Part 2 continues with foods that help you combat fat and lose weight so you can be more active this summer.
6. Celery—a vegetable with negative calories
Eating celery is an effective way to lose weight because it contains high fiber and has negative calories. The number of calories it takes to digest celery is more than the number of calories in celery. The rich fiber also helps the body to remove fat and cleanse the intestines. Celery can also help lower blood pressure and swelling. Hence, it is especially beneficial for women who are overweight because of excessive water accumulation in the body.
7. Cruciferous vegetables—a great intestinal lubricator
Different kinds of cabbages are all cruciferous vegetables. They contain rich fiber that can enhance bowel movements and reduce body fat. They are also rich in vitamin U, which can help repair damaged stomach mucosa. They are best consumed when the weather is cool. Besides stir frying, making cabbage juice is a great way to help the body to absorb its nutrients. Adding honey to the juice can further increase the health benefits, as well as making a deliciously sweet drink.
8. Daikon—good for losing weight and alleviating stress
Daikon is one of the vegetables with “cooling effects,” according to Chinese medicine. They help with indigestion, and are great for the respiratory system. In winter, people often eat more meat, especially for dinner. It’s a good idea to eat meat with some daikon to balance the “heating effect” of meat. Eating daikon in the evening helps with the digestive process. When the mustard oil and enzymes in daikon work together, it helps with bowel movements and quickly expels the stool and toxic gases in the intestinal track, allowing you to have a good night’s sleep.
9. Apple—slims and prevents constipation
Apples are the kings of weight loss fruits. They also relieve constipation. As we try to lose weight, the substances in apples can also help remove toxins in our bodies. As a result, apples can help us to quickly lose weight and improve our health. In fall and winter seasons, when respiratory problems frequently occur, eating apples can protect the lungs and respiratory system.
10. Pumpkins—nourishes the liver, protects the eyes, and removes excess water
Pumpkins contain coarse fiber, vitamin A, and retinol. They’re a great food for those who often have to work late, and stay up in front of computers. They nourishes the liver, protect the eyes, improve bowel movements, and help with losing weight. Pumpkins contain a lot of potassium, and the ratio of potassium to sodium is perfect. As a result, pumpkins help balance salt concentrations in the body and remove excess water.