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GRAPE SEED EXTRACT: 9 Benefits of this Amazing Antioxidant Extract!

Research has long suggested that red wine has protective ingredients. These include antioxidants such as resveratrol, and certain polyphenols and tannins.

An important point in making red wine is that the fermenting ‘must’ – consists of juice, skins, AND seeds. As a result, the higher antioxidant value of red wine, is determined by the constituents extracted from skins AND seeds in addition to those present in the juice.

Proanthocyanidin, a compound found in the seeds of grapes, is said to be far more protective than red wine itself. (A shame – but true!)

Grape seed extract (GSE) is one of the best sources of many polyphenols, and this natural substance is one of the most widely noted sources of proanthocyanidins. Grape seed extract contains antioxidants that may prevent heart disease, brain damage, skin ageing, along with a host of other protective benefits.

Yes, the much-touted health benefits of red wine come from the presence of proanthocyanidins! Taking GSE as a supplement allows you get all the benefits of the of red wine without the hangover and damaging effects of too much alcohol consumption.

After reading this article, you’ll probably stop throwing away the seeds when eating grapes!

An even better choice – would be to include a supplement that contains Grape Seed Extract as part of your daily regimen. Many of our Community members swear by this practice and the positive impact it had had on their overal health and wellbeing.

How this by-product of winemaking could help YOU slow ageing, prevent illness and feel your best!

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5 Key Ingredients to Protect Ageing Eyes

As founders of the Savvy Team, we have had a long and intimate association with Eyes!

Working as Wellness Instructors and Iris Photographers since the early 1990’s, we’ve used the principles of Iridology to help thousands of people overcome issues using nutritional supplements. Many of these issues they had been previously told – were irreversible.

However, protecting or even improving eyesight has more to do with the delicate internal function of the eyes, rather than the outer colour and patterns we look for in the practice of Iridology!

The eyes are complex organs, with many parts that must work together to produce clear vision. The most common nutrients in eye health supplements are various forms of antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow the progression of vision loss, especially from oxidative stress. The damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxin exposure – is implicated in most eye problems, as it is in most age-related diseases and in the ageing process itself.

The eyes need even more nutritional support today than ever before. For instance, research shows that between 50% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms of eye strain. People who look at computer screens frequently, (and who doesn’t these days!) may experience symptoms such as:

  • Eye discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Itchy eyes
  • Dry or watering eyes
  • Burning sensations
  • Changes in color perception
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty focusing

If this sounds familiar, it might be time to begin taking precautionary care of your eyes!

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Christmas Gourmet Foods and Over-Indulgence

Christmas has come and gone – but have those extra pounds?

The golden days of summer and the festive nights of Christmas celebrations have arrived and gone.

It really gives us something to look forward to emotionally, but what about the toll on our bodies from the exposure to the hot weather and all those sumptuous foods and drinks!

You needn’t turn down social invitations to keep healthy this summer season, but you do need to be responsible – take extra precautions.

The first step is to stay hydrated … especially if you exercise or work out-of-doors, you will need plenty of clean water to replace any excessive sweating and fluid  losses … and drink plenty of water between alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration. Read More

Pregnancy: Getting all the Needed Vitamins & Minerals for a Healthy Baby!

Vitamins and minerals help give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and repair any damages that may occur throughout your day-to-day life. Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy (and preferably well before conception) will help you get some – but not the optimal levels – of the vitamins and minerals you need for the healthy development of your baby.

It is best to get as many vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but when you are pregnant you will need to take some supplements as well if you want to ensure optimum health for both mother and child. Do you know what vitamins and minerals are especially important?

While a well balanced diet should give enough of the macro nutrients required for you and your baby during pregnancy, there are many trace elements and co-factors required for good health, that will be almost impossible to get without supplementation with good colloidal minerals. Plus, if you are vegetarian, you also might find it hard to get enough iron and vitamin B12, even with a varied and balanced diet.

For both the mother’s health and the health of her baby, it is advised to take specific multivitamin and mineral supplements, especially ones that include the trace elements, during both pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding after the birth of the baby.

Preparation is a Key To a Healthy Baby . . .

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