I LOVE berries! Not only do they taste amazing but they are so good for you!
There are many amazing benefits of berries but to name a few:
Berries help with sun protection – The antioxidants found in berries can protect you from free radicals and premature aging of the skin.
Flavonoid-packed berries, such as blueberries and raspberries may aid in cancer prevention.
Berries are high in fiber
Fat Burner – The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. The compound nitrate found in strawberries promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, that’s a plus for weight loss.
Heart Health – Blueberries contain high levels of compounds that may help widen arteries, which counters the plaque buildup that generally causes heart attacks.
Blackberries are high in fiber and helps with digestion and may help lower your cholesterol levels, which fights cardiovascular disease. The vitamin A in blackberries also helps your digestive tract by maintaining healthy mucous membranes, such as the tissues that line the inside of your mouth. Each cup of raw blackberries provide 308 IU of vitamin A.
A great way to start consuming some this amazingness is to add some to your breakfast.
It is such a good habit to start the day off with fruit.
I absolutely love the Spiralizer! If you have yet to try it – I highly recommend getting one!
There are so many different variations of food you can make – zucchini pasta, carrot noodles, cucumber noodles, potato noodles ahhh so many and there all so GOOD!
I made zucchini pasta…and trust me…you will never want to eat any other kind of doe pasta again!
I added: Potatoes, mushrooms, sweet corn, and tomato pasta sauce. All Organic ingredients.
You can find these bad boys here: Spiralizer
The Bowl: MacKenzie Childs
I absolutely love grapefruit!
This is one powerful superfood, not only is it high in vitamin C but among SO MANY other benefits this fruit has a fat burning enzyme!
Some of the amazing health benefits:
Breast Cancer: A study found that the bioflavonoids found in grapefruit was discovered to halt cancer cells from spreading in breast cancer patients by getting rid of the excess estrogen found in the body.
Weight Loss: Like I said, this fruit has a fat burning enzyme that can help absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body.
Pregnant Women: The bioflavonoids and VIt. C found in grapefruit help to reduce the water weight and swelling
A Cold: Grapefruit can help prevent you from getting sicky with a cold…The vitamins and minerals found in grapefruit give your immune system a boost.
You honestly could write a book on this fruit there are SO many benefits!
Opting for a healthier lifestyle? Well, you gotta start somewhere right!?! Following the basic principles listed above will get you on the right road to clean eating. Let me explain each principle:
Eat Whole Foods: Foods that are free from nasty chemicals like additives and artificial substances and minimal been processing or refining have been performed.
Avoid Process Foods: So this principle is similar to the one above…stay away from nasty chemically enhanced foods…For example that yucky kraft cheese…
Eliminate Refined Sugar: One of the main ingredients of most breads and pastries…yuck
Eat 5-6 Small Meals a Day: The rule of thumb is to eat 5-6 meals the size of your fist… So many benefits to this but to name a few… It benefits your metabolism as well as not getting that sicky feeling from being a piggy…
Cook Your Own Meals: So important, I can’t emphasize it enough. When you cook your own foods you know WTF your putting into it. When eating out at restaurants they want you to enjoy the food and to come back for more… However you probz have no clue that they are dumping MSG and other sicky oils and crap into your food just for the taste!?! You get my purnt…
Keep a Balanced Diet: Play the game of a lil bit of this and a lil bit of that and you will be golden…Fruit, veggies, healthy carbs, protein, and WATER