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Detoxify & Beautify Your Skin with this Powerful (yet Common) Anti-Aging Food!

Spring is here and it seems many of us are interested in Spring cleaning our body; but for some of us, nothing make us want to eat an entire pizza more than the mere suggestion of a detox or cleanse. If you have a busy life, living off of just water and juice isn’t going to do it. You’re going to need energy, and energy comes from food. The good news is that you can still detox and beautify your skin adding to your diet certain foods that are naturally designed to eliminate toxins. Check this great Kimberly Snyder article> about this powerful and common anti-aging beauty food.

kimberly snyder logoThe beauty food winner we are featuring in this blog is…beets!

As you know, cleansing improves your skin, among many other benefits. Many studies attest to the nutritional benefits of beets but many are unaware of its nutritional power. These bright red root vegetables pack a variety of vitamins and minerals rarely found in such high concentrations within one food.

Beets belong to the Chenopod family – along with spinach and chard – and possess an amazing amount of beauty and health-boosting benefits.

The Anti-Aging Power of Beets

Beets are high in folate, vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, and fiber.

Anti-aging benefits include:

  • Skin: They stimulate cell production and repair, which can protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkles. The powerful antioxidants in beets also help fight signs of aging to keep your skin firm and youthful.
  • Eyes: Beets are high in carotenoids, which can help prevent macular degeneration related to age, to keep your eyes bright and beautiful.
  • Brain: The nitrates in beets stimulate blood flow to the brain, which can help fight age-related dementia and keep you sharp!
  • Cardiovascular: The nitrates in beets may also lower blood pressure, according to a British study.
  • Support for good health: Beets are a significant source of betalains, which give the root is deep red color. Betalains are not only a powerful antioxidant, but they are also anti-inflammatory and detoxifying.
  • Anti-cancer benefits: Studies show that beetroot extract may suppress tumors in multiple organs.
  • Detoxification: Beets thin bile, improving liver function and increasing detoxification, one of the biggest factors in boosting beauty from within.

Incorporating Beets Into Your Diet

Many people profess to not like beets, but these ruby colored roots can be incredibly delicious. They are beneficial cooked and raw- if you cook them, you only need to steam them for 15 minutes or so. Or have them raw in a Clean Red juice (one of my faves!), or slice them thinly and eat them raw on a salad or in a slaw.

Ginger, Beet, and Apple Slaw

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 pound beets, peeled and grated
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, or similar flavored and textured apple, grated
  • 3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • Dash Celtic sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium tamari
  1. Combine ginger, beets and apples in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and tamari.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

Beet and Fennel Salad with Orange Dressing

  • One head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large bulb of fennel, sliced thinly
  • 2 beets, sliced thinly
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • Stevia, to taste (optional)
  1. Place cabbage, fennel, beets, and cucumber in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, mint, and stevia.
  3. Pour over vegetables and toss. Serve immediately.

Beet Salad with Tarragon Dressing

  • One pound of beets, shredded
  • 1 large shallot, very thinly sliced
  • Celtic sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh water
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
  1. Place beets and shallot in a bowl and season with pepper and a little Celtic sea salt.
  2. Whisk together mustard, water, vinegar, and tarragon.
  3. Toss dressing with salad and serve immediately.
Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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