Reducing the appearance of unsightly dimples is as simple as adding flaxseed to your daily diet. Natural plant estrogens called lignans in these superseeds stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps strengthen the connective tissue that prevent fat cells from bulging against the skin. To get the benefits, just blend 2 Tbs. of ground flaxseed (sometimes called flaxmeal) – which has a slightly nutty flavor – into smoothies or soups, or sprinkle on salads, cereal or yogurt.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).