Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?
Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.
Red Wine, Green Tea and Dark Chocolate, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!
I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Lau, H., Tucker, M., & Fishbein, W. (2010). Daytime napping: Effects on human direct associative and relational memory Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 93 (4), 554-560
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Did you know that dolphins and humans are closest in brain size, their brain-body weight ratio is almost exactly the same...and dolphins have language, they see in three dimensions and with sonar...
They have one of those rare and precious "best friend" kind of marriages..they've been together now through thick and thin..and you see them and know that they are still completely besotted..totally in love. Well it's just heartwarming...inspiring...
Bobbi has discovered juicing...on her path to vibrant health...so this recipe is for her. It is almost Spring...we are moving into the light here in the northern hemisphere...and Spring Cleaning is the order of the day..whether it is your closets or your body...
This is a juice for that task...should bring you lots of energy..lighten things up a bit..and it is delicious!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Yes eating apples can be extremely beneficial to one’s health. The fruit is rich in fiber and vitamin C. Apples are also packed with antioxidants and flavonoids, which can help prevent disease. But...one of the hottest trends in skin rejuvenation uses apple stem cells culled from a rare Swiss apple known for its longevity. The Uttwiler Spatlauber apple is a nearly extinct variety found only in Switzerland. Apples and even bark from this tree have an amazing ability to heal themselves if they are scraped or punctured. Once picked, the apples last for months longer than other varieties. Because of this, this apple was studied, and the source of the anti-aging and regenerative properties was found in its stem cells. Since then, these endangered apples have been cultivated, and their stem cells have been extracted for cosmetic use. Studies have shown that they help protect and repair human stem cells, which is incredible.
But it’s not just the Swiss apple stem cells that make apple a great skincare solution. No matter from where the apple is plucked, the fruity flesh is filled with nourishing ingredients. Apples contain natural exfoliants that remove dead skin cells, and they also contain components that protect the skin from harmful UV rays, prevent cell and tissue damage, and fight wrinkles and aging. Additionally, the abundance of alpha hydroxy acids, collagen, elastin, and vitamins A, B, and C aid in balancing the pH levels in the skin.
Things to try...
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Apple Brightening Serum and Peel
Monday, February 28, 2011
I don't often make time for a dessert, so I really love that these recipes are easy...you don’t have to be a pastry chef. And since we all need to eat more fruit, these desserts feature simple, perfectly ripe fruit: fruits with cheese, simple tarts and cobblers, fruits with fresh herbs.... Her friendly writing makes you feel as if you've been in her kitchen many times....you'll feel right at home.
Here it is on Amazon.com