LOOK AT YOUR CEREAL’S NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Think your “healthy” cereal earns a dietitian’s stamp of approval?
If you’ve chosen a cereal with whole grains, give yourself a pat on the back. That’s at least a start. But what you may not realize is that many of these healthy-sounding cereals actually contain high amounts of added sugar. With sugar comes glucose spikes, and that spells wrinkles.
So do a little more sleuthing when it comes to those labels:
1. Look for a cereal that’s almost entirely (or all) whole grain. The first ingredient should be bran or whole grain. Another clue? The label should say “100 percent whole grain.”
2. Now check the sugars (a new food label is out that shows the amount of added sugars on packaging) and choose cereals with no more than a total of 7 grams of sugar for lower-calorie cereals, 11 grams for higher-calorie cereals.
3. Check serving size, too, to see how many calories you’ll be chomping.
4. Make sure it contains unprocessed fiber (oats, whole-grain wheat, and wheat bran are good choices).
5. Find a cereal with under 2.5 grams of saturated fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
TAN WITH TURMERIC
Getting a sun-kissed look can be key in feeling—and some might argue, looking—younger. How can you do it sans the harmful rays of the sun? Turn to turmeric.
You can use sunless tanners, but they’re not always as easy to use, and they can irritate some people’s skin. So reach for more natural products like turmeric, which can give that skin a radiant glow and a bit of color.
You’ll need 1 cup of organic coconut oil (keep it in its original state) and 3 tablespoons of powdered turmeric. Slather it on your skin twice daily as you would any cream or lotion, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it off so that it doesn’t stain your clothes. Store any leftovers of the mixture in a cool, dark place.