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Monday, July 7, 2014

HEALTHKICK: The 5 Best Summer Foods to Detox & Lose Weight


 If you are like myself and have not loss the desired amount of weight you would have liked before Summer kicked in, than this article found in Women's Health, may can assist. Good Luck!

 
Cherries
In addition to having a high water and fiber content, cherries also have anti-inflammatory effects that help with weight loss, says London. "As an added bonus, these are high in antioxidants and are linked to improved sleep, which should also help regulate your weight," she says.

Tomatoes
Best in the late summer months, tomatoes contain a lot of water, which helps stave off dehydration-related hunger. "These are also super-high in potassium, which is great for balancing a diet higher in sodium," says London. This is especially key since potassium can help you beat bloat.

JalapeƱo Peppers

This spicy veggie will add some heat to your summer foods—and help you eat less in the process. "Jalapeno peppers contain capsaicin, which studies have linked to weight loss," says London. Adding some heat to foods may also help you drop pounds. "Research has shown that you tend to eat less food overall when you have something spicy," says London. To top it off, you'll also be reaching for your water glass more when you consume jalapeƱos—and filling up with fluid will help to flush excess water weight from your body.

Raspberries
Raspberries pack a powerful weight-loss combo of fiber and water. "Raspberries are so ripe, readily available, and delicious right now," says London. "Plus, they’re extremely cheap."

Iced Green Tea
Next time you hit the Starbucks drive-thru, order an unsweetened green tea. Research shows that the catechins in this drink may have weight-loss benefits. The caffeine and antioxidants may also help rev up your metabolism, says London.

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