose ponytail or plaiting your hair, then wrapping a scarf in a chic style, is definitely an easy ‘protective style’ that can be worn all year round.” The best part is that you can easily switch up your look by playing with different colors and patterns depending on your mood. 

Wigs

wigs are a great option for protective styling for anyone who may want to skip the salon.

Keep in mind, though, that not all wigs are created equal, and even if you already have your own collection of hair, you will also need to take care of all that natural hair underneath. Or else you could end up doing much more harm than good.

i love wearing wigs theres no shame in wearing one, more woman should try it ,it will truly change your life.

Throw-Back Thursday -fashion

 Just like old music, movies and books coming back into style in the 21st century, we have seen many fashion trends in the ’60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s coming back in trend in the 21st century. As tastes change and generations draw inspiration from previous decades, it’s no surprise that some of our current trends are a mixed bag of past decade’s fashion trends. The best part is that you do not have to buy these items new, you can rent them, look through your mother’s wardrobe or find them in thrift stores. Below, we explore the top 10 most classic fashion trends that have made a comeback.

1. Mom Jeans

Known for their high waisted, loose-fitting and tapered around the ankle look, mom jeans were incredibly popular back in the ’90s and have made a strong comeback in the 21st century with many new ways to style them. Say goodbye to skinny jeans because mom jeans are the new thing. Jeans are usually quite easy to find at thrift stores, which is a great way to reduce waste, and you can pair them with boots and belts for an off-duty model look.

2. Corduroy

Corduroy was incredibly popular in the ’70s and was mainly used for children’s clothing. Coming back into fashion in this era, we see corduroy everywhere. From jackets, pants, handbags, shirts and skirts, corduroy is the new fashionable material.

3. Chunky Sneakers

Chunky sneakers were a trend that nobody thought would come back into style again. But like they were in the ’80s, these have made a huge comeback, with many designer brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga rocking the chunky sneaker.

4. Scrunchies

Hair accessories have been a massive part of fashion since the beginning of time. It’s no surprise that society has gone through their fair share of trendy hair accessories. But, in this 21st century, scrunchies have made a return to the fashion game. Not only fashionable amongst your fellow peers, but many celebrities are also rocking this trend too. Scrunchies are actually quite easy to make yourself using fabric scraps for a more sustainable and economical approach.

 5. Silk Scarves

Silk scarves were a big hit in the ’50s and are a big hit today. We aren’t wearing our silk scarves as we did in the ’50s. Instead, we’re becoming more creative, turning our silk scarves into tops, hair accessories and even sometimes a matching skirt and top. See if you can repurpose old scarves of your own or your parents instead of throwing them out.

6. Bike Shorts

Having their moment in the ’80s and then again in the ’90s and now in the 21st century, bike shorts keep coming back as a hot trend in fashion. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Bella Hadid are seen rocking pairing these shorts with oversized sweaters, t-shirts and often with a pair of chunky sneakers. Talk about bringing old trends to life!

7. Flared Pants

We all know the 70’s staple, flared pants. And unbeknownst to everybody, they’ve made a comeback in today’s world. We are seeing this silhouette due to the retro style coming back into fashion. Not only are we seeing more and more people rock them at festivals, but also in their everyday life.

8. Denim

Seemingly, ripped jeans appear to be coming back every 5-10 years. In the 80’s, ripped denim was a staple in many of our closets. And no surprises that, ripped denim is once again popular. Seen mostly on ripped jeans and jackets, it is slowly becoming a staple in our closet again.

9. Bum bags

Bum bags are a hands-free accessory that used to be incredibly popular in the ’80s and even ’90s. Though they fell out of fashion in the 2000’s, we are seeing bum bags becoming more and more popular today. Not only are they convenient and easy to carry, but they are also becoming a staple in the fashion industry. You can find designer ones at thrift stores or rent it online from sites like The Volte to stand out for a specific event, such as the famous Gucci bum bag. Instead of buying a trendy piece that you’ll wear once or twice, consider hiring a piece of clothing for the night.

10.  Puffy Sleeves

Puffy sleeves are coming back as a fashion trend with a bang. Mirroring the late 1800’s trend of puffy sleeves, the modern 21st-century puffy sleeve is a lot more elegant and modern. They are often seen paired with high waisted skirts and flared pants. Looking at more sustainable brands with better quality shirts means these types of basic styles will last you way into the future.

Wellness Wednesday -THE MIND

With everything going on with the global pandemic, health and well-being are top of mind for many. Whilst we should continue doing our part to follow published guidelines like social distancing and hand washing, many of us also want to apply some POSITIVE MIND techniques to this time. Here we go! 10 Health Affirmations Use these health affirmations to promote positive thoughts towards your well-being and attract healthy energy via Law of Attraction. As Abraham Hicks says, well being is our natural state! Call it (IT ALL STARTS WITH YOUR MIND)

Clothing serves as first impression as well as a form of self expression.

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