Stay Healthy & Fit with glowy skin!
Quarantine didn’t just turn us to talented TikTok dancers, but also turned many of us to cooking; We started making a barrage of recipes like homemade bread, cakes, and various other sweets, ending up with high-calory bombs! With cooking being one of our new hobbies in our “stay-in“ season, who can resist yummy temptations when we spend all day at home? That’s why we need to make sure that our diet is rich in nutrients so as we keep a strong immune system and avoid any unwanted diseases. Plus, the summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to rethink our daily diet habits, don’t you think? This time we at Gals and the City made a list with the 5 diet secrets to stay in shape! Which of the following ones are you already doing?
1. Get more Vitamin C
As we all know Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant ally for both health and skin. Especially, when you combine it with Vitamin E, it works double leaving your skin more bright and glowy than ever before. An easy way to boost your vitamin C intake is to add orange slices into your salads or make a fresh juice. The high content of vitamin C found in oranges helps significantly in the absorption of iron, such as iron from meat-free sources, reducing the risk of iron deficiency. Needless to say, starting your day with warm lemon water is by far the healthiest habit you can adopt as citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C.
2. Put nuts in your diet
Studies show that nuts promote weight loss rather than contribute to weight gain because your body doesn’t absorb all of their calories. Loaded with antioxidants, known as polyphenols, nuts protect your body cells against the damage caused by free radicals. Being also a great source of several nutrients, including magnesium, selenium, and vitamin E, people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts a day are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. So it’s time for you to add a handful of cashews, almonds, or walnuts to your breakfast to get their beneficial properties or … just eat them with your fruits as a snack.
3. Say yes to protein drinks & foods
Protein is not just found in meat and eggs. Vegetable protein can also fill the nutritional gap. Include beans, chickpeas, quinoa, legumes, and nuts in your diet that are high in protein. Plus, we at Gals and the City suggest you make some homemade protein shakes, mixing protein powder with water or adding the protein powder into your favorite smoothies. Remember, protein keeps you full so long until your next meal and therefore you stop snacking continuously getting extra calories. For the record, Hailey Bieber drinks a protein shake a few times a day. Check here.
4. Make nutritious smoothies
Boost your energy levels by making a super nutritious smoothie! Try to make our favorite delicious homemade Lila Pause Smoothie in 5 minutes. Highly recommend! Check the recipe here! Otherwise, make a detox smoothie mixing in a blender 1 banana, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 piece of fresh ginger, 1 kiwi, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, and 200 ml coconut or almond milk. In the end, you can top with a handful of ice. Being an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable, spinach packs high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, carotenoids, and when you combine it with banana and kiwi it gets very delicious!
5. Drink carrot juice with ginger
Without a doubt, carrots are a great source of antioxidants and minerals that offer miraculous anti-aging benefits for your skin. On the other hand, ginger offers amazing benefits for your body; it is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, helps digestion as well as reduces period pain and nausea. So when you combine carrots with ginger you make a super tasty antioxidant bomb! Find the recipe here!
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