Why Are Scandinavian Women So Beautiful – Could The Answer Be Hidden In A Lingonberry?
While some believe that Scandinavian beauty is all about gens, others speculate that it might have to do something with the clean soil, fresh air, sparkling clear water or simply Scandinavian food such as lingonberry.
If you wander what it is all about a stunning Scandinavian women having beautiful skin, you are not alone. For years, many questioned, how come the Scandinavian women can look up to 15 years younger without plastic surgery, some look almost ageless.
Finland is a small Scandinavian Santa Clause land, cold and dark in winter yet beautiful and colorful in summer with thousands of lakes, enormous amount of forests enjoyed by reindeer and bears. There are also small Islands that surrounds this Nordic country and old castles filled with Viking old stories. When it comes to nutrition or beauty secrets, Finnish forests might be just what you need to hear.
Finnish forests account for 86% of Finnish land area, especially famous for wild berries: strawberries, raspberries, bilberries, cranberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, gooseberry, red currant, cloudberries, white currant, rowanberries, rose-hip, blackberries and juniper berries.
As you know berries are otherwise not only tasty but also nutritionally rich and healthy. In Finland, berries are eaten almost every day for breakfast or as a dessert, mixed in shakes, added to pies, soups or jams.
During summer season, berries are picked by many Finnish families or individuals and enjoyed “at the very spot”, or picked and stored for the cold and dark winter. And, everyone, from a small child to a cheerful senior love berries in Finland.
Next to all those berries mentioned above, there is a berry Dr Oz talks about in his show which until recently not only Americans were not aware of, but even Dr Oz himself did not know anything about it, yet Scandinavians especially Finns have been enjoying benefits from it for years. The berry is called Lingonberry(in Finnish Puolukka)!
According to Dr Oz, lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) are new super foods to be put on your next shopping list. Lingonberries have high concentration of antioxidants, even higher than the blueberries. They also:
- Have a significant amount of vitamin E, Vitamin C, manganese
- Good source of fiber
- Kills bacteria
- Fight cancer
With low in energy and no saturated fat, lingonberries have great anti-aging properties.
In Dr Oz show, it was suggested to eat lingonberry jam mixed with ice and almond milk as a morning nutritious shake. In Finland lingonberry has been used traditionally as an accompaniment to meat dishes, porridges, and baked foods. Here is how Finns are using lingonberries:
- Fresh juice
- Lingonberry jam with blood pancakes
- Lingonberry jams with sautéed reindeer
- Mixed with bread
- Lingonberry tea – new Forsman Tea available @ Dream Tea Boutique
- In shampoo
- Summer pies
- And much more…
Good to know: as lingonberries contain natural shelf-life of pro benzoic acid, you can crash your lingonberries and it will store without extra conservative chemicals.
Whether or not lingonberries are the key to the famous Scandinavian beautiful skin, it is something yet to be discovered by you. Anyhow, it is worth trying. Start enjoying lingonberries as often as you can, they are healthy and tasty.
Original source: www.herbsnatura.com