Wine Gummy Hearts – the Health & Beauty Benefits!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, hair loss, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

While I did not invent these amazing snacks – the discovery of them and sharing some of the health and beauty benefits of them could not be kept a secret!

Most know the overall general health benefits of red wine but do you know the benefits of drinking red wine for your hair? Red wine helps increase the blood flow to the scalp which helps to eliminate the occurrence of dandruff. It contains Resveratrol which has the capability to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The bioflavonoids help keratin growth and the antioxidant properties of red wine make it an ideal choice for rejuvenating and repairing damaged hair.

Gelatin is largely composed of the amino acids, glycine and proline, which many people don’t consume in adequate amounts as they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals and as a population, we don’t consume these parts as much anymore. These amino acids are needed not only for proper skin, hair and nail growth, but for optimal immune function and weight regulation. Other benefits of gelatin are it supports skin, hair and nail growth; it is good for joints and can help joint recovery.  It can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive tract and is a source of protein (not a great one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.

Now that you know some of these amazing benefits – let’s make Wine Gummies!

Wine Gummy Hearts Recipe!

1 cup wine (red, white or rose)
4 Tbsp gelatin (ex: Knox)
1/2 tsp stevia / sweetener (optional)
2 -4 Tbsp maple syrup

Note: The amount of maple syrup you use will depend on (1) how dry your wine is and (2) how sweet you want your gummies! You’ll have to taste it as you go and add more as needed.

In a saucepan, warm the wine on low heat. It is recommended to use a thermometer to make sure it does not go much above 90 degrees. Wine boils at 159 degrees Fahrenheit so you definitely wanted to keep it well below that so the alcohol wouldn’t burn off.

Add the gelatin one Tbsp at a time, and stir very well before adding more. After the gelatin has completely dissolved, add the other ingredients. Taste the mixture after adding each one – you’ll have to use your taste buds as a gauge for how much sweetener to add. Keep in mind that the more sweeteners you add, the less you’ll taste the flavor of the wine! These should be a little less sweet than a regular gummy bear … Sweeter gummies get eaten faster, and portion control is recommended for these to avoid getting drunk!

Once your mixture is ready, either use a spoon to fill a mold or pour the whole batch into a pan (for square cut gummies). It can be done it both ways and the hearts are pretty especially for Valentine’s Day!

Put them in the fridge to set. You don’t have to do this, but it speeds up the process. They’ll be the texture of Jello jigglers pretty quickly or if you want them to become the texture of gummy bears, let them chill for 2-3 hours. You can keep them in the fridge (or not) – they will not un-gel. ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of thinning hair, hair loss problems, scalp and/or health issues and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals,

Before using Gelatin in a recipe or as a supplement, check with your doctor or medical professional, especially if you have a medical condition. People with liver or kidney disease should not add gelatin or any other amino acid supplement without first consulting their physician. Getting too much of any one amino acid can throw the citric acid cycle out of balance, which can make the liver and kidneys work harder to eliminate toxins. ~ Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer

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Lavender Lemonade for Help with Headaches, Anxiety, PMS & Menopause

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Health and Wellness, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

By, Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

The smell of lavender. Calming, soothing and beautifully fragrant. This is a popular flower and essential oil that is commonly found in most households. Diffusing lavender in the evening is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day, and especially before bed, can have an overall calming effect, relieve nervous tension and can help aid in sleep.

Lavender is particularly great for women who are suffering from PMS or going through menopause. The calming scent of lavender helps to support the nervous system which can help relieve tension, stress or anxiety to help minimize hair loss. It also has estrogenic properties, which can support healing from low estrogen, support a good nights rest or bring balance during menopause. Lavender also has a positive effect in relieving headaches, migraines, and depression.

You can also gain the benefits of lavender by making this delicious lavender infused lemonade. Sip on this herbal elixir all day and feel the calming benefits this amazing herb has to offer.

lavender-lemonade
Ingredients:
• 1 liter fresh spring water
• 2-3 springs fresh or dried lavender
• 2 lemons, juiced
• 1 tbsp raw organic honey or maple syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients into a large jug and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the lemon and lavender to infuse the water. Feel free to add less or more sweetener, depending on your preference. Sip and enjoy!

 

 

 

D’MAZ Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of health issues or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals. Always consult your doctor before beginning or changing any diet or exercise programs. Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer License #2310R8 http://dmazsalon.com/about-denise-zingale-travis/

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Foods that can help you stay hydrated

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Health and Wellness, News, Nutrition, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness

Learn how you can use a fork or spoon to help get the fluid you need on hot summer days
By: Denise Zingale Travis, CPT / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Think hydration – and you probably think water, the body’s essential fluid. But did you know you can eat your H2O too? That’s when you choose foods that are high in water content. Some varieties of fruit and veggies are more than 85 percent water. On hot summer days, these foods, along with other fluids can help you stay hydrated. And there’s a bonus – Water-rich fruits and veggies can also help replace key minerals (electrolytes) which your body sheds when you sweat.

Enjoy a thirst-quenching menu ~ When the temperature rises, make a splash in your daily diet with these tasty ideas:

Fruit & veggie salad

Super salads ~ Watermelon, oranges, tomatoes, cantaloupe, berries, celery and cucumbers salads are all flush with fluid. These water-rich foods make great low-calorie snacks too!

 

berry smoothie pictureBerry-delicious smoothies. Add berries — fresh or frozen — to low-fat milk, almond or coconut milk. For healthy smoothie recipe ideas: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_smoothie_recipes

 

 

Summer salsa saladSummer salsas. These can be made from vegetables, fruits or a combination of both. Enjoy your favorite variety as a snack — dip into it with cut-up veggies or whole-grain pita chips. Or top grilled fish or chicken with it. Have a sweet tooth? Give orange or pineapple salsa a try.

 

Chilled soups ~ You can serve these as a light meal – or as an appetizer or dessert. Here are three cool and soothing options:

gazpacho soup pictureGazpacho. A summertime favorite that’s typically rich in tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and garlic.

 

vichyssoise soup imageVichyssoise. This creamy French classic is made with pureed potatoes and leeks. To keep it on the healthful side, use low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth. For an even creamier soup, stir in a little plain low-fat yogurt or low-fat sour cream.

 

Fruit Soup ImageFruit soups. Strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe puree nicely.

 

 

frozen grapes & berries imageFrozen nibbles. Freeze grapes or berries. Grab them for a quick and cold snack.

 

 

More hints on hydration
Perhaps you’re wondering, How much water do I need? Maybe you’ve heard it should be eight glasses a day. Actually, there’s no set amount that’s right for everyone.* Staying hydrated is important though so don’t wait until you are thirsty. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and sip from it throughout the day. (Be sure to wash your water bottle daily.)

Bored with the same old water supply? Give it a twist with one of these infused waters you can make at home.
14 infused water recipes https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381609768398883896/

 

 

Remember, heat can be a hazard
To learn more about safety in hot weather, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov. You can also check the weather and heat index in your area and see heat advisories at www.weather.gov. In hot weather, do keep an especially close eye on older people, people with health conditions and young children and make sure they stay hydrated. They’re at the highest risk of heat-related illness.

 

D’MAZ Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. *Hydration needs can vary based on health conditions you have and medications you’re taking. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of health issues or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals. Always consult your doctor before beginning or changing any diet or exercise programs.

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Changes in diet may cause hair loss

Written by: Admin Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Health and Wellness, News, testimonials, Tips, Uncategorized

December – January 2006 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal (East Edition)

Changes-in-diet-may-cause-hair-loss Changes in diet may cause hair lossBy Denise Zingale

This past summer I entered into a weight loss challenge.  I was not overly over weight but I definitely could lose some pounds and tone up.  Before starting my program I saw my doctor.  She was aware of my current diet and the vitamins and supplements I was already taking.  She advised me to….  (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)

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