Wanting to look and feel younger than your years? Who isn’t?! Turn back the hands of time with some cutting-edge natural products focused on fighting inflammation, providing youth enhancing benefits and feeding your skin, hair and body with vital nutrients. Also, make sure to check us out on Daybreak this Thursday to see us chat about them!
Sprouted Grains and Beans
One of the best ways to fight aging is to feed your body the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Sprouted grains are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are packed with beneficial plant enzymes that keep our bodies healthy and strong. Also, sprouted grains are easier on the digestive track, because they are not stripped of their fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins like their cooked counterparts. Also, interestingly enough, some people who generally have a sensitivity to wheat are able to consume wheat in its sprouted form because the starch and sugar in the sprouted wheat interact differently with our bodies. You can find an array of sprouted breads, tortillas and cereals made by Food for Life or you can make your own sprouted beans.
There has been a lot of anti-aging hype around chia seeds and with good reason. Chia seeds are chalk full of age-defying Omega-3s and research is also showing that chia seeds help to control our appetite and may even help control diabetes. One of our favorite new Chia products are the delicious Chia Squeezes made by Mamma Chia. These easy squeezes combine organic chia seeds infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages. Packed with essential Omega-3s, protein, and fiber, Chia Squeeze is a satisfying anytime snack to power your body.
When is the last time you thought about how many amino acids you were getting?? Simply put, amino acids are the building blocks of the proteins that are found in our bodies. Despite the fact that amino acids are integral for healthy and youthful hair and skin, we don’t hear a lot about them. Thankfully, it’s easy to consume more amino acids and even find them in skin care products. Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains 16 various amino acids in naturally occurring amounts. Since the taste is similar to a light soy sauce, it is easy to utilize Braggs in your cooking.
Tumeric has gained a lot of praise for it’s ability to fight inflammation in the body. For instance, after prominent researcher James A. Duke, Phd. reviewed some 700 studies, he concluded that this simple spice appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases like arthritis, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects. It appears that the component curcumin found in tumeric is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent that works to benefit the body. In addition to adding tumeric to your diet, you can also make a simple tumeric skin renewing mask by combining 2 tablespoons of honey and flour with a tablespoon of tumeric to make a paste and then apply to the skin. People say that it helps with acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema and even that it helps diminish wrinkles!