Benefits of Eating Berries

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If someone offers you a pill for weight loss or to prevent vision loss such as that caused by macular degeneration, you would take it right? Well no need for pills, just hop on over to your local grocery store and load up on fresh or frozen berries. Berries contain antioxidants and phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring nutrients in our bodies that help protect cells from cell damage (oxidative stress) caused by free radicals. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve your health, protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources. Some of the best sources of these health benefits are Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Cranberries and Blueberries.

There are several powerful antioxidants that appear in berries, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C. Anthocyanins give berries their vibrant color, reduce inflammation, and may help prevent and manage arthritis. Anthocyanins work together with quercetin to help slow age-related memory-loss. Quercetin can also decrease the inflammatory effects of chemicals in the synovial fluid of the joints for people with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies have shown that woman who eat two servings of strawberries or one serving of blueberries a week experienced less mental decline over time than peers who did not consume berries. Berries are also able to be included in diets of those suffering with diabetes. While they are a “sweet” fruit, they contain a high level of fiber which can be useful in diabetic diets. They can count as a serving of fruit. Its always better to eat fresh berries than those that have been processed or used in a pie or muffin.

People who eat at least two servings of berries a week have a 25 percent less chance of developing Parkinson’s disease than their peers, according to research published in the journal Neurology. The same research showed that men with the highest intake of flavonoids — which are abundant in berries — reduced their risk by 40 percent. Flavonoids are being studied to help ward off certain types of cancer. Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids and other compounds found in berries may help reduce colon cancer risk. Besides eating them plain, you can also get your berry servings by adding them fresh or frozen to other high-nutrition foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, and salads.

Vitamin C is another strong antioxidant found in berries. It is largely responsible for the health of collagen, which helps maintain cartilage stores and aids in joint flexibility. Eating vitamin C–rich berries will contribute to radiant skin and healthy hair, and may reduce the risk of arthritis, high blood pressure, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

In addition to antioxidants, berries are “juicy foods,” which means they contain mostly water. Juicy foods are great for losing weight because they fill you up quickly, since their high water content bumps up the volume while driving down the calories. Berries also contain fiber and folate. Fiber aids in weight loss and helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Folate may protect against cardiovascular disease and age-related memory loss, and since folate contributes to the production of serotonin, it may also help ward off depression and improve your mood. IBS sufferers take note: Some people with IBS experience discomfort after eating berries. People with a strong inherited risk for heart disease may find that a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, including berries, can reduce their chances of having a heart attack, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Remember, if you can’t find fresh berries, frozen (unsweetened) berries are a good substitute during the off-season months — and just as nutritious!

 

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30’s, 40’s, 50’s… OH MY!

LIFE…In your 20’s you can conquer the world, you are feeling unstoppable. Your 30’s you think about settling down and starting your own family. You hit 40, the vision starts to get worse and the reading glasses get added as a necessary accessory. You hit 50 and it seems like everything begins to fall apart. Its as though a time clock just went off reminding us that we are entering THE ZONE.

The Zone I am referring too is the one where you log into your Facebook account and see all the updates of your friends… the aches, the pains, the illnesses and surgeries of aging. Weren’t we JUST in high school a few short years ago? Wow how time flies! Gratitude lists begin showing up more and more as status updates. Don’t look at the things that are wrong, look at the things that are right, that are going your way. Sounds like a plan to me. But when you go for your annual physical and the reports are not as peachy as they were before, or you look in that mirror and see that new line that wasn’t there yesterday, or that dark freckle thats starting to look a little off, or the indigestion that you seem to get every single time you sit down to a nice dinner, your brain begins to wander and you start thinking…aging sucks! Then it hits me!

If I want to feel my absolute best and be in the same shape I was in when I was younger, sitting on my butt in front a computer screen all day is not going to work anything out on my body, except maybe my fingers. Time to put the wheels in motion and take charge of my life, while I am still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I need to be the best me I can be that will allow me to “grow up” gracefully. So I began to do some research into a variety of products that would help me slow down the aging process, that were not filled with hype and unfulfilled promises. I found a product line by a company called Pharmanex. This company has the key to slowing down the aging process. With their recent aquisition of LifeGen Technologies, they have over 30 years of research on how and why people age. I began taking some of their products and let me tell you, that stuff changed my life! I am not one to rave about a product nor promote a product on this blog very often (if you are an avid reader, then you know this already). But this stuff is truly a life saver. Supposedly it has an ingredient that can re-start the mitochondria in your cells. The mitochondria slows down as we age and causes most of our problems as we age. The mitochondria is the brain of every single cell we have in our bodies. Its the powerhouse of our cells. I not only sleep better at night, but I feel like I have the energy of the 30 year old. Its pretty incredible! The best part is my blood work from my physical came back better then it had in years! This link can give you more information on how to slow down the aging process for yourself and feel year younger. I PROMISE! Let me know how you feel after you try one of these products.

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AgeLoc Galvanic Body Spa. Remove Cellulite NOW!

ImageErgonomically designed for ease of use and handling during body treatments, the new ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa with pulsating technology features a proprietary ageLOC body conductive surface designed to deliver 10 times more ageLOC to your skin when used with AgeLOC Body Shaping Gel. The ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa targets the ultimate sources of aging while diminishing the appearance of fat and cellulite and smoothing skin to provide a slimmer, more toned appearance. It also features a self-adjusting current, lighted display, and audio indications, making it an easy to use in-home anti-aging body system. Newly developed, patent-pending galvanic pulsating technology is optimized to maximize anti-aging effects on the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. The skin on the body is thicker and less sensitive, making it benefit from and respond to a pulsating galvanic current. It also helps stimulate, purify, and refresh your skin to reduce the visible signs of aging—for a slimmer, smoother, firmer, youthful looking you today and in the future.

What is unique about the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa?

The ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa was designed for use in combination with ageLOC Body Shaping Gel on body areas—not on the face and neck. This instrument was designed to target a larger surface area with a patentpending ageLOC conductive surface that captures 10 times more key ingredients between the conductive surface and the skin (when compared to the body conductor attachment). Secondly, this design is more ergonomic for easier use and handling during body treatments. Thirdly, the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa and ageLOC Body Shaping Gel target end benefits/results (i.e., appearance of cellulite, slimming, toning, etc.) that are different from those targeted on the face. Lastly, the skin on the body is thicker and less sensitive, making it more apt to benefit from and respond to a pulsating current.

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What is the difference between a pulsating galvanic current and a constant galvanic current?

A constant galvanic current is one that has a steady flow. It does not waver or vary in amplitude. A pulsating galvanic current is one that varies between two different, pre-established levels. Please note these are very different than alternating currents (AC). Within alternating currents, the polarity fluctuates between positive and negative poles. A pulsating galvanic current is better suited for the body.

What is the benefit of using a pulsating galvanic current on the body?

Direct (galvanic) currents, whether pulsating or not, can assist in the delivery of like charged key ingredients to the skin by improving osmotic flow. This is increasingly important for enhancing delivery of key ingredients to areas with thicker skin. Additional research has shown that the pulsating current enhances fluid vibration. Pulsating galvanic currents aid in stimulating skin and increasing cellular communication to help purify and refresh skin and help reduce the visible signs of skin aging. Pulsating galvanic currents are optimally designed for use on the body where the skin can benefit from enhanced fluid vibration.

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•  Optimized pulsating galvanic current aids in stimulating

skin, helps purify and refresh skin, and helps reduce the
visible signs of aging.
•  Laboratory research demonstrates that treatments with
a Galvanic current can enhance the delivery of
anti-aging ingredients for up to 24 hours.
PRODUCT BENEFITS
•  Aids in delivering key ingredients to the skin.
•  Optimized pulsating galvanic current aids in stimulating skin, helps purify and refresh skin, and helps
reduce the visible signs of aging.
•  Laboratory research demonstrates that treatments with a Galvanic current can enhance the delivery of anti-aging ingredients for up to 24 hours.

WHO SHOULD USE GALVANIC BODY SPA?

•  Women and men looking for a firmed, toned, younger looking body.
•  Women of any age with cellulite and other signs of aging on the body.

USAGE

For optimal results, use your ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa with ageLOC Body Shaping Gel once a day threedays a week on thighs, arms, buttocks, and abdomen.

You can buy your own Galvanic Body Spa Here!  It offers Guaranteed Results or your money back!

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Cellulite? Have I Got News For You!

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If you have those lumpy, dimply skin that often resembles cottage cheese or orange rinds, it’s quite normal. 9 out of 10 women have certain degree of cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, bellies and arms. But, why just woman?

Cellulite occurs when pockets of fat pushed up against connective tissue underneath the skin. Female skin tissue is thinner and less porous therefore, when fat cells push up, they’re more noticeable.

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Tips to help minimize its appearance so you can wear bikini confidently next time you go to the beach!

  1. Avoid too much sugar and salt in your diet. Sugar stores in fat cells and causes expansion, salt causes fluid retention.
  2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily helps to flush out toxins that hide in the fat layers beneath the skin. Hydration helps to plum up the skin making it look less lumpier.
  3. Switch to non-elastic undergarments made of smooth fabric with an invisible edge. Create even pressure on skin and prevent fat from being pushed up and deposited in unwanted areas. Thong and Capri length undergarments are also good choices.
  4. Massage DO work! By creating friction, you can loosen or soften those fibrous connective bands between the skin, stimulate circulation and drain excess fluids. When fat cells aren’t full, the lumps look smooth.
  5. DO NOT take diuretic products. Diuretic reduce fluid buildup for a brief period of time, and can negatively impact your digestive system.

Or alternatively, try ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa…

 

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An Absolute MUST HAVE to look younger longer!

Galvanic treatments are used by spas and salons. It is a gentle, low current to refresh and energize the skin. These treatments, through a gently massaging action, help to focus cellular energy and enhance circulation.

Charges that are alike repel each other while opposite charges attract. By creating products to contain the specific charge and using the same charge, the currents are able to absorb the product deep down into the skin.

Nu Skin developed a patent technology, using the galvanic instrument to enhance the delivery of key ingredients up to 24 hours with only five minutes of each treatment. The galvanic instrument is a hand held home device that uses positive and negative low currents. It is light weight, battery operated machine that is used in the comfort of your own home.

With extensive research, Nu Skin found the source that causes aging: an internal free radical generator in the epidermis. Present on the surface of the cells, the age causing generator causes skin damage free radicals around the clock.

In addition to the amazing discovery, Nu Skin scientists have identified an exclusive blend of ingredients that slow down the production of the free radicals deep down in the epidermis. The technology that was designed to reduce the visible signs of aging by targeting the source aging is called ageLOC.

The ageLOC comes into two gel forms – Pre-treatment gel and treatment gel. Not only does the gels help slows down the aging signs, but it also remove impurities to revive the skin. The result reveals a clear, smoother look.

The pre-treatment along with the galvanic instrument uses a negative charge. Combined system absorbs the treatment deep down into the pores to adhere to impurities such as excess oil and pollutants. This allows the pores to breathe to soothe and condition the skin.

The treatment phase along with the galvanic instrument uses a positive charge. The positive charge attracts the negative charge from the pre-treatment gels and pulls the gels along with the dirt and impurities out of the skin. This results in promoting cellular energy, enhances skin hydration, which leaves the skin feeling soft, clean, and refreshed.

 

Treatment Phases

 
 The pre-treatment gel contains marigold extract to comfort and soothe the skin, sea kelp to moisturize and condition the skin, and vanilla extract to condition the skin These ingredients help remove impurities, allowing pores to breathe.

The treatment gel contains a proprietary ageLOC blend to help slow free radical production at its source and reducing visible signs of aging, arginine – an amino acid to help skin recover from stress, and magnesium to promote cellular energy.

 The galvanic spa can also be used on your under arms, stomach, butt, thighs, and under the chin.  The spa package comes with the body shaping gel to help tighten the skin elasticity.  If you are a mother like me, you’ll want to use it on your stomach area to tighten the flab that you get after carrying a child.  And if you have cellulite or stretch marks on your hips, the galvanic spa will help reduce the appearance. 

For those of you have lost significant amount of weight, use the body gels to tighten up the loose skin.  Also use the gel under your chin to tighten up the loose skin. 

 

The following image is a corporate released image and depicts a woman before using the Galvanic Spa and the same woman after 4 months of using the Galvanic Spa 2 times a week.  Truly impressive!Image

Hollywoods Secret Weapon

The secret to Brad Pitt’s good looks? Well, if you believe the hype, it’s an American beauty gizmo that’s now available here.

The gadget — which looks like an electric razor with a miniature iron where the blade would be — is catchily named the ageLOC Edition Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II.

It produces a painless electric current to help the active ingredients in recommended creams and gels penetrate the skin.

 
Secret weapon: Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman are said to use an electric gadget to stay looking young
Secret weapon: Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman are said to use an electric gadget to stay looking young
 

Secret weapon: Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman are said to use the ageLOC Edition Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II to stay looking young

It’s claimed that as well as cleansing, toning and rejuvenating, it can smooth out wrinkles, reduce the size of pores and get rid of dark spots and eye bags.

 

 

Expensive beauty solution: The ageLOC Edition Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II costs £270

Worth it: The gadget costs $290

Used on the body, it will smooth cellulite, tighten bingo wings and minimise the appearance of varicose veins.

Hollywood, always a sucker for anything promising youth and beauty, has fallen in love with it. Brad Pitt calls it his ‘wrinkle iron’ and Nicole Kidman uses it before red carpet appearances.

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