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Beauty And The Blueberry

 


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Now we all know that fruit has fantastic properties that can enhance our natural beauty and might even stop the aging process somewhat. That is a must in modern society because everyone and their dogs want to stop the natural aging process and preserve their youth forever. It is all about looking young in today’s world. Now fruit in general may not enable you to maintain your beauty, but one particular fruit can contribute to your beauty far more than others. Meet the blueberry!

Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit, which is extremely beneficial to our exterior beauty. Antioxidants attack the free radicals, or substances that are created within our own bodies, that naturally attack and degrade cells and thus cause aging of the skin. Obviously this has more serious repercussions as they also attack various other cells within the body, but as far as beauty is concerned, they do have anti-aging properties.

Blueberries are also a great source of vitamins, especially vitamin C. 140g of blueberries actually contains 30% of our daily recommended dose. The purpose of vitamin C is to help the body in cell renewal, which is essential to the skin. Cell regeneration naturally slows down when we get older, which is why we get wrinkles and weak spots, but a plentiful supply of vitamin C along with antioxidants can help to keep this at bay. Consuming blueberries on a daily basis can therefore help to keep you beautiful, both on the inside and the outside.

Blueberries can also be used to literally keep you beautiful. There are recipes that can be used as facemasks and body scrubs that are easily home made and cost very little to prepare. One example is a paste that can double up as a facemask and a body scrub. It is designed to perk up tired skin as well as exfoliate dead skin and remove excess oil. Regular use should actually reduce the excess oil produced by the skin. Simply put a cup full of blueberries in a blender with a cup of oats, five or six almonds and two tablespoons of honey. Mix until the contents of the blender become a fine paste and then use on your face. It should be left on until it is dry, which takes roughly around 15 minutes, and then washed off with warm water. If you want to use it as a body scrub, just roughly blend it until the oats are chopped before use. The mixture can be refrigerated for future use, but you should be careful that the blueberries don’t get on your clothes because they do stain!

As you can see, blueberries can be of benefit to you in every aspect to your beauty regime. Whether you use them in home beauty concoctions or eat them blueberries can seriously help you to look and feel healthy. How many other fruits and foods can you say that about? Take advantage of nature and reap the health and beauty benefits!

Sam Serio is a true blue devotee of the blueberry and a life long student of health and nutrition. Sam Serio is also the producer of the Annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival which is held the third weekend of July on the beautiful island of Chincoteague in Virginia. This midsummer celebration of nature's tastiest and most healthy gift - the Blueberry is combined with a “Christmas in July" Craft Shopping Extravaganza the premier Fine Art and Craft event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com and pick up your free e-book entitled “A Healthy Taste for Blueberries". This free special report reveals everything you ever wanted to know about blueberries, but were afraid to ask. Also includes recipes, beauty secrets, health benefits and much more. Get yours now at http://www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com .

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