If you thought I was only going to recommend leafy greens for 2012, you were wrong. There are plenty of other delicious and colorful things you should include in your diet. To start 2012 the right way, pick up some berries (any berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants – any of them will do).
Vitamins C & E
What does this mean?
All the good stuff listed above means that berries are packed with antioxidants. Berries are great for detox and for your metabolism. Basically you will burn fat faster and stay slimmer. The antioxidants in berries are also great for your skin (which is the largest organ of your body). Besides, these are naturally sweet, the perfect combination.
Some Berry Tips
In the winter (when most berries are not in season) pick up some cranberries.
Buy berries that are ripe but not over ripe (maximum sweetness)
Wash your berries and store them in the fridge, try to eat them within two days.
If you’re feeling bloated, pick up some raspberries. They are mildly laxative and will reduce bloating.
Cranberry juice is an alkaline, it balances a system that is too acidic (so it is great for heartburn and indigestion as well as bladder and urinary infections)
How to eat it?
Simple, keep fresh berries around and mix them into Greek yogurt with granola and honey.
Make a quick and easy berry shake with almond milk and mixed berries.
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