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In a practical sense, dunking your makeup-covered face in a bowl of water might not seem like the best idea. According to a new Korean beauty trend, however, the opposite may actually be true.

Shared by Vogue, the trend, called jamsu, roughly translates to “diving” or “submerging,” and involves coating your face with baby powder before dunking your visage in water.

The trend developed last summer, when sweltering temperatures and humidity sent Koreans scrambling for a melt-proof beauty solution.

Introduced by a Japanese beauty blogger, jamsu has seen varying degrees of success, with some YouTubers claiming they love the trend, while others saying it didn’t work for them.

Similar to the theory that putting your freshly painted nails in cold water will help dry and set the polish, the trend also bears a resemblance to the popular beauty technique of baking, which involves setting areas of your face with a loose powder to help your makeup stay in place longer.

The Today Show’s Emily Slawek recently tested the trend to see if it actually worked, and her results were pretty promising. She began by applying her foundation and concealer before coating her face in a generous dusting of baby powder before submerging her face in a bowl of cold water for 15-30 seconds (the drier your skin, the less amount of time you should spend under the water). Slawek then applied the rest of her makeup and went about her day, revealing at the end of the clip that her makeup lasted through 10 hours, a quesadilla and a three-mile run.

No one likes to apply their lipstick only to have it wear off in a couple of hours. We spend so much time applying our makeup the last thing we want to do is reapply lipstick every few hours. And, with holiday parties right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to rock those red lips.

So getting the most wear from your favourite shade of lipstick is a must. Apart from trying lipsticks that promise to have more staying power, or drying lip stains, there are alternative ways of extending the time your lipstick last. Below are some quick tips and tricks to get the most from your lipsticks all year round.

Below are some quick tips and tricks to get the most from your lipsticks all year round.

Exfoliate – This is the most important thing you can do for your lips as this removes all the dead skin from your lips leaving new skin cells to grow in their place. This will help keeps your lips soft and subtle. This can easily be done by combining equal parts of sugar and honey and using a toothbrush to gently scrub your lips. Do this once or twice a week to keep your lips soft and kissable.

Lip Balm – Before beginning to apply your makeup put on a thin coat of lip balm of your choice. This will get your lips moisturized and keep them from looking dry and cracked. When you are ready to apply your lip products make sure to gently wipe off any excess lip balm. (It’s also a good idea to apply a coat of moisturizing lip balm to your lips before bed each night to help keep your lips smooth and hydrated)

Lipliner – Begin by using your favorite lip liner on the cupid’s bow of the upper lip and trace the outer part of your lips. Once the lips are lined you are going to use the same liner pencil to fill them in. This is extremely important as this will lay the foundation for the lipstick you apply on top. Simply turn the liner on to its side and colour in the rest of the lip.

Lipstick – Now it’s time to apply your lipstick. One of the things that will help your lipstick look it’s best is to use a lip brush to put on the lipstick instead of applying it directly from the tube. As we age we get small crevasses in our lips, when you use the lipstick from the tube the color lays on the top surface of the lips only. Using a brush allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it stay longer. Dip the lip brush into the lipstick and pack the colour onto the lips to get a sort of stained effect. Now take a tissue and blot your lips a couple of times to really press the colour into your lips. Now go back in with your lipstick and apply a second coat of colour.

Concealer – To help clean up around the lips and give them a clean edge, wipe off your lip brush really well to remove the lipstick and use a concealer to clean up the edges.

Having amazing lips with colour that will last is easy. Regardless of whether you are wearing the perfect red holiday lip, or just want to get the most wear from your lipstick, these simple steps will make sure your lips stay looking their best all night.

While the latest it beauty regimens will leave you lasered, covered in honey, and literally freezing in a negative 264-degree chamber, the next big thing in beauty is decidedly much more low-key—as in cleansing your face with nothing but water-type low-key.

These days, skincare is stripping down to the basics with micellar water—a non-rinse, soap-free cleanser that originated in France before gaining momentum around the globe. Pronounced me-sell-air, this water contains microscopic micelle molecules that lift waterproof makeup, oil, and other impurities from the skin with the swipe of a cotton pad, making it a powerful yet gentle cleansing alternative to harsh face wipes or alcohol-based toners and astringents.

1. Removes Makeup Effectively

Micelle molecules are fatty, and following the oil-attracts-oil principle, micellar water acts a magnet in picking up stubborn sebum and dissolving away dirt and long-wear makeup. There’s no oily, tingly, or tightening effect—just a fresh, clean feeling.

2. Hydrates and Nourishes Skin

Without soap, alcohol, or other harsh chemicals and detergents to dry out the skin, micellar water conveniently leaves your face feeling hydrated with a glowy, dewy finish.

3. Benefits All Skin Types

Formulated originally for Parisian women as an alternative to cleansing with the region’s harsh water, micellar water is mild, non-irritating, and perfectly suitable for use on even the most sensitive skin. So go ahead and splash away from forehead to chin.

4. Helps Keep Skin Clear

Though there are formulas for blemish-prone skin, the cleansing agents in all micellar waters naturally clear skin of sebum and wax-based substances, which cause breakouts. And because you don’t need to use a wash cloth, there’s no rubbing to cause redness or irritation.

5. Travels Well

Because micellar water nixes the need for makeup remover, cleansers, and toners, its practicality is never more appreciated than when you’re in a rush or on the go. No running water readily available on a photo shoot, flight, or camping ground? No problem.

In our wildest of daydreams, we often imagine ourselves in Paris, laying on a bed of rose petals and sipping the finest Champagne — without a worry in the world. After all, that’s where the ambiance is always romantic; the makeup, endlessly luxurious.

And while this fantasy is highly unlikely, the upcoming products from Lancôme are helping make our reality equally indulgent.

The luxury French brand is launching its limited-edition Absolutely Rose collection for spring — and it will make the world an infinitely rosier place.

Among the line, which will hit the Lancôme website later this month, includes a cotton candy-pink shadow and lip palette ($50), pearlescent white eyeliner ($26), and perhaps our favorite: the La Rose a Poudrer ($60), the most decadent highlighter we’ve ever seen.

For starters, inside the 50s-inspired vintage box sits a delicate rose — and it’s so soft, you might even mistake it for the real thing. Better still, perched inside those pretty, pink petals is a buildable illuminating powder that would perk up even the dullest winter complexion.

You read that right: the formula is dispersed between flowers! But if you think that’s the most luxurious part, wait until you swirl it on.

One light dusting of the stuff to our cheekbones and down our noses, and our skin looks instantly lit-from-within, with that certain je ne sais quoi we’ve always coveted.

So while a trip to France may not be in the cards right now, we’ll settle for the next-best things: vanity-topping blooms, glowing skin, and a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge.

Suffering from hair loss, why not drink some tea? The caffeine found in the Camilla sinensis plant helps block DHT (Dihydrotestrone), the hormone believed to be responsible for hair loss. In addition, the antioxidants in the plant are also believed to inhibit DHT, so a simple cup of tea has a powerful punch, preventing hair loss on two fronts. And here’s the bonus, when you drink tea, you not only prevent hair from falling out but also encourage more growth. To give an added boost to hair, try a daily scalp massage with a cup of your favorite brew. The tea massage boosts circulation and more hair is the result.

If you have been leaning towards drinking tisanes, don’t worry, these beauties are also amazing for your follicles. Rooibos tea has been shown to help increase hair growth, prevent hair loss and add brilliant shine.

The wonderful hair benefits don’t only have to be enjoyed internally; why not try washing your hair with some tea today? While almost all varieties of tea have been shown to help prevent hair loss, each has their own additional magic that can help create beautiful locks. The polyphenols, vitamin C and E in black tea help prevent dullness, boosting shine while increasing softness.

Chamomile Hair Cleanser
What You Need:

2 chamomile tea bags
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon raw honey

What to Do:
Start as if you were brewing a strong cup of chamomile tea by bringing water to a boil. Add teabags and raw honey to a heatproof bowl, and pour hot water directly inside. Stir gently. Allow tea to cool naturally before adding apple cider vinegar.

How to Use It:
Wet your hair by running it under warm water. If ypur texture is naturally dry, keep soaking your hair for a full three minutes. Slowly pour about half the cleanser in your hair, massaging the scalp thoroughly. Pour the rest of the cleanser in your hair.

Why Chamomile Tea Cleanses:
Chamomile is a flower, but its herbal benefits are so famous for calming our minds and digestive system, most of us Westerners consider chamomile a classic tea rather than an herbal tea. Chamomile also penetrates deep into our scalps, with its heavily researched cleansing properties. Expect it to remove oil, product, and dirt build-up.

Not only does chamomile cleanse the scalp without stripping of natural oils, its calming and anti-inflammatory properties are excellent reasons for your hair to be drinking chamomile tea. This is a great cleanser for flaky or irritated scalps.

Stimulating Black Tea Conditioner
What You Need:

1 ounce ripe avocado
2 ounces coconut oil
1 ounce aloe vera
1/8 ounce assam black tea
1 1/2 fluid ounces grapeseed oil

What to Do:
Use fresh aloe and avocado and extract the “meat” by hand. It ensures the correct measurement of the dry ingredients (including solidified coconut oil) by weight. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend for one to two minutes or until mixture has become dark. This means the tea has blended into the rest of the ingredients. Transfer into a resealable container for immediate use.

How to Use It:
Apply conditioner on clean, wet hair, massaging the scalp and focusing on brittle or split ends. Rinse hair with lukewarm water until the water runs clean.

Why Black Tea:
The tannin present in black tea increases blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth. Plus, the rich tone can increase shine while giving your scalp and hair a healthy dose of antioxidants. This helps to prevent dandruff, thinning, and dull hair.

Restorative Green Tea and Fennel Hair Mask
What You Need:

2 ounces organic fennel seeds
2 ounces boiling water
1-ounce argan oil
1 tablespoon green tea extract
4 ounces pure, raw coconut oil

What to Do:
You can purchase green tea extract here or make your own extract using vegetable glycerin and dried green tea. First, boil a pot of water in a kettle or small pot. While the water is boiling, mix the oils and extract in a large mixing bowl.

Once the water has reached a boil, pour the fennel seeds and hot water in a heatproof container. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the seeds with a colander, reserving the fennel tea for the mask. Allow fennel tea to cool before adding into mixing bowl. Transfer contents to a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is reached. Store in a resealable container.

How to Apply It:
Massage your new restorative mask on clean, wet hair, combing or finger detangling throughout to ensure strands are completely covered. To get the most out of the mask, heat up a towel using a towel warmer or the microwave and then cover your hair with it to let the heat open the pores in your scalp. Keep the towel on for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Why Green Tea Restores:
The naturally green leaves come from the same plant as black tea, but since the camellia plant undergoes less processing than black tea, the presence of antioxidants is more potent. The caffeine gives your scalp gentle stimulation for hair growth while the catechins help prevent hair loss. This is a great mask for anyone losing precious tresses or looking to strengthen the scalp.

Mint, also known as Mentha is an aromatic herb that has been used for many years for medicinal, health purpose and for adding flavour, nutrition and aroma to food.Mint comes in different varieties, but the most common varieties of mint are spearmint and peppermint.

Mint leaves are packed with healthy vitamins such as vitamin A, C and B-6 that are highly beneficial for the maintenance of a healthy skin.Mint contains Menthol, an active ingredient that has cooling and anti-bacterial properties which are useful for treating different skin problems.

Here are the 5 beauty uses of Mint Leaves

1.Mint as an Instant Mouth Freshener

Eating few strands of raw onion and garlic can leave your mouth smelling.Here is an instant tip to get rid of this nasty smell.Try chewing few mint leaves to stop bad breath and freshen your breath without adding any calories, unlike other breath fresheners that contain artificial sweeteners.It also leaves your teeth clean and prevents further build-up of bacteria that causes bad breath.

2.Mint Body Slimming Infusion Drink

Try this extremely refreshing, body slimming infusion drink and lose weight without putting any extra efforts.

Ingredients – Mint Leaves, Ginger, Lemon and Black Salt.

-Pour a liter of filter water into a jug.
-Add thoroughly washed chopped mint leaves about a cup, 1 inch finely chopped ginger and one freshly squeezed lemon juice to add a burst of flavours.
-Leave the solution to infuse for 7 to 8 hours in the fridge.
-Filter and pour this drink into a glass, add 1 Tsp of black salt and some ice cubes and enjoy the drink.

Benefits – Infusion drinks are a great way to increase the burning of calories and lose weight.This minty weight-loss infusion drink, flush away toxins, boosts your metabolism, the cooling properties of mint calms your mind and relaxes your mood.The antioxidant effect of lemon and ginger, fight against free radical damage and induce weight loss.Enjoy it as a refreshing evening drink!

3.Mint as an Acne Soothing Toner

Ingredients – Mint Leaves, Rose water, Lemon juice and Distilled water

-Boil a handful of fresh mint leaves in 1 cup of filtered water on a low flame for 5 minutes.
-Remove from the stove and leave to cool completely.
-Add 4 Tbsp of rose water and 1/2 fresh squeezed lime juice.Stir well.
-Pour this toner into a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
-Wet a cotton ball with this toner and gently wipe your face.Follow this twice in a day for best results.

Benefits – This mint skin soothing toner cures skin problems relating to acne and pimples, the astringent and cooling properties of mint heals acne, calms down skin redness or inflammation, lightens dark spots and blemishes and gives the skin clear, fair and acne-free face.

4.Homemade Moisturizing Mint Lip Balm for Rosy Lips

Discover smooth, pink and lustrous lips with this homemade moisturizing mint lip balm.

Ingredients – Mint Leaves and Shea Butter

-Take few thoroughly washed mint leaves.Blend with a little water to a fine paste.
-Filter and strain the juice.Take 2 Tbsp of this juice and mix 1 Tbsp of shea butter.Store this mixture in a small lip balm container.
-Wipe your lips with a cotton dipped in rose water and then massage this mint lip balm on your lips.Do this daily before going to bed.

Benefits – Shea butter moisturizes your lips and keeps your lips soft and supple whereas mint leaf contains a good amount of vitamin A and vitamin C that removes tan and dullness from your lips, lightens your dark lips and gives you healthy, bright and pink lips naturally.,

5.Invigorating Mint Body Spray

One of the best beauty uses of mint leaves as a skin-friendly, invigorating cooling body spray.

Ingredients – Mint Leaves, Lemon Grass and Lemon Essential Oil

-Pour a glass of filter water and bring it to a boil.
-Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped mint leaves and 1/2 cup of chopped lemon grass.
-Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 5 minutes on a low flame.
-Remove from the stove and leave to cool completely.Do not open the lid.
-Once it has cooled, pour the solution into a clean empty body spray bottle.
-Add 4 to 5 drops of lemon essential oil and shake well.Your invigorating minty lemon body spray is ready cheers!!!.

Benefits – It delivers a cooling sensation to the skin surface, energize and hydrates the skin, controls excessive underarms sweating and naturally whitens dark underarms.

In the past few months, school supplies have gotten a glamorous makeover.

Tape has become a popular contouring tool. Correction tape applicators have been transformed into false lash dispensers. And now, Clarins has resurrected our beloved multi-color retractable pen and turned it into a brilliant beauty device.

Instead of featuring cartridges of different inks, the upcoming Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One Pen Eyes & Lips ($30, available Jan. 4 from clarinsusa.com) features four styluses meant to be used on eyes and lips.

There is one neutral lip liner and three shades of eyeliner: black, navy, and brown. (An insert in the product’s packaging also suggests using the brown eye pencil to fill in brows and draw on freckles.)

It’s super simple to use; just click down your desired shade, then twist the pen to wind up the pigment. Do note that each shade has a very flat tip, so while it’s not the ideal tool for an intensely precise line, it’s worth overlooking that fact to have such a versatile product in your makeup bag.

Cleaning out one’s beauty collection is a New Year’s resolution for many of us. While it seems counterintuitive to immediately shop for new swag in the first week of January, doing so (and buying this product) will help you stick to your goals. After all, you can replace four different items items in your stash with this baby!

And, as per the KonMari method, that should bring you a lot of joy.

Everyone wants to achieve glowing, gorgeous and perfect skin. Often we go about it the wrong way and apply harmful chemical laden synthetic beauty products that end up causing more harm than good.

If you want to make a real and lasting change for your skin, opt for natural alternatives such as these magical herbal agents.

1. Chamomile

Chamomile is one of nature’s miracles. It has an incredible number of benefits, and none more so than for our skin. Alpha-bisabolol – a compound found in chamomile – reportedly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by accelerating the healing process of the skin while also possessing anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying a cooled cup of chamomile tea as a face wash or applying the tea bags onto your skin are two of the most effective ways to take advantage of chamomile as a natural skin healer.

2. Witch Hazel

Produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch Hazel shrub, millions of people swear by witch hazel for its acne relieving properties. Witch hazel is an anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce inflammation of pimples. It also clears away excess sebum without drying out the skin too much. Witch hazel is also an astringent meaning it helps to tighten skin tissue and can reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is another of the more popular herbs for treating skin. Applied most commonly as a gel, women use aloe vera gel prior to applying make-up to keep skin moisturized while men often apply to skin after shaving to rehydrate and treat small cuts. Like witch hazel, aloe vera is another important natural remedy in the fight against acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce pimple size while its anti-microbial properties kill bacteria. Rich in vitamin C and E – two of the most important vitamins for our skin – aloe vera is another of nature’s miracles for achieving healthy, gorgeous skin.

4. Calendula

Calendula is a garden plant in the daisy family that, like aloe vera and witch hazel, has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is also a vulnerary agent that helps to heal wounds and soothe damaged skin, such as sunburn, cuts and scrapes. Many have also used calendula oil to treat eczema.

5. Lavender

Lavender may be more famous for its relaxing effects of the mind, but it also helps to soothe skin, too. It is rich in a compound called linalool that assists with skin healing while also preventing tissue degeneration keeping skin firm and preventing wrinkles. To make lavender even more of an anti-aging wonder, it encourages the growth of new skin cells due to its cytophylactic properties. Lavender also helps to heal wounds, scar tissue, acne, eczema and problem skin. Being anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic, anti-bacterial and an anti-septic just serves to show how incredible lavender is for skin.

For some people, making smart food choices and breaking bad dietary habits can be enough to banish uncomfortable stomach cramps and bloating, which can have a genuine impact on quality of life.

Here are a few tips from digestion disorder specialist Daniele Festy, and endocrinologist and nutritionist Pierre Nys on how to calm your stomach.

Go easy on crudites

Too many raw vegetables can irritate intestinal mucus and the colon, although it depends on the individual nature and sensitivity of your digestive system.

Dishes such as cooked beetroot or a salad of cooked carrots with cumin will be better tolerated than classics like raw tomato and cucumber.

Keep legumes to a minimum

Legumes like lentils, dried beans and chickpeas are excellent sources of plant-based protein that help increase satiety – making you feel fuller.

However, not everyone can digest them easily.

Try including small quantities of legumes in your dishes and to see how you react.

Pick dairy products with low levels of lactose

Outside of specific lactose intolerances or allergies, dairy products can cause nausea, pain, bloating, and even migraines.

If you notice these discomforts, switch to yoghurts and matured cheeses that have lower levels of lactose, as well as fermented milk products or plant-based milks such as soy or almond milk.

Tuck into low-sugar fruit

It isn’t always easy to fit in the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

However, citrus fruit, for example, is better eaten outside of mealtimes to avoid bloating and slow digestion.

Pineapple, although relatively sweet, can be eaten at the end of a meal as it’s great for digesting proteins.

Make sure you remove the skin of nectarines, apples and pears.

As a general rule, fruit is better cut into chunks or grated, rather than consumed whole.

 

Peel vegetables

The skin of certain vegetables, like bell peppers and tomatoes, isn’t digestible.

Simply plunge them into boiling water for two minutes and the skin should peel away easily.

With green vegetables, try just eating the lightest-colored parts, which are less likely to cause flatulence than dark green parts.

Go half and half with grains

Wholegrain cereals are recommended to help boost dietary fibre intake, but a gut that’s used to eating white flour products, like industrially-produced sliced bread, won’t appreciate the switch to brown bread or brown rice if it’s done instantly and involves large quantities.

To avoid weakening intestinal mucus, half-and-half formulations of bread or pasta, for example, can lead to smoother transitions.

As a general rule, it’s wise to reduce portions of carbohydrates.

Watch out for hidden sorbitol

Sorbitol is a natural sugar used in many “light”, “diet” or “sugar-free” products, thanks to its relatively low impact on blood sugar levels.

It is found in preserves, candy and chewing gum.

This sweetener can give certain people stomachaches and can cause digestive problems such as diarrhoea.

It is also hidden in certain fruits, such as pears and plums.

Make sure you read food labels carefully. – AFP Relaxnews

 

If you want to lose weight, what’s on your plate is often more important than the minutes you spend in the gym. And if you want to see the most change, a 2015 study from Harvard says you should be cutting carbs, not fat.

For the study, published in PLoS One, researchers from Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital reviewed 53 randomized trials of over 68,000 patients who had been assigned to either low-fat or low-carb diets.

They found that low-carb diets were consistently better at helping patients lose weight than low-fat diets; the participants on the low-carb diets lost 2.5 pounds more than those on low-fat diets, with the average weight loss among all groups at about six pounds.

This latest study on the weight-loss benefits of a low-carb diet adds further evidence that if you want to lose weight, ditching bread — not olive oil — can help you see success.

Another recent study, for example, showed that dieters who ate fewer than 40 grams of carbohydrates per day lost about eight pounds more than dieters who were put on a low-fat diet.

Other studies have shown that high-carb diets may be the real heart-disease culprit, not saturated fat.

All in all, this new review is a good reminder that if you want to lose weight, you should choose a diet rich in healthy fats, lean proteins, and fresh produce. Of course, not all fats are created equal — find out which healthy fats you should be incorporating into your diet here:

1. Polysaturated Fats

Found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils such as corn and safflower oil, and fatty fish. This category encompasses omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are known as essential fatty acids because our bodies don’t make them—we have to get them from food.

2. Saturated Fats

Saturated fat increases total cholesterol and LDL, and may boost your type 2 diabetes risk. Meat, seafood, and dairy products are sources of saturated fat. Some plant foods, like palm and coconut oil, also contain it. Animal or vegetable, saturated fat carries the same risks.

Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products to get their key nutrients while cutting saturated fat.

The Dietary Guidelines recommend no more than 10% of total calories come from saturated fat. So if you eat 2,000 calories a day, for example, keep your saturated fat intake below 22 grams.

3. Unsaturated Fats

Saturated fat increases total cholesterol and LDL, and may boost your type 2 diabetes risk. Meat, seafood, and dairy products are sources of saturated fat. Some plant foods, like palm and coconut oil, also contain it. Animal or vegetable, saturated fat carries the same risks.

Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products to get their key nutrients while cutting saturated fat.

The Dietary Guidelines recommend no more than 10% of total calories come from saturated fat. So if you eat 2,000 calories a day, for example, keep your saturated fat intake below 22 grams.

4. Cholesterol

Scientific understanding of the dangers of dietary cholesterol has shifted. It used to be thought that eating dietary cholesterol, like in shrimp or eggs, would raise cholesterol. It does to some extent, but it’s more important to focus on not eating saturated and trans fats.

For people with normal cholesterol levels,the current recommendation is no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily, while people at high risk of heart disease should consume less than 200 milligrams daily. For perspective, one egg contains about 200 milligrams of cholesterol.

5.  Monounsaturated fats

Monounsaturated fats raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL. Canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados are good sources.

Trade sour cream dip for hummus (which is rich in olive oil) or guacamole; use veggies or whole-wheat chips to dip. Try peanut oil in a stir-fry to jazz up your diet while helping your heart.

Unsalted nuts contain monounsaturated fat, but they’re high in calories. Sprinkle them on salads or yoghurt, rather than eating a 170-calorie handful.

6.Omega-3 fatty acids

In the world of good fats, omega-3s are superstars. They fight inflammation, help control blood clotting, and lower blood pressure and triglycerides.

Fatty fish like albacore tuna, salmon, mackerel, and sardines are good sources, Greaves says. You don’t have to break the bank to get them; canned Alaskan salmon and canned sardines are okay too.

Vegetable sources include soy, walnuts, and some vegetable oils. There are no specifics on how much you should consume, but the American Heart Association suggests eating at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fish each week.