Tuesday, December 23, 2008

O.N.E. Amazon Acai

Açaí Is Nature's Top Superfood Based On Antioxidants
Author: Haley 22


The Amazon which is called the earth's lungs shelters many species of living things. Its large green mushroom-like canopy produces air that the rest of the world breathes. A tiny berry fruit known as Açaí that comes from palm trees in the Amazon river banks distinguishes itself from several wild fruits. Acai berry has become a fast-growing herbal therapy in the world. It's acai's rich concentration of anti-oxidants, among all the nutrients and vitamins it contains, that makes it a wonder medicine and super food too. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, being a world specialist on anti-aging matter, touted acai as "super food." This added to its rising popularity outside the US and South America.

This anti-oxidant concentration is what makes Acai juice strike out all toxins from your body. Through being an aid in metabolism and digestion, acai purifies your system. Anti-oxidants are known to be free radicals or radical cells' nemesis. You get these free radicals from the air, from stress, and they even get to you from food. WrinkIed skin, back pains, black spots, and other signs of aging can be brought on by these radical cells. Cancer can be a result of too many radical cells in the body. Acai berry contains a huge amount of anthocyanin which is good but other than that it contains flavonoid-like compounds that help to fight against radical cells. That's why acai floored a lot of fruits when tested for anti-oxidants and potency. Compared to mulberry, noni, guava, pineapple, cupuaco, and even mangosteen, its scores were better.

The anti-oxidants in Açaí travel fast in our bloodstreams; thus, it's able to get through radical cells' plasma and membrane within 120 minutes after drinking it. Using it is not the same as waiting for 14 months to pass when you want to strike out dark skin blemishes by using night cream or when you use Botox to tighten your wrinkled face.

However, being a super food doesn't only mean having mighty anti-oxidants. Acai earned the prefix "super" since it contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins that only tons of food sources can provide. Well, you see, if you needed to keep your blood cholesterol down, you go for fish since it has the healthy fats Omega 3, 6, and 9. As years gone by and you're more feeble to fight off diseases, you boost your immune system as you increase your vitamin C content by eating a lot of oranges and other citrus fruits. With acai berry, it only requires a healthy acai food supplement or an acai health juice and it's the same as you gained all of them.

taken from http://www.allinfoabout.org/health-fitness-and-exercise/acai-is-natures-top-superfood-based-on-antioxidants

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Coconut Water - A Holiday Fave!


What do fashion designers wear at Christmas?
Three stylish women tell Malika Dalamal of their plans to glam it up at this year’s festivities ...

Here, we meet three stylish women who talk us through their upscale festive itineraries and what they believe are the secrets of memorable seasonal celebrations. They reveal their party wardrobes for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, which add glamour but not too much sheen. Take your pick from their favourite pieces and you will find something you love, whether you are spending Christmas Day in Blighty or further afield, in warmer and more exotic climes.

DANIELLA HELAYEL, Fashion designer of Issa

What parties are you excited to attend this holiday season?

My friend Jorge Elias – the fabulous architect – is throwing a party in Brazil before Christmas, where there will be lots of amazing singers performing. Christmas evening will be at a friend's house at the Amanpuri Hotel in Phuket, Thailand, and then on New Year's Eve I will be at a party in Shanghai.

What will you wear?

On Christmas evening I'll be wearing a bronze sequin cape dress, my fail-safe party dress by Issa, with a Corto Moltedo clutch and a pair of Charlotte Olympia leopard-print heels. I'm not sure about New Year's Eve yet, but definitely something glamorous.

After all that travelling and all those parties, how will you cure your hangover?

Lots of water and coconut water, if I can get hold of it. It is really rehydrating.

MELISSA ODABASH, Swimwear and fashion designer

You are spending the holidays in Miami. Does that mean Christmas on the beach?

Yes, I'm definitely a beach bum at heart, so I'll be spend Christmas Day wearing one of my kaftans and either a white string bikini or a Sixties crochet style from my collection, and probably a pair of Havaiana sandals – I have them in every colour.

And in the evening?

On Christmas Eve I'll be at my mother's house and she likes us to dress up, so I'll wear a cocktail dress from my dress collection – probably a sleeveless lace style, which is both conservative but also cool enough for the weather, and a pair of slingback Jimmy Choos.

What about New Year's Eve?

I'll be at a party at the Shore Club on South Beach wearing a beachy, short and probably sequinned dress – something to fit in with that tacky Miami look!

What is your pre-party routine?

When I'm in London I like to put on the music and start with a bath to get the chill out of my bones. I love Ren Body oil and products that remind me of the beach, such as Biotherm Sunfitness Gel and Bobbi Brown's beach range.

NADIA TASEER, Owner of vintage store Nadia's Closet

What is the formula for a great party?

A good mix of people, a calm host or hostess, good lighting (everyone looks better in candlelight), music loud enough to get everyone in the mood but not too loud that you can't hear anything and, most importantly, a never-ending supply of cocktails.

What is the best soirée you have attended recently?

My late grandfather's film was screened at the New York Film Festival this summer. It was hosted by Martin Scorsese and the gala dinner was held in the ballroom of a Park Avenue hotel, with champagne fountains, a jazz band and celebrities everywhere. It was so glamorous and well organised.

What did you wear?

I went for an old Hollywood glamour look, so I wore a vintage Thirties floor-length lamé gown with a pair of Art Deco Swarovski crystal earrings and a matching cuff from my vintage collection. And I took a vintage-looking Anya Hindmarch gold-and-black striped box clutch and Balenciaga shoes, which were comfortable enough to dance all night in.

What is your favourite vintage discovery?

A pair of boots that I found at the Hammersmith vintage fair while I was sourcing for Nadia's Closet (nadiascloset.co.uk). They are brown, knee-high, with a fur trim and have a kind of Seventies feel to them. I'm going to wear them on Christmas Day with a white crochet dress I found in Sweden. They are really comfortable and my vintage alternative to Ugg boots.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Coconut Water - recommended by Brendan Brazier

O.N.E.: coconut water, Thrive Diet approved product!

O.N.E. is 100 percent natural coconut water with no preservatives. It’s naturally filtered for nine months through the fibers of the coconut, creating a pure isotonic beverage—a convenient and practical alternative to hacking open fresh young coconuts with a machete. O.N.E coconut water is bottled at the source in Brazil; therefore, the rest of the coconut doesn’t need to be transported, which saves energy. In addition, most whole young coconuts transported to North America are dipped in formaldehyde as a preservative. In many cases, traces of formaldehyde are detectable in the water and meat, so O.N.E is a healthier alternative. I use O.N.E. as the base of my sport drinks and in several other recipes. Available in most heath food stores and some grocery stores.

Tel: 1-888-663-2626
Email: info@onecoco.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A great testimonial from our newest athlete!

This season, training my Team for the Chicago, New York and Philly marathons, I was having issues with other sports drinks upsetting my stomach and really affecting my training runs.

Later on I found out that I was not the only one and I decided to go test a few other products and O.N.E. Coconut Water was an absolute revelation!

Once I added O.N.E. to my training table my stomach issues subsided, my training improved and my teammates all achieved similar results. It is the Perfect alternative to Gatorade and Powerade and I there is no going back to those days!

- Josh Maio

Friday, December 5, 2008

One Natural Experience at Eco Gift Festival 2008

What: Eco Gift Festival 2008
150 Exhibitors selling eco-conscious gifts
20 Inspirational Speakers
10 Acclaimed Bands and Musicians
Children's Stage and Play area
Organic Food Court

Free full sized units of O.N.E. Coconut Water!

When: December 12-14 (Friday-Sunday)

Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Pico and Main Street

Tickets: Available at http://www.ecogift.com/
$10 for a day pass, $20 for a weekend pass

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

O.N.E. Coffee Berry - a great source of antioxidants

Thank you to Martin Day's Fitness & Food Tips Blog for this great article on the coffee berry.


Amazing Little Known Antioxident

I bet you didn’t know that one of the most potent antioxidants around has been thrown away for years in the rubbish bin?

Most people know that blueberries, pomegranate, red wine, green tea, and even coffee are potent sources of antioxidants… but the coffee-berry (the berry that covers the coffee bean) is actually one of the most powerful antioxidants you can get.

Up until recently, most of the “coffee-berry” was just seen as waste and thrown away. In recent years, researchers have discovered the super-antioxidant abilities of coffee-berry and are now making it available as an antioxidant supplement.

Of course, we know that getting high levels of antioxidants in your diet is important for fighting the free-radicals involved in aging, cancer risk, and other degenerative diseases — as well as supporting a healthy immune system, and skin protection.