Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Brazilian Anti-Aging Superfood Secrets Uncovered

How Unique Nutrients from the World's Most Powerful Plants Promote Radiant Skin, Thick Glossy Hair, and a Youthful Glow

Brazil is known worldwide as a super model capitol.  Brazilian women are revered for their exceptional beauty, their smooth, glowing skin ... glossy hair ... and beautiful nails.  And Brazilian men are also renowned for their exceptional good looks.  Is the beauty of the Brazilians just a coincidence, some kind of lucky national trait?

Not surprisingly, the answer is no: The famous beauty of the Brazilian people is not a lucky coincidence.  The truth is, Brazilians feast every day on extraordinary superfoods packed with nutrients we simply don't get enough of.

Fortunately, this doesn't mean you can't also glow from the inside out—like a Brazilian.  All you need to know is exactly what these super-star nutrients are ... why they are so age-defying and beautifying to skin and hair ... and finally, the best and most effective way to find and use them.

What Are Brazilians Eating That Others Are Not?

When the highly respected and world-renowned integrative physician and anti-aging expert Dr. Al Sears visited Brazil 10 years ago, he was determined to find out why the Brazilians enjoyed such gorgeous, unlined skin, such lustrous hair, such long, strong nails.  He wanted to know what Brazilians were doing that others are not.

This question led Dr. Sears into an ongoing study of the Brazilian lifestyle.  And his research kept bringing him back to the food Brazilians eat.  Every day Brazilians have access to some of the most powerful plants and fresh produce on earth.  Brazilian markets are packed to the brim with foods and herbs we rarely see elsewhere.

Dr. Sears's research into the age-defying dietary habits of the Brazilians led him to the discovery of a rare and extremely nutrient-rich fruit.  This chocolaty-vanilla plant ripens during the rainy season, from January to April.  And when the harvest begins, there's a mad rush in every Brazilian market, restaurant, and street fair.

Fine restaurants and small cafés use the fruit to make different drinks, jams, dessert tarts and—a local favorite—ice cream.  This fruit sells out very quickly ... and then there's nothing to do but wait until next year.

This fruit is call cupuaçu: It’s better than chocolate. Brazilians love it for its unique chocolaty-vanilla taste. Fine restaurants and small cafés all over the country use it to make different drinks, jams, dessert tarts and ice cream.
You don’t have to go all the way to South America to get it. I’m developing a new formula that will bring cupuaçu to you, and it should be ready any day now. You’ll be hearing more about it soon.
In the meantime, look for cupuaçu at grocery stores that specialize in Brazilian foods. If they don’t have any of the fresh fruit on hand, look for it in the freezer section. When you find it, try this easy milkshake recipe…
  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of finely chopped lemongrass leaves, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 cups of milk in a blender.
  1. Pour the mixture through a strainer and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  1. For the rest, you need 1 cup of cupuaçu pulp. If you’re using frozen cupuaçu, be sure to defrost it a little first. If you’re using fresh, try blending it together with some ice.
  1. Separate the pulp into two glasses.
  1. Top them with the frozen lemongrass mixture and enjoy.
You can also get cupuaçu butter for your skin at your local health food store. I also use it in my mineral-based sunscreen called Solis, from my natural skincare line Pure Radiance. It combines cupuaçu and shea butter to soothe your skin and boost your antioxidant protection.

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