Foods That Fight Cellulite and Aging
Today I’m going to share some information on foods to help you reduce cellulite and prevent premature aging.
Superfoods such as the ones discussed below can not only help to create a lean, healthy, dimple-free body, but also reduce the risk of a myriad of diseases and illnesses as well as significantly improve your mood.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural antibacterial agent that contains many vital minerals and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicon and fluorine.
No one is really sure how apple cider vinegar works to promote weight loss, but there is no shortage of theories.
It is generally believed that the nutrients, enzymes, and organic acids in apple cider vinegarcause weight reduction by acting as an appetite suppressant, by increasing your body’s metabolic rate, by reducing water retention, and by helping you maintaina feeling of wellbeing. However, the immune system boosting effects of apple cider vinegar are profound, and the vitamins and minerals it contains can contribute to athletic performance and muscle growth.
Many commercial applecider vinegars have been pasteurized, filtered, refined or distilled in order to make the product look good, and thereby more appealing to the general public.
Unfortunately this extra processing destroys much of the healthy goodness and thus many of theapple cider benefits that were in the product in the first place.
The best type of apple cider vinegar to use is one made from cold pressed, organically grown whole apples, in which no chemicals or preservatives have been added, which contains the “mother of vinegar”, and is not pasteurized. The “mother of vinegar” is a natural gelatinous substance formed during the last fermentation step.
RUSS’S TIP: I love using apple cider vinegar in salad dressings – try this one: 2 parts apple cider vinegar to 1 part Udo’s Oil (or olive oil), a teaspoon of pure organic maple syrup, a little stevia if a sweeter flavor is required, a pinch of onion powder, and a pinch of chili flakes. A little lemon juice can be added too.
High in vitamins and vital nutrients, avocados are a rich and delicious addition to a healthful diet. Just one medium avocado contains am, 5 grams of dietary fibre, making it a great high fibre food source that can lower your risk of heart disease. They are also high in essential fats which are known to fight free radicals, lower blood cholesterol and burn more body fat.
Avocados are one of my favourite foods! Chicken with avocado is a match made in heaven.
Cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries are not only a delicious and healthful fruit, but they are full of antioxidants and fibre. A powerful source against inflammation and free radicals, berries are lower in calories than other fruit and some provide up to one-third of your daily fibre in as little as one cup! Besides the benefits to your body, consider thebenefits to your brain – some studies show that as little as one-half cup of mixed berries a day improves cognition and motor performance. That’s one yummy super-food! I absolutely love berries.
RUSS’S TIP: I love adding frozen raspberries to chocolate whey protein. I simple mix a little water to the powder to make a thick consistency, add the frozen raspberries, and top with some natural or Greek yoghurt. Add a little bran for fibure if required. Yum…who needs chocolate? Just kidding I love my chocolate !
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