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Cook your way to a thinner you

by timetospa May 13, 2013
Cook your way to a thinner you

Losing weight may come easy for some, but keeping it off is an entirely different beast. If you've been working hard to continue to look fab even after your days of dieting are over, consuming certain foods might help you achieve your goal while enjoying tasty food. The experts at Shape magazine recently dished on the best ingredients every woman should keep in her home to help maintain a healthy weight. 

Balsamic vinegar
It's no secret that balsamic vinegar is one of the best and most flavorful additions to any meal. However, ladies might not know just how few calories this vinegar contains, but will be happy to learn the answer. According to the publication, balsamic vinegar boasts just 14 calories per tablespoon, making it a great option to use as salad dressing, in pasta sauces or even as marinades for grilled chicken, steak of fish. 

Not only does this healthy liquid contain few calories, it also packs quite the healthy punch. The benefits include antioxidant components that help keep issues like cancer and other medical concerns at bay. Balsamic vinegar has also been found to stave off high cholesterol. 

Keeping a healthy cholesterol level is of the utmost importance, since high cholesterol can increase a person's risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. 

Most ladies keep honey in the cupboard to ensure they have some on hand in case they suddenly get a cough. However, the bee-produced product also boasts a slew of other health and beauty benefits. Shape reports all-natural honey contains antioxidants - it is able to produce small portions of hydrogen peroxide as well - making it a helpful tool for healing cuts, scrapes or a nasty sore throat. 

The World's Healthiest Foods reports honey helps with many other issues ranging from keeping the heart healthy as well as working to help people with high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes live better with their medical conditions. 

These tasty seeds are delicious and nutritious, according to the experts at Shape. The seeds help you feel better from the inside out thanks to its rich antioxidant and omega-3 fatty acid levels. Omega-3s not only help keep free radicals at bay, they also work to keep your skin looking and feeling younger. A win-win for beauty-conscious ladies. 

Using Elemis Skincare products like the Limited Edition Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream / 100 ml is another great way to give your face a lift. This product works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase hydration thanks to active algae ingredients and other all-natural components. 

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