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Pink Sunrise: Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberries and watermelon make an amazing refreshing smoothie! This pretty pink smoothie topped with healthy chia seeds and these fresh fruits blended with low-fat yogurt and no added sugar is so delicious and is the powerhouse of healthy nutrients that will keep you energized all day long. Strawberries, watermelon, low-fat yogurt and chia seeds are all you need to make this healthy smoothie. Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients Let’s talk about the ingredients in this wholesome smoothie! Well, first of all, let’s talk about what’s not in this smoothie – “No Added Sugar”! That’s true, you don’t need any extra sugar in this smoothie, it gets loads of sweetness from the strawberries and the watermelon. There are only 4 ingredients in this healthy smoothie – strawberries, watermelon, low-fat yogurt, and chia seeds! 100 gms fresh strawberries 150 gms low-fat…

Infused Water Recipes that Will Keep You Hydrated

Be it summer or any other season, you want to stay hydrated. Water can help flush out toxins, aid weight loss, boost metabolism, keep your skin healthy, improve digestion, and what not! Wouldn’t it be wondrous if you could enhance the water with nutrients and make it visually more tempting? These colorful and delightful water recipes, enhanced with the virtue of fruits, herbs, and spices, will get your attention and be immensely advantageous for you. 1. Green Apple Lime Infused Water Steep Time – 1 hour Ingredients 12 slices of green apple 7 slices of lime 1-liter water How To Prepare Toss the apple and lime slices into a jar containing one liter of water. Let it steep for one hour in the refrigerator. Benefits Apples are rich in phytonutrients that help to fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and lower bad cholesterol levels. Limes are a great source of vitamin C…

10 Healthy Superfood Smoothies for Weight Loss

Want to get free of your thunder thighs and pot belly? Or do you want to stay fit and healthy? Then, you must try smoothies. Smoothies are appetizing, take less time to prepare, look tempting, and are the best option to take a break from chewing healthy food. And believe me, they are not disgusting. You will be surprised how balanced and delicious they are. These 10 quick and healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss can help melt the fat, flush out toxins, and increase your metabolism. So, get ready with your blender and start dropping those pounds. Let’s start! 10 Best Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss 1. Carrot, Watermelon and Cumin Smoothie Total Time: 10 minutes; Preparation Time: 7 minutes; Serves: 1 Ingredients ½ cup chopped carrot 1 cup seeded watermelon ½ teaspoon cumin powder A pinch of Himalayan pink salt How To Prepare Blend the carrot and watermelon…

Chia Seeds 101: Nutrition, Health Benefits & Recipes

Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are powerful weight loss boosters. These small black and white nutrient-rich seeds belong to the mint family and are natives of Mexico and South America. Their dietary use dates back to the Mayan and Aztec cultures, and they were also used as currency. In the recent past, chia seeds have gained popularity as a superfood as they have numerous health benefits, such as weight loss, lowering LDL cholesterol, and protecting the heart. This article explains how chia seeds for weight loss work include a chia seed weight loss diet plan and ways to consume these seeds. What Are Chia Seeds? “Chia” means strength. These small pseudo-grains are rightly named so as they are rich in dietary fiber, protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). They expand and form a thick gel-like outer layer when you put them in water. In fact, they can hold up to…

Weight Loss Teas: Slimming Teas that Really Work

Tea is a beverage enjoyed by people all around the world that helps to boost your overall health and promotes weight loss. Most commonly this aromatic beverage is made by pouring hot water on the leaves of Camellia sinensis and then allowing them to steep for several minutes so that their flavor infuses into the water. Drinking tea has found to be associated with many health benefits such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventing the damage of cells. Research shows that drinking tea might also promote weight loss and help lose belly fat. Several types of tea have been found to be associated with weight loss. Below are the best teas that help in enhancing weight loss and reducing body fat. 1. Green Tea How Green Tea Helps in Weight Loss Green Tea is highly rich in catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG) and caffeine which are both responsible…

Apple Reset — Low Calorie Smoothie Recipe

This fresh blend of fruits and vegetables is implicative of the (overpriced) detox juice you might get at the juice bar…but with all the fiber (and nutrients adhered to the fiber) unimpaired! If you’re looking to cleanse your system, detox begins in the gut. Apple, celery, carrot, and spinach are all anti-inflammatory and support the digestive tract. Lime and ginger enhance flavors of this clean cocktail. Drink the advantages of these fruits and vegetables in their totality, and feel fabulous. It is also an outstanding smoothie to devour as part of a calorie-controlled diet because all ingredients are extremely low in calories, whilst remaining surprisingly satiating. By devouring this smoothie you can also expect to benefit from enhanced eye health, faster healing from injury and better neurological health. Ingredients 1 small piece of ginger, grated 1 cup of water 1 cup of spinach 1 medium red apple 3 stalks of…

Here’s Why Drinking Protein Powder May Not Be Good For You

Protein powder supplements are a trend these days. They certainly have advantages – they help the body meet their daily protein requirements. And that too, in an easy way. But excess consumption of protein supplements often does more harm than good. Side Effects Of Protein Supplements 1. Lead to Unhealthy Weight Gain This side effect surpasses the very objective of inventing protein supplements in the first place! If taken in excess amounts, protein supplements can make you gain weight. And by weight, we mean fat. When your workout routine does not meet up to your protein intake, the unutilized calories get transformed into fat. This fat gets accumulated day by day, causing you to gain weight quickly. It is surely not a good indication. 2. Might Affect Kidneys As protein is used by the body, it builds ammonia as a by-product. The ammonia is then transformed into urea, which is…

All About Post-Workout Nutrition !!

Exercising consumes a lot of your energy. The body cannot recover fully if energy is not regained within 15-20 minutes of finishing the workout. If not a proper meal, eating even a little snack helps bring back the energy levels. It is more likely that you focus on a pre-workout meal than the post workout meal but the latter is as important as the former, if not more. In fact, hard workouts make it all the more imperative for the body to take in the right nutrients in order to fuel and refuel muscles. Why is Eating Post Workout Important? When you work out, the glycogen stores of muscles are used up for fuel which leads to muscles running out of glycogen. Moreover, some proteins that are present in your muscles get broken down. Post the workout, your body tries to recollect its glycogen caches and repair those muscle proteins.…

Detox Drinks: Homemade Detox Recipes For Weight Loss

Detoxing is a common trend followed by people to drop kilos quickly. It is nothing but total rejuvenation or cleansing of your body through the intake of fruit and vegetable concoctions and herbal teas, accompanied by short-term fasting. It asserts to eliminate toxins from your body to support weight loss, but its long-term effects are not scientifically proven. You can try out these simple natural detox drinks to enhance metabolism and boost your weight loss journey. Homemade Detox Drinks 1. Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water Ingredients 1 lemon 1 cucumber Mint leaves A pinch of salt Water Recipe Cut the lemon into wedges and slice the cucumber. Toss the pieces into the jar. Add a few mint leaves and a pinch of salt. Pour water into the jar. Drink this water throughout the day. How it Helps to Lose Weight Cucumber is a low-calorie food with high water content (95.2%…

Weight Loss: The Best and Worst Diets of 2020 Revealed

Thinking of making over your eating habits in the new year? U.S. News and World Report just released its best and worst diet rankings for 2020, making the process of choosing the right diet for you a little easier. Unfortunately, one of the worst ones happens to be the most popular. Out of 35 diets, the Mediterranean diet ranked number one for the third year straight, with other evidence-based diets trailing not far behind. Meanwhile, the trendy keto diet, beloved by many a fitspo influencer, came in second-to-last place, CNN reports. Read on to see which diets are worth exploring and which you should skip this year. The Battle of the Diets The findings have been published in the US News and World Report’s 2020 rankings of the best diets. A certified panel of nutritionists and medical specialists involved in the field of diabetes, weight management, cardiac health compared a…