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Weight Loss Recipe

Strawberry Smoothie

This summer, grab a glass of cool, and nutritious smoothies. This time, we recommend you to try out strawbaerry smoothies. Why? Strawberries help in losing weight, because they have less calorie content, which means, there are 49 calories in one cup of strawberries. They are loaded with Vitamin C, 3 grams of fiber, and some calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They are also rich in phenolic antioxidants that can help: reverse inflammation; aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

The ellagic acid and anthocyanins found in strawberries aid weight loss.

Chronic inflammation blocks the hormones involved in keeping you lean. Strawberries help restore normal function to weight-reducing hormones. Anthocyanins actually increase the body’s production of a hormone called adiponectin, which stimulates your metabolism and suppresses your appetite.

Both ellagic acid and anthocyanins slow the rate of digestion of starchy foods, controlling the rise in blood sugar that follows a starchy meal. This effect is also used to control blood sugar in people with adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.

Servings: 1

* 1 c skim milk
* 1 c frozen, unsweetened strawberries
* 2 tsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)
* Combine skim milk and strawberries in blender. Blend, transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.
* Nutrition (per serving) 216 cal, 9 g pro, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 9.5 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 106 mg sodium

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