Author: Crystal Ayers
Now, haven't you looked at those healthy, fit, amazing fitness models and thought "Wow, I wish I could look like that"? But of course, you don't want to starve your self and spend every waking moment at the gym, right? But what if you didn't need to? If you knew the truth, if you had the secrets about how to look that good in only about 60 minutes a day you would do it, right?
Now a big reason those amazing fitness models are so attractive is because they are so HEALTHY! Yes, HEALTHY. NOT STARVED AND SICKLY! Sickly is not beautiful or sexy! HEALTHY AND FIT IS BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY! Just imagine how great it feels to be that healthy and fit. To be full of energy and vitality and have the confidants of knowing how great you look! The Fitness Model look, contrary to popular belief, is something that ALL can achieve! Fitness Model Jennifer Nicole's health & fitness books smash fat and give you fast results like magic! Many weight loss diet books only promise what we deliver! www.healthandfitnessbookssmashfat.com
I know you want to start NOW, right? You can start right now getting that healthy, sexy Fitness Model look and health energy! The first thing you need to do is get started on power boosting your health. This is easy and even enjoyable. We are going to start by snacking on some of the most delicious "Power Foods" you can find in any grocery store. Start snacking on these now and you'll be on your way to looking and feeling like a fitness model with Jennifer Nicole's health & fitness books "Fitness Model Program™"!
Your Power Foods snack is 1 cup of your choice of any of these Top Power Foods snacks!
You can have more than one Power Foods snack at a time. Don't gorge, but don't go hungry ether.
Blueberries are recognized as the berries with the highest antioxidants. Blueberries are literally bursting with nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories. Recently, researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries rating beast to destroy free radicals.
Blueberries have been shown to improve memory, balance, and coordination. And a diet high in blueberry consumption can help retard the development of a number of degenerative diseases and conditions including cancer, cognitive impairment, immune dysfunction, cardiovascular trauma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer.
How to Select and Store;
Ripe blueberries should be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator where they will keep for about a week, although they will be freshest if consumed within a few days. Always check berries and remove any damaged berries to prevent the spread of mold. But don't wash berries until right before eating as washing will remove the bloom that protects the berries' skins from degradation. If kept out at room temperature for more than a day, the berries may spoil.
Cantaloupe Gets an A+;
Cantaloupe as an excellent source of vitamin A on account of its concentrated beta-carotene content. Once inside the body, beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A, so when you eat cantaloupe it's like getting both these beneficial nutrients at once. One cup of cantaloupe is only 56 calories. Beta-carotene has also been the subject of extensive research in relationship to cancer prevention and prevention of oxygen-based damage to cells.
Cantaloupe is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant. Vitamin C is critical for good immune function and is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer. It stimulates the white cells to fight infection, directly kills many bacteria and viruses, and regenerates Vitamin E after it has been inactivated by disarming free radicals. Cantaloupe also is a very good source of potassium and vitamin B6, dietary fiber, foliate, and niacin (vitamin B3). This makes cantaloupe an exceptionally good fruit for supporting energy, metabolism and blood sugar stability. And cantaloupe's vitamin A promotes lung health by fighting lung inflammation, and emphysema,
In summer, what could be a more cooling or delicious lunch than half a cantaloupe filled with cottage cheese and topped with your favorite nuts and a sprig of mint? It's easy to see how fruit, especially cantaloupe, can become a regular part of your healthy way of eating.
How to Select;
The key to purchasing a good quality melon sometimes a challenge. If you tap the melon with the palm of your hand and hear a hollow sound, the melon has passed the first test. Choose a melon that seems heavy for it's size, and with no bruises or overly soft spots. The rind, underneath the netting, should be yellow or cream. The area where the stem was attached, should be smooth and slightly indented and you should be able to smell the fruit's sweetness shining through. For the most antioxidants, choose fully ripened melon:
Kiwifruit can offer a great deal more than an exotic tropical flair in your fruit salad. Kiwifruit has fascinated researchers for its ability to protect DNA from oxygen-related damage. Researchers are not yet certain which compounds in kiwi give it this protective antioxidant capacity, but they are sure that this healing property is not limited to those nutrients most commonly associated with kiwifruit.
Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, E and Fiber. Kiwi can help in the neutralizing of free radicals that can cause damage to cells and lead to problems such as inflammation and cancer. In fact, adequate intake of vitamin C has been shown to be helpful in reducing the severity of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma, and for preventing conditions such as colon cancer, atherosclerosis, and diabetic heart disease. And since vitamin C is necessary for the healthy function of the immune system, it may be useful for preventing many infections and illnesses. Kiwi also helps with Cardiovascular and Colon Health, cholesterol levels, heart disease and heart attack. Removing toxins from the colon, which is helpful for preventing colon cancer.
How to Select and Store;
When selecting kiwifruits, hold them between your thumb and forefinger and gently apply pressure; those that have the sweetest taste will yield gently to pressure. Avoid those that are very soft, shriveled or have bruised or damp spots. If kiwifruits do not yield when you gently apply pressure with your thumb and forefinger, they are not yet ready to be consumed since they will not have reached the peak of their sweetness. Ripe kiwifruits can be stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. For the most antioxidants, consume fully ripened kiwifruit.
Papayas offer the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but are rich sources of antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, B vitamins, folate, and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and provide protection against colon cancer. But papaya is best known for it's digestive enzyme, papain, it also treat sports injuries and other causes of trauma, as well as allergies and protection against heart disease and the prevention of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease and the proper function of a healthy immune system.
How to Select and Store;
If you want to eat them within a day of purchase, choose papayas that have reddish-orange skin and are slightly soft to the touch. Those that have patches of yellow color will take a few more days to ripen. While a few black spots on the surface will not affect the papaya's taste. Papayas that are partially yellow should be left at room temperature where they will ripen in a few days. Ripe papayas should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within one or two days. For the most antioxidants, eat papaya fully ripened.
Now get snaking on any of these Power Foods for a supper boosting for your health! You are now ready to Smash Fat and Look like a Fitness Model with Jennifer Nicole's Health & Fitness Books "Fitness Model Program™". Get your "Fitness Model Program™" now and you can be full of energy and vitality and have the confidants of knowing how great you look sooner that you think! www.healthandfitnessbookssmashfat.com
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