Luscious Health Promoting Lemon Water

Lemonwater2Drinking lemon water is good for you. And, far from being a myth, not only is it good for you, but it can actually help you to speed up weight loss with its real weight-loss powers and it helps to clear out some of the toxins in your body.

The perfect time to enjoy lemon water is in the morning because it helps to activate your body’s detoxifying process are end also its natural cleansing process.

Drinking lemon water helps with weight loss for a couple of reasons.

First let’s check out the lemon itself. Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting powers. These yellow gems contain citric acid, calcium, magnesium, pectin, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and limonene…all of which help fight infections and promote immunity. [Read more…]

Flax Seed Fever

flaxseed2Is flax seed the new wonder food?

Preliminary studies show that flax seed may help fight everything from heart disease and diabetes to breast cancer.

The tiny but mighty flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. While its technically not a grain, its vitamin and mineral profile is similar to grains but flax seed kicks butt in fiber, antioxidants and those all important Omega-3’s.

This little wonder shows evidence that it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries. [Read more…]

Antioxidants to the Rescue

top 20 foodsAlthough antioxidants themselves do not have a direct effect on your weight loss, the foods that are rich in antioxidants do.

Most people are aware of the need for antioxidants in order to fight disease but have no idea that they can play a role in maintaining your weight and losing fat.

Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from cellular damage. Some antioxidants can be obtained through diet choices and others are produced in the body when the calories are converted into energy. The antioxidants we get from the foods we eat are exogenous antioxidants. [Read more…]