Monday, June 28, 2010
5 tips to be a pretty summer mommy
For starters, anytime you choose a whole-grain product over one made from nutrient-stripped white flour, you wage war against belly fat. Quinoa contains twice the belly-filling protein as regular cereal grains, fewer glucose-raising carbohydrates, and even a handful of healthy fats. So start your day off with a cup of cooked quinoa combined with a 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of blueberries!
Natural tea is one of the richest sources of flavonoid antioxidants which protect your body against free radicals-molecules that can damage cells. The powerful antioxidants found in tea are believed to help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, stregthen the immune system and promote weight loss.
Eggs: Per 1 large scrambled egg,
A british study found that people who increased the percentage of protein-based calories in their diet burned 71 more calories a day (that’s 7.4 pounds a year!) Jumpstart your metabolism as soon as you wake up with a protein-rich breakfast of scrambled eggs!
A grapefruit a day in addition to your regular meals can speed weight loss. The fruit’s acidity slows digestion, meaning it takes longer to move through normal cells alone.
Organic Greek Yogurt, protein-packed is a belly-blasting essential. Beyond the satiety-inducing protein, the probiotics may also speed weight loss. British scientists found that these active organisms boosted the breakdown of fat molecules in mice, preventing the rodents from gaining weight.
Avocados are a good source of healthy fats, omega-3, and are rich in monounsaturated fat, which is easily burned for energy. This creamy, green fruit is abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that nourish your skin, inside and out and the nutritional value of avocado makes it good for indigestion, hair care, heart health, skin care, psoriasis, and bad breath.
Try adding these tips into your diet this week to look and feel better. Your kids will appreciate your super hero energy