Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Think RED

24th February 2014

When thinking of foods to eat to improve the health of your heart—think red!

Red peppers protect blood vessels, prevent clots from forming, and reduce cholesterol

Pomegranates help reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries

Red kidney beans contain fiber that keeps the flood and digestive track flowing and helps lower blood pressure

Tomatoes protect all types of cells in the body, help reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure

Strawberries reduce inflammation and lower LDL (lousy)…

New Spa Treatments for 2014

19th February 2014

Guests can indulge without the calories in new spa treatment offerings such as a Nourishing Avocado Sea Mud Masque, Lakeshore Fig Scrub or the Blueberry Restorative Facial. And if that doesn’t satisfy the need for a nourishing boost, new anti-aging treatments such as the Vitamin C Renewal, Platinum Lift Facial or Renewal Manicure will help guests attain a youthful glow.

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Nourishing Avocado Sea Mud Masque (Signature…

Below are some helpful hints to keep your heart healthy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

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