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Slurp Down a Papaya Smoothie

Papaya, a tropical fruit found in many grocery stores, naturally eases constipation and bloating, both of which can make you look larger and feel miserable too, says Dr. Harlan. “The fruit contains an enzyme that mimics the body’s own digestive enzymes. That’s why it’s been used for centuries as a stomach-soother,” he explains. Papaya is very tasty raw, but for a sweet treat, Dr. Harlan also recommends combining it with a cup of ice and plain yogurt for a delicious, daily slimming smoothie. Bonus: Papaya is a rich source of vitamins C and A, two powerful antioxidants linked to increased immunity and disease prevention.

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