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Increase cellular energy & boost your immune system

increase cellular energy with oxygen and nutrition

Can we starve germs out of our bodies?

Do you know just how important high levels of oxygen are?
Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological resources, which can result in ailments ranging from mild fatigue to life threatening diseases. Along with this lack of oxygen creates a breeding ground for nasty bacteria’s.

But … Oxygen can starve out any harmful bacteria, a germ or virus. It is NON-TOXIC, NATURAL & has NO SIDE EFFECTS. In fact, it helps HEALTHY cells get stronger, and grow faster.

Oxygen elevates your energy, increases your alertness and restores your get up and go. It helps revitalize, boost energy, mental clarity, and alleviate the effects of vigorous exercise, travel, altitude, poor air quality, and a night on the town.

This is good news for our health as it is the SECRET to anti aging.

… Along with the right nutrition that is easily absorbed and utilized well to balance all the bodily systems. This in turn will lead to great health.

Let’s take a look at the vital 8 nutrients to do that:

Spirulina … A blue /green alga, considered one of the most nutrient dense food known.
Moringa … Youth preserving effects of Zeatin can assist the aging process.
Maca … Can balance hormones and moods.
Acai … Rich antioxidant with high ORAC values. (oxygen radical absorption capacity)
Camu Camu … in a powder it can deliver 30-60 times more Vit C than a fresh Orange.
Wheatgrass … Powerful detoxifier and blood Builder.
Cacao Wonderful for longevity. Also the sulfur is a beauty mineral for strong nails and hair.

You put high levels of oxygen and nutrition well absorbed together and you will have a WOW! Factor.

You will have an abundance of energy along with a glow outwardly of youthfulness.

Introducing our new Oxygen and Nutrition Pack! For a limited time you can buy the CELL INFUSE Oxygen and 2x CELL INFUSE Super Greens for the special price of $79. Plus… you will receive a complimentary sample of Organic Moringa Tea when you order the Oxygen and Nutrition Pack.

Here are some of the benefits of drinking Moringa Tea:

  • Moringa TeaBalancing hormones and slowing the effects of aging
  • Balancing blood sugar levels
  • Protecting and nourishing the skin
  • Helping stabilize mood along with protecting heart and brain health.

 

Oxygen and nutrition for greater energy

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Acai – High Potency Antioxidant

Acai benefits for skin and hair

There is much be said about the Acai berry and for good reasons!!

Acai berriesThe fruit from Acai Palm tree is a small, black purple berry that is considered among the world’s most nutritious foods. This is because it has a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) value. Acai berries are rich in dietary fiber, monounsaturated (healthy) fats and phytosterols that assist to promote healthy digestive and cardiovascular health and can be known to assist weight loss. They have an abundance of essential fatty acids and essential amino acid complex and proteins that are essential for proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

health benefits of AcaiOne of the main skin and hair benefits of acai berries is the antioxidants which are known to be an aging beauty’s partner. Did you that Acai have higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries, pomegranates or grapes for that matter? It’s rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E so it’s going to revive your skin, heal damaged skin cells, and restore moisture. What we are all looking for and more.

Acai berry contains zinc which helps strengthens hair from the root.

The omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids are hard to find all in one fruit and all these vitamins and minerals helps keep our hair strong and also keep hair thinning. I can tell you my hair is soooo very thick – many people comment on how thick it is, particularly my hairdresser and thinning out is a must when it comes to style. Yes, Acai berry’s anti-aging qualities are not just skin deep; they can keep your hair looking and you feeling young.

Acknowledged Benefits:

  1. Supports aging processAcai powder Australia
  2. Improves circulation and cardiovascular functions
  3. Assists to normalize cholesterol levels
  4. Can improve vision
  5. Can help you to sleep more naturally
  6. Assists muscle building
  7. May assist weight loss
  8. For more beautiful skin and hair

 
CELL Infuse Super Greens with AcaiLook for our CELL Infuse Super Greens which has dense amounts of Acai for these and other amazing benefits.

Take one scoop of Super Greens, blend in coconut water with your favorite fruit (mango, banana, goji berries and almonds) and you have a super meal that will satisfy you for many hours.

By the way the pronunciation is: ah-sigh-ee – Enjoy now!!

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No Need for Needles To Get Skin Nutrients Like Hyaluronic Acid

nutrients deep into your skin with LifeCell

Do we need for needles to get skin nutrients like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A and other powerful nutrients deep into your skin?

It’s true, the skin’s upper layer – called the epidermis – is tough. (It is actually designed to protect the lower layers of your skin) So it’s no easy task to get vital nutrition in through this layer to where it is really needed. The layer that you are trying to reach is called the dermis, however most skin cream don’t achieve this.

LifeCell anti-aging cream provides skin nutrientsThe ability to reach this vital dermis area however is a powerful attribute of the formulation LifeCell Anti- Aging Cream I was attracted to initially. I realized it had a molecular structure that would penetrate through the epidermis down to the dermis (20 levels deep).

In fact, most skin creams only get a small percentage of their nutrients into your skin’s under layer, the dermis. The nutrients just can’t seep through because of this protective nature of the epidermis.

So instead of nourishing your skin, much of the nutrients in skin creams just sit on your skin’s surface and eventually get washed off. Many of the collagen-boosting, elastin-nourishing nutrients you smooth onto your face each morning when you apply your favourite skin cream don’t make it to where it counts

Many powerful antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate) along with other nutrients in LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream have the ability to go into your skin’s deeper layers.. So your skin can put these nourishing nutrients to use quickly, easily and effectively.

  1. Dithiolane-3-Pentanic Acid is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that combats the free radicals that cause wrinkles.
  2. Ubiquinone is classed as a super antioxidant that encourages Elastin and Collagen production which is vital for wrinkle reduction.
  3. Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline) has been hailed as the “ultimate Botox alternative” without using needles or any risk to the skin or muscles.
  4. Deanol is an effective firmness activator for firming skin and toning face muscles. It also lifts the eyelids for permanent improvement.
  5. Ascorbyl Palmitate contains Vitamin C that can also help stimulate Collagen production and reduce hyper-pigmentation.
  6. These are excellent ingredients that will work effectively on all skin types.

Squeeze a pea size amount of the LifeCell Cream onto your finger and apply it to the wrinkles on your forehead, face and neck. Use more if you need to. Rub it into the skin completely.

But here’s the beauty secret I’m excited to share with you… This product is formulated for men, women and all skin types, with powerful ingredients penetrating into the dermis.

SPECIAL OFFER – For a limited time you will receive a free gift when you order any product from the LifeCell Australia range. Click here to order now.

free gift with LifeCell Australia

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Doctor Oz Recommends Resveratrol For Anti-Aging

Dr Oz recommends Resveratrol

Dr Oz recommends ResveratrolAs I’ve shared before I’ve had a long-term passion & commitment to see natural solutions for our skin & organic nutrition for internal health become readily available – especially in the area of anti-aging so when I came across Dr Oz, many years ago promoting Resveratrol I became quite excited.

I think most of us would be aware that Dr. Oz is the Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon & professor at Columbia University; he’s an author and came to prominence on Oprah as a health expert addressing various health concerns & now has his own successful day show. He’s a great advocate for health and wholeness.

resveratrolHe has always promoted Resveratrol, an anti-aging supplement that has become increasingly popular over recent times. Supplements containing extracts of Resveratrol help to counteract the aging process every human has. Resveratrol also found in red wine, and has been found to increase your longevity and increase energy each day. Dr Oz said that to get all of the benefits without taking the Resveratrol supplement, we would have to drink over twelve bottles of red wine each day – ah!!!! How totally silly would we be.

He also stated that with the correct supplement and dieting, we could very easily live to be over 100, and with as much spark as somebody a quarter of our age. Now, is that getting you interested to know more?

Resveratrol anti-aging pills work by adding more strength to the cells.
Our cells become more efficient and faster to cure themselves.
To give your cells an extra boost, Dr. Oz suggests a resveratrol supplement.

LifeCell Collagen SupplementsHere’s a few benefits of our LifeCell Collagen Capsules, packed with Resveratrol:

  • Decreases odds of diseases related with age such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and even cancer
  • Diminishes the risk of diseases; especially heart disease
  • Increases vitality
  • Increases the longevity of our lives; which in turn makes us happier and more satisfied.
  • Assist in the rebuilding of Collagen.

Due to these new scientific findings, the Resveratrol anti-aging capsule has received lots of media exposure and has become one of the most popular supplements in the marketplace today to look younger and more youthful. The disease-fighting benefits of resveratrol are vast, along with great improvements to the skin particularly in the rebuilding of firmness and collagen to the face.

                                             

Resveratrol is a key ingredient in the LifeCell Collagen Supplements and right now we are offering special discounts when you buy two or more. Click here to find out more.

Here’s to a healthier you!
Judy & the LCA Team

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The Queen of Anti-Aging Vitamins

Anti-aging vitamin serum

Niacin - Vitamin B3Of all the vitamins out there – there’s one that stands out in keeping you looking young. Interestingly, you might have seen it on ads for things like digestion and athletic performance. Let’s leave your Iron Woman training aside for a moment though and see how great it can be for your skin – Niacin!

Around 7 years ago, I was doing some testing of people’s hearts and looking at their circulation. I would encourage those that required it to take niacin (niacinamide) and ubiquinone (CoQ10 Complex) and their heart health improved significantly in only a few weeks.

However, I also noticed another benefit that took many women by surprise. They developed a great sense of wellbeing and looked years younger. I was seeing first-hand how niacin rejuvenated their skin.

Here’s how it worksniacin benefits skin care

As we get older, our skin dries out. The epidermis and dermis layers become thinner, which leads to wrinkles. Meanwhile, UV rays from the sun oxidise our cells, leaving us with age spots.

Niacin intervenes by promoting the turnover of new skin cells. It repairs sun damage and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. All of that creates younger-looking skin.

Niacin repairs DNA, preventing the effects of aging at the source. You’ll generate new, healthy skin cells that replace older cells faster. It also dilates your capillaries which increases blood flow, delivering essential oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.

niacinamide for youthful appearanceAs if all that wasn’t enough, it boosts skin hydration. Niacin increases the production of ceramides – skin lipids that prevent water loss. Niacin is also known to cool inflamed skin.

When you use a product with topical niacin in it, you’ll notice your skin looking younger and more vibrant. In one study I read, 50 women aged 40 to 60 used a moisturizer with niacinamide for 12 weeks. It significantly improved fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, texture and red blotchiness.

To help you enjoy the benefits of niacin, we created Regenisis Vitamin Serum. It’s rich in niacin along with Vitamin B5, C, E and A, and organic bio-active extracts. This product has made such a difference to not only my skin, but many of our customers. People have found their skin smoother, more youthful and radiant.

Contact us to find out more or order it online. We’re sure you’ll be really happy with the results.

Here’s to a more beautiful you!
Judy & L.C.A. Team

Regenisis Vitamin Serum
Regenisis Plus Pack

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Don’t Be Scared to Go Green

green smoothies

Green drinks are great for your health, but many people are put off because they often taste like crushed grass. Given the time it takes to juice your own green drinks or the risk of guzzling pesticides from store bought versions, it’s easy to sail through life without this health changing drink. We really wanted to change that.

green smoothiesI’ve been juicing fresh organic greens for 17 years, since  cancer. Given some of the problems I’d just mentioned, I created a very tasty juice powder product in Organic form called CELL Infuse Super Greens… it’s a green drink that takes away all the things people hate about juicing. It’s quick to prepare, tastes great and has no nasty pesticides or chemical additives.

But it’s the health benefits that are really worth your attention.

benefits of green drinksThe first thing people notice is the fat loss. Cell Infuse Super Greens stops the ‘hormonal hurricane’ that creates fat in the first place. For instance, take the hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is released when you’re stressed, but as it floods the body, it produces ugly-looking belly fat. Super Greens counteracts this effect and helps reduce the bodily impact of the stress we all encounter each day.

However, the benefits go beyond just a leaner body. You’ll also notice brighter eyes, clearer skin and beautiful, lustrous hair that radiates good health. The anti-oxidants can also help combat cancer and the effects of ageing.

Check out CELL Infuse Super Greens if you haven’t already. It’s a real eye opener, especially if you’ve been struggling with stubborn belly fat. The secret to its deliciousness is that contains Cacao, Acai and Camu Camu.

Here’s the full list of ingredients and what they do for you…

Spirulina – A blue green algae, considered one of the most nutrient dense foods known.
Chlorella – Overall rejuvenation properties, contains Nucleic Acids which have been known to assist against the ageing process.
Moringa – Youth preserving effects of Zeatin can assist in delaying cell ageing.
Maca – Can balance hormones and moods.
Acai – Rich antioxidant with high ORAC values (oxygen radical absorption capacity).
Camu Camu – In a powder form it can deliver the equivalent of 30-60 times more Vitamin C than a fresh orange. Offers great immune support and clarity benefits.
Wheatgrass – Powerful detoxifier and blood builder.
Cacao – Wonderful for longevity, assists in regulating moods. Also the sulphur is a beauty mineral for strong nails and hair.

Usage: Take half a scoop to start then increase to a scoop a day.

Here’s what some health experts and customers have to say:

super-greens-testimonialKristin Day – September 28, 2015:
I am a Naturopath by trade and am setting up a business in holistic fertility coaching. My menopause symptoms disappeared after taking CELL Infuse Super Greens (after 8 years of hell) so I know how good it is for hormonal balance (especially with the Maca).

Adam Wallace – February 15, 2016:
This product is the best there is. I feel so healthy and full of energy. I have noticed since taking the CELL Infuse Super Greens that I have not experienced any sickness, which has felt wonderful. I mix my Greens each morning with a fruit smoothie which has also added that extra burst of nutrition to my daily diet. I highly recommend this product for both taste and health!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team.

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Top 3 Foods for all of the Benefits of Good Fats!

benefits of good fats

benefits of good fatsThis week I want to encourage and share with you why you MUST eat plenty of fat.  At the same time, not just any fat will do… some fats are no good at all, while others have health boosting and fat-burning amazing benefits. Here are three of my favourites that I personally eat just about every day.

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats as well as loads of vitamins (E, K and C to mention just a few). Not only that, but they pack a serious fibre punch, 5 grams in just a small half cup!

avocadoBetween the fibre and healthy fat content, you’ll have no problem being sufficiently satisfied for hours after enjoying a delicious avocado. Makes for a great addition to salads or as guacamole! Smashed avocado & feta is popular right now.

Great research is coming through now to ground the avocado stone as people with cancer challenges could have great assistance. Your skin will love it as avocado oil increases the amount of soluble collagen in the skin. This keeps your skin smooth and elastic, and eliminates the tiny fine lines around your eyes.

It also does an amazing job of retaining water in your skin, making it a great moisturizer. I love what I am hearing from the people using the CELL Infuse Body Custard with Avocado Oil in it. Sandra, one of our clients says: ‘In my last order I picked up CELL Infuse Body Custard, I first noticed how rich and silky it felt, along with a beautiful fragrance. As I continued with applying it each day all the dryness on my legs has gone. It looks like my skin on my legs did 15 years ago in my forties.’
I personally always put avocado in my protein shake, it helps to thicken, plus gives my husband and I all the health benefits.

eggs contain good fatsEggs are a great source of fat as well as high quality protein. Just make sure you don’t skip out on the yolk!  Why?  The yolk is by far the most nutritious part of the egg, providing over 11 vitamins and minerals including nearly 100% of the daily RDI of energy-boosting B12 from just 3 eggs daily. They are a great breakfast item, but of course they can be enjoyed at any time of day! This is one of the first solids I gave my girls as babies at 6 months. Egg yolk liquid, what a start in life they received, and in turn they both did it to our six grandchildren.

coconut oil health benefitsCoconut oil is one of the richest sources of perhaps the most beneficial fats known to man, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs have been shown to improve brain function, lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair health, and best of all, burns fat! I am putting Coconut Oil into so many of the CELL Infuse skin care products which clients love. The down side can be it may harden a little during the winter months, so be mindful of that. Simply activate to warm with your fingertips. Coconut oil is a hot topic in health and skin care. I use both internally and externally. It can assist in preventing diabetes, boosts your immune system, and can promote a healthy thyroid and more.

So for good health and less fat on the body look at these three foods daily, and enjoy!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team.

avocado and cacao mousse recipe

Directions

  1. Whiz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Scoop the mousse into small serving dishes, such as antique teacups and put in the fridge to chill for at least two hours.

OR this one incorporates Coconut Oil as well!~!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 heaped tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup or Rice Malt Syrup
  • Raspberries or blackberries to serve

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of hot water, then transfer to a blender with the avocado flesh and water and whizz until very smooth.
  2. Add the cacao powder and syrup and mix until completely smooth.
  3. Put the mousse into ramekins.
  4. Place in refrigerator for an 1 hour.
  5. Serve with berries and enjoy!!
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Remove Toxins From The Body

health benefits of magnesium

health benefits of magnesiumRecently I had a wonderful visit with my youngest daughter in Adelaide. Every night after story time she said to her boys, seven and five, `Mum will get your lemonade’. At first I was surprised because I knew they didn’t have any lemonade in their home. The answer?

She was giving them Magnesium – a nightly ritual in their home. I absolutely loved seeing my daughter do this for her boys!

Magnesium
has so many wonderful benefits. This is something my husband and I have done every day for years, usually at night, and I would encourage everyone to start their own nightly Magnesium ritual. For best results I recommend sourcing powdered magnesium for quicker digestion and better utilisation throughout your body.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, America is undergoing a Magnesium deficiency and we are no different here in Australia. Magnesium deficiency is increasing rates of heart disease, stroke, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, digestive problems, stress-related illnesses, and chronic fatigue. The importance of Magnesium to our bodies is huge – it is the second most abundant element in human cells and is accountable for over 325 enzymes. It helps to…

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve blood flow
  • Boost oxygenation

Magnesium is even more crucial for sports enthusiasts because it supports muscle and nerve function. Magnesium is known as an excellent de-stressing mineral levelling out excess adrenalin and helping to produce a calming serotonin.

epsom salts magnesium sulfateSomething else I truly love to do is add Magnesium to my bath water. Commonly called Epsom Salt, Magnesium Sulfate gives you a combination of Magnesium and Sulfate. These two minerals work together in a process called reverse osmosis to remove toxins from the body and build key protein molecules in your tissues and joints. The skin is a highly porous membrane, and an Epsom Salt bath gives you a double health benefit – first drawing out the toxins, and then helping the skin absorb the Magnesium and Sulfate. Sulfates are necessary for healthy skin, brain, joints and nerve tissue and help activate the pancreas by triggering the release of digestive enzymes.

How To Take an Epsom Salt Bath

how to take an epsom salt bathExperts advise that you need about 40 minutes to get the true benefits from an Epsom Salt bath. Run a warm bath, and try to use water that is filtered (non-filtered water is full of fluoride, dioxins, and heavy metals that can counteract the detoxifying benefits of Epsom Salt). The first 20 minutes are for pulling out the toxins, and the second 20 minutes are to let the Magnesium and Sulfate soak into your skin. Light some candles going and make the most of this time for you. Enjoy!!

Try it for yourself – the benefits are wonderful!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team

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Vitamin C and skin aging – the science behind it

Vitamin C for aging skin

Vitamin C is not just for eating!

Did you know Vitamin C is essential in combating the aging process on the outside of your body as well as the inside?


Vitamin C for skin careVitamin C is great for our skin in two ways
– it fights free radicals that cause skin to prematurely break down and sag – and – it is essential in the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin. An impressive array of clinical studies have demonstrated that treating your skin with topical Vitamin C can quickly rejuvenate aging skin – making it look smoother, younger and more vibrant.

The Science is this:

Free radicals are chemically unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which means they seek out other molecules with an unpaired electron to bond with. Free radicals wreak havoc on our skin because they ‘steal’ electrons from the molecules that make up healthy cell structures – including our collagen proteins. This causes the collagen to break down and causes the skin to sag, lose elasticity and firmness.

Vitamin CFree radical are very hard to completely avoid because they are just about everywhere – we are exposed to them through air pollution, diet, drugs, stress, smoking and even inflammation, excessive exercise and exposure to sunlight.

The good news is that nature has the answer in the humble Vitamin C which can neutralize free radicals before they get a chance to steal from your collagen. A potent antioxidant, vitamin c works by acting as an `electron donor’ – bonding with free radicals on a molecular level to neutralize them before they have a chance to damage the skin.

Vitamin C is also the very nutrient responsible for the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin – Collagen is a protein that essentially forms the framework that makes skin firm and smooth. We know as we age, the amount of collagen in our skin drastically declines. For this reason Vitamin C is an essential tool for improving collagen levels as we age.

CELL-Infuse-Regenisis-Vitamin-SerumWhich is why I developed the Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum here in Australia to include in the LifeCell Australia range. The first task in developing this wonderful anti-aging serum was to find the best Vitamin C available. Why? Because getting the right kind of Vitamin C for your skin is vitally important. Our cutting-edge form of Vitamin C, unlike others, is also lipid-soluble. This gives our Vitamin C the unique ability to penetrate deep into your skin and fight free radicals on a cellular level. Within days you will notice that Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum has given you – smoother, firmer, more supple skin – fewer fine lines and wrinkles – reduced dark spots and discolorations – a brighter, more radiant complexion – more even skin colour and tone – better overall skin health.

But Vitamin C is not enough on it’s own to fight against the signs of premature aging, which is why we have included in our Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum a range of carefully selected ingredients to support and enhance and unlock the magic of our fabulous Vitamin C. Vitamin B3 and B5 for firmness and increased elasticity, Vitamin E and A and some beautiful Pure Organic extracts to moisturise and de-age the skin.


citrus fruits containing Vitamin CWhy is it so important to apply Vitamin C directly to your skin?

While our skin naturally contains high levels of Vitamin C in youth our levels begin to decline as we age, and it’s hard to replenish. Vitamin C is water-soluble, which means most of the vitamin C we consume is rapidly excreted. This is why consuming Vitamin C is not enough; applying it directly to the skin has been shown to be the most effective way of improving collagen synthesis in the skin.

Good skin means better health

There is something else you should understand about caring for your skin – it’s not just a matter of looking good. Your skin is a protective barrier for your entire body, and its aging not only affects how old you look, but can also expose you to significant health risks such as infection, exposure to environmental chemicals and UV radiation. So it’s vitally important to keep your skin healthy! And research has shown that one of the very best ways to do that is with topically applied vitamin C.

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA TeamCELL Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum

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Is your salad dressing making you fat?

salad dressing healthy alternative

salad dressingThese days I consider myself lucky that my husband is our grocery-shopping guru. Which is great because when I do go into a supermarket there are some things that make me really mad – not because they are unhealthy – but because they really shouldn’t be!

So…salad dressings!

Last week I stopped off for an Italian seasoning packet – and it happened to be in the same aisle as a pretty huge range of salad dressings marketed as everything from gourmet to low fat and all natural. So of course, curiosity got the better of me and I started reading the labels… and I didn’t see one with a list of ingredients I would recommend!

And here’s why:


1 – Estrogenic Oils

EstrogenOils like Canola Oil, Soybean Oil and Vegetable Oil are called estrogenic (or oestrogenic) because they are full of inflammation-promoting Omega-6 fatty acids that lead to estrogen excess. This kind of hormone imbalance puts your body in a depressing cycle of storing and gaining weight – particularly around your middle – that can continue no matter how much effort you put into shifting it. Not to mention all the other things that go wrong when your hormones are out of kilter and all the other health risks that have been associated with estrogenic oils from breast and prostate cancers to the early onset of puberty in children.


2 – Trans Fats

trans fatsFats that began life as unsaturated oils but have been so processed they behave worse than natural saturated fats. Put simply, these are oils that have been so processed they contain trans fats, unsaturated fats that behave like saturated fats – only worse. Westerners were consuming these trans fats in everything from doughnuts and store bought cakes to margarine for years before it was recognised how bad for our health they were – increasing our bad cholesterol and risk of heart disease and contributing to type II diabetes and inflammation. They are so bad they are being phased out in both Australia and the USA. But they are not all gone yet, and while it’s easy to see we should avoid store bought cakes and doughnuts – it’s not so easy to see the health risks in a humble bottle of store bought salad dressing.


3) – Tricksters

extra virgin olive oilDon’t be fooled by labels that claim: “Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil”.  Sure, they’ll point that out on the front of the label because it sounds good and leads you to believe that it’s an extra virgin olive oil based dressing.  They can say that even if there’s only a drop of extra virgin olive oil in the bottle – and often that really is all it is. Have a look at the ingredients listed on the back and you will quickly see the same harmful vegetable oils listed first and extra virgin olive oil …way down the bottom. Is it unethical? Yes it is. Is it healthy? Certainly not. By the way – don’t forget to do the same ingredients check on the ‘all natural’ salad dressings in the supermarket refrigerated section because you will most likely find those same cheap, nasty oils listed there too!


4 – Bad Sugars

high fructose corn syrupMore often than not, in addition to cheap potentially harmful oils, store bought salad dressings are also loaded with sugar. Even worse, it often comes in the form of high fructose corn syrup – the absolute worst form of sugar available. If you research high fructose corn syrup it won’t take you long to see how widely it is used in processed foods and just how bad this massively processed sweetener is for your fat stores and your overall health. Check the label!


5 – Artificial Additives

artificial additivesAs if nasty hormone-hacking oils weren’t enough, most store bought salad dressings are plagued by a long list of artificial additives and preservatives. If you’re looking to avoid artificial chemicals in your food, simply put, you won’t have much luck with store bought salad dressings. My suggestion is to educate yourself, and a great place to start is Peter Taubert’s Your Health and Food Additives. My husband and I have worked alongside Peter and if you’re interested in knowing what effect food additives are having on your health, I can recommend his book.

So now you know why we NEVER buy bottled dressings.

Ever.

Most are horrible for you, and usually that includes the “all natural” versions too.

healthy salad dressingWhich brings me back to the Italian seasoning packet I went to the grocery store for in the first place. Getting the right food into your body doesn’t always have to be difficult. In the case of salad dressing it is okay to use oil as long as you choose the right one. At home we regularly enjoy our salads with a simple dressing made from a little Italian seasoning mixed with red wine vinegar and REAL extra virgin olive oil – it’s easy, delicious and absolutely healthful. So go ahead – drizzle a lovely oil-based vinaigrette over that salad leaf mix, dip some crunchy fresh vegetables in a lovely home made aioli – just make sure you get the oils right first!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team.