Healthier Living: Eat Yourself Clean

Getting healthy and slimming down doesn’t have to be confusing or difficult. By including the following seven foods into your diet, you can naturally detox and clean up your eating habits for a healthy you in 2016.

1. Coconut oil
Surprised to see fat topping the list? Don’t be. The way in which coconut oil is metabolized in the body means that it actually boosts your metabolism. Also include hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed, avocado, and oily fish to help lose belly fat.

2. Blueberries
Loaded with antioxidants, resveratrol, vitamin C, potassium and fiber, blueberries are so nutritionally dense with such little calories, they are a great addition to your diet.

3. Apple cider vinegar
Raw, unfiltered & with the ‘mother,’ Apple Cider Vinegar has excellent anti-inflammatory, detoxing and healing properties (both when taken internally and applied externally), has a high probiotic content which helps improve your digestive health, and while it is acidic, when taken internally it has an alkalizing effect on the body.

4. Dark leafy greens
There are reasons your mother told you to eat your greens. Dark leafy green vegetables (think kale, spinach, chard, etc.) and greens powders, such as Spirulina, contain a compound called chlorophyll which helps to improve your digestive health, oxygenate your blood, has an alkalizing effect on the body, and provides you with loads of essential vitamins and minerals.

5. Green tea
Green tea helps to boost your metabolism, and works as a weight loss promoter. It is a powerful antioxidant, helps reduce inflammation, is a potent antioxidant, and it promotes a general feel-good aura.

6. Cayenne pepper
Cayenne is extremely high in Vitamin A, B, and C, helps with digestion, aids in detoxing, promotes weight loss, and it boosts your metabolism. Try including some with warm water and lemon juice in the morning, sprinkle it over dishes, or add to homemade sauces.

7. Chia seeds
These are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, complete protein, fiber, calcium (5x more than milk), magnesium, iron, zinc and are loaded with antioxidants. They help boost energy levels and endurance, and aid in detoxification as they absorb up to 12x their weight in liquids.

These small steps will make a BIG difference!

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