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Creating Natural Beauty from the Inside out!

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Health & Beauty: Creating natural beauty from the inside out!


Have you ever wondered why some people have almost flawless skin while others struggle to keep a minimal amount of pimples from occurring on their faces?  Natural beauty comes from within your body.  If you are physically healthy with what you put in your body it is a testament to what your skin will look like.  Internal health determines how your skin looks on a daily basis.  Don’t get me wrong what we put on our skin also makes a difference to our skins overall appearance.


To create beauty from the inside out we must address our overall health.  Are we drinking enough water each day?  Are we eating enough fruits and vegetables?  Are we consuming too many harmful fats and chemicals that we cannot pronounce?  Are we staying active?

Let’s begin with question #1: Are we drinking enough water each day?  There are many factors that determine how much each individual needs to drink daily.  These factors are exercise, environment, overall health, for women pregnancy and breast-feeding.  According to Mayo-Clinic and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, state that water intake for the average male is about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) per day.  For the average woman it is about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) per day.  You will need to increase your intake if you live in climates that are hot or humid.  You will need to increase your intake when you exercise (any activity that produces sweat).  If you are healthy and are not fighting an illness your water intake can remain the 15.5 cups male or 11.5 cups female. If you are fighting a virus or an infection you will need to increase your water/ fluid intake. For women who are pregnant or breast-feeding you will need to increase your fluid intake to about 13 cups (3.1 liter) each day.

Water is the best source of hydration, but many people would like to ad flavors to what they are drinking.  I will say that incorporating herbal tea is a great source of hydration, vitamins, and minerals.  Try to keep pop, coffee, energy drinks, and alcohol to a minimum as they are known sources of dehydration. The key is to keep hydrated!


Question #2: Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables each day?

The recommended daily intake, of fruits for men is 2 cups per day; it is 2-3 cups of vegetables per day. For women it is 1 -2 cups per day of fruit, and 2-2 ½ cups per day of vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals.  They also offer fiber to help reduce the risks of constipation, heart disease, and colon or bowel cancers.  If you are not getting this amount per day, you may need to create a meal journal, or a meal plan to make sure that you are incorporating enough of what you need in your diet.

If you are one of those people who do not really like the taste or texture of certain fruits or vegetables you can always juice them.  You can pair celery with apples, or carrots with pineapple.  This helps to get the recommended amounts, of fruits and vegetables, while making them tolerable.  You can also add them to a smoothie. A fun one is kale, banana, juice of a lime, and water.


Question #3: Are we consuming too many harmful fats and chemicals that we cannot pronounce?

Harmful dietary fats are called saturated fat, and transfat.  The bad saturated fats are called low-density lipoprotein or LDL.  These saturated fats can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. There are good saturated fats called high-density lipoprotein or HDL.  The foods that contain these fats for example are: avocados, dark chocolate, nuts, chia seeds, and extra virgin olive oil.  To keep your skin looking young and beautiful you will want to read packages and be aware of what you are eating.

 The more raw foods that you consume contain natural life giving enzymes, these enzymes help to nourish and rejuvenate your body at the cellular level.


Question #4: Are we staying active?

According to Harvard health, the average person should be exercising at least 30 minutes, of moderate exercise, and, 15 minutes of intense exercise each day.  The best way to get all of the exercises in is aerobic interval training.  Mayo-Clinic suggests that the addition of strength training for all major muscle groups at least twice a week is optimal.  Exercise helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, diabetes, depression, colon and breast cancers, and dementia.  These are just a few of the risks to our health that we can keep at bay by incorporating a healthier lifestyle.

I bet you are wondering why all of this is important for the health of your skin.  Your skin will let you know what is underlying within your body.  Acne is a warning of possible toxins built up in your body. By keeping the body hydrated and nourished you can flush those toxins out.  Sweating will naturally rid your body of toxins.  By washing with Pure Bliss Artisan Soap you can remove those toxins off your skin.

By Jennifer Gammel


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