How These Awesome Foods Will Make You Beautiful … From The Inside Out!By The DivaGals | April 21, 2016 | Fitness
Hey DivaGals! Want to look and feel better from the inside out? Try these healthy foods that can help you achieve a a more beautiful and healthier you. So read on!
Acai Berries. The Acai berry is a superfood that is quite new to the market. A superfood, by definition, is a food substance that has immense nutritional value. Taking a supplement of Acai berry in the morning can do wonders to your digestive health. The nutritional values found in Acai berries can aid your digestive system, making things easier for you in that department. They also contain just as much vitamin c as blueberries meaning itΓÇÖs excellent for your immune system. The berries are also high in fatty acids which are essential for heart health. There are many ways you can get Acai berries into your diet. One of the easier ways is in tablet form. Taking one a day with any other vitamins you take. Alternatively, you can buy it in powder form and add it to cereals or smoothies. ItΓÇÖs an excellent source of vitamins and minerals without it being too difficult to add to your life. ItΓÇÖs a no-brainer.
Oatmeal. You may be thinking why is oatmeal a health fad. ItΓÇÖs just a boring breakfast option. But did you know that oatmeal has so many power punches of health and nutrition? That you would be foolish not to have this as your breakfast at least three times a week. First of all, it is a filling breakfast. Meaning you are less likely to snack between meals. ItΓÇÖs also a slow energy releasing carbohydrate, allowing you to feel motivated and energized for longer. Much better than anything sugar laden. Oats can aid sleeping as well. We all know how important that is. As part of a balanced and healthy diet, you can get so many benefits from oatmeal.
Matcha Tea. There are many healthy and lifestyle benefits to Matcha tea. If you haven’t heard about it before hereΓÇÖs a little more information about it. Matcha tea is a fine ground powder of grown and processed tea. It is a type of green tea but more intensified in the health benefits. You can see here for tea and where to buy it from. Some of the health benefits include the abundance of antioxidants. The tea is also known for boosting your metabolism and burning calories. Always a good thing if you are watching your weight. ItΓÇÖs a good way of detoxing the body of bad toxins. The tea is also rich in fiber and vitamin c. It can even enhance your mood and aid in concentration. There isnΓÇÖt a tea out there that can do as much. ItΓÇÖs something to think about and to try and add into your balanced diet. You could replace an afternoon coffee with a Matcha tea instead.
Protein shakes. We can imagine that some of you would associate protein shakes with big muscle men lifting weights at the gym. Protein is an essential part of repairing and building muscles. Especially for people putting those muscles through intense programs of fitness. But protein is an essential for any health balanced diet. As long as you are exercising then having a protein shake after youΓÇÖre done or in the morning can offer you great benefits. It can provide you with an energy boost. It can also help aid weight loss as protein is important for that. ItΓÇÖs best to be mindful to choose a lean protein powder as opposed to a bulk up one. You donΓÇÖt want to be adding pounds.
Green juices. If you can do one thing to your diet, it would be to add a green juice to it. You could drink it in the morning or whenever suits your routine. The greener the better. Fruits and vegetables of the green variety are packed with fantastic vitamins and minerals. All can aid in a healthy lifestyle. ItΓÇÖs hard to add certain things to your diet, but if you can do anything, then a green juice would be the way forward.
Chia Seeds. Did you know that chia seeds are amongst the healthiest foods we have available to us today? Do you even know what they are? Chia seeds are tiny black seeds, which is part of the mint family, that can be added to cereals or smoothies. They can deliver a huge amount of nutrients with very few calories. They also have a healthy amount of antioxidants and extremely high in fiber. They can aid you in weight loss due to the high amount of protein and fiber found in them. They are an incredible superfood available to us today and could have a huge benefit on your health.
Wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is another superfood that can offer excellent health benefits. ItΓÇÖs known as nature’s finest medicine. Best take in juice form you can take a shot of it each day or add it to your juice or smoothie in a morning. There are so many incredible benefits to your health. The wheatgrass will flood your body with essential vitamins and minerals. It is also a powerful detoxifier. Perfect if you are currently going through a detox or wanting to lose some weight. It is a chlorophyll extract from the plant. I have, to be honest, it doesnΓÇÖt taste particularly nice, but it has amazing benefits to a healthy lifestyle. It can work wonders for your immune system and general body health.
Mix these top superfoods with the activities below, and you’ll look and feel great!
Move more. We all know the mantra of moving more will make us healthier and aid in weight loss, and these days monitoring how you move is so easy. You can wear something on your wrist that tracks the amount of steps you take. You donΓÇÖt have to be running anywhere. By aiming for 10,000 steps a day you are well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Being fitter means you automatically have more energy. You feel great about yourself. Also moving more does help with weight loss so if that is something you want to achieve then this might be the way forward. Combine moving more with a healthy balanced diet and you are onto a winner. Feeling fitter not only aids with how you look but how you feel in your mind. Fitness can have a huge effect on your mindset. Making you more positive with a better outlook on life. What isnΓÇÖt to love about moving more?
Eat Clean. Clean eating has become a bit of a trend of late. As much as many people are jumping on the whole clean eating rollercoaster, there is still so much credibility to the mantra behind it. If you donΓÇÖt know, clean eating is eating ingredients with little or no process to them, basically cutting out the middle man. So buying your meat and vegetables from the source instead of a shop is the best example for it. This also means that you donΓÇÖt eat anything genetically modified, and making sure the process in which your food has been farmed is organic. This means you are getting the very best out of your ingredients. ItΓÇÖs a different lifestyle to take on as it can involve you developing different shopping habits. But could be a beneficial change for you and your skin.
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