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5 Superfoods for a Sexier You

Jan 1st 2014 at 1:32 AM

SUPERFOODSYour dream of being the proud owner of washboard abs, toned legs and a sculpted body can come true. And no you don't have to go on a diet, rather eating these mega powerful foods can help you tone down and transform you into a svelte and super-hot diva that you always wanted to be. Yogurt Tomatoes Dark Chocolate Spinach Orange Water Yogurt Eat Right! Eat Right! Hailed by dieticians around the world as the magic food to a beautiful skin and healthy body, yogurt is a rich source of essential vitamins and nutrients. But the special power of this super food lies in the good bacteria present in it. The reason why 'good' is used before the bacteria contained in yogurt can be attributed to the so many good things it does to the body.

These good bacteria aid in digestion and strengthen the immune system. They also make the gut happy by keeping the stomach eco-system balanced. And a happy gut equals a healthy body. Also, since it is a milk product it makes the bones healthy and strong, delaying or preventing osteoporosis in women, all thanks to calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12 and the so many other nutrients it contains. There's more- it fills you up instantly and settles hunger pangs, protecting you from those evil potato fries and all the junk that make you fat. Tomatoes Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants. If you don't know what antioxidants are-they are the power molecules that stave off wrinkles and give you younger looking soft, supple skin. They are also excellent sources of Vitamin A and Vitamin C that improve the eyesight and prevent macular degeneration. There's more, the cosmetic benefits of tomato are yet to be stated. Tomato juice is an excellent remedy for treating sun burns and tans. They also help remove black heads and lighten acne scars. Go tomato! Dark Chocolate The ever so irresistible chocolate has been elevated to super food status owing to the many ways it benefits people. It's a heart healthy food and lowers BMI, protecting you from diabetes and strokes. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids, an antioxidant that protects against sun damage, but that does not mean you can ditch your sun screen. The antioxidants contained in chocolate outnumber those present in strawberries by 8 times. Also, it improves blood flow and circulation in the body, which helps you stay slim and sexy. Another great thing about chocolate is that it is believed to have aphrodisiac properties. And when you feel sexy, you look sexy too, isn't it? Spinach Popeye's favourite is now a superfood! Packed with powerful nutrients, spinach is just what you need to burn excess fat and move closer to a sexy toned body. Eating a cup of spinach would fulfill more than your daily requirement of Vitamin K.

Why is Vitamin K important? It helps in blood clotting, synthesizes proteins, and plays an important role in keeping the bones healthy. In addition, spinach is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, beta carotene, magnesium and oh yes, Iron. Beta carotene gets converted to Vitamin A in the body, which prevents macular degeneration, keeps the skin glowing and is essential for good vision. In itself, beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body get rid of free radicals, thereby keeping the skin healthy and glowing. There are 23 calories per 100 grams of Spinach. Compare this to the 536 calories in 100 grams of chips and you'll know why spinach is what you should be munching and not chips. Orange By virtue of being a citrus fruit, oranges are packed with Vitamin C. They also help absorb iron from vegetables. Eating an orange daily is sufficient for the body's Vitamin C needs. They also work wonders for the skin. What's more they also offer protection from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Water Although, not actually food, it deserves special mention, even if it means that we have to extend our list. The way to a sexy, toned body goes through water. Not drinking enough water can wreak havoc on your weight loss plans. The simplest way to a younger and sexier you is by drinking plenty of water. It hydrates the skin and is responsible for maintaining its glow, detoxifies the body, helps in digestion and benefits you in several other ways

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