I’m not sure how to begin this article, so I will just get to the point.
Summer is rapidly approaching.
Man, that’s a really bland thing to say. Plus, what if you’re reading this article in like, July? Then summer will already be here!
what if you’re reading this article on the moon? There is no summer in the endless cold death-void of space.
Anyway. Enough about space.
Aside from the empty space where your love handles used to be!
Getting in shape and having the beach body you want doesn’t have to be hard. Here are 10 clean “superfoods” to help you get in shape for beach season:
1. Eat More Asparagus
I put this one first. Want to know why? Because asparagus is delicious.
Seriously y’all, it’s so good. So so good.
Plus it helps your liver drain! Who knew!
By cleaning out your liver, which is responsible for clearing toxins from your body, you purify your body and flush out harmful toxins.
Plus, you shouldn’t need more reasons to eat asparagus. It’s so freaking good.
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2. Eat More Nuts
Nuts are also super good, y’all. These are some easy-ass foods I’m telling you to eat.
Unless you’re allergic to nuts. Then you shouldn’t eat them, even though they’re really good for you (in moderation).
They’ve got protein, fiber, and healthy fats that are actually good for you! Stay away from salted nuts and get ’em roasted if you want the most healthful kinds.
Want some more foods that will help you burn fat like crazy? Check out this list of 7 Fat Shredding Superfoods!
3. Eat More Hemp Seeds
No, they won’t get you high, you doofus. That’s why you can buy them in the supermarket and not from Shady Jeff. Don’t go over to Shady Jeff’s house alone.
They’ve got vitamins C and E, as well as a chock ton of fiber which will help keep you regular. Vitamins C and E work as antioxidants, which keep you healthy and living longer.
Spread ’em on top of pasta, smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, pretty much anything that benefits from a tasty crunch.
4. Eat More Millet
If you’re reading this and thinking, “What the hell is millet?” you’re not alone.
Here. I’m going to Google it for you.
There. Now you know what millet is.
But did you also know that it has a ton of fiber, not that much simple sugar, and is even gluten free?
Plus, it acts as a prebiotic in your digestive system, keeping your tummy happy and healthy.
5. Eat More Buckwheat
OK, for the love of god, please, don’t eat Buckwheat, the adorable character from The Little Rascals.
That would be murder, not to mention cannibalism. Also, I’m not sure if that actor is still alive. This is depressing. Let’s move on.
Buckwheat’s got an awesome quality that it draws retained water out of your body, getting rid of bloating. It also has a low glycemic index and is also gluten free, just like millet (which totally exists).
You can top soups and salads with it and satisfy your body’s craving for healthy delicious gluten free starch.
6. Eat More Arugula
Arugula is good. I feel like I’m repeating myself?
That’s because these foods are just straight up good people! I shouldn’t be hyping them up, that would make them too popular… and then you’d buy all of them and leave me with none … and then where would I be???
living a hemp seed-less existence, that’s where. i won’t let that happen.
Arugula’s got lots of antioxidants, plus a ton of fiber for making you poop right. It’s been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer, and it also has high levels of chlorophyll, which will remove heavy metal toxins from your body.
7. Eat More Organic Sea Vegetables
Just look in the “organic sea vegetable” section of your grocery store! I hope you realize I was being sarcastic. But it’d be cool if there was an organic sea vegetable section in the grocery store.
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But seriously, these are some of the only foods in the world that contain compounds known as “polysaccharides”, which are powerful natural anti-inflammatories.
That’s good for you. You don’t want to be inflamed.
Eat ’em with pretty much anything, but especially sushi.
And if these foods aren’t working fast enough to lose weight, try these tricks to Speed Up Your Metabolism.
8. Drink More Cashew Milk
With all the different types of milk out there, it’s easy to get confused. (And that’s not even counting the gross milk Shady Jeff sells).
But cashew milk has a few benefits over all of them – there are no genetically modified ingredients, and it tastes like delicious amazing cashews.
And cashews are good for you. Because they’re nuts. And these are nuts you can drink. Let’s move on before I get myself in trouble.
9. Eat More Gogi Berries
What are gogi berries? what are gogi berries?
They’re great, that’s what.
They have the incredible distinction of containing more vitamin C per gram than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots (literally the nutrient they were named after).
Eat ’em raw, or in juice, muffins, scones, granola bars, trail mix, hell eat ’em however! Go nuts! See if I care!
10. Eat More Lentils
I put these last, because everyone knows lentils are great for you and lentils are boring.
And I don’t like them very much. So there i said it my secret is out oh god the whole world can destroy me now.
Anyway, just because I have a weird and unnerving dislike for lentils doesn’t mean that you have to . Lentils have a crap load of fiber in them (no pun intended oh god please make it stop) and they also slow down digestion, which stabilizes your blood sugar.
Eat ’em however you want, it won’t make ’em any better.
but they’ll still be good for you.
The Best Clean Foods For A Diet Detox
- Eat more asparagus
- Eat more nuts
- Eat more hemp seeds
- Eat more millet
- Eat more buckwheat
- Eat more arugula
- Eat more organic sea vegetables
- Drink more cashew milk
- Eat more gogi berries
- Eat more lentils