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5 Foods I'm Obsessed With This Week: Kimchi, Kombucha, Cheese...


I have my basic go-to foods and snacks (like Oatmeal & Egg, Spaghetti Squash, Sushi, “Special” Tea). And then I have other obsessions. Here are a few this week…
1. Kimchi
The Korean dish is made from Cabbage, Garlic, Green Onion, Ginger, and Hot Chili, plus the natural fermentation creates probiotics that promote a healthy digestive tract, not to mention the fact that’s filled with natural fat-burners.
2. Ginger Chews
Ginger is naturally a fat-burning spice, stimulating circulation and turning up the heat on the metabolism, burning fat 20% faster. More than burning fat, ginger detoxifies the body, helps combat nausea, motion sickness, and arthritis pain. Plus I love the hot spice on my tongue.
3. Scandinavian Bran Crispbread
“The Appetite Control Cracker.” 12 calories per slice. 50% dietary Fiber. Low-Net Carbs. “Suitable for Diabetics.” I love it with a little honey or a smear of peanut butter. SO fab!
4. Frozen Blueberries
Filled with antioxidants which can fight the free radicals that cause premature aging, plus it’s filled with fiber which takes longer to digest and therefore speeds up the metabolism.
5. Kombucha
Pronounced (kom-BOO-cha), Kombucha is a raw, fermented, handmade tea from China that is bottled and served chilled. Its claim to fame is naturally occurring active enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants, and polyphenols. And though it isn’t promised, the label asserts that the slightly effervescent beverage has been shown to improve digestion, regulate metabolism, enhance immune function, aid weight loss, balance the appetite, assist liver function, and maintain the health of skin, hair and cells. Yes, probiotics are bacteria, but they actually help keep bad bacteria at bay while increasing the amount of health-promoting good bacteria. Studies have shown that consuming probiotics can decrease the chances of getting sick by two and a half times.

 

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