OLIVE OIL: Cooking with olive oil has been proven to decrease the risk and prevent the severity of certain inflammatory diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. YOGURT: This creamy snack aids in digestion, promotes bone health, is an excellent source of protein, and protects against heart disease.
BERRIES: If you want to eat any fruit pick a berry! Berries have the lowest amount of fat and carbohydrates than any other fruit! Although all berries have immense nutritional value, Blueberries are loaded with free radical fighting antioxidants (no other berry has more) they are one of nature’s best protectors of cancer and heart disease while aiding in diminishing belly fat. They are also known as brain food because they increase communication between neurons.
WATER: This natural element prevents dehydration, cleans out the body and promotes the healing process. It also prevents overeating and obesity. Drink a glass of water before each meal and sip while you are eating and you will consume less food and still feel full. A woman should drink half her weight of water in a day! Meaning if you are 140 pounds you should aim for at least 70 ounces of water a day. Carry water with you everywhere you go to stay hydrated.
January 2013 • everythinggirlslove.com
BEANS: You’ve heard the saying, “Beans, beans are good for your heart!” They’re bursting with nutrients and are a rich source of foliate, fiber, protein and potassium. They’ve also been linked to reducing risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and even breast cancer. They have even proven to slow the absorption of carbs into your system.
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