The countdown to swimsuit season is on, and we have your first step right here: Sip a fresh juice! In a study at the University of California at Davis, people who drank one to two glasses of vegetable juice per day lost four times more weight than juice skippers. Why? The phytonutrient-packed veggies reduce fat-packing cellular inflammation. A recipe to get you started: Juice 2 red apples, 1 large handful of mixed greens (watercress, kale, spinach or whatever you have on hand), 1 small handful of alfalfa sprouts, and 1 small chunk each of raw beet, carrot, celery, broccoli stem, cucumber, zucchini, lemon and ginger. Serve over ice if desired. (Recipe courtesy of nutritionist Jason Vale, author of 7 lbs in 7 Days: Juice Master Diet)
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