Water Splashers: Blueberry & Orange

Hello Storm Chasers!  Today I would like to share a tasty fruit infusion that will not only make your mouth water, but will also make you look and feel great too!  Below you will find 10 health benefits of each superfruit as well as a special treat from me to you – 10% off your very own Teami Tumbler!!! 🙂  Oooo yes!!!  Be sure to check out this amazing company and their products at teamiblends.com.  They have beautiful tumblers that are super stylish and make it so easy to take on the go!  Enjoy sipping on this delicious fruit combination and I’ll see you back here next time for another water infusion surprise!

 

 

 

 

[10 Health Benefits of Blueberries]

  1. Combat aging by reversing damage caused by toxins and free radicals.  They also help defend against dangerous pathogens.
  2. Boost brain power by protecting the brain from degeneration, neurotoxins, and oxidative stress.
  3. Fight cancer through their gallic acid-rich properties.
  4. Support digestion due to their natural source of soluble and insoluble fiber.
  5. Promote heart health based upon some research that regular blueberry consumption can help prevent heart attacks as well as lower blood pressure.
  6. Benefit the skin due to containing resveratrol, which is proven to reduce damage from over-sun exposure.
  7. Aid in weight loss due to being low in calories, low on the glycemic index and high in fiber, which overall can help in losing weight!
  8. Can help fight against urinary tract infections by containing substances, like cranberries, that can prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of the urinary bladder.
  9. Can help reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise, which may minimize soreness and reduction in muscle performance due to cellular level damage.
  10. Can have anti-diabetic effects based on research that suggests anthocyanins can be beneficial in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.

 

[10 Health Benefits of Oranges]

  1. The Vitamin C in oranges has been found to boost immunity, promoting white blood cell production.  As a result, this helps in strengthening the immune system to combat viruses and other pathogens.
  2. Once again, the Vitamin C contained in oranges is excellent in rejuvenating the skin.  It helps in combating skin damage and if very effective in improving skin elasticity and wrinkle reduction.
  3. The pectin found in oranges has been shown to reduce cholesterol due to its ability to trap it and eliminate it from the body before the bloodstream can absorb it.
  4. Sources have reported oranges have a healthy effect on the heart due to containing flavonoids that can protect against heart disease.
  5. A study published in the American Journal of Nutrition reported that the high content of Vitamin C helps reduce joint inflammation and can protect against rheumatoid arthritis.
  6. Oranges contain citric acid and citrates, which sources have reported can help in preventing kidney stones.
  7. The high content of fiber and Vitamin C both help aid in weight loss, due to their ability to curb hunger and burn fat through the conversion of glucose into usable energy.
  8.  Oranges contain the compounds, hesperidin and naringenin, that fight free radicals and may help in preventing certain types cancer.
  9. Oranges can keep eyes healthy due to being rich in beta-carotene and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, all that have been shown to protect against chronic eye diseases.
  10. Research shows that oranges can fight against aging due to Vitamin C that is an essential antioxidant in preventing premature skin aging.

 


For detailed nutritional information and research about the health benefits for both of these amazing fruits, please check out the links below:

[Blueberry Health Research]

10 Proven Health Benefits of Blueberries – Authority Nutrition

7 Health Benefits of Blueberries – Dr. Axe

Blueberries and Your Health – United States Department of Agriculture

 

[Oranges Health Research]

Oranges 101: Nutrition Fact and Health Benefits – Authority Nutrition

Oranges: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information – Medical News Today

Top 10 Health Benefits of Oranges – Top 10 Home Remedies

Happy Halloween! | Downloadable Activity List

Happy Halloween UTT Fans!  As promised, I designed my very own Halloween Top 10 List…just for you all!  Y’all gave me so much positive feedback from the Fall in Love post, that I felt inspired to create this little gem for you to enjoy!  As we end and celebrate this last day in October, have a safe and pleasant Halloween and remember to find things that inspire you and spark your creativity!

Much Love,

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Artist Spotlight: Marion Bolognesi

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To all those who appreciate the beauty and wonder a fabulous piece of artwork can bring, here’s a little beauty I stumbled upon and decided to share with you.  This piece titled “Watercolor Faces” was inspired and created by Marion Bolognesi.  Bolognesi is an artist and designer who pursues her artistic inspirations out of New York City where she currently works and resides.  Based upon what I’ve read about her, Bolognesi’s paintings evoke strong emotion through her use of vibrant and complementing color schemes which favor well to people who admire her work.

I would have to say that her effective use of white space along with the watercolor is what drew me to this piece.  Whatever technique Bolognesi infuses into her paintings, it certainly emits her passion for beauty and appeal to the eyes.  If you would like to view more of Bolognesi’s work click the photo above and check out her website.

It’s been a real treat to share this with you as well as discover a talented artist, so if you have something neat you would like me to feature in my next post, connect with me by giving me feedback in the Feedback Hub.

Much Love,

Tempest

Crafty Corner: Crocheting with Tiara Thornton

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Happy Easter my Crafty Bunnies!

Get your crochet hooks out because I want to share a book that just released today on AMAZON.COM for the Kindle.  As you already know, I am passionate about anything artsy and this book falls into my crafty radar!  I am particularly fond of this book because the author, Tiara Thornton, is my sister and company owner of Sassy Curls which strives in “helping women embrace their individuality, value their self-worth, and discover their dreams”.

Tiara is a lifestyle blogger who inspires everyone to live life purposefully and put love in everything they do.  She’s a true inspiration to me which is why I encourage you to help support her first published book and show her your love!

Check out her blog at Sassy Curls for more of her inspiring work and buy her book!

Much Love,

Tempest