Monday, February 27, 2017

Surprising Health Benefits of Pomegranates

The fall harvest is about to begin and the first crop of the season is the antioxidant-packed pomegranate. Soon the fruits will turn a brilliant red, so keep your baskets ready and harvest while you can. This ancient fruit is mentioned in the Old Testament and is a symbol of fertility, abundance, prosperity, bounty and eternal life in many cultures. Pomegranate is derived from the French word “pomme garnete” meaning “seeded apple.”
Pomegranate seeds are the little red ruby burst of tart and sweet deliciousness that pack a big punch of health benefits. They are among the top 10 Bible foods that heal your body and mind.
These fruits are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, choline, fiber, omega 6 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. They are hydrating because of their high water content and keeps your skin soft and supple.
Health Benefits
Pomegranates are a superfood that counteracts aging. If you’re unwilling to surrender your youth to the passage of time, then include pomegranates in your diet.  As we age our cells struggle to recycle their powerhouses called the mitochondria. These mitochondria accumulate in the cells and bring about several age-related diseases, including Parkinson’s.
A team of scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne found that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut called urolithin A, re-establishes the cells ability to recycle the components of the defective mitochondria. Simply put, it re-launches the mitochondrial cleanup process. As a result, your lifespan is increased.
Fights Cancer
Breast cancer: Several research studies show pomegranate extracts inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells and activate the programmed cell death of these cancer cells. Fermented Pomegranate juice and pomegranate seed oil were more effective in fighting against breast cancer.
Pomegranate extracts fight other types of cancers such as prostate, lung, colon and skin. A word of caution, according to University of Maryland Medical Center pomegranate may interfere with cancer medications, making them less efficient.
Boosts Heart Health
The leading cause of death in the US is the heart disease. It also results in cognitive decline. The polyphenols (plant-based molecules) present in pomegranates have high antioxidant properties. They play a significant role in protecting your heart.
High blood pressure can severely affect your heart health. Researchers found that drinking pomegranate juice for four weeks reduced blood pressure and significantly reduced the thickness of plaques, which are a primary cause of heart attacks.
Pomegranate juice reduces oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL), some scientists believe oxidation of LDL causes plaque to build up in arteries. Stopping the damage optimizes your heart health.
Pomegranate juice and delicious toffee-like dates are a winning combination in the war against heart disease. Just half a glass of pomegranate juice along with the handful of dates can do wonders for your heart.
Improves memory
The antioxidant and free radical scavenging action of the polyphenols found in pomegranates sharpen your mind. A study of elderly individuals found that drinking eight ounces of pomegranate juice for four weeks had significantly improved markers of visual and verbal memory.
Researchers at Loma Linda University have found that pomegranates have excellent neuroprotective properties. If you include them into your diet, you can delay the onset or progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Reduces Arthritis and Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the joint wears down and causes pain and stiffness. The flavonols in the pomegranate block the inflammation that causes the destruction of cartilage. Animal studies indicate that pomegranates may reduce the onset and incidence of collagen-induced arthritis. The severity of arthritis and joint inflammation are significantly reduced by including pomegranates in your diet.
However, if you’re already taking medications for arthritis, consult your doctor before including pomegranate products in your diet.
Boosts Reproductive Health
Researchers at the Queen Margret University at Edinburg have found that drinking pure pomegranate juice increases salivary testosterone levels and has positive effects on blood pressure and mood. Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy prevents brain damage in babies.
Pomegranates can cause dangerous side effects when it interacts with prescription medicines. If you are on any medication, have a word with your doctor before you include pomegranate products in your diet. For ordinary folks, pomegranate can be a healthy addition to your diet to optimize your overall health quotient.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Stella & Dot's Stylist Sign-up Special is Extended

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If you’re planning to work from home, then this is one great opportunity that you shouldn’t pass. Stella & Dot has extended the Stylist sign-up special. New stylists who join now through February 7th, will get up to $650 in FREE accessories! And that’s more achieve $1000 of sales within the first 30 days and get a $199 rebate.

The best thing about this opportunity is you are the boss and decide how much time you want to work and your desired income. Cool isn’t?
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Gymboree's New Peter Rabbit Collection For Tiny Tots

Gymboree Sale On Now! 

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Gymboree celebrates childhood and creates quality clothes and accessories that are the fabric of childhood. They inspire moms with their cute, colorful, coordinated collections. In Gymboree, kids shine bright, and families look great together—for family moments, for special occasions, and for the special occasion that is every day of childhood. 

Gymboree's brand new Peter Rabbit collection is specially designed for the littlest ones in your life. This collection is the perfect way to celebrate baby's first Easter with bunny-soft styles, sweet ruffles, and exquisite embroidery fit for a prince or princess.


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BookWright- New Blog Import Feature From Blurb

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Blurb has an exciting new feature called the BookWright. Using this new blog import feature in BookWright, you will be able to turn digital content (such as your fantastic website!) into a beautiful book.

This new feature accepts just about any blog building tool, including Blogger, Wordpress, and Squarespace to name a few, and pulls text and images directly into the tool.

You have total control by converting blog pages into your own print-ready layouts with BookWright’s help. This brand new tool is a great opportunity to build your brand or create profit opportunities from content you already have by making a digital or print book. To learn more about BookWright, please visit 

Blurb is looking for proposals for product review partnerships. If you have a great blog Blurb would provide a free run-through of the tool using your website as the content, which would allow you to test out the functionality and usability of BookWright, plus offer you a fantastic work of art at the end! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Aloe Vera Treatment For Chapped Lips

Aloe gel is transparent jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the leaf of the aloe plant. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E, vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. It contains enzymes and minerals such as calcium, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, potassium, zinc and sodium.

Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer and has anti-inflammatory properties. It will hydrate and moisturize your chapped lips. It contains hygroscopic properties meaning it can attract and hold moisture.
Aloe increases the elasticity of your skin and makes it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. Thus it heals and softens your dry, chapped lips.

How to apply

Cut open a fresh aloe leaf. Remove the gel gently with the help of a knife. Massage the aloe gel onto your lips and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. If you do this on a regular basis, you will get stunning results.

Take care.