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A Delicious Recipe that Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle & Skin

Do you want a healthier, scientifically sound way to improve your diet? Next week, Dr. Bailey will be releasing a complete guide to help you on this journey. Here’s a preview recipe of what you’ll find in the guide.

Avocado Citrus Balsamic Salad promotes healthy skin

Source: A Delicious Recipe that Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle & Skin

Have you tried the alkaline diet?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

FLASH SALE on AminoGenesis Lip Plumper – Wednesday, July 29 Only!

Beauty Store Depot is having a 40% off FLASH SALE on their best-selling AminoGenesis LIPS TO LOVE Instant Lip Plumper!  Save $20 and get plump, hydrated, sexy lips!  What’s not to love?

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FREE Green Tea Masque for Mom!

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Pomegranates – The Fountain of Youth?

Pomegranates taste good, but will they really make me look younger? I decided to stop wondering about the hype and actually do some research to get some answers. Here’s what I found out about this interesting little fruit, enjoy!

Pomegranates – The Fountain of Youth?

Photo credit: Canida

Where do pomegranates come from?

The term pomegranate comes from the Latin phrase pomum granatum, which means “apple of many seeds.” The pomegranate is a small fruit-bearing tree that originated in Persia. It is one of the world’s first cultivated fruits.

What are the health benefits of pomegranates?

Pomegranates have been valued for their nutritional benefits for more than 4000 years. They have been called the “miracle fruit.” Their health benefits include:

  • Prevents cancer
  • Supports immune system
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, & kidney disease
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves sex life
  • Improves depression symptoms
  • Increases bone mass

Do pomegranates help with anti-aging?

Yes, a glass of pomegranate juice a day helps keep the wrinkles away! In November 2011, researchers at the ProbelteBio Laboratory in Murcia, Spain discovered that pomegranates slow down the aging process of DNA. This study examined the pomegranate’s rich supply of antioxidants, which prevent age-related cell damage. Subjects were given an extract of whole pomegranate fruit in a capsule form daily for one month. Researchers then found a significant decrease in a specific marker (8-Oxo-DG) linked to cell damage. This marker can have numerous detrimental effects, including aging of the skin. This decrease slows down the natural oxidation (or “rusting”) of DNA in cells that occurs over time. The lead researcher, Dr. Sergio Streitenberger, concluded “the study demonstrates that regular consumption of this new pomegranate extract can slow down the process of DNA oxidation.”

Pomegranates – The Fountain of Youth?

HOW do pomegranates help with anti-aging?

The pomegranate is the most powerful antioxidant of all the fruits. Pomegranate juice has almost three times the antioxidant potency of green tea or red wine. Antioxidants neutralize damage from free radicals, which are highly reactive chemical substances that damage the body’s cells. These chemical substances have been linked to accelerated aging and major degenerative illnesses.

The pomegranate is the best anti-aging food for softening the skin because it is loaded with vitamin C, which helps protect skin from the wrinkling effects of sun damage. Pomegranate juice contains ellagic acid, which fights free radical damage. This juice also contains punicalagin, a supernutrient that increases the body’s ability to preserve collagen, which makes skin look plump and smooth.

How much pomegranate should I eat?

Jackie Newgent, a nutritionist based in New York City, recommends eating 1 cup of pomegranate seeds every week.

Pomegranates – The Fountain of Youth?

This week I made a delicious spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, after watching a helpful tutorial on how to cut a pomegranate.  Thank you to my dear husband who patiently waited to eat dinner while I photographed the pomegranate seeds and salad!

Spinach and kale are the best anti-aging foods for firming the skin because they contain phytonutrients, or antioxidant compounds, which help protect skin from damage caused by the sun. Spinach is packed with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that improve elasticity of the skin. Newgent recommends eating 3 cups of spinach or kale every week.

After doing some research, I have concluded that pomegranates really are the fountain of youth!

Do YOU like pomegranates? Please share your favourite recipe ideas!

References:

  • Cohen, Tamara. “Pomegranate helps fight heart disease, relieves stress and improves sex life – now it’s nature’s elixir of youth, claims study”, Dailymail.co.uk, November 11, 2011.
  • Collins, Danica. “Pomegranate Benefits – The Elixir of Youth Hidden in an Anti-Aging Superfood”, UndergroundHealthReporter.com, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Dr. Fuhrman. “Secrets Revealed: The Powerful Health Benefits of the Pomegranate”, DrFuhrman.com, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Fitness Magazine. “The Best Anti-Aging Foods”, FitnessMagazine.com, November 30, 2010.
  • Greens & Protein. “Pomegranate, The Fountain of Youth”, GreensandProteins.com, November 11, 2011.
  • Hazell, Kyrsty. “Drinking Pomegranate Juice Slows The Ageing Process, Says Study”, HuffingtonPost.co.uk, November 11, 2011.
  • Holistic Health News. “Nature’s Perfect Fruit: The Pomegranate”, hhnews.com, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Magee, Elaine. “Pomegranate Power – Colorful, delicious fruit packs a powerful antioxidant punch”, WebMD.com, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Stylist. “The Origins of the Pomegranate”, Stylist.co.uk, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Swanson, Lee. “Pomegranate Health Benefits, Antioxidants and Anti-Aging”, SwansonVitamins.com, accessed October 25, 2013.
  • Z News. “Pomegranate juice good for kidney disease patients”, ZeeNews.india.com, November 13, 2011.

Save $30 on Clarisonic Mia 2!

It’s no secret that I LOVE my Clarisonic Mia 2!  My previous post Clarisonic Mia, Where Have You Been All My Life?! will attest to that.  Right now you can buy one of these blackhead-busting babies for $120 ($150 reg. price) at Beauty Store Depot.  You also get a FREE Clarisonic gift with purchase (GWP) travel bag in vintage blue.

Save $30 on Clarisonic Mia 2 sonic skin cleansing system

At checkout:

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To learn more about Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing System, see my previous post:

POST UPDATE:

I just read an article from a dermatologist’s blog (Dr. Bailey’s Skin Care Blog) that I follow:

Q:  Is a Clarisonic really “worth” its cost?

A:  Yes!  If you want clear and smooth complexion, the Clarisonic will most likely help get you there.  Here at Dr. Bailey’s dermatology practice, Advanced Skin Care & Dermatology Physicians Inc., we incorporate the Clarisonic into our aesthetician facial routines and our at-home skin care routines because we see both the immediate and long term benefits that the Clarisonic provides.

FREE Clarisonic Travel Bag!

Beauty Store Depot has several free gifts with purchase (GWP) available right now.  Clarisonic’s free travel bag in vintage blue caught my eye:

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To learn more about Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing System, see my previous posts: