I’m certain I last left you wondering about antioxidants. Antioxidants come from fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that protect the cells in your body from “free radical” damage that can occur from exposure to certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, radiation and as a byproduct of normal metabolism.Let’s break it down:
• Our bodies are exposed to environmental toxins in addition to the normal breaking down of cells due to cellular metabolism (provide energy to new cells)
• Free Radicals = an electron looking to pair with a proton which destroys a healthy cell to get that proton
Antioxidants step in with the needed proton to neutralize the electron before it can damage a single cell. This translates into healthier organs. The largest organ in our bodies is our skin. We look and feel better if we are nutritionally sound which means lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains in our diets and not a lot of processed foods. Processed foods come packed with lots of preservatives and additives that are chock full of those free radicals. Sorry!
If you are a person that has suffered from the ravages of the free radicals you most likely have cellulite. Cellulite and crepe-like skin is not reserved for the over 30 crowd. For females, it can happen in the teens. Or, maybe you have recently lost a lot of weight and you have loose skin in areas on your body. At the International Convention 2011, NS released the Galvanic Body Spa to be used in conjunction with anti-aging technology infused Body Gel and Dermatics Effects Body Cream to combat loose skin and cellulite at a fraction of the cost in money and time of spas and plastic surgery. Another advantage of home use with professional results is you can do it at your own convenience. Within a month of 5 minute treatments, 3 times a week, you can regain the youth of the skin of your body without invasive, expensive, lengthy treatments. Say goodbye to cellulite and loose, crepe-like skin in the privacy of your own home. However, be sure to add lots of antioxidants to your diet to prevent a re-occurrence of that “icky” skin on your body. Remember, 80% of how we look and feel comes from the fuel we put in our bodies.
Americans have “supersized” their diets to the point that we have “supersized” our bodies which has led to a “supersized” list of diseases at alarmingly younger and younger ages and a “supersized” desire to reverse the damage to our physical image.
Health Tip: Eat 5 times a Day, at the Minimum
Studies have shown time and time again that if we eat smaller meals more frequently during the day we never get the “HUGE HUNGER” and are therefore less likely to overeat when we do arrive to a meal. For example, my daily intake starts with a banana, then a bowl of hot oatmeal or quinoa flakes with a teaspoon of brown sugar and some milk, at lunchtime a large green salad, not iceburg lettuce, with tomatoes, green peppers, nuts, onions, mushrooms, carrots, beets (vegetables you like) and grilled chicken breast or grilled salmon NO DRESSING , if dressing is a must just lemon juice or vinegar and olive oil (Salad dressings harbor tons of useless calories & nasty preservatives which are free radicals) then in the afternoon either an apple/orange, or few stalks of celery, at cocktail time no more than a hand full of nuts then a dinner with vegetables, soup with lots of vegetables or salad and a grilled meat no larger than your fist. Pastas and breads are fine when consumed in moderation. For more information visit: http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=3813.