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Here's Why Pregnant Mother should Avoid Coffee

Coffee is a staple to a huge number of people, but there are cases when it's consumption isn't advisable. Let's talk about if drinking coffee is safe during pregnancy.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Pregnancy can be a tough period. It can be challenging especially to first time moms who may not realize that there are certain foods they should avoid or limit during this crucial period on their child's development. Coffee is among the beverages pregnant women should limit from their diet.

Why you should limit coffee when you are pregnant?

Drinking more than 200 mg of caffeine which you get from roughly 2 cups of coffee is link by several research to an increase risk of congenital defect, low birth weight, preterm birth, and miscarriage among pregnant women.

Is coffee worth those risk?

Let's look at what makes coffee not a suitable beverage among pregnant mothers.

Caffeine which is found in coffee is the world's most widely used stimulant. Caffeine is a drug. Ca…

Sunflower seed Oil Benefits to the Skin

Sunflower seed oil gained popularity in cosmetic because of it's many benefits to the skin. It's pack full of antioxidants and nutients, so it's no wonder it ascended from a typical cooking oil into one of the beloved beauty product. Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, linoleic acid, and lecithin.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Let's explore the wonders sunflower seed oil does to the skin.


Having dry skin makes you prone to develop wrinkles so proper skin hydration counts. Sunflower seed oil is a natural chemical-free alternative to those commercially sold moisturizer. Technically, it's an oil but once you spread it over your body, it doen't leave you with a greasy mess. It blends perfectly with your skin. It leaves your skin soft and glistening without any distinct odor.


Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene which prevents premature skin aging and fights damaging free radicals from the e…

10 Health Facts & Tips # 15 @healthbiztips

10 Health Facts & Tips # 15 @healthbiztips

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel Review

When I heared the good reviews about Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, I knew I just have to try this skincare product.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Nature Republic's aloe vera soothing gel hits the market like a storm. It's no surprise that Korean skincare products are sensational. Let's look into this cosmetic stuff and review if it really lives up to the claims.

The packaging

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel comes in a green cylindrical  plastic container that holds 300 ml of aloe vera gel. When you open it, you'll see an extra plastic lid inside which prevents the content from spilling out.

This product isn't wrapped in a paper box unlike other products, so what assures costumers that it's fresh is the clear outer covering plastic wrapped around it.

There is no spoon nor a scooper that comes along with this product, so if you prefer to not get messy, you'll have to buy a separate scooper.

The price

I think this skincare product is affordable cons…

15 Facts about Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis outbreak usually occurs in tropical countries challenged by flooding and poor sanitation.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Leptospirosis is a rare disease but it can be fatal. Knowing more about this disease is key to prevent or manage it. Here are facts you should know about leptospirosis:

1. Leptospirosis is caused by the bacteria Leptospira 

2. Leptospirosis is usually transmitted by rats which humans can get exposed to when going to wet fields, freshwater, or flooded areas contaminated with rat urine through open wound and cut on the skin.

3. You can get leptospirosis when an infected animal bites you or when it's body fluid penetrates your body through skin abrasion and mucus membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth.

4. Yes, you can also get infected when you drink contaminated water or eat contaminated food.

5. Saltwater generally are considered safe because it's iodine content kills the Leptospira bacteria.

6. Rodents are not the only animals t…

1O Health problems Solved by Roses

Roses are beautiful. You may be amazed at how elegant and timeless roses are. But, these flowers are not just pretty to look at. Once you know it's medicinal property and health benefits, you'll realize that there's more than what meets the eye.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
1. Headache, anxiety, depression, and stress
Headache, anxiety, depression, and stress are part of majority of people's lives. Want to unwind? Our sense of smell can be a powerful tool. Studies show that the smell of roses calms the mind and uplifts the mood.
The fragrance of roses is classic. There's plenty of ways to enjoy it's sweet delicate aroma...rose perfume, aromatherapy with rose essential oil, rose tea, rose petal filled bathtub, rose oil infused bath water, and even soap made of roses.

2. Insomnia
Roses helps promote a sound sleep by relaxing the brain. If you're restless, inhaling the vapor of rose water will help ease your nerve and relax your mind. You can also enjoy a …

Can I Eat Roses?

When your lover gives you roses, eating it may be the last thing in your mind. Who in their right mind would eat roses? If you're asking this question, then, you came in late.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Roses are edible! These glamorous petals have been cooked since ancient times to add flavor, beauty, nutrients, and aroma to dishes. Did you know that roses belong to the same family as apples, berries, pears, and plums?

Rose petals has a wide range of recipe applications for deserts, salad, beverages, and savory dishes. It's leaves can be brewed into a tea. Rose hip or rose fruit is also utilized in culinary. Depending on the type of rose used, flavor varies. It's flavor can be sweet, fruity, spicy, or bitter.

If you're aiming for a stronger flavor, use darker shades of roses. If you don't like bitter taste, then remove the white portion of the rose petal found at the base of the flower.

People drink rose water for it's many health benefits like anti-ag…

10 Skincare Advantages of Rose Water

Roses are timeless in beauty. But, roses don't just look beautiful, these delicate flowers can actually make you look prettier...when you literally wear them on your skin. Sounds enchanting? Here's a bottle of rose water!

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Rose water has many skincare advantages...a number of good reasons to add it to your skincare recipe.

1. Smells divine

Let's admit it. When trying out a particular skincare product, we can't help but smell it. Like it or not, you can't usually ignore the scent of a product that you put on your face.

Roses don't just look good, they smell fantastic too. Just like freshly picked roses, rose water has that sweet aromatic scent that's soothing and relaxing. It's fragrance is known to reduce anxiety, depression, and headache.

2. Lightens skin blemishes and wrinkles

Rose water is a natural antioxidant that helps fights the signs of skin aging. It's nourishing to the skin. Regular topical application of ro…

Why is titanium dioxide in my cosmetic products...and even in my food!

When I check out the ingredients of cosmetic products, I usually come across titatium dioxide. It's among those ingredients, I'm thinking the majority of us don't have the slightest hint. I figure I'll do some research to find out what it really is and here's what I've found out.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

15 Facts about Titanium dioxide (TiO2):

1. Titanium is a heavy metal!

2. Did you know that titanium is the 9th most common element mined from the Earth's crust?

3. Titanium dioxide is formed when titanium combines with oxygen.

4. Titanium dioxide is mined and refined into an odorless powdery white substance.

5. Titanium dioxide shields the skin against the damaging ultraviolet light (UVA/UVB) of the sun, so it is commonly found in sunscreens.

6. Titanium dioxide is added to cosmetic products to mask skin blemishes and imitate a lighter complexion.

7. Titanium dioxide is added to foods like candy, cheese creamer, gum, donuts, frosting, and yogurt t…

9 Facts about Cellulite

Cellulite is a fact of life to a great number of people, particularly women. Cellulite is basically the dimpling or lumpiness observed on the skin when fat pushes on the connective tissue underneath the deepest layer of the skin.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

1. Common areas affected by cellulite includes the buttocks, thigh, abdomen, and upper arms.

2. Cellulite develops when layers of fats pushes on the layers of connective tissue under the skin.

3. Hormone plays a role in the formation of cellulite.

4. Up to 90% of women can have cellulite.

5. Cellulite is less common in men.

6. Even individuals with acceptable body weight can have cellulite.

7. Although having a cellulite can cause cosmetic problem, it isn't considered a serious medical condition.

8. Cellulite isn't considered a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

9. Most of the topical creams available in the market to treat cellulite don't live up to their claim.


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