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Guava Smoothie for Weight Loss

Ingredients:1.  1/2 cup Guava peeled and chops  2.  2 cups of ice cubes 3.  1 cup low-fat milk

Directions:
Combine all the Ingredients on the blender. 


Benefits:

Weight Loss

Want to shed a few pounds? Guava is just the ticket. Without compromising your intake of proteins, vitamins, and fiber, guava helps you lose weight by regulating your metabolism. It’s a win-win! Guava makes for a very filling snack and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw guava, also has far less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruits.

Treats Constipation: It is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber in comparison to other fruits and just 1 guava fulfills about 12% of your daily recommended intake of fiber, which makes it extremely beneficial for your digestive health. Guava seeds, if the ingested whole or chewed, serve as excellent laxatives too, helping the formation of healthy bowel movements.


Improves Eyesight: Due to the presence of Vitamin A, guava is well known as a bo…

Fresh Lime Juice (Water)



Ingredients:

  • 250ml (1 cup) fresh lime juice, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve
  • Water (Optional)


Method

  • Step1  
    Combine the lime juice, salt, and sugar in a large jug and stir well until the sugar and salt dissolve. Add water and stir to combine.
  • Step 2
    Place the ice cubes and lime wedges in glasses and add the lime juice and water

  •         Serve immediately.


NUTRITION






  • 114 kJ
    ENERGY
  •  
  • 227.2mg
    SODIUM
  •  
  • 6g
    CARBS (SUGAR)
  •  
  • 6g
    CARBS (TOTAL)
All nutrition values are per serve


Benefits of Lime Juice for Health and Weight Loss


Lime, a type of citrus fruit, is an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body by preventing or stopping damage caused by free radicals, or chemicals that harm cells.

Limes are also a good source of:

  • potassium
  • vitamins A, B, C, and D
  • calcium
  • magnesium

1. Rejuvenates skin
Several skin care products claim to promote healthier, younger looking skin. But you don’t have to spend money on expensive products to improve the smoothness and appearance of your skin. Limes contain vitamin C and flavonoids, the antioxidants that strengthen collagen. Drinking lime water can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Vitamin C and flavonoids are also found in some topical skin care products.
It is not recommended that you put lime juice directly on your skin since sun exposure after application can result in phytophotodermatitis or a painful lime burn.
2. Improves digestion
Drinking lime juice improves digestion. Limes are acidic and they help saliva break down food for better digestion. Additionally, flavonoids in limes stimulate secretion of digestive juices.
If you suffer from constipation, the acidity of limes can clear the excretory system and stimulate bowel activity. And if you deal with frequent heartburn or acid reflux, drinking a glass of warm water with 2 teaspoons of lime juice about 30 minutes before meals may help prevent reflux symptoms.
3. Fights infections
Your risk of an infection is higher during cold and flu season. If you want to stay healthy, sip on lime juice throughout the day. The vitamin C and antioxidants in limes can strengthen your immune system and help your body fight off infections such as the cold and flu virus. It may also shorten the duration of an illness.
4. Helps with weight loss
Who doesn't want to drop a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight? Unfortunately, losing weight is easier said than done. Another benefit of lime water is that it helps control your weight. Citric acids can boost metabolism, helping you burn more calories and store less fat.
Regular physical activity and portion control are important to losing excess pounds and weight control. Therefore, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, and make half of each meal fruits and vegetables.
To get your day off to a good start and rev your metabolism, drink a glass of lime water in the morning, or suck on a lime wedge before meals.
5. Lowers blood sugar
As an excellent source of vitamin C, limes can be helpful for people with diabetes. Limes have a low glycemic index and help regulate how your body absorbs sugar into the bloodstream. As a result, you may experience fewer blood sugar spikes.
6. Reduces heart disease
Limes are a good source of magnesium and potassium, which promote heart health. Potassium can naturally lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation, which reduces your risk of a heart attack and stroke. Research is ongoing on lime compounds called limonins that may be able to reduce cholesterol levels. High blood pressure when combined with high cholesterol can harden and narrow blood vessels. They also raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.
7. Prevents cancer
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, and it can develop in different parts of the body including the breasts, lungs, and kidneys. Drinking lime water can reduce your risk of developing cancer and help you fight the disease. The antioxidant properties in limes promote healthy cell growth and improve the function of your immune system.
8. Reduces inflammation
Arthritis, gout, and other joint problems are caused by inflammation. Vitamin C can reduce the level of inflammation in your body, so adding lime juice to water can relieve symptoms of arthritis and similar conditions that cause joint pain and stiffness. A study from the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases reported that those who consumed the least amount of vitamin C were more than three times as likely to develop arthritis.
Limes can also reduce uric acid levels. Uric acid is a waste product the body produces when breaking down foods that contain purines, like meat, liver, mushrooms, and dried beans. High levels of uric acid can cause gout.
Bottom line
Lime Juice is simple to prepare. You only need to pick up a few limes from the grocery store. Wash fresh limes thoroughly to remove pesticides, dirt, and wax. After filling a glass with water, squeeze juice from one or two limes into the glass.
For the best results, drink lime Juice without sugar or other additives.

NOTES :)

You will need about 6-8 limes for the drink, plus 1 extra to serve. The drink can be made to the end of step 1 up to 6 hours ahead. Keep, covered, in the fridge.




(Internet Research)



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