- We've rounded up seven kitchen appliances on Amazon's "Best Sellers" list that will make healthy eating easier.
Turns out the saying "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym" may actually be true. A 2016 study showed there is a limit to how many calories people can burn through exercise alone. Therefore, your diet is the key to rocking a six-pack and shedding extra belly fat. So say sayonara to the endless reps of crunches (although don't stop doing them altogether) and spend more time cooking up a healthy storm.
Whether you've plateaued on your weight loss goals or are just starting to get in shape, you'll need tools and gadgets that make healthy and clean eating accessible and easy.
To start your search, we've rounded up five kitchen appliances on Amazon's "Best Sellers" list. From spiralizers to water-infusers, these affordable items will help keep you on track to hit your fitness goals.
Who knew losing weight could taste so good?
Note: The prices below reflect the listed retailer's price on the date this article was published.
If Pinterest has taught us anything, it's that spiralized veggie-based pastas aren't just healthy, they also look beautiful on a plate. To help get your low-carb and low-calorie pasta dishes photo ready, the Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer can cut through hard root vegetables like sweet potatoes, as well as your typical spiralized produce, such as zucchini and cucumbers. The device also comes with three exclusive recipe e-books to help you prepare tasty dishes that fit into paleo, raw, vegan or gluten-free diets. Not too shabby for $29.99.
Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer ($29.99; amazon.com)
Eating healthy involves a hefty amount of fresh produce. The problem is, if you're cooking for one and end up with leftover fruits and vegetables, your supermarket haul can spoil fast. It's basically like throwing $40 down the toilet. If you want to avoid that (and who wouldn't?) a simple solution is Food Huggers Silicone Containers. They create a tight seal around leftovers to keep your food fresher, longer. The silicone covers are also dishwasher-safe and eco-friendly. For less than $10 for a pack of four, they're a no-brainer for any home chef.
Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers ($8.95; amazon.com)
Vegetable oils, in small amounts, can be healthy. They contain essential fats that your body needs. But you don't want to go overboard with oil. To help keep your intake at bay, use a sprayer like Misto's Olive Oil Sprayer. You can add olive oil or salad dressings to lightly season your food for taste without dousing it with too much fat. Think of it as a healthier way to get your dressing fix.
Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer ($9.06; amazon.com)
Juicing is a simple and easy way to consume your seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day. As an added bonus, research shows that by eating your recommended servings, you might be able to increase your lifespan. And while we can't advocate going on an all-out juice diet — there's nothing in medical literature that can confirm juice diets help your body detox — blending up a handful of kale is a simple way to give your body the nutrients it needs as a breakfast or snack on the go. Black+Decker's best-selling device, which features 400 watts of power plus a stainless steel cutter, can pulverize even the toughest of produce in a breeze.
Black+Decker 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor ($36.86; amazon.com)
In case you haven't heard, water is a "secret to weight loss." Studies have shown that drinking more water could help with weight management, especially if you're overweight. Natural fruit-flavored water is a tasty way to get your daily intake of H2O, and it's great alternative if you're trying to kick your soda habit. With Brimma's Infuser Water Bottle, you can customize the flavors for your own fruity and super healthy concoctions. Cheers
Brimma's Leak-Proof Fruit Infuser Water Bottle ($17.97; amazon.com)