For healthy, radiant skin
from the inside out
The skin is the largest organ. It protects our insides from the outside world, and it often takes a beating from our lifestyles. The state of the skin is often an indication of what’s going on in our internal environment and, in particular, a reflection of our diet.
Time For A Cleanse.
Boost Your Metabolism and
Eliminate Your Toxins
A fast can be a terrific weight-loss method. During
a fast, the primary source of fuel for the cells is fat. Of course, an improperly done fast can actually sabotage weight loss by disrupting your metabolism. The wrong kind of fasting can also threaten your health by stressing your liver, clogging your colon, and flooding your bloodstream with the oil soluble toxins that your body had been storing
in its fat.
In the News
Teens, eat your veggies!
Results from the Centers for Disease
Control’s (CDC) 2010 National Youth
Physical Activity and Nutrition Study are
in, and they’re not good—data from more
than 10,000 high school students shows
that one-third of American teenagers eat
vegetables less than once a day, and nearly
one-third of teens eat fruit less than once a
day. Dietary guidelines recommend 1.5 cups
of fruits and 2.5 cups of veggies for girls,
and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables
for boys this age who participate in less than
30 minutes of physical activity every day.
Active teenagers are encouraged to consume
A diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated
with a decreased risk of many diseases and can aid in
weight management, and not eating enough may be
putting kids at risk. How can you get your teen to eat
more fruits and veggies? Here are some ideas:
“Encourage Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies,” www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov • “Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Among High School Students—United States, 2010,” CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 11/25/11
- Send her to school with a bagged lunch.
- Keep a bowl of fresh fruits on the counter. Cut up fruits and veggies and keep in
small baggies in the fridge for easy access.
- Serve fruits and veggies at every meal. Add fruit to cereal or yogurt, and keep fruit
in the freezer to add to smoothies.