wellness (35)

What Makes A Food A Superfood?


What Makes A Food A Superfood?

What makes a superfood? The broadcast definition of a superfood is a food with extraordinary nutritional benefits. Eating well is good for your physical health as well as mental health. However, which foods are particularly essential to make you healthy?

Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and fiber. While research supports the health benefits of certain foods, upgrading them to a superfood level is more useful when it comes to providing an ultimate

Read more…

My existence involves the functioning and unison of both my mind and body. My physical and spiritual health are both equally important to me.


I know that to look good means to feel good. However, I also accept my “imperfections.” I am content in knowing that I am enough just the way I am.


What I tell myself in the mirror translates into how I present myself in the presence of others. I exude confidence because I remind myself that I am next level.


Mental and spiritual grounding leaves litt

Read more…


I didn't always  care about  heath and nutrition. I always knew it was important and something I needed to dedicate time and effort towards, but I just wasn't all the way there.

So how did I stop procrastinating and make the shift towards Eating a little better? It really started when I read a few books, by Christians, that deal with eating healthier. Those books were...

  1. The Maker's Diet By Jordan Rubin
  2. What Would Jesus By Don Colbert 
  3. The Bible's Seven Secrets to Healthy Eating by Joyce Ro
Read more…

My body consists of precious muscles, joints, and tissues. How I treat them determines how well my body supports me, so I treat them well by eating a healthy diet.


I help prevent toxins by eating natural and unprocessed foods.


My brain is also dependent on my diet for proper functioning. I commit to having foods that keep my mind clear and sharp. Vitamins are great contributors to mental clarity.


Consuming fiber helps me fight bacteria. My daily diet contains several servings of fruit, veg

Read more…

Academics from Tulane University in New Orleans took data from the UK Biobank and gave the anonymous participants a sleep score based on their inputted data.

People who regularly get a good night's sleep and are in a healthy nighttime routine are at a lower risk of heart failure than those who struggle to doze off. 

A study of more than 400,000 Britons has revealed adults with the best sleep patterns have a 42 per cent reduced risk of heart disease compared to those with an unhealthy

Read more…

We all know by now that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes it is just not easy to get them all in there. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family is anything like mine, they’d much rather fill up on a bag of chips or a bowl of rice or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli. So we’ll have to get creative. Here are a few

Read more…

avocado face mask

Lead Image Source : IrenaV/Shutterstock
Read more…


Though goddess braids can be created with your own natural hair, you may want to add hair extensions if the length of your hair is short or you want thicker and longer braids. Make sure to use a wide-toothed comb and keep hair sectioning pins handy. Here’s how to create it:

1.Condition your hair thoroughly before braiding it and use a wide-toothed comb to detangle.

2.Using a rat tail comb, part your hairs according to the number of braids you’d like to create. Make sure to clip the remaining se

Read more…

Here's a textbook fact: college is expensive. Even for students on scholarships, you've got the cost of books, housing, and your homecoming outfit to take care of. So ideally, hair should be the last of your worries.

However, naturalistas know that upkeep requires time and coins, too. Between getting acquainted with new dorm mates and settling into your fall syllabus, who has time to sit in front of a mirror and flat-twist every night? In order to alleviate some of that stress, try a protecti

Read more…

Top 5 Black Nail Designs

Black Nail Designs

Black nail designs engage a lot of styles: from rock-inspired themes, to elegant patterns or chic decorations, they draw the attention, suggesting the woman who wears such manicure is bold, eccentric and chic. While most women prefer nude or natural colours, black is certainly something different and it takes courage to experiment this side of the nail art. In this article, we present you some of the most beautiful and trendy black nail designs to serve you as inspiration.

Black Nail Designs

Black nail designs

Read more…

1. Braidouts:

my 1


Braidouts were my go-to when I was transitioning because the style made it look like my hair was entirely natural! The products you use to do a braidout is important, because they help with definition, especially with your straight hair. I recommend the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream.

2. Bantu Knot Out:


This was my second favorite style to rock when I was transitioning. Like a braid out, bantu knot outs helps your hai

Read more…


Shaving, in general, presents a few challenges, and what those specific challenges are changes from person to person, depending on skin type (dry, oily, normal) and hair type, whether that be dry, or oily, but also curly or straight and thick or thin.

Men of African descent — or anybody with facial hair that is tightly curled and thin — may end up experiencing painful ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and skin infections if they are not careful about their shaving techniques. Of course, all of the

Read more…

Blonde box braids are a protective braiding style characterized by having a square or box-shaped divisions and by being colored blonde. There are plenty of edgy and stand-out ways to wear box braids, but going blonde surely beats them all!

First seen on trendsetting A-listers Solange Knowles, Angela Simmons, and model Eva Marcille looking flawless and super hot with extra-long pleats, these braids can take you anywhere.

Chicago braider and hairstylist Amarie puts up her version of blonde p

Read more…


To the college curly-haired girls who constantly complain about their frizzy curls and give up by tying it up. To the curly-haired girls who spend a tremendous amount of money to rack up hair products in their dormitory to fix every hair problem. Hair products should be the last thing I want to worry about as a naturally curly-haired girl. Sometimes when I know I will have a busy week ahead, I take the time to blow dry and use my flat iron instead of leaving my hair natural.


Read more…

Growing longer, stronger hair is a major feat for many people. There can be a number of factors that can effect your hair growth, but there are also a ton of ways to get yourself the hair of your dreams. Follow these 10 ways to help your hair grow longer and stronger and you will have your fantasy mane in no time!

1. Up Your Protein

If you want to make your hair grow longer then you need to give it what it needs to do so. Your hair is,  essentially, dead protein. So, if you want to more of it,

Read more…


 There aren’t that many options to style your hair if you’re a black man and if you also prefer to keep it short. For longer hair, sure, there’s always interesting things to do with it, but short hair doesn’t get a lot of wiggle room. This is especially true for curly hair, as black people tend to have.

Today, with the help of top-notch hairstylist experts, we’ve selected a few great options to work with. Go through our list of short haircuts for black men presented here and, if you’d still lik

Read more…


When prepared appropriately and with the right ingredients, a smoothie is an excellent drink that can be taken any time of the day, be it for breakfast, mid-morning snack or even afternoon treat. Also, since it has nutrients that fight disease-causing organisms, it also goes a long way in keeping one healthy and revitalized. This drink is capable of naturally boosting an individual’s energy and enhancing their mood. The following are 7 smoothies that boost the happy hormones.

Chocolate Pean
Read more…