Categories: Food & Drink

15 Foods You Need to Be Eating to Get Your Hot Girl Summer Body

Summer is coming up and now is the time to start eating right for that summer body. It is hard to know which foods are best for nourishing your bod but I have 15 foods that are easy to make for a meal or grab for a snack.

1. Chicken breasts

Chicken has a great source of amino acids and lean protein. Both protein and amino acids help build muscle tissue and maintain bone mineral density (which is important as we age). Chicken is linked to higher levels of serotonin which makes you feel good. Chicken makes you look good and feel good!

2. Eggs

Eggs are another amazing protein rich nutrient. They are low in calorie, keeping you looking lean. Also, eggs have a great source of vitamin D (boosts your immune system and creates good bone health). The yolk is supposed to benefit your eyes. The only thing you have to watch out for is the high cholesterol.

3. Avocados

Avocados are good for digestion, blood pressure, heart, vision and pregnancy. Do you struggle with going to the bathroom? Avocados have a lot of fiber, so you won’t have issues if you eat them. Avocados are filled with potassium, which helps your blood pressure and lowers your sodium levels. Fat is good for your heart and avocados have beta sitosterol, which lowers your cholesterol levels. For your vision, lutein and zeaxanthin are 2 antioxidants that are good for your eyes. They protect from UV light damage. Lastly, avocados are good for protecting against birth defects in the brain and spine.

4. Almonds

Almonds are good for lowering your bad cholesterol and are a good alternative to dairy. They still build your bones just as well sa milk does. You can grab almond milk or almond butter if you don’t like plain almonds. They are high calorie, so don’t chow down.

5. Walnuts

Walnuts have a lot of antioxidants than any other common nut. They are a great source of Omega-3 (an essential fat from your diet). Your summer body will be poppin because it promotes a healthy gut. It reduces inflammation throughout your body, making you less bloated. Lastly, they make your brain want junk food less, keeping your weight down.

6. Bananas

This fruit is great for your gut. It has high fiber, making your bowel function well and reduces bloating. Bananas are an energy booster, which is important for your long summer days or workouts. They do contain tryptophan, which makes your body feel good, improve your mood, relax, and lessen your anxiety. 

7. Asparagus

This antioxidant rich vegetable is great for protecting yourself from aging, inflammation, and diseases. Asparagus has high fiber, which helps your digestion. Another great fact about asparagus is that it can help you lose weight. You can eat of lot of asparagus for very little calories, which is great for snackers.

8. Carrots

Carrots are low calorie and have a lot of benefits. First, they are good for your eyes because of the beta-carotene. It lowers the chances of having cataracts and other eye related problems. Second, carrots can boost your immune system from the vitamin C. Your body has an easier time fighting off infection when you eat carrots. Third, carrots is another great way to keep things moving and ease your constipation.

9. Salmon

This protein is very low calorie and has so many benefits to keep your summer body healthy. Salmon has vitamin B12, which is good for keeping the blood flowing and helps to create DNA. It is suggested to eat 2 portions of fish a week because of the high health benefits. Don’t eat too much because you will be at risk of mercury poisoning. Mercury is a toxic metal that comes in different forms within the environment.

10. Tuna

Tuna is another fabulous fish that can do you wonders. Because of the potassium, it can lower your blood pressure. It is easy to lose weight and show off your amazing summer body with the low fat, high proteins, and nutrients. Lastly, the vitamin B keeps your skin looking good. It consists of elastin (a protein), which gives a smooth tone to our skin.

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11. Brown rice

Brown rice has a low glycemic index. This means that your blood sugar won’t spike. You can reduce your type 2 diabetes by up to about 30%. Another great thing about brown rice is that it reduces your body mass index and helps you lose weight. It has a lot of fiber, helping you stay full longer.

12. Quinoa

Quinoa has high fiber contents and protein. It is best for people who are looking to manage their weight. Another benefit is that it improves gut health by adding to the diversity of gut bacteria and reducing inflammation.

13. Green beans

If you have depression symptoms, green beans will help because of the vitamin B. They are low in FODMAP, which are undigested carbs that become metabolized by bacteria in your gut. That means you are less likely to experience things like gas or constipation. Green beans help your hair and muscles.

14. Yogurt

Because yogurt is made from milk, you receive many of the same health effects. Yogurt helps to boost your metabolism and increases your energy. Also, if you eat it, you have a greater chance of not getting sick because of the probiotics. Another benefit is that since it is high in protein, it increases levels of appetite reducing hormones like peptide YY. If you are lactose intolerant, this isn’t for you.

15. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious healthy foods you can find. From one sweet potato, you will receive 400% of the vitamin A you need in one day. They are known to help keep your eyes healthy and your immune system strong. Purple sweet potatoes can help your body lower inflammation and stop fat cells from increasing. This can help you lose weight.

Which foods are you going to eat for that summer body? Comment down below.

Morgan Franssen

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