Reducing the appearance of unsightly dimples is as simple as adding flaxseed to your daily diet. Natural plant estrogens called lignans in these superseeds stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps strengthen the connective tissue that prevent fat cells from bulging against the skin. To get the benefits, just blend 2 Tbs. of ground flaxseed (sometimes called flaxmeal) – which has a slightly nutty flavor – into smoothies or soups, or sprinkle on salads, cereal or yogurt.
To melt stubborn pounds, an under-the-radar hero can help: bee pollen! It speeds calorie burn and enhances digestion, thanks to its rich stores of fat-dissolving lecithin and nutrients that inhibit the body’s ability to store fat. In addition, it’s high in phenylalanine, a compound shown to dampen cravings. In fact, studies found that adding bee pollen granules to a glass of lukewarm water and drinking it 20 to 30 minutes before a meal effortlessly decreases food intake by up to 20%. Try: Beekeepers Naturals Bee Pollen (Walmart.com)