The season of the delicious strawberries in finally here so let's make the most of them. We usually use them in cakes or jams but did you know that they can be used to diet and will help you lose up to 9 pounds in just one week? Here's how it works and why you should use strawberries in your diet.
Strawberries increase the production of hormones in your body, and this increase stimulates the metabolism and induces a state of satiety, reducing the hunger. Also, these fruits have the ability to lower blood sugar levels, providing the energy you need.
Because they are 90% water, strawberries will keep your body hydrated. They also improve the digestion, increase the immunity and are a good source of potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin C and omega-3.
Here is the 7-day strawberry diet menu:
Breakfast: a strawberry shake (one cup of strawberries, one cup of skim milk, 2 ice cubes and 2 drops of vanilla essence), unsweetened coffee or tea, a boiled egg.
Lunch: salad with tomatoes and low-fat cheese, grilled chicken breast, a cup of strawberries.
Dinner: spinach stew, 6 oz of steamed fish sprinkled with lemon juice.
Between meals you can get snacks like strawberry yogurt or 3-4 raw almonds.
There are some foods that you should avoid when keeping this diet and they are: red meat, sausages, sugar, cookies, French fries, pizza and sodas. Instead you can eat spinach, lettuce, radishes, green onions, which you can combine with chicken, turkey or fish.