Fruit is such an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Eat it for dessert when you’re craving something processed and uber sugary. Fruit has sugar too (it’s natural, obviously) but it also comes with fiber to keep you full and you digestives happy…not to mention a plethora of vitamins and minerals to keep you looking and feeling young! What’s your fave fruit? (I love raspberries and mangos!)
My natural belly slimming detox water! I’m getting ready for my POP Pilates DVD shoot tomorrow and am preparing my body and energy for a long day of working out! Here’s how I prepare my water: 1-2 Liters water, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 orange, 10-15 fresh mint leaves, handful of ice. Why this combo? 1. Cucumber: contains citrulline which is an amino acid that has been shown to help our liver and kidneys get rid of ammonia which is a by product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy. 2. Water: helps flush toxins and waste through our system while keeping us hydrated. 3. Lemon: stimulates the digestive track so it’s helpful if you have constipation, heartburn, or gas. 4. Mint: helps you digest effectively because it improves the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder to the small intestine to break down dietary fats. It also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles. 5. Orange: contains flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system and protects against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels. And by the way when I say detox, I’m still eating! Clean and light so I can feel energetic and look awake tomorrow! Try it guys! It’s yummy.
Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin
- 1 to 2 L of water
- 1 lemon
- 5 strawberries sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- handful of ice
Because this drink tastes so good, I’m drinking tons of water and am feeling great! Wonderful for detoxing from yesterday’s meal which was so sodium laden that I felt all shriveled up inside. Here are the benefits of this concoction. Make it for yourself and tell me what you think! You can let it sit overnight to maximize the flavor profile.
Cinnamon: improves circulation, thins blood, and manages blood sugar levels. Results in fewer sugar cravings so you eat less and can control calorie intake.
Apple: vitamin c also known as absorbic acid synthesizes collagen which can help your skin look better. It also helps repair and maintain bones and teeth and helps heal wounds swiftly.
Strawberries: help fight carcinogens and contains anti aging properties such as biotin and antioxidant ellagic acid which helps prevent sagging skin.
Mint: helps to improve digestion and gets rid of stomach cramps.
Lemon: stimulates the digestive track and helps with constipation.