6 Summer SuperFoods to Kickstart Your Bikini Body

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The official start of summer is a few short weeks ago, but the weather is already warm enough in many places to head to the beach. As you ditch the sweaters and hoodies in favor or tank tops and bikinis, here are some superfoods to pack with you for a day of work or better yet, a day at the beach!

Blueberries:
blueberriesBlueberries not only taste delicious – they’re packed full of antioxidant benefits! It strengthens your immune system, while simultaneously warding off potential health hazards, such as smoke or pesticides. Perhaps the best news about blueberries is that they can help blast belly fat, so be sure to toss them into your next smoothie or eat 1 cup daily to keep the excess weight away!

Peaches:
peachLooking to lose a few pounds? Peaches are the ideal snack to help you do just that. Not only will it help you feel full and keep you from eating too much, it also keeps your body cool on hot days. As an added bonus, it is known for being a natural stress reliever and will help keep you feeling relaxed.

Grapes:
grapesGrapes are a tasty treat packed with protein, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and iron. They also keep you hydrated, which will come in handy on especially humid days. One cup of grades make a great 100 calorie snack, or add it to a fruit salad to take with you on your next trip to the beach or park.

Edamame:
edamameOnce found only in Japanese restaurants, edamame have become a staple in households across the country. This high-protein, low-fat soybean is an ideal snack or meal ingredient if you’re looking to shed a few pounds. As an added health benefit, it also helps keep your immune system functioning properly and can lower your risk for cancer and heart disease.

Avocado:
ganze und halbe avocado isoliert auf weissThe fact that an avocado is high in fat isn’t a bad thing. There’s good fat and bad fat, and avocados are definitely on the good side of the nutrition scale! They’re a good choice if you’re on a low calorie diet. According to the California Avocado Commission, the fruit also provides close to 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid.

Tomatoes:
tomatoeWhat’s there not to love about tomatoes? Besides being a tasty addition to any wrap or salad, they’re naturally low in calories, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat. Tomatoes also have a high water content, which keep you hydrated and feeling full. They even provide a great beauty bonus for summer! Packed with beta-carotene, tomatoes protect your skin against sun damage and can even reduce lines and wrinkles.

2 Comments

  1. Rachael

    I am so glad you mention the benefits of Avocado, despite it’s bad press for being calorific.
    I love Avocado and like yourselves, love the nutritional benefits it has.
    I adore peaches but hate blueberries on their own, they are too tart for me.

  2. Aeini

    I haven’t made jelly or jam in so long but you’re making me want to get into doing it again! I think it’s might imirssepve that your hubby made jam while you were gone! I’d hate to see my hubby try to do something like that…I don’t think the result would be that imirssepve, lol!! I think just about anyone and everyone loves getting something homemade!! I know I do!

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