Archive for March, 2010

Yes to Yogurt!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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Did you realize how very good yogurt is for you? It’s full of beneficial active cultures that help prevent bad bacteria from taking up residence in your body. Yogurt is also a great source of valuable nutrients such as calcium, protein, and vitamin B2. Yes, you heard right: Yogurt contains bacteria. But don’t worry, it’s good bacteria. The live cultures in yogurt inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Yogurt is cream or milk that has has been fermented with live bacteria at a consistently warm temperature. The milk attains a pudding-like consistency, and the lactose is converted to lactic acid. That’s what gives yogurt its slightly acidic flavor.

Yogurt can even help you keep your breath fresh! Chances are, you didn’t know that! Yogurt can help diminish the levels of sulfite responsible for bad breath so instead of popping another breath mint, treat yourself to a cup of tasty yogurt!

Even better, yogurt can be eaten in a variety of different ways. You can even make a delicious smoothie with some yogurt and fruits. Pull out your blender to make your own fruit smoothies using just a bit of fruit, yogurt, and ice. If you don’t have time for a smoothie, toss some nuts or fruit on top of your favorite flavor and eat up! Have you looked at the enormous variety of yogurt flavors available today at the grocery stores? Wow! There is bound to be something you love.

Here’s a recipe for a basic strawberry smoothie:

1 cup plain yogurt  (Dannon Light & Fit vanilla is tasty!)
1 cup strawberries
A handful of ice (crushed ice works best)

Blend thoroughly, pour in a glass, and enjoy!

Experiment with other variations, too. Mix in a chopped banana to mellow the tart sweetness of the strawberries, or spike it up with some blueberries. It’s hard to ruin a fruit smoothie! Mmmm! Did we get your mouth watering!? We’d love to hear about your favorite smoothie recipes!

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Spring 2010 Fashion Trends

Monday, March 15th, 2010

You will get some SERIOUS motivation to hit the gym when you peek at the current fashion trends for spring! You will also be EXTRA grateful for that laser hair removal treatment you’re getting at Belladerm because the current fashions will show off a LOT of skin! Give us a call to find out more about that if you are convinced that you just might need to try laser hair removal after this article! We currently have 15% off packages through April!

Boy Shorts/Hot Pants: Hemlines have crept up to shorter than short; in fact reaching the negative. Hot pants, boy shorts, and tap pants are all variations on this shorter-than-short style.

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High Dress Slits: Long slit skirts or maxi dresses in light, flowing fabrics that give a not-so-subtle hint of leg as one walks – or rather struts – along. In fact, they give more than a hint of leg. They show off the whole leg with the split reaching the top of the thigh.

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Sportswear Becomes Streetwear: We’ll all be looking to football for an injection of youthful tomboy cool into our wardrobes come spring. But while football is key, it’s not the only sportswear inspiration: we’ll also be looking to sports like baseball & hockey, tennis, scuba-diving, and dance.

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Jumpsuits: Every so often, one-piece styles of clothing have a revival. What started with bodysuits and leotards is now becoming a fully-fledged trend towards jumpsuits, playsuits, and rompers. As a unique style for Spring 2010, they won’t be for everyone, but they will offer more options than you’d think.

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Boyfriend Blazer: A slightly oversized jacket or blazer, sleeves rolled up, is the pinnacle of relaxed cool. And hey, it doesn’t require you to hit the gym, either!

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We’ll continue to keep you posted about current trends!

Happy March! Spring is JUST around the corner!

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