Berry Smoothie and Mask
Blackberries, Blueberries, Black Raspberries, Red Raspberries, Strawberries, Cranberries greatly benefit our health and beauty.
Scientists have found berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Fresh berries are some of the most powerful and delicious disease-fighting foods available.
Some of their benefits include:
1. Berries keep you mentally sharp
2. Berries help manage diabetes
3. Berries might prevent Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
4. Berries could boost heart health
5. Because of their fibre and liquid content berries help weight control
6. They diminish high blood pressure
7. Flavonoids in berries Fight cancer
8. Cranberries are excellent to fight Urinary tract infections
9. Strawberries decrease inflammation
Here are two ideas to use berries to become healthier and more beautiful:
As a smoothie:
50 gr Blueberries
50 gr Cherries
1 glass Grapefruit juice
Honey to taste (optional)
Combine all ingredients together in the blender and puree until smooth. Drink this smoothie at least twice a week to get all its benefits.
As a Mask:
1 Tbs Honey
1 Tbs Coconut Oil
Puree all ingredients with a fork and mix until even. Apply on hair, face and body. Leave for about 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Wash hair as usual.
Prepare these two recipes together with a nice warm bath. Pour the smoothie in a beautiful champagne glass – you can also add champagne to make a berry Mimosa – and drink it while you take a relaxing bath and the mask works its wonders.
Enjoy your rejuvenated skin!
NOTE: Cherries are not considered to be berries, to be a berry, a fruit must have two or more seeds. Thus, a cherry, which has just one seed, doesn’t make the berry cut. Rather, cherries, like other fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone that contains a seed, are called drupes.
Even though cherries are not considered to be berries, besides other benefits, they have an anti-wrinkle effect due to their magnesium high content.
*For more information about berries bebefits see next entry
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