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Mulled Red Wine: Keeping it Cozy During the Holiday Season

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

First things first.

Can we talk about my new plaid mugs? OMFG, right?!

And only two are shown…you should see the other two.

I’m super into plaid, plaid, plaid & more plaid, so these babies will also be used year-round.

Oh, & filling them with warm red mulled wine def makes them 10 x cuter.

Yes. Warmed. Red. Mulled. Wine.

So good. So different. So easy.

It takes a minute to make & it’s only four ingredients.

Plus it provides a nice lil’ buzz.

‘Tis the season, right? ; )

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

http://theglitterguide.com/2013/12/03/recipe-file-mulled-wine/

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

 + Mulled Red Wine Ingreds:

<< 1 bottle of red wine

<< A handful of whole cloves

<< A couple of cinnamon sticks

<< Zest of an organic orange

+ Directions: simmer all ingredients over low-medium heat for ten minutes. Strain & pour into mugs. Garnish with the zest of an orange. Mandatory: drink in front of a fire. K?

Woo-hoo.

The perf at home cocktail.

Mulled red wine + Real Housewives + a blazing fire= these are a few of my favorite things.

Cheers!

xx.Lauryn

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for weight loss.

Mulled Red Wine: Keeping it Cozy During the Holiday Season

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness.

Sup Antioxidants

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Breaking news: antioxidants are everything. Like really, everything.

FYI: if you haven’t done your antioxidant research then pull your head of your ass & get with it!

I definitely was shocked when I researched these babies.

It all started when I ran into a lady who had absolutely amazing skin. Like you know that glowing, dewey insane skin? Ya. On her face, neck, arms, etc.

I asked her how the F her skin was so amaze.

She said two things: SPF ( duh! Wear it every second of every day ) & antioxidants.

When I went to the health store to grab my A.O.’s, the women commented on how smart ( blush ) I was to being taking antioxidants that were anti-aging. This further clarified why incredible skin lady looked so young.

Preventative measures, peeps!

Because duh, who doesn’t want to preserve their youth?!

I’m not too big on taking a bunch of vitamins ( << more here ). I really try to eat them.

And I also try to eat loads of antioxidants ( blueberries, dark chocolate, red wine ; ] ). But after talking to this lady for thirty minutes, I found that while they’re several antioxidant enzymes that the human bod produces naturally, there’s many antioxidants that your body misses out on ( sometimes the food isn’t enough either ).

Oh, and as far as WTH antioxidants do: “the main function of antioxidants is to remove the free oxygen radicals that form as byproducts of the biochemical reactions occurring in the body. If not removed, these free oxygen radicals can cause cancerous growths in the body. If left alone, the free radicals can cause severe damage to cell walls, causing irreparable damage to the organs. They also have the capability of altering the genetic material within the cells and other cell structures. Such sustained damage can lead to serious diseases. The antioxidants can destroy free radicals before they have a chance of causing harm to the body and are useful in the prevention of cancers, strokes, and heart diseases. It has been found that natural antioxidants work to do the job of neutralizing free radicals quite effectively. All in all, most experts agree that the best way to give the body protection from free radicals is to consume a variety of antioxidants.”

Free radicals are the devil. And antioxidants are their arch enemy. Read this for more info.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Anyway so here’s my list of what I’ve been taking daily:

<< Alpha-Lipoic Acid: alpha-lipoic acid is in spinach, broccoli, & potatoes. This also helps with memory loss big time…and well, I do lose my keys, phone, mind every second.

<< N-Acetylcysteine:this helps body to defend off sickness. It’s also “derived from the simple amino acid cysteine, provides significant protection against a broad array of modern toxins. These include acrolein (found in cigarette smoke and auto exhaust), paraquat (a toxic herbicide), and the side effects of cyclophosphamide, adriamycin (both anticancer drugs) and halothane (an anesthetic).” So forget the flu shot, I’m just taking this! Click here to read more.

<< Resveratrol: oh hey, red wine. This antioxidant is in peanuts, berries, & wine. That sounds like a delicious combo to me ; ). Anyway I take this because “resveratrol affects the activity of enzymes called sirtuins. Sirtuins control several biological pathways & are known to be involved in the aging process.” Find out more here.

<< Selenium: this little sex kitten antioxidant is found in meats and seafood. “Major benefits of selenium have been found to improve the immune system against bacterial and viral infections, against cancer cells & shingles. One of the major nutritional benefits of selenium is increasing the HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol for a healthy heart. For skin care, selenium’s antioxidant properties regenerate vitamins E and C, thereby decreasing the aging of skin.” For more info, click here.

<< Turmeric: since my neck’s been so inflamed, this has become my new bestie. Research shows that turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant properties. I also add turmeric in my homemade juices but typically it’s not enough. I also love cooking with turmeric. I take two of these a day because they’re just so bad ass.

Note: choose antioxidants that are right for you. Talk to a herb doctor or go to local health food store. Do your research. These are my picks because they work for me.

- Lauryn.xx

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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Add Ice to Your White Wine. Trustttt Me.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Shocker: I love wine. Let’s be honest: I mean, enjoying a beautiful, pricy glass of a Bordeaux 2007 vintage while I’m staring off into the sunset is my favorite hobby ever…

Uhhh…reality check! How often does that scenario happen? BA!

*sigh*

Life is cray, so when it comes to wine I’m not too much of a snob. For instance, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio gets the job done; it’s light, crisp, & delish.

Next time you’re sippin’, try this: add a bunch of ice/reusable ice cubes to your white wine.

Why? Because it takes longer to drink, you’ll consume less [ meaning less calories/sugar/carbs ], & adding ice promotes hydration [ ice= water= no hangover= winning ].

Cha-ching.

Unless you’re a profesh wine sommelier, this tip is the.best.evs. Esp for the holidays.

Cheers!

Love.L

P.S. Check out The Skinny Confidential on Giuliana Rancic’s website, Fab Fit Fun!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

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