Did you know that sipping drinks spiked with grapefruit juice can cut the sugar-sapping blood sugar swings by up to 64 percent? That’s because the fruit is packed with hesperidin that improves the cell’s sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. It also has a phytonutrient (d-limonene) that activates key detoxification enzymes in the liver. Experts found this effect can boost the organ’s ability to flush toxins and burn fat by up to 30 percent. Here’s a yummy way to enjoy grapefruit.
Drink fennel tea to flush water weight. The body uses stored water to keep cool, but half the women hold on too much and end up bloated in the summer. You can easily flush 5 pounds of water in three weeks if you drink 2 cups of fennel tea daily.
Feeling puffy? The defense against bloat is dandelion tea. The brew is a great source of diuretics that sipping two cups a day helps women shed 5 pounds in two weeks.
Eating prunes is a great way to relieve you from bloat. It contains insoluble fiber that feeds health-boosting probiotics in the large intestine. These friendly bacteria ferment the fruit’s fiber to produce butyric acid, which fuels the activity of large-intestine cells.
This process banishes bloat, gas and cramps, plus, it helps maintain regularity. Here, try this yummy and refreshing smoothie… In a blender, puree 1 pint low fat vanilla frozen yogurt; 1 cup fat-free milk; 1 cup dried pitted prunes, chopped; 2 tablespoons light chocolate syrup; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 cups ice cubes for 1 minute or until smooth. Divide mixture evenly among 4 chilled glasses. Garnish smoothies with chocolate curls if desired.
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