The Acai Berry

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The Acai Berry has received lots of publicity since the adds appearing on google have sprung up like hot-cakes.   This berry is considered relatively a new thing in the States. Food scientists claim it to be the most antioxidant packed fruit.  Acai Berry power exceeds the blueberry in nutrition without a doubt.  Whenever I feel short of antioxidants I like to guzzle down some Acai Berry juice.  It is kinda hard to find Acai Berry at your everyday supermarket. For more reading check out this article

In addition, when I did some research some websites warn about the Acai seed:

The Acai berry is 90% seed, with only 10% of the berry edible. In the Amazon Rainforest, they eat the skin and pulp of the Acai berry and discard the seed. All the research and nutritional information we discuss above is based on just the Acai berry skin and pulp. When you hear Dr. Perricone, Dr. Oz and every other expert discuss the amazing nutritional profile of the Acai berry – they are talking about just the skin and pulp. Companies that make legitimate Acai products of course use only the Acai skin and pulp. These companies have come up with creative uses for the Acai seed – they make Acai necklaces and even burn the seeds as a renewable energy source. The one thing that no legitimate Acai supplier would ever do is crush the Acai seeds and sell them as juice or supplement.Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that a number of companies are selling Acai products that contain the Acai seed. These products therefore contain 90% less Acai (as defined by the edible portion) than Acai products that use only the skin and pulp. Consumers that ingest Acai seed products are consuming a product that has been the subject of very little research and in no way reflects how the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest have enjoyed Acai for thousands of years. Our recommendation – steer clear of any product that is made with the Acai seed! (www.powersupplements.com/acai/acai-berries.html)

As an added note, do not fall for the weight loss Acai Berry Scam.  Too much of Acai Berry (or anything for that matter) can destroy your liver!  If you flush out toxins with a slower, more healthier way you’ll be more likely to keep the weight off.

Alyssa

A Surprising Hair Conditioner That Works Great!

One beauty tips that has been passed down through the years from our mothers and grandmothers is using mayonnaise as a hair conditioner. Yes folks, it works! Its because mayonnaise has healthy oils and natural moisturizers that can make your hair more healthy, soft and shiny!!

How To Use – Wash hair with shampoo. Then take a handful of mayo and lather on hair. LEave in hair for 5 minutes and rinse.

 

Alyssa

A Handy & Easy Skin Treatment

Your hands are probably one of the most seen parts of your body. They are also one of the most used parts of your body. They get abused daily. Here are some tips to help prevent against abused hands.

  • Warm one cup of milk in the microwave for thirty seconds (or until warm. Be carfeul it could be too hot). The milk helps to strenghten nails, gently exfoliates the dead skin and make you hands soft and smoothe.
  • Try rubbing off dead skin cells with a mixture of sea salt and lemon juice with an old toothbrush.  This will help to soften your hands and help reduce discoleration. If done, do it twice a week.
  • Washing the dishes can abuse your hands.  Try putting a little bit of olive oil or almond oil in your dish soap. 
  • Wash hands with warm water and swiftly rub you hands with a wash cloth.  Rub a mixture made of equal parts honey and olive oil. Then place hands in sepperatee plastic bags and then into cotten gloves. The heat will help the mixture soak into your skin.

These treatments can also be used on your feet 😉

Alyssa

Start Getting Rid of Those Blemishes!

Diet:

The foods you eat affect your skin, well-being and well, pretty much everything in your body. The foods you eat don’t give you breakouts but eating healthy can help prevent them.  Eat a diet that has variety.  You need to balance protein, fats, sugars and carbs. Stay away from foods that come in boxes (aka — pringles, oreos, cheez-its etc). 

Cleansing your face:

  1. Wash your face with a sent-free cleanser. Chances are, the ones with the least amount of ingredients are the best.
  2. Wipe your face with an alcohol-free toner to remove excess dirt.
  3. Exfoliate your skin.  DON’T OVER SCRUB! Most people tend to exfoliate too hard and end up irritating their skin. 
  4. Moisturize your skin. Find a moisturizer best for your skin type
Alyssa