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4 foods that will transform the way you feel

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I know Chinese and chocolate sounds more appealing than kale and cucumber, but we all know that horrible feeling you get after you scoff a whole bag of sweets and a glass of wine. That bloated, sluggish feeling where you just sit and watch TV lethargically for hours on end.

Although this is alright to do once in a while, if you are adulting like the rest of us, it doesn’t do your work or social life any good.

Here are just some foods that can make you feel fab ready for party season:

Blueberries

Not only are these a great and easy snack to take to work, they also do your body wonders. According to many studies, just half a cup of blueberries is equivalent to the antioxidants of about 5 servings of carrots, apples, broccoli and peas.

What do antioxidants do? They basically look after your body. The benefits include; helping to prevent heart disease, helping to control diabetes, looking after your eyesight and helping to lower your risks of getting infections.

It is sometimes difficult to have antioxidants in your diet without overloading yourself on fruit and vegetables, this is why blueberries are a really great choice for breakfast or even just a snack.

Sunflower seeds 

If you’re like me, you’ll understand the importance of snacking and how sometimes you just can’t stop.

Sunflower seeds are great to take with you for a long drive or to have after the gym if you are feeling peckish. They are packed with goodness and are a really cheap snack that can keep you full for longer and stop your hunger during the day.

Some of the benefits include helping decrease the risk of colon cancer. This is because they are packed with Vitamin E.

Sunflower seeds can also help lower your cholesterol. They make you feel full without feeling bloated and they are also great for your skin.

You can pick a bag up from your local supermarket for about £1 so it’s a great option if you are out and about and need a quick food fix.

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Greek yogurt 

Not everything that is good for you is either bird-seed or fruit. Greek yoghurt is not only full of protein but it can also help aid digestion which can ultimately help you get a flatter stomach.

You can buy fat-free Greek yoghurt which still tastes good but doesn’t contain as much sugar as normal yoghurt.

If you are a lover of yoghurt, try switching to Greek yoghurt because it will help you feel less bloated and help your digestive system.

Green tea 

Green tea isn’t a food, but I have been switching my normal tea to green tea for months now and have really felt the benefits.

Not only is it loaded with antioxidants but it also contains Bioactive compounds which help to rapidly improve your health. It has also been proven to help burn fat and boost your metabolism.

It still contains caffeine so if you are like me and are a bit of an addict when it comes to tea and coffee, this is a great way to improve your health as well as getting that caffeine fix.

If you aren’t keen on the taste, you can now get so many different varieties including ‘salted caramel green tea’.

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