- Raspberries (as well as strawberries and blueberries) are packed with fiber, which keeps you feeling full longer (and—ahem—more regular). Plus they are packed with vitamin C, which is good for your immune system as well as your skin.
- Kale is a natural anti-inflammatory; it helps reduce bloat and it also revs up the metabolism because it is a flavonoid. Eat up!
- Oatmeal maintains blood sugar levels so you don’t crash and binge. Plus it’s full of fiber so it will keep you satiated.
- Low-fat yogurt not only has calcium, but it is also a probiotic that fights fat storage and prevents bloat.
- Almonds are packed with healthy fats that reduce food cravings while building muscle. Consider almonds the ultimate power snack.
- Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help bump up your metabolism so your body burns fat faster and more efficiently.
- Watermelon is—just as you expected—full of water (about 92% to be exact). It actually helps flush extra water from your system, which in turn reduces puffiness.
- Garlic is a magical thing. It helps reduce fat in the liver, it detoxifies and it lessens bloating. To maximize its benefits, take a few fresh slivers of garlic and sandwich them between two thinly sliced apple wedges and smear them with a little honey. Eat this before bed to reap all the benefits.
- Avocado is loaded with lots of healthy fats that burn fat while providing your body with energy.
- Quinoa is a magical whole grain that is packed with protein (11 grams for just a half cup) and fiber so it keeps you feeling full longer.
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l e m o n
promotes healthy weight-loss due to digestive aid and liver cleansing abilities · prevents acne · lessens anxiety · heals canker sores · helps neutralize fevers and chills · fights fatigue · freshens breath · heals hypertension · fights inflammation · boosts the immune system to fight bacterial and viral infections
o r a n g e
prevents the hardening of arteries · scavenges cancer-causing free radicals · lowers ldl cholesterol levels · relieves constipation by stimulating digestive juices · promotes healthy sperm production · lowers high blood pressure · prevents kidney stones · protects skin from free radical damage · lowers the risk of stomach ulcers · fights viral infections
l i m e
rejuvenates skin and reduces body odor · aids in digestion · prevents constipation by clearing the excretory system · help heal peptic and oral ulcers · the peel’s aromas help to relieve nausea and congestion (just scratch it and inhale!) · promotes eye health · aids in healthy weight-loss · prevents urinary disorders · prevents arthritis and rheumatism, diabetes, and cancer
g r a p e f r u i t
increases metabolism · prevents arthritis · scavenges cancer-causing free radicals in the body · helps lower bad cholesterol (consult your doctor before consuming if you are on prescription drugs) · prevents common cold and fevers · dissolves gallstones · enhances liver function and digestive processes · improves skin complexion
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reminder: be aware that although citrus fruit is very acidic, you should wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth in order to protect your enamel. the reason for waiting is to allow time for your saliva to neutralize the pH in your mouth, which prevents enamel softening and decay when brushed later. read more about it here. also, do not consume the seeds of any citrus fruits.
I found this cute and helpful photo on Pinterest. Good to know!