Women’s Health Through the Ages
Young Women – How to Tackle Puberty with Juicing and Nutrition:
Hair and Skin:
Do you have… greasy hair or dull hair? dry hair or limp hair? Skin that thinks it needs washing 4 times a day? Or skin so dry its like Gandhi’s flip-flops? Let us assure you are not alone. There are girls worldwide going through exactly the same issues. Diet plays a huge roll in how you get through the “Wonder Years”. Going to MacDonalds daily will give you greasy skin and limp hair! Its all about balance. Proper nutrition assists to healthy, glowing skin. Did you know that fresh juice extracts can help you deal with diverse dermatological issues such as acne and perspiration. At school you are informed that during puberty there will be hormonal imbalances and that these are main causes of acne. If you have a naturally oily skin the imbalance can seem to be ten times worse. BUT… Did you know that some fruits and vegetables have natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory property. Which in turn help to regulate your hormone levels. You can tackle head on. Juicing and smoothie making means you get the vitamins and minerals you need along with balancing PH and your hormones.
So what fruit is the King-Pin in fighting the puberty battle? Pomegranate! Pomegranate – fights cell aging, helps in skin renewal and is packed full of antioxidants. Pomegranate juice may play a role in reducing the risk of cancer, reducing cholesterol, and protecting arteries from clogging. This magic juice could help throughout your whole life!
Pomegranate recipes for Puberty Skin:
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup of milf or soya milk
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 kiwi
- 1 apple
Packed with vitamin C, calcium and folate; orange and yellow-orange veggies provide beta-carotene.
If you have dry hair try:
Pomegranate and Blueberry Juice:
- 1 cup pomegranate pips
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- teaspoon of coconut oil
Juice – blend – enjoy
Invent Your Own Skin Care Juices and Smoothies
with These Fruit and Vegetables
Sweet potatoes: Good source of vitamin C which helps prevent acne and heals it if you already have it with the help of vitamin A which is an anti-inflammatory.
Strawberries: well… this is a bit clever, strawberries help whiten teeth. Strawberries contain malic acid, a natural whitening agent. The humble strawberry has great cleansing properties. Great in rejuvenating face masks as they contain vitamin C, salicylic acid, antioxidants and exfoliant.
Apples: Help firm and keep skin cleansed along with being packed with Vitamin C
Carrots: Vitamin C again! If you have carrots in your diet your skin will start to improve. High in beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A.
Lemons: Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which helps keep skin plump. For this reason, the regular use of lemons – both internally as part of the diet and externally on the skin – can help keep your skin healthy and free from scars. Lemons combat, blackheads and acne when applied directly too!
Tomatoes: Tomatoes have an antioxidant called lycopene which acts as natural sunscreen, along with anti-ageing properties. Pulped tomatoes applied directly to the skin combats dryness and skin irritation.
Spinach: Spinach has anti-wrinkles properties, making it a good anti-ageing product. It also strengthens your skin tissue and has anti-inflammatory properties which helps flush out the toxins.
Avocado: The great avocado provides a significant amount of protection for your skin from the environmental damage. Avocado help prevent wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. Only use directly on your skin if it is dry.
Grapefruit: The Grapefruit has had a lot of press over the years. Studies show Grapefruit helps in maintaining weight. Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C and contains the fibre pectin. Red/pink grapefruit help lower cholesterol. Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). It is also a good source of pantothenic acid, copper, dietary fibre, potassium, biotin, and vitamin B1. Grapefruit also contains phytochemicals including limonoids and lycopene.
Pear: Pears are a good source of dietary fibre, copper, vitamin K and a good source of vitamin C. Most of the vitamin C, as well as the dietary fibre is in the skin of the pear.
Try To consider, the more varied your diet, the more healthy you will be, both inside and out.
Skin Benefit Salad:
- 1 Avocado
- 2 Tomatoes
- Handful of Spinach
- DRESSING: Freshly squeezed lemon juice and virgin olive oil
- 1 pear
- 1 Banana
- 1 lemon
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup of coconut water
Kombucha Tea; Good Bacteria for your gut. Make it, drink it, add it to juices and smoothies to look after your tummy.
Nutrition During your Period:
Think about lean meat, good proteins, when the nightmare cravings hit, which seems to be mid-afternoon Avoid proteins too late at night as this will prevent good quality sleep. Make a delicious smoothie with pears, apple, ginger and a tablespoon of almond butter. Think about little and often rather than three square meals. This will keep the blood sugar levels in check. You want to be at a ‘happy level’ of satiated.” Your period can cause bloating so try to stick to whole foods, soaked almonds and cashew nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables. Try to avoid salty foods where you can. Many women crave foods containing iron, think about adding baby spinach to salads. Watermelon is very rich in Iron and keeps you hydrated too. Orange, sweet lime and lemon juice, can improve the iron absorption. Aromatic parsley can add more iron, and is fantastic on top of salads.
Teen Rich in Iron Fruit Smoothie
- 1/4 of Watermelon chopped
- 1 Orange segmented
- 1 pitted Pomegranate
- Handful of chopped Parsley
- 3 or 4 dried Dates
- Squeeze Lemon juice
- If you like ginger add a thumb of ginger too
Blend and drink daily
Teen Rich in Minerals Juice
- Handful of Spinach
- Soaked Dried Apricots
- 1/4 Watermelon
- 1 Orange
Pop in the blender and blend on high speed with some ice. Drink within half an hour to capture all the nutrients
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