Friday, 26 August 2011

Acai Berry - Nature's Super Food!

The Acai Berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a fruit found in a specific type of palm tree deep in the Amazon Jungle of Brazil.  The Acai Berry is often known as the Beauty Berry due to its intense anti ageing properties.  It is a nutrient rich berry packed full of antioxidants that kill off the free radicals that contribute to the ageing process.  These high antioxidant levels also help in fighting any cancerous cells in the body, thus helping to reduce the possibility of any cancer attack. The superfood is packed so full of vitamins that its health benefits are astounding scientists all over the world.  Containing omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, fibre and iron just to name a few it is easy to see why this magic berry is gaining such popularity.

Research says that the Acai Berry is very helpful and beneficial to those suffering from hypertension and diabetes, especially in people who have a difficult time controlling their blood pressure and blood sugar levels.  Reports also suggest that the berry helps in the reduction of any inflammation; improvement in the functioning of the heart, increased blood circulation in the body and in addition to all this, improved vision.  

Overall some of the most prominent benefits people report are an increase in energy levels and weight loss.

Acai Berries are mainly available to consumers in the form of capsules, powder or juice.  It is important to buy the produce from a reputable company that does not heavily process the contents removing the goodness.

So if you want to improve your overall health and vitality, the Acai Berry could be just what you are looking for....your body will love you for it!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Cove Spa's Mixed Spice Tea

Cove Spa understands that finding the balance in life can be a constant challenge and our bodies are forever combatting the effects of seasonal weather changes, fluctuating hormones, nutritional deficiencies and general stress to name a few.   It is this constant balancing act that calls for the need to ensure we stay grounded on a daily basis.  One of the best grounding rituals ever discovered comes from an age old tradition....The Art of Herbal Tea.

Herbal Tea is an ancient tradition that dates back to the Ayurveda texts of ancient India.  These texts are more than 6000 years old and document the use of herbs for curing disease and maintaining health.

Whilst Western Medicine is a godsend for illness and disease and should not be replaced without medical advice, it is always pleasant to indulge in the natural world using indigenous ingredients to let our bodies heal and repair.  For these reasons Cove Spa have carefully chosen specific ingredients to create their own Mixed Spice Tea to provide you with a powerful range of therapeutic benefits.

This delicious spice not only offers potent antioxidants and antimicrobial activity, but may also provide benefits for diabetics by reducing blood glucose levels. Cinnamon also helps to stop the growth of fungi such as Candida, protects against heart disease, and provides iron, calcium and manganese. Research suggests that the scent of cinnamon may boost brain function as well.

This super-spice contains a broad array of beneficial compounds, including beta-carotene, capsaicin, curcumin, and salicylate. In addition to being a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, there are indications that ginger can reduce nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for arthritis sufferers.

Cardamon has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

Cloves provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. They are also a source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium.

Note: Not to be taken when pregnant.

Join us in making Herbal Tea your new daily ritual and win the balancing act by sipping your way to exceptional health!  We are loving it! 

Available for sale at Cove Spa 125gms $19.95