With summer in full swing, the heat’s on and the layers of clothing come off. Shorts, sleeveless tops, bathing suits, and thin fabrics become the norm. Chances are you want to feel and look your best. So today, I have three tips that will help you achieve just that without hurting your bones.
#1 The Beauty of Broccoli
This alkalizing wonder packs no less than four Foundation Supplements: calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and boron. It also contains powerful antioxidants. But broccoli does more than help you build strong bones; it has a powerful cleansing effect on your body.
Thanks to powerful and uniquely combined compounds, broccoli helps promote and regulate important detoxification pathways. This means that you’ll have more energy and also, radiant skin.
Here’s why: the skin is the largest organ in the body, involved in the excretion of toxic metabolic by-products through the pores. In fact, it is also known as the “third kidney”. When the body is overwhelmed by excess toxins, the skin has to work overtime to help cleanse the body – and it shows.
Eating plenty of broccoli will make your skin look radiant and healthy. I recommend consuming at least one cup of fresh or frozen broccoli, cooked or raw, a few times a week. Here’s one of my favorite perfectly pH balanced recipe for a hot summer day:
Skintastic Broccoli Salad
5 cups broccoli florets
1 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon cranberries, dried
2 tangerines, segmented
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1. Broccoli can be raw or steamed for 2 minutes until bright green.
2. If steamed, allow to cool.
3. Toss broccoli, onion, cranberries and tangerines in large bowl.
4. Pour your favorite salad dressing and mix well.
5. Sprinkle almonds on top for extra crunch.
#2 Overhead Triceps Extension
You’ll look leaner and fitter with slim and toned arms. With this easy-to-do exercise, say goodbye to unsightly flabby arms. Just follow the simple steps below:
1. Sitting down or standing up, hold with both hands a light dumbbell or water bottle over your head.
2. Slowly lower the weight or bottle behind your head, and bring it back up.
3. Continue this movement for at least 10 repetitions (or as many as you can do.)
4. Rest and repeat at least five times.
#3 Smooth Out Your Skin
If you’ve been trying to get rid of unsightly lumps, bumps and dimples on your hips, thighs, and buttocks, chances are you already know that there are no miracle creams or potions that really work. That’s because they target cellulite, a made-up word that has really nothing to do with the condition of your skin.
And don’t fall for the myth that cellulite is a condition that’s genetically transmitted. You’ll be glad to know that it is a structural issue (muscle) that can be corrected with simple and unique exercises which target the cellulite areas.
These types of moves can be followed by anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. And it doesn't matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it's still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the bumpy, dimpled skin.
Stay cool and keep smiling!