Spring is upon us, which means Summer is right around the corner. The thought in the back of my mind is, when will I have to be in a bikini? I then think, what do I need to do in order to feel the most comfortable when that day is on the calendar. Besides working out, here are some foods that will help to flatten your tummy in no time!
Celery: Celery is a strong and powerful blood cleanser, and is filled with important vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin K for a super fast metabolism! Detest the taste of celery solo? Try adding a touch of natural peanut butter for a flavorful snack.
Green Tea: Want to shed some extra belly fat and improve your memory? Green tea is the way to go! Not only does green tea help to detoxify the body by eliminating harmful free-radicals, it additionally boosts the metabolism, allowing your body to burn more calories naturally.
Cabbage: Because cabbage is 92 percent water, you can’t go wrong by filling up on this food! Cabbage can help deplete leftover fluids from the body and also has many essential vitamins. Try this delicious Red Cabbage, Radicchio and Endive Salad for a little extra crunch! Just remember not to overdue it on the cabbage, as eating too much (more than a handful a day), can lead to excess gas.
Water: Drink up ladies, because there are few things on this earth as beneficial to your body as water! Drinking water helps your body to flush out all of the toxins, stay hydrated, alleviate bloating and lose weight. Drinking water before a meal can even help to curb your appetite. Adding fruit to your water, such as lime and grapefruit, can also make for a great detox drink.
Pineapple: Not only is pineapple a sweet and yummy treat, but it’s also a detox for that body of yours! Pineapple is a mood booster and helps stop bloating as well, so if you’re struggling with that 2 p.m. slump or feeling a little blue, try this amazing Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich recipe, and turn that frown upside-down!