Whether you’re a new or experienced teatoxer, two things will improve your results. Regular exercise and a healthy diet. So get moving to sweat out those toxins, and fuel yourself with healthy, wholesome foods to stay satisfied and energised!
To get you started, here are 15 SkinnyMint-approved foods to make you feel awesome. Add these to your shopping cart today and you’ll see even better teatox results tomorrow!
1 – Chia Seeds
An amazing plant source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, chia seeds are anti-inflammatory and known to boost the metabolism. They also expand in the belly to keep you full.
2 – Broccoli
Not only is it packed with essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is super low in calories. It’s also high in fiber and supports healthy digestion.
3 – Cinnamon
Perfect for sprinkling on your oats, yoghurt or in a healthy smoothie, this super star spice lowers bad cholesterol, reduces inflammation and helps regulate blood sugar. Meaning you’re less likely to binge at snack time. Great in everything from desserts to curries.
4 – Cacao
Incredibly high in antioxidants, cacao has been shown to boost your mood and naturally suppress your hunger. Plus, it tastes delicious! Stick to the raw powder and add to smoothies and overnight oats. Yum!
5 – Flax Seeds
Another great plant source of omega-3s is flaxseed (or linseed). If you’re not a fan of oily fish, the little seeds can be sprinkled on salads, vegies or fruits. They are also high in dietary fiber, which helps keep you regular.
6 – Turmeric
The Western world has only recently fallen in love with this orange spice, popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s incredibly anti-inflammatory and aids detoxification, while also helping to stabilize blood sugar. It’s also great at shortening a cold.
7 – Eggs
Eggs are nutritional powerhouses – jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, good fats and protein. Filling and satisfying, eat eggs at breakfast and you’ll stay full till lunchtime.
8 – Grapefruit
This tart but tasty citrus fruit has been shown to boost the metabolism and aid in weightloss. It’s also high in Vitamin C to boost your immunity.
9 – Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt is rich in filling protein, with less of a sugar and carb hit than regular yoghurt. The tart taste also makes it a good replacement for calorie-laden sour cream.
10 – Oats
Oats are nutritious, delicious and rich in fiber. They have many healthy benefits: helping to lower cholesterol, reduce the appetite and keep blood sugar stable.
11 – Kale
As a rule, the greener and leafier the food is, the better it is for you. Ideal for juicing and in stir-fries and salads, kale is king of the greens. It’s chockful of vitamins and antioxidants. Kale for the win!
12 – Quinoa
It might be tricky to pronounce, but we love this protein-rich supergrain. It’s low GI and high in fiber, keeping you fuelled for longer. It helps stabilise blood sugar, which is important on any weightloss plan.
13 – Salmon
There’s nothing fishy about salmon’s reputation. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, it contains vitamins and omega-3 fats for heart health. Plus it’s amazing for your skin.
14 – Walnuts
Walnuts are a satisfying, nutrient-rich snack, full of antioxidants and good fats. They’ve even been found to help your memory. Nuts are high in calories, though, so stick to no more than a handful.
15 – Tomatoes
Grilled on wholegrain, in a salad, soup or casserole, tomatoes make a nutritious addition to pretty much any dish. A staple of the healthy Mediterranean diet, they contain lycopene. Responsible for the gorgeous red colour, lycopene is known for its cardiovascular (heart) benefits.
Tip: We recommend you to workout regularly (even if it’s just walking) on your teatox. To get you moving, try these 5 ab exercises to tighten your core!