You can run, skip, ab-crunch, power squat and burpee as much as you like, but you’re never going to get that bikini bod without the right diet. Here are 10 super summer foods that will help you get there. In Shanghai, finding what you’re looking for can be a chore, so to save time on shopping around for all these nutritious super foods, Kate & Kimi will deliver straight to your door.
Just 1 cup of these will meet 1/3 of your daily fiber and protein intake. Keeping you full and satisfied, this is a quick snack, just steam and top with sea salt. Suck the beans directly from the shell, this will give you the full delicious taste of the salt but also trick your mind into feeling fuller from seeing the empty pods.
Drinking green tea plays a key role in boosting metabolism. If you don’t like sipping this refreshing drink, try adding the powder form to smoothies and yogurts. As a powerful antioxidant, this beverage will help eliminate free radicals from the body and decrease your appetite.
High in fibers and healthy fats, this nutrient dense super-food will keep you full and help your liver detox naturally. It is a good source of L-carnitite that boosts metabolism. While we typically just slice and eat with salt & pepper, putting together a fresh bowl of guacamole to share with friends is a great way to add this into your summer meal plan.
One of the most nutritious nuts, almonds contains fatty acids that increase metabolism. While high in calories, it is a great source of dietary fiber. Sprinkle chopped almonds onto yogurt, use almond butter as a dip for sliced fruits, or make use of almond flour for baked goods.
A natural diuretic, asparagus is known to help break down and detoxify your body from the effects of food and alcohol. While it can be an acquired taste, summer time is a perfect chance to throw these on the grill for a smoky, delightful flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, wrap a few stalks in bacon or prosciutto.
We’ve all heard it, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and this rings true as apples have SO many wondrous health benefits. The high level of pectin, a soluble fiber, binds to metals and food additives to eliminate them. If you’re not a fan of the raw apple, grab some apple crisps instead of chips the next time you reach for a bag.
Losing weight doesn’t mean that you should be eating bland diet foods. Onions and garlic are brimming with sulfurous compounds that assist in breaking down fats. People just can’t get enough of the roasted garlic from Blue Sky Kitchen… it’s the perfect thing spread on crackers, added into dressings, and just popping right out of the pod.
Coffee is generally not considered a healthy drink because of its high content of caffeine. But it is a great metabolism booster and has been shown to increase metabolic rate as much as 11%. Coffee is a good source of antioxidants, which eliminate toxic substances from the body. Regular consumption increases energy level, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and helps in reducing depression. Try reaching for a cold brewed coffee for maximum taste & health benefits.
Incorporating ginger in your diet can boost metabolic rate by up to 20% in three hours. Ginger has anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It reduces stress and improves immunity, thanks to its antioxidant property. Drink ginger tea, add to smoothies, and begin incorporating it into meals during the week.
One of the healthiest (and most filling!) breakfasts to grab in the morning, oatmeal can raise your metabolic rate. High in fiber and protein, this will aid in digestion and give you the kick you need to start the day off right. In the summertime, grabbing a chilled overnight oats cup is refreshing and delicious.
Water is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most important this to remember for weight loss. Cut sugary beverages and stick to 8 glass per day to flush toxins and increase weight loss.
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