WWB WATCH: New Year, New Diet? Read this First…The Best 2018 Diets are Ranked and the Top Two May Be the Wisest for All

Jan 11, 2018 by

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Its a New Year and many of us are starting a new leaf and a new diet! An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. At World Wise Beauty, I have been sharing wisdom on healthy diets from experts and doctors from around the world. Much of what I gleaned from the experts over time about diet is essentially common sense. We bypass the fad diets here at World Wise Beauty and focus on living life well. I love to quote Marion Nestle, a well respected Nutritionist and author of many books like “What to Eat” and Food Politics.

 

“Nutrition advice could not be easier to understand. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits,

                                                                    balance calories and don’t eat too much junk food.”

~Marion Nestle

 

Sounds fairly easy and pretty wise, but for many people, losing weight and keeping it off is challenging.  A lot of it has to do with our habits, our fast food culture, and lifestyle. We are all unique bio-individuals and for many complicated reasons we may have lost our way when it comes to healthy eating habits. We turn to diets to give us structure and regimen. Sometimes trendy diets sound appealing because they are so rigid and definitive. Unfortunately those same trendy diets eliminate entire food groups and this in itself is generally not healthy or wise. The good news is, the two diets that tied in first place overall as the best diets, are also the top two for those with conditions like Diabetes and Hypertension. What makes both the diets ranked highest superior to others, may be the flexibility they offer so many people. The Dash and Mediterranean Diet tied for the number one spot on the report produced by U.S News & World Report. “Here is a quick at a glance definition of the top 2 diets and you can find a complete Diet list from the report below this post.

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DASH Diet: The DASH diet eating plan is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy. It also includes mostly whole grains; lean meats, fish and poultry; nuts and beans. It is high fiber and low to moderate in fat. It is a plan that follows US guidelines for sodium content, along with vitamins and minerals. In addition to lowering blood pressure, the DASH eating plan lowers cholesterol and makes it easy to lose weight. It is a healthy way of eating, designed to be flexible enough to meet the lifestyle and food preferences of most people. It can be considered to be an Americanized version of the Mediterranean diet, with a few more specific guidelines. It discourages refined and processed foods, which are mostly empty calories.

Mediterranean Diet is based on a diet shared by many regions along the the Mediterranean sea ( think countries like Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Morocco, and Spain). Each of these regions eats differently, but they share many of the same principles. One of them is Olive Oil and it’s a very important example. You can learn more about the power of Olive oil in a Q&A I did with Dr. Simon Poole for the Healthy Epicurean department at World Wise Beauty . He is an internationally respected expert on the Mediterranean diet and also wrote a book called ‘The Olive Oil Diet’ which will be released this March in the U.S. The Mediterranean diet is full of veggies, beans, nuts legumes, whole grains, lots of spices, fish and seafood and moderate amounts of poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt. Oh and a little red wine to wash it all down!

Personally I’m a big fan of the Mediterranean Diet, because not only is it tasty, but I believe it is anchored to important cultural values that matter to people of all races. Valuing friends and family, living simple and sustainably are two major values paramount to a healthy society and culture. I like the 5 Basics the founder of “The Mediterranean Dish’ outlined here and you can also learn more about the Mediterranean Diet and mindset from Maria Benardis, author of ‘My Greek Family Table’.

Both Dr. Simon Poole and Maria Benardis shared their wisdom on the Mediterranean Diet at a recent Rise of Wise event in Princeton, NJ. Check out their inspiring talks below in video. We also featured three other high profile authors and experts in wellness culture. It was a wonderful day filled with wellness wisdom…

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Whatever diet you select, it should be ideally one that works for your personal body and health condition, and it should be scientifically evidence based. There is no one perfect diet for everyone but there is a perfect diet for you. Get to know your body and genetic profile so you can make wise decisions for your personal wellness program. Weight loss is just one goal for a diet, but health, happiness and longevity are the important and valuable benefits of a good diet. Live, life well, and take time to enjoy your food!

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2018 U.S. News Best Diets Rankings

Full lists available here.

Best Diets Overall 
1. DASH Diet (tie)
1. Mediterranean Diet (tie)
3. Flexitarian Diet

Best Commercial Diets 
1. Weight Watchers
2. Jenny Craig
3. Flat Belly Diet (tie)
3. Nutritarian Diet (tie)

Best Weight-Loss Diets
1. Weight Watchers
2. Volumetrics
3. Jenny Craig (tie)
3. Vegan Diet (tie)

Best Fast Weight-Loss Diets 
1. HMR Diet (tie)
1. Weight Watchers (tie)
3. Biggest Loser Diet (tie)
3. Medifast (tie)
3. SlimFast (tie)
3. Volumetrics (tie)

Best Diets For Healthy Eating
1. DASH Diet (tie)
1. Mediterranean diet (tie)
3. Flexitarian Diet (tie)
3. TLC Diet (tie)

Easiest Diets to Follow
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. Flexitarian Diet (tie)
2. Weight Watchers (tie)

Best Diets for Diabetes
1. Mediterranean
2. DASH Diet
3. Flexitarian Diet (tie)
3. Mayo Clinic Diet (tie)
3. Vegan Diet (tie)
3. Volumetrics (tie)
3. Weight Watchers (tie)

Best Heart-Healthy Diets
1. DASH diet
2. Mediterranean Diet (tie)
2. Ornish Diet (tie)

Best Plant-Based Diets
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. Flexitarian Diet
3. Ornish Diet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWB WATCH: ‘Healthy’ Food in a Package? The FDA Wants Labels to Catch Up With the Real Science…

Oct 3, 2016 by

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Last year, the Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Kind bars that some of its nut-filled snacks couldn’t be labeled as “healthy.” Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar. Ryan Kellman/NPR

 

WWB WATCH: HEALTH FOODS & LABELS

 

Better late than never right? Nobody wants to be Debbie Downer, but I share this information because I have been a human guinea pig just like you at different times in my life. When I first became a vegetarian over 25 years ago, I experimented with all kinds of foods found in the health food store. There was no Whole Foods yet, and your local health food store was a mini-version of Whole Foods. One of the uninformed mistakes I made, but learned from pretty quickly, was embracing fruit juices and granola snack bars and believing they were healthy. I quickly discovered that many products in the health food store have ingredients that were just as worrisome ( example cane sugar vs high-fructose syrup) as other processed foods in regular supermarkets. High amounts of sugar is a problem, no matter what label is on the product and no matter what store you find it in. As I am not a nutritionist or doctor, I won’t get into it in detail here. I interview many experts in wellness, so you are sure to learn from them if you follow my blog.

Below is the excerpt from NPR, and I’m happy to see they have quoted one of WWB’s respected experts Marion Nestle. See my Q&A with her here, and follow Marion at Food Politics.

The key takeaway today is, ultimately it’s really hard to eat healthy when you are consuming packaged, processed food. I know this is pretty frustrating, because our ‘culture’ runs on fast-food living and we are constantly looking for ‘fuel’ on the go. So to be realistic, if you are going to eat a snack bar because you are starving and have to eat something, then go for it. But just know that it is not necessarily a ‘healthy’ choice. Real fruit like apples, and real nuts, can hold you over much better and also can prevent a host of diseases and chronic illnesses. Even eating a small piece of 70% dark chocolate is a better choice than some processed snacks. I bet that little tidbit lifted your spirits! Just don’t eat an entire bar in one sitting okay!

If the snack bar is your only option, then eat it, but it really shouldn’t be considered a healthy meal replacement. I’m not here to pick on snack bars. I only want to bring to light some commonsense knowledge about the food you are eating. Processed food of any kind has two big challenges. First challenge is to make it tasty to eat. How do they do that? Usually with either generous amounts of salt and sugar or ‘like’ substances. The second challenge is keeping it fresh, which involves additives and preservatives your body doesn’t necessarily need or digest well.  Again, sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but for your own health,  packaged and processed food shouldn’t be a regular part of your diet. Research from around the world has proven this and our country is just catching up with the latest research. The following story from NPR on the FDA’s updates is a good piece on why packaged foods need to update or remove their claims. As a consumer, I understand the culture I am living in. Just sell me things for what they are. Convenient yes. Treat maybe. Health Food? Not so much!

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Excerpt NPR’s The Salt

FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

So, you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go snack, and there’s a row of energy bars at the checkout counter. Are they a healthy option?

The maker of Kind bars thinks so. The company has used the phrase “healthy and tasty” on some of its products that contain lots of nuts. But, here’s the issue: The bars contained too much fat to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s strict low-fat definition of healthy. So, as we reported last May, the company helped launch a petition to challenge the status quo.

Now the FDA has begun the process of redefining the term “healthy” on food labels. Policymakers are looking for input from food makers, health experts and the public. You can weigh in with your ideas about what factors and criteria should be used for the new definition. (Submit electronic comments directly to the FDA).

“As our understanding about nutrition has evolved, we need to make sure the definition for the ‘healthy’ labeling claim stays up to date,” writes Douglas Balentine, who directs the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

So, how has nutrition science — and the thinking about what’s healthful — evolved?

Let’s start with fat. The fat-free era has come and gone. “The most recent public health recommendations now focus on type of fat, rather than amount of fat,” Balentine writes in a blog post for the FDA.

For instance, the type of fats found in avocados and nuts are considered healthful fats. We’re encouraged to eat more plant-based fats and omega-3s from fatty fish, whereas the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats — the type of fat found in meat and other animal products — to less than 10 percent of your total daily calorie intake.

The modernized definition of “healthy” will also likely address sugar content. The FDA is taking into account all of the newer evidence linking excessive sugar intake to heart disease and obesity.

“Our thinking about sugars has changed,” Balentine told us, “so I would think the amount of sugar in products is something we [will] take into account.”

In an ideal world, people wouldn’t need labels to signal which food choices are healthful. As nutrition guru Marion Nestle of New York University, tells us, “if people want to eat healthfully, we know how to do that. That’s eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.” And she says we should eat packaged and processed foods in much smaller amounts.

“I don’t think we should have health claims [on food packages] at all,” Nestle tells us. “They’re inherently misleading,” because food companies use them as a marketing tool.

But the FDA’s Douglas Balentine pushes back, pointing out that Americans are looking for information on food packages to help them make better decisions.

“The typical consumer makes a purchase decision in three to five seconds. They don’t have a lot of time,” Balentine says. So, he says, an up-to-date “healthy” label will give people a quick way to identify better-for-you options. “We want to give consumers the best tools and information about the foods they choose.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWB WATCH: Fact or Fable? What to Eat When Researchers & Experts Can’t Agree…

Sep 3, 2015 by

 

Have you seen the news this week about eating organic? It was an article from Quartz Media which is a digital business publication from ‘The Atlantic’. The headline reads ‘Buying Organic Veggies at the Supermarket is a Waste of Money’. When you dig in you’ll find it’s a pretty harsh piece as well. This has been an ongoing debate for the last two years. Last summer the LA Times published a piece entitled ‘Organic Foods Are More Nutritious According to a Review of 343 Studies.’ They were not the only ones to share these findings and these studies set off another media storm of articles completely debunking the findings. See links below to read full articles.

 

Buying Organic Veggies at the Supermarket is a Waste of Money’. August 29, 2015

 ‘Organic Foods Are More Nutritious According to a Review of 343 Studies.’ July 14, 2014

 

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Confused enough? I don’t blame you. Don’t despair, since I read a lot about wellness culture, I can tell you that the argument has been pretty much settled amongst the scientific and medical communities. The conclusion is, there appears to be no consistent differences in the level of vitamins and minerals in organic versus conventionally grown produce. So, when you read the article from Quartz this week, you may come away with a pretty cynical view of the organic industry in general. And I remind you of the word ‘industry’. Big business is big business and ALL of them, both conventional and organic have their interests to protect. So when you live in a capitalistic, consumer market driven society like we do in America, you pretty much have to question everything and always weigh all your options. Why read a lot? Because industry isn’t so much worried about your annual physical, as they are about their quarterly reports! Does this mean you shouldn’t buy organic as the Quartz article concludes? Not so fast–let’s discuss this with some real context…

Right about the same time as these studies and arguments flared up, Marion Nestle PhD and Nutritionist added her expert opinion about this and the headline was…

  Are organic foods more nutritious? And is this the right question?

Marion runs the Food Politics website and is one of my wise gurus at WWB. I trust her assessments because she asks the right questions, always offers context and seems to be an advocate for Public Health. Here are a few of her comments regarding the studies claiming organic food is more nutritious circa 2014.

1. The study is not independently funded.   One of the funders is identified as the Sheepdrove Trust, which funds research in support of organic and sustainable farming.

This study is another example of how the outcome of sponsored research invariably favors the sponsor’s interests.  The paper says “the  Trust  had  no  influence  on  the  design  and management of the  research  project  and  the  preparation  of publications  from the project,” but that’s exactly studies funded by Coca-Cola say.  It’s an amazing coincidence how the results of sponsored studies almost invariably favor the sponsor’s interests.  And that’s true of results I like just as it is of results that I don’t like.

2.  The purpose of the study is questionable.  The rationale for the study is “Demand for organic foods is partially driven by consumers’ perceptions that they are more nutritious.”  The implication here is that research must prove organics more nutritious in order to market them.  But most people who buy organics do so because they understand that organics are about production values.  As I said, if they are more nutritious, it’s a bonus, but there are plenty of other good reasons to prefer them.

 

 

Dr. Nestle said she buys organic foods, because she believes they are better for the environment and wants to avoid pesticides. “If they are also more nutritious, that’s a bonus,” she said. “How significant a bonus? Hard to say.”

I have always found Marion Nestle grounded, unbiased, and wise. Great reasons to follow her website Food Politics.  Almost every article I researched on the subject concluded it is better to eat more fruits and vegetables regardless of the source ( organic or conventional). But I found the following two statements disturbing. In the recent Quartz article, there was a pull out statement that read,“Organic” has essentially become another way of saying “luxury.” In a recent article from the LA Times (May 2015), now with a different headline (one year later) Is Organic Food Worth the Higher Price? Many Experts Say No, the journalist ended the article with a statement from Liz Applegate, director of sports nutrition at UC Davis.

As for organic foods, she said, consumers shouldn’t stress about buying the priciest shade-grown, free-range, no-chemicals-added products.

“My advice is to buy organic when affordable,” Applegate said. “But for a consumer trying to feed a family in as healthy a way as possible, the cost probably isn’t worth it. What’s more important is simply eating fruits and vegetables, no matter how they were grown.”

If the ‘luxury statement’ is true and it turns out organic is really healthier and less harmful, then where does that leave the majority of consumers who can’t afford it? The haves and the have-nots should never be divided when it comes to food or education and yet that seems to be where we are headed in this country. I am sure there are many who will defend organic or agree with the Quartz article. I would love to hear from all of you. But please remember my only goal here is to ask questions and find context when there are so many confusing and conflicting reports out there in mainstream media. I am always going to tell you, “Be Your Own Guru”!

Another sound article on the subject is from the Mayo Clinic. Follow this link for their easy to digest report on the Organic debate. I pulled the following safety tips for you from the article, so we can try to be safe no matter where we get our produce from! Speaking of safe, all certified organic foods are free of GMO’s and this is a whole other highly charged debate and topic. But something you should know when considering the organic debate…

Food safety tips

 Whether you go totally organic or opt to mix conventional and organic foods, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
  • Select a variety of foods from a variety of sources. This will give you a better mix of nutrients and reduce your likelihood of exposure to a single pesticide.
  • Buy fruits and vegetables in season when possible. To get the freshest produce, ask your grocer what day new produce arrives. Or buy food from your local farmers market.
  • Read food labels carefully. Just because a product says it’s organic or contains organic ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a healthier alternative. Some organic products may still be high in sugar, salt, fat or calories.
  • Wash and scrub fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water. Washing helps remove dirt, bacteria and traces of chemicals from the surface of fruits and vegetables. Not all pesticide residues can be removed by washing, though. You can also peel fruits and vegetables, but peeling can mean losing some fiber and nutrients.

 

In the end I agree with Marion Nestle. When it comes selecting my produce I would opt for less chemicals and pesticides. I don’t want to read 10 years from now that certain cancers could have been avoided if we only used less of them! I do look at EWG’s dirty dozen list and the clean fifteen. If organic farming is the ideal and healthiest production method, then why don’t we make sure all our food sources are produced safely for ALL of us.  Safe produce shouldn’t be a ‘luxury’. On the bright side, I did find the closing statement of the tough Quartz article pretty wise….

 

If you want to know more about your fruits and vegetables, buy them at the local farmers market, organic or not. The prices are often competitive with supermarkets, the in-season goods will be fresher than those shipped long distances, and any questions you have on production practices can be asked and answered on the spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWB WATCH: The FDA Has Banned ‘Trans Fats’ in Processed Foods. Is This Finally a Case for Eating Real Food?

Jun 24, 2015 by

 

Better late than never I suppose. Now that the country is faced with sky-high obesity rates and an increasing rate of illnesses like diabetes and heart-disease, the FDA has stepped up to the plate, and has officially banned ‘Trans-Fats’ from all processed foods. Is this a sign of wellness culture building momentum? Well, yes and no in my opinion. Yes because it semi-acknowledges the health of our country’s people, but no because it is addressing a societal crisis’ from a ‘monetary’ perspective. See the financial incentives I have excerpted from the LA Times

In an economic analysis published Tuesday, the FDA estimated that the new PHO regulations could cost the food industry at least $6 billion over the next 20 years, but that the savings from reduced medical care and other benefits during the same period could exceed $130 billion. ~Samantha Bonar

 

 

So now that our medical care costs have gone through the roof, we can now ‘ban’ the cheap trans fats the food ‘industry’  has been infusing processed food with. Yes better late than never.  We seem to only value ‘people and their health’ when we can attach a monetary cost to them. Why does this upset me so much? Because many people have died early unnecessary deaths because of it. Take a look below at this informative Excerpt from Forbes ( ironically!)

On a calorie by calorie basis, trans fats seem to increase heart disease risk more than any other nutrient, and unlike other fats, sugars, or carbohydrates, they have no nutritional benefit. For every 2% increase in the amount of energy people get from trans fats, their risk of heart disease increased 23%, according to one pooled analysis of four prospective studies involving a total of 140,000 patients. Studies that looked at the relationship between the amount of trans fats in people’s body fat showed an even higher risk.

What’s really terrifying about this is until the FDA mandated that food labels tell consumers how much trans fat was in their snacks in 2006, there was almost no way for someone who was concerned to avoid them. In 2007, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned restaurants from using trans fats in cooking. ~Matthew Harper

I can hear all the libertarians and pro capitalism ‘folks’ screaming,’Well nobody made them eat processed foods.”. In some literal sense this may be true, but the fast food/processed food industry had pretty much hijacked our ‘culture’ here in America for the last 30 years. But here is where ‘we the people’ come in. We not only said yes and bought into to processed foods, but we also said yes to a ‘lifestyle’ that prizes making more money, acquiring ‘more stuff’, working more hours and having ‘no time’ to eat home cooked meals.  All of this was allowed to happen when we embraced certain values over others and agreed to be defined as ‘consumers’. Think  circa 1982, when ‘Wall Street’ and ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’ in popular media was glamorized and you can understand my point. I saw it all happening around me and it wasn’t a pretty picture. This is only my opinion, and what I really hope to emphasize is ‘culture’ really matters. For better for worse it shapes our lives…

Well, fortunately, I am encouraged and believe we as a culture are becoming more enlightened. Sadly, it’s still the poorest of the poor who clock 80 hour work weeks and are consuming some of the most unhealthiest foods manufactured. We have to make healthy food more available to everyone, and at the very least removing trans-fats is a step in the right direction. But what will they replace the trans-fats with? What other unhealthy ingredients do we have to look out for? There is one good rule and that is to avoid them all together. Don’t eat processed foods! After that, I would recommend if the list of ingredients is longer than two lines filled with words you don’t recognize, to not eat it! Eat simple real foods. Below is an important excerpt from the FDA on what consumers should do if they continue to eat processed foods.

In the meantime, what should the average consumer do if he or she picks up a favorite food and sees that it has trans fat on the Nutrition Facts label? The best thing to do is to consider the amounts of saturated fat and trans fat. Choose the product that has the lowest amounts of these nutrients, Mayne says. Even if a food claims on its packaging to have “0 grams trans fat,” it’s a good idea to look at the ingredients list on the label, says Honigfort. Under current regulations, companies can make that claim if the food contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. But if there is partially hydrogenated oil listed among the ingredients, the product will contain a small amount of trans fat. Selecting foods with even small amounts of trans fat can add up to a significant intake. ~FDA

 

So for all of you World Wise Beauties who are embracing wellness culture and eating fresh whole foods, I have great share for you! Check out the Eat Well Guide  a free online directory created by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).where you can search over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local sustainable food. There is also a mapping tool with city guides that allows users to eat well on the go . The guide’s standards for inclusion require businesses to provide food that is fair to workers, safeguards the environment, protects animal welfare, and is healthier for consumers. Now that is wellness culture on a mission! Love their simple but effective tagline and will leave you with it!

Wherever you are, Eat Well.

 

 

 

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WWB’s ‘Beauty Food’ of the Week is ‘Nature’s Elixir’ for Your Skin…

Jun 11, 2015 by

Beauty Food of the Week: WATER
IDEAL FIND: Pure Inventions

 

WWB’s Beauty Food of the Week is your body’s BFF  and it is an important nutrient we often take for granted. But like important best friends, we shouldn’t take water for granted, because every ‘system’ in our body counts on water to function. We focus a lot on skin but we can’t ever forget that the health and the beauty of our skin is dependent on all our other ‘systems’ functioning well. There are many hard-core believers who swear that water is a true beauty elixir. Hydrating for better skin does make sense because your skin is 64 percent water. Yet, there’s very little research out there to back up water as a ‘skin treatment’ or declare it a myth. This maybe because pharmaceutical companies can’t really patent and sell water, and researchers are hard-pressed to find anyone to actually fund studies on its benefit. But we know what we know, don’t we World Wise Beauty!

Let’s get back to the ‘beauty from the inside out’ basics, water is fuel for your  life. Just like you stop and fill up for a tank of gas, so that your car runs properly without stalling, water does the same for your body. The human body is designed to function on nutrients from food and water.  One of my favorite books is ‘Eat Pretty’ –Nutrition for Beauty From the Inside Out, and the nutrition expert, Jolene Hart calls water, ‘the forgotten nutrient’. She emphasizes in her book, how essential water is to bodily functions like metabolism and nutrient absorption. I agree with Jolene and believe this is where we find the true value of water when it comes to achieving beautiful skin. Dehydration is the obvious first offender to show up on our skin and when that happens stress hormones are released. Oh No! But what I find really key in the book, is Jolene explains how the body hydrates even more efficiently when we eat our water from foods. A beautiful delivery system of nutrients great for you skin can be found in many fruits and vegetables. Take a look!

So, staying hydrated is pretty important for your skin and body, and there is no doubt that we should be drinking it everyday. How many glasses you choose to drink is really dependent on your body and lifestyle. If you exercise vigorously and lose water through sweating, you will require more water. If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, you will also need to drink more water. Caffeine dehydrates so know your limits! I know there are many of you who just don’t like the taste of water, well today I want to make a WWB  ‘Ideal Find’ special recommendation. While working in the ‘spa world’, I came across a company called ‘Pure Inventions’ who make liquid supplements and extracts to add to your water. This is a great way to get yourself drinking more water and sneaking in some vitamins if you don’t take them or eat enough fruit and vegetables.

Pure Inventions Green Tea Water Enhancer

Two lovely ladies who happen to be Certified Nutritionist developed this line to help busy people living hectic lifestyles achieve wellness with an easy and convenient delivery system, that you can just add to water. They are really the pioneers in ‘nutraceutical drinks’ (infusing liquids with nutritional ingredients). All of their product lines (Specialty Solutions, Green Tea Extracts, Antioxidant Super Fruits) in the Pure Inventions collection are delicious tasting, all natural, and have no calories, no caffeine, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives or alcohol and are gluten- free. Doesn’t that sound great! As the summer heats up, I can tell you there are so many creative ‘ healthy summer cocktails’ you can create for yourself and friends sitting by the pool! Anyone for a Tropical Teatini? Visit their website and BTW, they are having a sale to celebrate GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY coming up this Saturday! Below I share a little Water Wisdom for living a beautiful life. 😉

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