Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Aloe Vera Gelly

Aloe Vera Gelly

Historically, a major use of Aloe Vera was to aid in soothing minor skin irritations. Many households kept a live aloe, or “burn plant” for first-aid use.

Essentially identical to the aloe vera’s inner leaf, Forever Living 100% stabilized aloe vera gel lubricates sensitive tissue safely. Specially prepared for topical application to moisturize, soothe and condition.

Aloe Vera Gelly is a thick, translucent gel containing humectants and moisturizers. Readily absorbed by the skin, it soothes without staining clothes. Aloe Vera Gelly also provides temporary relief from minor skin irritations.      

Other Important Uses:
  • Readily absorbed by the skin,
  • it soothes without staining clothes. A
  • provides temporary relief from minor skin irritations.
  • It can also be used on the skin prior to ultrasonic treatment, or after electrolysis. Hairdressers use the Gelly around the hairline to protect the skin before perming and colouring.
  • Ideal for any first-aid kit

From your bathroom cabinet to your first-aid kit, and from the kitchen to the campsite – Aloe Vera Gelly is an ideal companion for skin that needs a little extra care.


Friday, 17 June 2016

6 Tips For Beautiful Summer

Summer Essentials
While there are benefits to soaking up the sun’s rays (We LOVE Vitamin D!), it is more important than ever to take proper care to protect your skin from the potentially harmful effects of the sun.
Here are 6 important ways to care for your skin before, during and after fun in the sun!
All Over Protection
Before spending time outdoors, apply sunscreen with full-spectrum UVA and UVB Protection. Facial skin is particularly sensitive so take advantage of facial moisturizers or foundations with SPF that can give you an added layer of protection.
Don’t Forget the Lips
The sun’s rays can be especially drying to the tissues of your lips. Make sure to apply a lip balm with SPF to protect lips from drying, peeling and cracking. Preventative care is important! Planning effectively can help keep you from having to treat an uncomfortable or painful burn, or rough, chapped lips.

Hello, Hydration
There are so many benefits to drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Being well hydrated helps curb cravings, fight infections, flush toxins from the body and support healthy skin. Skin contains water, and when it is dehydrated the skin is more susceptible to appearing dry and wrinkled. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty – by then you’re already on your way to dehydration. Instead, make drinking water part of your outdoor summer routine!
Say Ahhhhh
Even with all of our best intentions, sometimes sunburns happen. Apply Aloe Vera to the skin to sooth, cool and rehydrate red and irritated skin. Keeping the skin moisturized can help burns heal faster and delay or prevent painful peeling. Tip: keep your Aloe Vera in the fridge for a cool sensation to instantly take the sting out of burns!AloeByNature
Deep Clean
After spending time in the sun, skin can be oily and dirty. As soon as you get home, cleanse your face thoroughly to clear pores and minimize the possibility of breakouts before applying a light moisturizer. To keep your summer glow going strong, moisturizing
is key! Dry skin can peel or shed faster and appear dull vs. well-hydrated skin that has a natural, healthy tone. I recommend the Sonya Skin Care Range by Forever Living.

Get Even
Uneven skin tone can happen after pregnancy, time in the sun or as we age. Thankfully, these spots don’t need to be permanent! Apply a spot-evening formula to brighten the complexion and improve the appearance of dark spots. Regular exfoliation can also help to keep your skin tone bright and even. (Recommended Epiblanc by Forever Living: item #236)
Following these simple steps can help keep your skin beautiful all year long!
Did you know?
SPF (which stands for Sun Protection Factor) indicates how much longer you can stay in the sun without protection. For example, SPF 30 allows you to stay in the sun 30 times longer without burning than you could without sun protection! Still, make sure to reapply sunscreen often.

So now you know what to do, share with your friends and do let us know if you have found this informative.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Forever Ultra Lite

Forever Lite Ultra with Aminotein is the perfect addition to your healthy Forever Living lifestyle. Forever Lite Ultra with Aminotein integrates new thinking with new technologies to help you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Two servings a day of Forever Lite Ultra , prepared with skim milk as directed, supply a full 100% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for the vitamins and minerals shown in the Nutrition Facts section. Forever Lite Ultra supplies the 18 important amino acids, including essential, non-essential and the branched-chain amino acids.

For me, this is the perfect start to my day, as it keeps me fuller longer. I usually have it hot in the morning and cold at night. you can mix the vanilla with your favourite berries for a burst of colour or other seasonal fruits

Forever Lite Ultra is also an integral part of Forever’s Clean 9 and FIT programs. It will help you take charge of your health and put you on the path to effective and sustained weight management!

£19,72 -Order yours here 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Fat Debate

The bell toll and drums rolled when a report by the leading obesity charity advised the Nation to eat more fat and less carbohydrate we were also advised to stop worrying about cholesterol.

This goes against 30 years of Public Health Advice which is we should less fat and less carbohydrate.  The nation was left confused and the question was asked,
What Should we eat? The advice on what we should eat changes constantly, this recent report does very little to help.

This blog post will provide information on food types, and their benefits to enable you make an informed decision.

Firstly the 3 main nutrients we need are  know as macronutrients, these are fat, protein and carbohydrates

Protein Is found in every cell in the body. It accounts for 16% of our body weight.

Benefits: Protein helps slow down the digestion of carbohydrates foods and informs the brain that we have eaten enough.
Protein speeds up the metabolism.

Protein rich foods are
Red meat, chicken, turkey, duck, eggs, soya, tofu, milk, pulses, (lentils), nuts and seeds,

These are the body’s main source of energy, they play a major role in keeping us healthy.
There are many different carbs, such as bread, beans, milk, potatoes, biscuits, pasta, cakes and cereals. The most common are sugars, fibres and starches.

Carbs are a source of nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, calcium and fibre.
Carbs are known as brain food, glucose is needed for brain power. This is because the brain cells depend on a steady stream of glucose to function. This explains the loss of concentration if we do not eat enough carbs.
A diet high in fiber helps with bowel movement.
Eating a diet low in carbohydrate helps control weight, as well as controlling type two diabetes

Starchy food contain more sugar than protein, hence the suggestion is to reduce our intake of this food group. The Public Health advice is to base our meals around bread, pasta and rice. However some experts have challenged this advice, arguing that food high in carbs raises blood sugar, and increases the risk of diabetes.

Every study shows that sugar damages our health, the official guidance recommends 25g or 6 teaspoons a day. The British Nutrition Foundation advice is to eat the right amount of carbs, brown Rice, whole grains, flour, fruits and vegetables as well as whole grain cereals. These are filling and can contribute to long term weight loss. Which is sustainable.
Bottom line is carbs is good for us. Bad carbs are those found in food such as white rice, flour, sweets, pastries and cakes, classed as high GI. These causes the blood sugar to go up quickly, while low GI carbs (brown rice), causes a slower rise in blood sugar.

Fat have always had a bad reputation, however not all fats are bad, some are good.

Fats have incredible anti aging powers and makes food tasty. Eating the right fats in the right amounts is the key to getting the most out of fats.

Bad fats:
These are classed as trans fats and saturated fats. Trans fats are found in a variety of products like cakes, biscuits, cereals bars, and some ready made meals. Trans fats can clog up the arteries which reduces the flow of blood and oxgyen around the body. Blockade can result in ageing of the arteries with an increased risk of heart diseases and stroke.

Saturated fats.
These fats comes from animal source, and can be found in full fats milk, sausages, burgers, pies, butter, pastries, biscuits.
These type of fats can raise the cholesterol  in the blood which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Good fats
Fats also comes from plant and fish, these are classed as good fats. They provide the essential fatty acid needed by the body. The two main types are Omaega -6 and Omega-3 oils.

Good fats keeps the skin hydrated
Needed to keep the brain Ellis active
Increases energy, lack of this fat may make you feel low and depressed

Sources; these fats are found in a variety of food such as
Olive oils, nuts, (almond and walnuts), sesame seeds, salmon, mackerel sardines , fresh tuna and a host of other food groups.

It is important to note that fats are high in calories, and should be eaten in moderation.

Moderation is the key here. While we may be told to avoid certain food groups, the bottom line is that  they are needed.

We need the major food groups simply because they have different functions in our body. Eat the right food groups, do not exclude any as your body will turn on its reserve for what it needs. The more you avoid a food group the more you crave it. Protein, carbs and fats are all good for you.
Excessive consumption of any of food group will lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Please leave a comment and let us know if you have found this useful.

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Sources; Public Health Advice. NHS, The British Nutrition Foundation.