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Good Food, Good Life?

May 21, 2014

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The American Diabetes Association has identified some foods as super foods. These foods are benenficial for all of us, not just diabetics. They contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to healthy cell productions. Healthy cells make a healthy body, mind and skin. Here are Nine of them best:

“Dark Green Leafy Vegetables  Spinach, collards, kale – these powerhouse foods are so low in calories and carbohydrate. You can’t eat too much. Citrus Fruit   Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes. Pick your favorites & get part of your daily dose of soluble fiber and vitamin C. Sweet Potatoes A starchy vegetable packed full of vitamin A and fiber. Try in place of regular potatoes for a lower GI alternative. Berries Which are your favorites: blueberries, strawberries or another variety? Regardless, they are all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Make a parfait alternating the fruit with light, non-fat yogurt for a new favorite dessert. Tomatoes An old standby where everyone can find a favorite. The good news is that no matter how you like your tomatoes, pureed, raw, or in a sauce, you’re eating vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron, vitamin E. Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Salmon is a favorite in this category. Stay away from the breaded and deep fat fried variety… they don’t count in your goal of 6-9 ounces of fish per week. Whole Grains It’s the germ and bran of the whole grain you’re after.  It contains all the nutrients a grain product has to offer. When you purchase processed grains like bread made from enriched wheat flour, you don’t get these. A few more of the nutrients these foods offer are magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate. Pearled barley and oatmeal are a source of fiber and potassium. Nuts An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing key healthy fats along with hunger management. Other benefits are a dose of magnesium and fiber. Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and flax seeds, also contain omega-3 fatty acids. Fat-free Milk and Yogurt Everyone knows dairy can help build strong bones and teeth. In addition to calcium, many fortified dairy products are a good source of vitamin D. More research is emerging on the connection between vitamin D and good health. Bonne Foi, natural skin care, skin care made in the USA, products made in the USA

– See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/diabetes-superfoods.html#sthash.pmyg4vkZ.dpuf

Skin Cancer?

May 10, 2014

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Skin Cancer Starts When We Are Young

Bonne Foi customers know that our skin care line helps reduce and in some cases even eliminate signs of aging. Our unique formula helps plump up cells from the inside, and makes your skin look fuller and younger. We love that our skin care line works so well.

But we also advocate for being sun smart. Wear a wide brimmed hat, use sunscreen, when you are going to be sitting out  in the sun for long periods of time, try to get undercover of an awning or an umbrella. All these things can help keep you free from skin cancer.

If when you were young you spent most of your time outdoors swimming , playing at the pool or the beach, and you are over 40, there weren’t many good options for effective sunscreen. During those care free summer days you may have done more damage to your skin than you know. If you start to see any abnormalities on your face or body, be careful, and err on the side of caution, go see a dermatologist.

Before you do go off to the dermatologist, take a look at the following excerpt from Science Daily.com:

“”When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable,” said board-certified dermatologist, Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. “Despite this, many people don’t know how to be their own detective when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for on their skin or when they should see a dermatologist.”

To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early, the Academy recommends everyone learn the ABCDE rule, which outlines the warning signs of melanoma:

• A — is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.

• B — is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.

• C — is for Color that varies from one area to another.

• D — is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.

• E — is for Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

“Although skin cancer is more common among people with light or fair skin, everyone is at risk of getting this life-threatening disease,” said Dr. Coldiron. “SPOT Skin Cancer™ encourages people to invest in their health and spot skin cancer early, when it is most treatable. If you see anything on your skin that is changing, itching or bleeding, you should make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.”

Always check your skin for any signs of irregular moles, as they say in the Science Daily post, it is always better to catch cancer early. With the current treatments available, it doesn’t have to be the scary word it used to be. Take care of yourself.

Bonne Foi

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Audrey Hepburn’s Style

May 5, 2014

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Audrey Hepburn’s style was simple. She let her big, beautiful eyes tell her story. In photo after photo I have seen, her clothing was classic, never fussy. No large flowery prints, just simple dresses, but on her they looked glamorous. Women are still wearing the same style of little black dress that she made famous. Her hair was never fussy either. Unless it was for a movie role.

When I was a young girl watching those re-runs of her old Hollywood movies made me happy. Too often the women of Hollywood were blonde or large busted, everything I was not. To see a woman with dark hair and eyes more similar to my own than any of the other starlets of the day, she became someone I could identify with. Yesterday, Google had a pink logo with her likeness on it in celebration of what would have been her birthday, and it made me think back. It conjured up images of beauty, warmth, and elegance.

She always seemed to keep it simple. That is what we have done with our Bonne Foi skin care line. Dress simply, keep your makeup natural and enjoy your life. Keep the clutter away and live life simply and beautifully..

 

Best wishes, Bonne Foi

natural skin care, made in the USA, Surf City, Huntington Beach, California..