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5 Essential Spring Health and Beauty Tips

Spring is a time for renewal.  It's also time to shape up for summer. Here are a few healthful things I've tried that can help us get beach bod ready.

Make your own smoothies: With Jamba All Natural Smoothies, you make your fave Jamba smoothies at home. The smoothies are found in your grocer's frozen food section and come in Jamba's three most popular flavors: Razzmatazz, Mango-a-go-go, and Strawberries Wild.  Each pack is 120 calories or less and contains two, eight-ounce smoothies -- each with one full serving of fruit and 100% daily value of Vitamin C. Simply blend with apple juice and enjoy.


Try a detox diet: Blueprint Cleanse and Organic Avenue are a few popular juice cleanses.  I'm not a fan of liquid-only diets (I nearly went psychotic after trying the spicy lemonade Master Cleanse for a day), so it's a good thing these cleanses also offer a combo plan that includes healthy foods and juices.

Take a multivitamin: Nature Made's daily Skin Beauty and Wellness pack includes Lycopene, Biotin, and Green Tea and Alpha Lipoic Acid to prevent premature aging and keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong.  The pack also includes the recommended dosage of 400 micrograms of folic acid for women of reproductive age 18-45.

Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless burger
Go meatless: There are plenty of tasty meatless food options on the market that even non-vegetarians will enjoy.  For a balanced diet that includes whole grains and vegetables, incorporate yummy Veggie Patch veggie burgers, meatless meatballs, spinach nuggets, and falafel balls.  They're cholesterol free and high in protein.

Get physical: Change up your fitness routine or start a new one with fun, multi-purpose classes like SoulCycle, Zumba, and Nia dance.

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