How To Stay Cool (And Drop A Few Pounds) With Natural Foods This Summer

Are you wilting? Living in New York City can be tough on a girl’s hair in the summer. Humidity, heat and shvitzing not only make my ‘do a frizzy mess, but I get cranky, tired and crave cool things to help me get relief.

Rather than reaching for the bucket of ice cream, an expensive iced soy latte or a caffeine filled iced tea, try adding in more of nature’s natural coolers throughout your day. These foods will quench your thirst, cool your internal fires, and help you drop a few pounds if you load up on these instead of the potato salad at the Labor Day picnic! 

COOLING FOODS

Alfalfa
Amaranth
Apple
Berries
Bok choy
Borage
Broccoli
Chinese cabbage
Cilantro
Citrus
Cucumber
Dandelion
Eggplant
Green tea
Kudzu
Lemon
Lettuce
Litchi
Millet
Mint
Mung bean
Pineapple
Plum
Radish
Rhubarb
Seaweed
Sour cherry
Sprouts
Summer squash
Tofu
Tomato
Tropical fruit
Watermelon
Wild blue-green algae

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xo, 

Alex

 

Compiled From Rebecca Wood’s The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia
http://astore.amazon.com/nutritionforempoweredwomen-20?node=1&page=2

Sugar Free till Thanksgiving!

I’m doing it.
I’m going sugar-free until Thanksgiving.
My body tells me every once in a while that it needs a break from the sweetness I’ve been enjoying.
Now it’s that time again!

Day 1 was fine:
Minor sweet cravings after lunch were easily handled with herbal tea “latte” made at home with unsweetened Almond Breeze Coconut-Almond milk.

Day 2 was annoying:
Got my period.
Just the time I allow myself to normally indulge in extra chocolate.

Day 3 was a little more inconvenient:
I got a cold!
My son is almost 6 years old and I get a few colds a year from just being a parent.
So normally I would have some raw honey in a cup of ginger tea, but instead I’m enjoying Yogi Tea blends that have some stevia leaf in them.

I stopped by one of my favorite local cafe’s, Sun in Bloom here in Brooklyn, and met up with Chef Aimee Follette to get inspired by her sugar-free journey. Here’s what Aimee and I share about going sugar free:

Top 3 Fat Burning Foods

Some of the best healthy foods out there really help your body in more ways than one -

Alex Jamieson's 3 Top Fat Burning Foods Video

3 Top Fat Burning Foods Video

Not only will they help build up your immune system, clean out your intestines, and cool inflammation, they can actually help your body drop pounds faster!

Yup, I said it. Watch my video and crowd out those energy zapping foods with delicious energy growing foods: