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ACAI BERRY: THE BEST SUPERFOOD IN THE WORLD TODAY

Acai berry (correctly pronouAcai berry is known as the best super food in the world todaynced A-sigh-ee) is a small, rounded purple fruit from the berries family and prominently grows in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. The amazing fruit, which is known today as the best super food in the world, contains tremendous health benefits with its almost perfect balanced nutritional properties. However, this fruit cannot be exported because it is highly perishable and even recommended to consume right away after plucking so  Brazilian manufacturers made it freeze dried and powdered to be transported to a high quality controlled production manufacturing food supplements. The supplements, in return, come in many varities:juice, capsules, smoothies and tablets. But according to consumers’ testimonies, the best of these varities are Extreme Acai berry capsules and Mona vie acai juice, these products are made from 100% natural ingredients of Acai fruit.

Extreme Acai berry is more potent than any other supplements that exist in the market today, it contains high amount of fibers which effectively flushed out toxin and waste substances from digestive tract and large intestine. It helps control weight gains and protect the system from possible chronic disorders like colon cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Acai berry contains anthocyanin, an antioxidant which has flavonoids and polyphenols content naturally found in plants and other fruits.

The powerful supplement is already featured in several credible shows like Today of CNN and Oprah Winfrey Show. Mona vie juice helps detoxify the body while retaining its essential nutrients providing a stronger stamina and mental focus. This is even praised as more potent than Goji juice and mangosteen juice because of acai berry ingredients, it also has a mixture of pomegranate, a wild fruit which contains high antioxidants that fight premature aging and cell deterioration.

Prestigious American broadsheets like The Wall Street Journal and the New York times are making great reviews regarding the goodness of Acai. American dermatologist and best-selling author Dr. Nicholas Perricone listed Acai berry as the number one food in the world today with respect  to  nutrition.

It has good amount of trace minerals which the human body greatly needed as daily food intake could not sufficiently provide the adequate body requirements of vitamins and minerals. Its powerful antioxidant content-Anthocyanin is 30 times stronger than one found in red grapes. It helps lower bad cholesterol, maintain normal blood circulation and prevent blood clotting. Clinical study of the University of Florida shows that Acai contains natural substances that alleviate cancer cells. It contains higher ORAC (ORAC, stands for Oxygen radical absorption capacity, this is a test developed by the Department of Agriculture in the United states to help determe the antioxidant measurement and its potency in foods) value than any other fruits.

Acai works both as Detox internal body cleanser and energy booster, some health benefits are the following:

  • Improves overall stamina
  • Control weight gain because it has high fibers content that help flush out excess fats and toxin leaving the digestive tract clean. It helps prevent constipation, bloating and future build up in the system.
  • It contains Anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant, 30 times stronger than resveratrol in grapes. Anthocyanin-flavonoid and polyphenols both prevent cancer growth and cardiovascular diseases like stroke, highblood and heart disease
  • Alleviate diabetes and chronic diseases like leukemia and cancer.
  • It has natural Vitamin E necessary for healthy body cells and glowing skin.
  • Provide glowing and young-looking skin. The antioxidant properties of Acai berry fights free-radical attacks and inflammation, the main causes of premature aging.
  • It helps prevent insomnia and menstrual cramps.
  • It alleviates depression, improving one’s concentration and mental focus
  • It helps boost energy and alertness with its high organic vegetable protein contents, that’s why American and European athletes prefer Acai berry supplements to aid their work out regimen.
  • It improves sexual performance and promotes clear vision.
  • It has high level of celadrin, a natural substance in the body that helps lubricate cell membrane for proper joint functioning, therefore preventing arthritis
  • It has high amount of trace minerals, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus
  • It has complete amount of omega fatty acids which helps lower cholesterol, prevent blood clotting and improves proper blood circulation.
  • Improves immune system and overall wellness
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FASTEST WAY OF CURING ACNE AND PIMPLE

Acne and pimples are the most irritating skin problems of the youth today, even adults are not spared from acquiring these frustrating outbreaks. Here are some tips to get rid of those pestering bacteria faster.

 

WASH YOUR FACE

One of the most effective regimen in treating acne starts with washing your face, use mild soap with no irritating perfume and ingredients. Ivory mild soap and carrot based soap are just some of the best choices since they effectively eliminate excess oil in the skin surface.

 

BENZOL PEROXIDE AND SALICYLIC ACID

Buy products with ingredients like Benzol Peroxide and Salicylic acid; they kill bacteria-causing acne and pimples faster. After washing your face with mild soap, pat it dry and apply a pea size of the product with the above-mentioned ingredients around the affected area. Ideal application is during night time to have a more relax texture. The swelling will dry out the following morning and you are pimple free.

 

AVOID TOO MUCH SUN EXPOSURE

Even if you have no skin outbreaks, too much exposure to the sun is not a good idea because it can cause premature aging. The harshness of UV rays can trigger dryness of the skin making it prone to outbreaks. Protect yourself by applying sun block with SPF 20 and with green tea special ingredients. Green tea is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial; it protects skin from pollution and damages.

 

EAT PLENTY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

It is now a universal rule to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables because of various health benefits it contains. They are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals necessary for cleansing and detoxifying our body. Eat foods rich in fibers, beta-carotene, collagen, vitamin B-complex and amino fatty acids, they are good in fighting free-radicals and inflammation.

 

TAKE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS 

Vitamin A supplement is known to quickly renew skin cells leaving it free from inflammation, therefore giving you free from bacteria attack, Vitamin C is the supplier of collagen in the body, responsible for maintaining skin elasticity making it looks younger and smoother. Glutathione supplement is not only ideal for those who dream to whiten their skin but also to those who have facial problems like acne and pimple. Glutathione is a master antioxidant and central detoxifier that cleanse digestive tract making it toxic-free.

 

AVOID JUNK AND FATTY FOODS

Refrain from eating junk foods because they lacked essential nutrients for the skin, they have nothing but salts and other artificial flavoring. Fatty foods are those saturated fats that build up bad cholesterol and harmful elements that may result to chronic diseases in the future. It also makes skin oily and worn out.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND SLEEP WELL

Drink plenty of water everyday to flush out bacteria-causing germs. In the absence of water intake the skin is more prone to dryness and greasiness causing inflammation and other irritations which may result to pimples and acne. Lack of sleep often makes the skin dry and rough which lead to outbreaks, try to take a habit of getting enough sleep to give your skin enough rest.

 

APPLY HOME MADE RECIPES INSTEAD OF COMMERCIAL

Try this beauty tips at home: 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 kalamansi juice, small amount of cinnamon powder and half mashed banana. Mixed all the ingredients until became fluffy. Wash your face with lukewarm water then pat dry, apply the mixture and leave it for 1 hour, then wash with cold water. Your skin became smooth, pimple free and young looking.

 

SECRET TO A BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG-LOOKING SKIN

Having beautiful skin gives us enough freshness and youthful glow, like sweet-scented flowers in the orchard

Having beautiful skin is like fresh and sweet-scented flowers in the orchard

Women generally are beauty conscious and vain, we spent enormous amount of time looking at the mirror, checking those sagging features and other unwanted adds-on “sign of progress”. Sometimes it horrifies us to see those irritating warts and lines slowly appearing in our precious skin, dark spots and other form of blemishes only add up to frustrations.

But before we began to freak wildly for these exasperating skin enemies and scampered on beauty products, we must first double check our lifestyle. Our physical appearance partly depends on what we dump in our stomach, greasy and fatty foods are often the culprit of rough and unwanted skin tones. We must bear in mind that unhealthy lifestyle contributed more to premature aging, forcing our body to accumulate free radicals. In addition, drinking alcohol, according to many health professionals, can triggers body cell deterioration, so it must be avoided. To protect our body cells and maintain those youthful glow, here are some practical tips to consider.

1. Limit sun exposure– this can badly damage the elasticity of the skin. UV rays can caused skin irritations and wrinkles. When engaging in outdoor activities, try to cover yourself by wearing long brimmed hat, longsleeves and scarf. Don’t forget to apply sunblock with SPF 20+ for additional skin protection.

2. Get plenty of rest and sleep– our body needs enough rest to relax our tired muscles, various health bulletin already warned the public that lack of sleep and rest can lead to deterioration of body cells. If we don’t have enough sleep, dark circles around eyes are visible making us look old and worn out.

3. Get some body stretching and mild exercise-mild exercise doesn’t requires you to rush to the nearest gym for a rigorous work out, walking and jogging are enough formula to stretch tired muscles. Climbing up stairs is more ideal than going up with elevators or escalators. Stretch your arms and feet when waking up in the morning before making a trip to the bathroom.

4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink a lot of water-fruits and vegetables are very ideal to maintain supple and smooth skin. Vegetables and fruits moderate weight gain in the body, plus they are loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be easily absorbed, preventing clogs in the digestive system and allows regular blood flow. Fiber rich foods help the body removed toxic and other waste materials including unwanted calories. These can help the skin visibly radiant. Drink plenty of water to flush off bacteria and retain the skin’s natural moisture.

5. Take antioxidants, especially Lycopene-Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which helps the skin fights premature aging. According to some studies conducted, it is twice stronger than beta-carotene and ten times stronger than vitamin E. It also plays a vital role in protecting the skin against damages from the sun. It is being said that unsalted Tomato puree has abundant content of Lycopene, other sources include, grapefruit, guava, water melon and fresh tomato. 

6. Eating habits and home made remedies-try this at home, boil 2 peeled carrots and potatoes and make it as your snacks instead of junk foods. Try mixing banana, honey and fresh milk and use it as body scrub and facial scrub, with weekly application, your body and face will have an even skin tone and look smoother and younger. Avoid too much soft drinks, it will only dries up your skin. Important note:according to a health home magazine, cola drink and coffee which are categorized as caffeinated beverages, can block the absorption of Folate-a B vitamin group necessary for renewal of skin cells. Folate is also recommended for women who are in the childbearing stage because this helps prevent birth deffects. But most of all, stay positive towards life, it helps radiate your skin both inside and out.


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