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Could The Answer Be Lingonberry?

Why Are Scandinavian Women So Beautiful – Could The Answer Be Hidden In A Lingonberry?

 

If you wonder how come stunning Scandinavian women have beautiful skin, you are not alone. For years, many have questioned how come Scandinavian women can look up to 15 years younger without plastic surgery; some look almost ageless.

 

Lingonberry Benefits

In addition 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
  • Are a good source of fiber
  • Kill bacteria
  • Fight cancer

While low in energy and with no saturated fat, lingonberries have great anti-aging properties.

In Dr Oz’s 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
  • Jell-O
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Mixed with bread
  • Lingonberry tea made from Lingonberry leaves
  • In shampoo
  • Summer pies
  • Yogurts
  • Liqueurs
  • And much more…

Good to know: as lingonberries contain natural shelf-life of pro benzoic acid, you can crush your lingonberries and you can store them without requiring any extra conservative chemicals.

Whether or not lingonberries are the key to the famous Scandinavian beautiful skin, it is something yet to be discovered. Anyhow, it is worth trying. Start enjoying lingonberries as often as you can, they are healthy and tasty.

 

reprint from Herbs Natura          http://www.herbsnatura.com/healthy-herbs/lingonberry 

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