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Salmon: The Miracle Food For Healthy, Glowing Skin (Recipe Included!)

Salmon: The Miracle Food For Healthy, Glowing Skin (Recipe Included!)

It seems wherever we turn, we’re bombarded with advertisements for the latest anti-aging product. These come in the form of creams, serums, even procedures, and promise to smooth wrinkles, and make us appear younger, healthier, and more vibrant. The truth is, we’re making it too difficult on ourselves.

Healthy skin is something we create, not something we buy – and we can create it in a very simple way: eating salmon.

So don’t spend too much money on these useless creams when you can turn to a food for help!

Salmon has something that not too many foods have: Omega-3 fatty acids, and two essential fats such as EPA and DHA. These are necessary if we want to stay youthful and healthy all the days of our life. These fatty acids moisturize skin from the inside out, They protect the skin from excess sun exposure better than sunscreen can, they are natural anti-inflammatories, and they help our bodies produce antioxidants that combat skin damaging free radicals. Learn more about these essential fats here.

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Here is a simple salmon recipe that you can make in less than 20 minutes:

Lemony Salmon

You’ll need 4 salmon fillets, half a stick of butter, a lemon, garlic powder, and salt.

  1. Stir together spices of your choosing in a small bowl; (I recommend garlic powder and salt). Massage onto the salmon fillets.
  2. Melt half of the butter in a skillet over high heat; cook the salmon in the butter until browned and flaky, about 5 minutes per side. Melt the rest of the butter on the fillets. Serve each piece of salmon with a lemon wedge.

This is a simple recipe that has only two steps but tastes like it has 15. Your salmon doesn’t need much work in order to taste delicious and become your next family favorite.

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Other benefits of salmon

Not only is salmon absolutely delicious, but it is one of the healthiest foods we can eat. While enjoying the cosmetic effects salmon gives us, we will also be improving the health of our brains as well as our hearts.

Salmon can restore memory and improve brain power

Dr. Perlmutter, a neurologist and author of Grain Brain has this to offer on his blog about how DHA can help protect and restore brain health: The key reason that DHA has become such a darling of medical researchers lately is that it triggers the production of BDNF, meaning that it’s DHA which kickstarts the growth of new neurons in our brain, leading to improved memory

Not only is DHA helpful for prevention, it can also help reduce, and even repair, cognitive decline! Research indicates that it will help prevent Alzheimer’s, problems with your memory, and potentially extend your lifetime.

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Salmon is especially good for children

The protective benefits of DHA not only help us age we age, but in the womb as well. This is further evidenced by a new study from Spain that says that the children of mothers who consumed more fish from as early as the first trimester of their pregnancy experienced cognitive benefits. The children were followed by researchers until age five. Many pregnant women shy away from fish while pregnant because the idea of mercury poisoning scares them, however in this study there was no evidence of any mercury poisoning or adverse effects whatsoever – in fact, the opposite was the case. If you want to see if salmon is right for you during pregnancy, ask your doctor before consuming it.

How much salmon to eat each day?

Dr. Perlmutter recommends taking a DHA supplement if at least 1,000 mg per day. If you are a strict vegetarian and do not eat fish, this may be an option for you as well.

So eat up, and kick memory loss, dementia, and Botox to the curb. Make the switch to salmon today!

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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