5 Simple Fruits and Vegetables for a Healthy Metabolism

People are always saying that we need to eat healthier by eating more fruits and vegetables. Well, with the availability of fruit and vegetables becoming even more abundant in our supermarkets and farmers markets, it can sometimes be an overwhelming task for people to pick just a few that are beneficial. Never fear, we’ve put together our top 5 fruits and vegetables that will help regulate your metabolic system and overall digestive health:

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The Top 5 Fruits for a Healthy Outside, Starts With a Healthy Inside

Because a healthy outside starts with a healthy inside.

For healthy, glowing skin, the old saying, “you are what you eat” still remains
true. Choosing the right thing to eat can help you nourish your skin from the
inside out.
Our bodies are truly magnificent. Old cells are always being shed and replenished by younger ones. To support this constant change, we need to feed our bodies with nutrients. If we eat a good balance of nutrient-rich foods, our skin will receive the vital nutrients it needs to be healthy and beautiful.

 

It’s important to treat your skin with kindness and optimize your nutrition by enjoying antioxidant-rich fruits that provide the optimum levels of nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.

 

With that in mind, here are the top 5 fruits that will help you eat your way to healthy skin.

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Blueberries

Did you know that Vitamin C is a super antioxidant? It works to effectively support the

immune system and encourage radiant, smooth skin. One of the best sources of

Vitamin C is blueberries. They’re also rich in anti-oxidants, which helps to keep skin healthy and produces collagen that strengthens the skin’s capillaries.

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Oranges

Don’t throw away the peel! Researchers from the University of Arizona studied a group of people who consumed citrus fruits, juices, and peels every week. The people who ate orange peels instead of discarding them had a 33% increase in skin  health. Orange peels also offer protective UV-benefits to keep your skin strong and well.

 

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Kiwi

Small but packs a big nutritional value. Kiwis are packed with a lot of vitamin C (it has almost 120% of your daily needs in one little fruit). They work to keep the skin smooth, taught, and young looking, while also adding hydration and glow.

 

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Mango

Mangos work to perk up and brighten your complexion, leaving your skin feeling and

looking younger, bouncier and more alive. It’s jam-packed with antioxidants,

and works to promote collagen production which increases skin elasticity and firmness. Its Vitamin A properties also helps with giving your skin a head-turning glow.

Coconut

It’s often argued whether coconut is a fruit or nut, one thing almost

everyone can agree on is that coconut is magical for the skin. Coconut offers the kind of soothing properties your sensitive skin dreams of and needs. Coconuts have a natural antibact power that is super effective for relieving inflammation and helps sensitive skin look and feel, calmer and brighter.

Why is ColdPress Technology® So Good for You?

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Did you know that Raw Sugar Living was the first to introduce ColdPress

Technology® to beauty?

Applying the same philosophy that goes into making your favorite Cold-Pressed juices, processing beauty products through ColdPress Technology® allows us to get the most out of the fresh and healthy fruits and superfoods that we pack into our products. It locks in all the vitamins, nutrients and enzymes, and only releases them when they’re applied onto your skin.

There are a number of reasons why ColdPress Technology® is so beneficial to both your health and your skin. Here’s a quick overview of why.

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First, what does ColdPress Technology® Actually Mean?

To “ColdPress” fruit means to put it through a hydraulic press. The main difference of a hydraulic press, is what happens after the fruit has been “juiced”. Immediately after extraction, the juice is bottled and sealed in a large chamber of water with five times the amount of pressure you’d find in the ocean. No extra heat or oxygen is used in this process, meaning that little-to-no nutrients are lost. This allows all the nutrients and vitamins of the fruit or superfood to stay at their peak until you use them.

 

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More Nutrients

ColdPress Technology® keeps the good stuff in.

Cold-Pressing gives us direct access to the natural oils that are extracted directly from botanical and fruit sources. This helps keep in their natural benefits and gives power to everything that is pure, while remaining true to the source of the whole fruit. It maintains the integrity of the plant, instead of trying to filter it down to one part. This also helps us to create a product with pure, rich essential oils, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients that nourish and feed your skin.

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Longer Shelf Life

It’s beauty with staying power. A vital aspect of ColdPress Technology® is its natural ability to increase shelf-life. Despite the extracts being naturally obtained, the skincare product stays fresher and longer, when put through a hydraulic press.

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Healthier and Gentler on Skin

The process of ColdPress Technology® does not require any harsh chemicals or dyes. Because the ingredients are natural and sourced

directly from Mother Nature, they are gentler on sensitive skin and healthier overall.

Want to experience the benefits of ColdPress Technology® for yourself? Check out our great line of beauty, hair & personal care items here.

 

7 ways to get your kids to Enjoy Fruits, Right Now!

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A diet rich in fruit is essential for optimum health – but try telling a kid that.

If you have a nagging feeling that your children aren’t getting
sufficient amounts of fruits into their tummies, you’re probably right. According to recent research, an astounding 60% of children are eating
less than the recommended daily intake of fruits.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and high in fiber, fruits are a necessity for healthy growth and development.
The reasons why are countless!
To start, fruits are an instant energy supplier. It’s a natural source of vitality and will help kids stay alert and active longer. Fruits are also
naturally low in calories, and its powerful combinations of flavonoids, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and the countless micro and macronutrients this makes fruits wonderfully easy way to keep kids healthy and reduce the risk of colds and flus.
All of this begs the question: how do you actually get a child to eat more fruits? Here are 7 easy ways you can guide them to a more balanced, fruit-rich diet. Trust us, not only will they be eating fruits, they’ll be loving it, too.

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Lead By Example
Why not make eating fruits a fun family activity after dinner? If you make it a habit to snack on fruit when your kids are around, they’re more likely to pick up an apple when they’re feeling peckish.
Familiarize them with fruits
A lot of children say “no” to fruits because they’re afraid of its unfamiliarity. This is not because they dislike the taste. You can get them used to certain fruits by keeping them on display in a fruit bowl in your home, talking to your kids about it, and subtly sneaking them into meals that they enjoy so they can slowly get familiar with the flavor.

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Slice it up

Children are curious little creatures, and may take more kindly to fruits that have been sliced into bite-sized pieces than whole fruits.

In fact, a study of 14 elementary and middle school cafeterias showed schools that sold sliced apples received 71% more apple sales than schools that sold their apples whole.

Make fruits fun

Get children more excited about fruits by making it fun. Stickers of their
favorite cartoon characters will work great. Research has shown that
kids are twice as likely to pick up the piece of fruit in their lunch box if it has a picture of a cartoon character on it. A simple yet effective method.

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Prepare fruit together

Making fun no-cook creations with the kiddies will make them proud and eager to taste their fruity culinary delights. This can be as simple as fruit salads or as cool as real-

fruit popsicles. Either way, kids will love eating what they helped make.

Give them picking power

Get kids involved in the grocery shopping process and they’ll be more likely to eat what they’ve chosen at home. Giving children the chance to explore and discover different colors, textures and shapes will get them more interested in tasting the fruit.

Mix it up

Allow kids to learn that fruits comes in different forms. They can eat the same fruit whole or they can drink it in a juice. Teach kids that fruit can be frozen, canned, and dried to take on different tastes and textures.
It’ll be like a mini science experiment – they’ll love participating in it!

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