Monday, March 5, 2012

3 Veggies To Fight Bloating And Fluid Retention

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Would you like to burn fat better, detox your body and balance out your current diet? All that effort you put in in the yoga room is put a little to waste if your diet doesn't give you the nutrition you need for detoxification, and if you think you may need a little nudge in that area than possible a green smoothie a day is your answer!

The fact of the matter is that most of us aren’t getting nearly enough greens each and every day even when we are diligently following the Look Great Naked Clean Eating plan. I mean c’mon – be honest. Do you truly work your way through multiple cups of greens with nearly every main meal? If you do, kudos to you :)

And if not – hey, you’re human! It takes a lot of time to chew through enough greens to truly detox your body and maximize fat loss and health each day!

Green smoothies are a fantastic and convenient way to get a load of your greens in without the hassle. Done properly they are simply jam-packed full of goodness. In fact, green smoothies will give you:
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Fibre
  • And all with MASSIVE taste. Massively GOOD taste!

Here are 3 of my favourite vegetables to put into smoothies specifically chosen for their fluid retention and bloating reduction properties:

1. Coriander is well known for it’s healing and medicinal qualities! This naturally sweet herb helps with any form of indigestion or digestive disorder or nausea, and is also an excellent natural diuretic, which makes it fantastic for helping with fluid retention AND with bloating.

2. The humble cucumber is one of my all-time favourite vegetables. I tend to carry around a few of them in my bag each day as an on-the-go snack, but another reason I love cucumbers is that they remind me of drinking refreshing iced cucumber tea at my Afghani friends’ house when I was a teenager. Obviously her Mum was onto something, as cucumbers are fantastic for everything from alleviating constipation, to controlling weight through natural diuretic properties, to promoting good bone health through their high Vitamin K. A fabulous vegetable to eat or drink!

3. Well we all know that spinach is good for us and that it makes us strong, but did you know why that is so? Here’s a pretty impressive fact for you – the nutritional breakdown of spinach is such that it has more nutrients in it per calorie than any other food. Wow, huh? And not only is it ridiculously nutrient dense (with vitamins, minerals and even essential fatty acids), but it’s also naturally very low in calories. This is a key reason spinach is renowned for its weight loss benefits. Drink up!

The Fat Loss Smoothie Collection is the latest e-book in the Woman Incredible Look Great Naked series, and it includes 10 simply brilliant fat loss smoothie recipes, all super quick and easy to make in your blender at home. If you'd like more ideas for green smoothie recipes then check it out :)

If you'd rather make up your own, then just blend a variety of fresh leafy greens with fresh herbs and some cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger to taste. I haven't looked back since introducing a green smoothie a day into my eating plan. It's quick, tasty, and makes it SO easy to get my veggie intake. You won't look back either :)

Not just Food for Yoga. Food for Life.



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Imtiajnipu said...

There is a common misconception that to be a Yoga practitioner one needs to be a vegetarian.But as a Yoga instructor working at Costa Rica Yoga Retreat,I can assure that we don't need to be a vegetarian. We just need to maintain a healthy life style and healthy diet.Thanks for this excellent article.

Monirul Hoque
Yoga Instructor
Costa Rica Yoga Retreats