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Saturday, June 9, 2012

How Paula Abdul Stays Young at (Almost) 50!


 
Paula Abdul, the choreographer, singer and former American Idol judge, rose to fame over 30 years ago. She will turn 50 this month; here are some of her top beauty and health secrets.

Paula’s Comforting Green Drink
Drink this soothing, nutrient-dense beverage every morning or whenever you want a healthy snack. It will fill you up and help reduce inflammation.


Pomegranate Seeds
Paula has loved munching on pomegranate seeds ever since she was a kid. Packed with phytonutrients, these tasty gems are low in calories and can help keep your skin looking radiant and youthful. That’s because pomegranate seeds contain ellagic acid, which preserves collagen and fights free radical damage.
Eat a half-cup of pomegranate seeds each day to satisfy your sweets cravings and reap nutritional benefits. To avoid staining your hands, submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water and break it open to remove seeds.

Positive Thinking
Paula believes firmly in building confidence through positive affirmations. Post sticky notes with inspiring messages around your home – over your desk, on mirrors, the fridge, you name it. Here are a few of Paula’s favorite messages.
  • You can’t get to where you want to be unless you can accept where you’re at.
  • Whatever your plans are today, smile, say hello, and open the door for someone.
  • Just “Stick to it” – whatever your goals and dreams are for this day, this week, this year, this life.
  • What you don’t like, only you have the power to change.
  • If you avoid situations where you might be told ‘”No,” how will you get to your “Yes?” This so-called rejection process is part of success.
  • When taking care of others, don’t forget to nurture yourself. You cannot give if you yourself have been depleted.
  • Give yourself a quiet moment alone today and just breathe. Remember, there’s power in pause.

Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation contributes to the deterioration associated with the aging process. Paula suggests trying one or more of the following to reduce inflammation in your body:
  • Take omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Eliminate or, at least, cut down on alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.
  • Try to adhere mainly to a plant-based diet.
  • Replace refined sugar with healthy sugar substitutes, such as stevia.
  • Increase your vitamin B12 intake with a supplement or B12-rich foods, such as poultry, seafood and eggs.


Supplements
Paula is the paid spokesperson for the Fembody supplement line, designed specifically to meet women’s health and beauty needs.
Paula loves the Fembody Nutrition Hair, Nails & Skin Activator that contains an array of nourishing ingredients including bamboo extract, a rich source of silica, an essential nutrient in keeping hair and nails healthy. Other beauty-boosting ingredients include vitamin B-complex, calcium, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea extract, and lutein. Paula also takes Fembody’s Advanced Bone Activator with AlgaeCal®, a plant-based source of calcium that’s easy for your body to absorb so your bones stay strong.

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