Anti-Aging Snacks For The New Year

The new year is a perfect opportunity for those who want a fresh start. You may have tried to make a change in the past, but then decided to postpone it until next week, or maybe even next month. Next thing you know, it is months later and you never accomplished the goal you wanted to achieve so long ago. Now is a great time to sit down and plan out goals and lifestyle changes that you want to make this year, and actually work to accomplish them! 

 A lot of New Years Resolutions include changing one’s diet in order to achieve the body that they have been dreaming of. But, have you thought about changing your diet to foods that help fight your skin’s biological clock? It is important to make healthy choices and choose foods that nourish not only our body, but our skin as well. So, what foods can you eat that benefit both your body and your skin?

1. Berries

It is no surprise that collagen is important in order to maintain a fuller and younger appearance. Berries, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which both aid in collagen formation. Snacking on berries will help produce more collagen, which we produce less-and-less of as we get older.

2. Nuts

Nuts not only keep you feeling fuller, longer, but they can also help with anti-aging. Nuts are a great source of antioxidants, and minerals, which provide numerous benefits for our immune system, body and even skin!

3. Low-Sugar Snacks

Having excess sugar in your diet can make you age faster than you’d like. It can cause chronic inflammation and contribute to wrinkles as well. Instead of going for the chocolate cake, try going for low-sugar snacks, such as carrots, celery or crackers. This will help regulate your sugar levels when you are craving a snack.

4. Oily Fish

Fish is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help your skin stay firm. Fish, such as salmon, white fish and tilapia, are high in Vitamin D, which helps your immune system, cancer prevention and gives you the same benefits of being in the sun (in a way that is much better for your skin). 

5. Greek Yogurt

Keeping your immune system in good shape will help prevent breakouts and skin issues. Yogurt serves the same purpose of a probiotic and regulates the absorption of nutrients from your gut. 

 

Think Pink This October With H&H Science

As we are a locally owned and operated company, we wanted to do something to give back at a local level this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

The Mary Grace Memorial Foundation was founded in the spring of 2005, soon after Mary Grace, a young mother of three children, lost her battle with breast cancer. This organization was founded to memorialize Mary, and to also raise money to help members of this community who are battling any form of cancer. Since it’s inception, it has assisted nearly 400 families with their fight against cancer by providing financial assistance when it was most needed. 

This is truly an organization that brings the community together for the greater good. They hold an annual Race With Grace, a 5k run and run walk. The 13th annual Race With Grace took place on September 17, 2017, where there were 1,400 participants.

From now until October 14th, we will give 10% of every purchase made at H&H Science to the Mary Grace Memorial Foundation. Also, purchase $250 or more and we will give you a FREE PINK Sonic Facial Cleansing Device. 

 

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Today Is The Day: Tips From My Trainer

Hi everyone!

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My name is Kim Kessler. I am a personal trainer and nutrition counselor at Hutch Sports in Medina, Ohio.  I am extremely passionate about working with women (and girls) of all ages.  I want to empower women to believe in themselves and be the best version they can be throughhealthy eating and strength training.

As women, it is harder for us to build and maintain muscle.  We have more of the hormones that cause us to hold on to fat.  With that, we also have low levels of testosterone, the hormone that assists in building muscle.  When we reach the age of 50, we begin to lose 10% of our muscle mass each decade.  To combat this, we need to strength train and consume enough quality protein. Strength training also helps maintain bone density, in order to prevent osteoporosis.

In regards to nutrition, eating protein with every meal is important, as it helps to maintain muscle and will keep you feeling fuller, longer. Aim for 20-30 grams of protein per meal. Protein includes your meats, seafood, eggs, tofu, beans, and peanuts.

Secondly, NEVER skip breakfast!  It is important to get your metabolism going again in the morning after a night of sleep.  Try to eat frequently throughout the day with small, controlled meals. Do not go more than four hours without eating.  If you eat your three main meals throughout the day, you can enjoy two protein based snacks.  A great snack can be greek yogurt or hummus.

Make sure you are drinking enough water.  Every metabolic process in our body requires water.  If you are dehydrated, you will hinder the weight loss process.  Research shows that individuals that drink two cups of water before their meals consume 75% less calories than those who do not.

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You need to move!  Every day you should do 30 minutes of physical activity.  Go enjoy a walk, ride a bike, or jog.  Add strength training 2-3 times a week.  The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn.  Some women worry that they will “bulk up, which is not the case.  Genetics prevents this “bulk,” as we simply do not have enough testosterone to build huge quantities of muscle mass.  You will tone your body and get healthy in the process.  You can begin strength training by doing body weight exercises, then progressing to dumbbells.  Once you begin, you will actually look forward to exercising because you will love the way it makes you feel afterward.  I always hear people say that they are too tired to exercise.  I make sure to tell them that when you start exercising, you will be less tired!

According to a Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best day is today.”

So with that being said…make today that day!


I know we all need a treat once in awhile.  Here my recipe for Protein Brownies!

Protein Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • ‌6 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder (I use UMP because it has zero sugar and 4g of carbs. Plus it tastes great!)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash 6 overripe bananas. Mix mashed bananas with the other ingredients and pour into a greased 8×8 in. pan.  Bake for 30 minutes*.  Enjoy.

*Baking time may vary

 

If I can ever be of assistance to you on your journey to better health and fitness, please reach out to me at 330-310-0523.

-Kim Kessler

Vitamin C Shopping Spree

Vitamin C is one of the most important micronutrients, as it benefits your immune system, reduces your risk of heart disease and prevents wrinkled and saggy skin! It is recommended that you consume at least 65 to 90 mg of Vitamin C per day. It is found in numerous tasty foods, making it that much easier to eat something good for not only your body, but your skin as well.

In order to keep it short and sweet, the following are just a few of the foods that are high in Vitamin C, and can also be added into recipes to make delicious and healthy meals:

Kale: Just one cup of kale contains 134% of the Vitamin C you need daily. This dark, leafy green is perfect to add to your salads.

Berries: Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are all packed with Vitamin C, with strawberries containing the most. There is 17% of the daily Vitamin C you need in just one strawberry, therefore you only need six to get enough for the day!

Kiwis: Kiwis contain 64 mg of Vitamin C per fruit, meaning just one kiwi will get you the daily recommended amount of the important micronutrient.

Bell Peppers: Colored bell peppers contain 183 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of peppers. This is more the 3 times the amount that is recommended per day.

Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits and oranges contain the same amount of Vitamin C, while lemons and clementines deliver a lower amount (roughly 60-75% of the recommended value).

Broccoli: Broccoli is packed with antioxidants AND Vitamin C. One cup of chopped and steamed broccoli contains 135% of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

Try these recipes for a meal packed with Vitamin C!

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

The Vitamin C Salad

  • 1/4 head of lettuce (either iceberg or Romaine)
  • 1 cup of fresh kale
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • Small handful of pepitas
  • Feel free to add clementine slices and Raspberry or Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Of course we all know that taking care of our skin with a daily regimen that includes protecting, repairing, treating, brightening, exfoliating and stimulating our skin is an important way to produce and maintain a beautifully radiant appearance. It is no secret that following this regimen and using skin products that work with your skin type is important, but did you know you could be doing more to help your skin? Vitamins work from within to help boost your appearance on the outside. Not only do they help with certain skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, but some also can also help the effects of other health concerns such as diarrhea, digestion and yeast infections. 

H&H Science offers five different vitamins and supplements, all of which are vegetarian capsules, meaning they are more readily absorbed than a tablet. Our vitamins are also GMP certified and therefore, meet the highest quality manufacturing standards. The right combination of vitamins and minerals in our supplements help in protecting against a plethora of skin and health conditions. In order to find which vitamins are best for your skin concerns, follow our helpful vitamin guide. 

Vitamin Guide

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Anti-Aging: Our revolutionary Anti-Aging Formula is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to promote skin radiance and helps maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.*

In addition to providing antioxidant protection, anti-aging benefits vary and may include*:

  • Supporting collagen and elastin production
  • Increasing or normalizing skin cell turnover
  • Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Speed the healing process of blemishes
  • Hydrating and Plumping the Skin
  • Protection from harmful UV Rays​ 

Biotin.pngBiotin: H&H Skin Science Biotin 5,000 mcg (5.0 mg) tablets support healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function. Biotin functions as a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside it’s role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes healthy immune system function and plays a critical role in skin health.*

 

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Clear Skin: Having clear skin begins beneath the surface where topical products can’t penetrate. That’s why the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin provides the nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the internal cellular level. They are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues.  This unique supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, and helps fight signs of premature aging and by combatting the visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity.*  

DailyDefense.pngDaily Defense: H&H Science’s Daily Defense Vitamin harnesses the natural and powerful antioxidants in Polypodium Leucotomos extract to help preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Both UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin, resulting in older-looking and less resilient skin. This damage can cause wrinkles, thickening, dark spots, enlarged or broken blood vessels and more.
Taken orally once per day, natural Daily Defense Vitamin can help you maintain more youthful looking skin. Daily Defense is not a sunscreen and should be used in addition to topical sun protection. 

 

ProbioticVitamin.pngProbiotic: The H&H Science Probiotic Vitamins are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy skin and optimal digestive health.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with over 3.7 Billion CFU’s as well as all of the necessary strains of good bacteria. It works from the inside out to normalize your digestive tract and strengthen your immune system. *

This unique supplement provides the following benefits*:

  • Improves Acne
  • Provides Wrinkle Prevention and Anti-Aging
  • Strengthens the Skin Barrier
  • Moisturizes and Protects Against Sun Damage
  • Improves Inflammatory Skin Conditions that include Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Helps Alleviate Allergies, Diarrhea, and Infections
  • Prevents Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colitis and Crohns Disease
  • Maintains Digestive Health and Strengthens Immune System

 

Since you made it to the end of this blog, I will let you in on a little secret. All FIVE of our vitamins are on sale beginning tomorrow, August 8th, until Thursday, August 10th. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.