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Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Ready for a delicious healthy dishes upgrade? Then get ready for the soaring trend of the Acai Berry!

Acai palm trees are native to tropical regions of Central and South America. It is a small fruit that is dark purple with juicy pulps. “Acai” is a regional local language word of the native people in the region meaning “fruit that cries”. Acai berries have always played an important role as a food source for indigenous people in the Amazon region.

Acai products are the top food trend!

  • Acai products are increasingly popular in USA, marketed for weight-loss and anti-aging properties.
  • Acai fruit pulp has been experimented as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) oral contrast agents.[1]
  • This superfood is on the top of the tasty sensation lists.

Acai berry benefits: anti-aging and richer in antioxidants!

Berries are anti-inflammatory and are loaded with antioxidants that are abundant in health benefits.[2] Acai cleanses the kidneys and the liver by eliminating body toxins and keeps baby smooth skin in tact!

Studies reveal the the Acai berry is more richer in antioxidants than raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, goji berries and blueberries.[3]

In addition to antioxidants, Acai berries control appetite hormones, prevents heart disease, increases energy and helps with various metabolic functions. These berries are synonymous with slowing down aging signs too!

Fresh Acai will be difficult to find out of the tropical Central and Southern parts of the USA, but you can get them frozen, powdered or in juices. It is a naturally sweet addition to desserts and smoothie bowls

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10 ways to get perked up with berry bowl delights

1. Chocolate Acai Smooothie

    Get ready to smoothly supercharge you health with a divine ‘chocolate Acai smoothie’

    It is a perfect blend of cacao, dark chocolate in the purest form and Acai berries, filled with Omega 5 acids together in a banana and blueberry mixture, leaving your taste-buds brimming with satisfaction on scales of goodness.

    2. Acai Berry Trifle

      A divine mixture of chia seeds and almonds in a blend of coconut milk and a dazzle of linseed topped with some dates in layers of acai berries, other berries and coconut yogurt. A delectable delight keeping you revved up and geared in blissful health

      3. Supergreen Acai Smoothie

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        Smoothies can become great meals in a bowl. Blend together some nutritional dense items like nut butter and avocado with a topping of coconut, granola and hemp seeds.

        4. Acai Berry Cheesecake

          Acai bowl crunch with a crust of dates and nuts. A creamy coconut and vanilla filling and a acai berry topping, this vegan “cheesecake” can make a delightful breakfast, a delightful snack or dessert .

          5. Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge with Acai Berry Ripple + Pistachio Cream.

            A breakfast upgrade! Flavor filled porridge topped with Acai and black tea together with some homemade pistachio cream as a topping!

            6. Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl

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              Live a tropics style life with a bowl of acai goodness with a fresh mint zing and a delightful coconut,granola and fruit topping.

              7. Raw Chocolate Acai Bowl

                For a chocolate fix.. this raw vegan is delightfully good with energy boosting Maca and raw cacao with same kale and coconut flake toppings and fresh fruit. A meal in a dessert!

                8. Peanut Butter and Berry Acai Bowl

                  Nut butters mixed acai berry combinations are delightful with toppings of chia seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries.

                  9. Kiwi Acai Bowl

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                    An acai bowl with kiwi rich in vitamin C in a mixture of bananas and berries
                    with fruit adds and granola to add twist to the scrumptous blend.

                    10. Purple Love Bowls Acai Overnight Oats Pudding

                      This Acai bowl is out of this world! It has kale, fiber and oats together with a cashew nut butter topping. A flavorful purple delight, hard to resist

                      Featured photo credit: Food Republic via foodrepublic.com

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                      12 Things That May Cause Breast Cancer You Should Avoid

                      12 Things That May Cause Breast Cancer You Should Avoid

                      I’m a hypochondriac. Always have been since I was a child. One of my biggest fears as an adult is getting breast cancer. I visited my gynecologist a few months ago and asked what I could do to help prevent getting breast cancer. You know what she said? Nothing. According to this recommended OB/GYN doctor, besides regular check-ups to see if I already had breast cancer, there was nothing I could do to prevent a cancer that impacts 1 in 8 U.S. women.

                      BS.

                      After heavily researching breast cancer, I found out that I was making quite a few mistakes with my everyday activities. Here are 12 things that may cause breast cancer that you should avoid.

                      Buying Deodorant Without Checking the Label

                      I actually have a good friend who is more of a hypochondriac than I am, so I went to her with my concerns about breast cancer. She took me into the bathroom and thrust her deodorant at me. While at first I was confused and slightly offended, she explained that I should start using a different deodorant because the mass-produced ones at the store have ingredients (ie aluminum –based compounds) I can’t afford to put under my armpits and so close to my breasts. Luckily, she had an extra Tom’s natural deodorant to give me.

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                      There might not be any “conclusive” research that links antiperspirants to breast cancer but better safe than sorry.

                      Using Chemical Hair Dye

                      I know so many people who dye their hair every few months using the cheap boxed dyes you can buy at the store. Sure, it can be fun but it’s like playing Russian Roulette because the dyes you use most likely contain carcinogens. The National Cancer Institute even warns against the practice of just picking out a hair dye willy-nilly. So the next time you do it, go to a health foods market and find the most naturally-based hair dye you can.

                      Smoking

                      Regarding my visit to the gynecologist, she did come back after our conversation a few minutes later and asked if I smoked or drank a lot of alcohol. I said no (I don’t think any true hypochondriac can do either of those things). “You’ll be fine then,” she said. But she forgot about second-hand smoke, which can be just as dangerous. Now, I won’t go near anyone if they’re lighting up, including my BFF’s boyfriend. He can get as mad as he wants; my health is more important!

                      Wearing the Wrong Bra Size

                      When an organization devoted to protecting women against breast cancer suggests you get fitted with the right bra, you take notice. Bras that are too small or big might pose a risk because they just aren’t supportive on the breast tissue or if they are too tight they will cut off drainage of the lymph fluid. Hey, it was a great excuse to head to Victoria’s Secret to get measured.

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                      If I had my choice though, I would go all-natural and join the bra burners of the 60s (however, my mom was a bra burner, so that might make it a little awkward).

                      Using Chemical Household Cleaners

                      If the cabinet under your kitchen sink looks like most, there are enough chemicals to make all sorts of crazy things. And yes, as you and I suspected, those chemicals are REALLY bad. Not only are they connected with breast cancer, they are connected with other kinds of cancers, as well as chronic conditions like migraines, allergies and more. So from now on, clean with vinegar, baking soda and other materials that aren’t going to give you a medical nightmare.

                      Using Mothballs

                      When I was a little kid, I learned to use mothballs. They actually remind me of my grandmother, bless her heart. Little did I know that they are filled with chemicals that have been connected with breast cancer development. Looks like I’ll be looking for an alternative, like cedar chips. Sorry, Grammy!

                      Putting Non-Organic Make-Up on My Face

                      I won’t tell you the foundation I use, but I will tell you that after I read the ingredients, I promptly threw it away. It was chock full of all sorts of nasty things like parabens, which have been found en masse in tissue samples that came from breast cancer patients. I can still wear make-up, though. A trip to my local whole foods store was all it took to come up with organic-based, paraben-free cover-up.

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                      Neglecting My Physical Health

                      In my research, I discovered losing weight is a good way to ward off breast cancer since there have been indications of a link between being overweight and being diagnosed with this type of cancer. That’s all the motivation I need to get off the couch and head to the gym.

                      Drinking Alcohol

                      Like I mentioned above, alcohol has never been my drink of choice but basically everyone else I know highly enjoys their beer. Yet alcohol is super problematic if you want to avoid breast cancer, liver cancer and heart cancer. In a global study, over 21 percent of alcohol related deaths were because of cancer. I’m hoping for a soon-to-be revolution that swaps alcohol for tea (healthier and less expensive) when it comes to social drinking. Tea time anyone?

                      De-Odorizing My House With Air Fresheners

                      I love a clean-smelling house and car, but the air fresheners I’ve been using contain phthalates, a type of plasticizing chemical. Phthalates have been found in air fresheners because they help create a long-lasting fragrance. Unfortunately, that fragrance could be deadly. Looks like I’ll be boiling some water, cinnamon sticks and cloves on the stovetop to make my house smell really amazing!

                      Storing Everything in Plastic Containers

                      I have a habit of collecting those plastic containers. Whenever I get a coupon for them, I just go hog-wild and buy a bunch. But they have a connection to breast cancer, which I didn’t know before. It’s especially bad when you use them to reheat food in the microwave. I’m going to suck it up, throw them out and use glass containers instead.

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                      Buying the Wrong Food

                      I figured that pesticides were trouble from the get-go, and I was right. They get into your foods and, in some cases, seem to foster an environment where cancerous cells feel compelled to grow within the organs and tissues, including the breasts. It’s one more reason to buy from local farmers, as long as they don’t use pesticides. You’ll have to ask them, by the way; most local food market stands don’t have signs up about the whole pesticides topic.

                      While everyone still makes fun of me for being a hypochondriac, I know in my heart that I’m actually just protecting myself, and maybe educating some people on the health dangers that lurk in everyday items. My wellbeing is worth being the butt of a few jokes. Yours is, too.

                      Featured photo credit: NA via istockphoto.com

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