Sunday, March 14, 2010

surprising superfoods, huh.

If your a health-freak or just want to start a more healthy life style, hopefully this can be of some help or maybe you already knew this. If your in your teens or tweenies your probably are not worrying about "superfoods", and what will help anti-aging, etc. I know at eighteen I'm not thinking "what will help me look younger when I'm 30 or 40", but hey, if we're already eating it everyday or a few times a week what a bonus is that? This article from caught my eye this morning on superfoods.

First surprising food Maple syrup. The article says: This mineral-rich sweetener provides calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. While one serving (one tablespoon) does not provide significant amounts of the nutrients, this low fat topping still offers traces of the minerals, making it a healthy choice.

Second superfood yogurt. Yogurt is not only a quick and easy snack and on-the-go-meal, researchers are finding that milk and yogurt may actually add years to your life. And with it's active live cultures, these cultures are key to many of yogurts health benefits. These good cultures prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that cause bacterial infections and diseases. Healthy levels of good bacteria also promote digestive health and boots immune system.
Third superfood Hummus. The main ingredient in this (Levant Originated) spread are garbanzo beans (there also great in salads and soups), which are low in fat and high in fiber and protein they will also keep you full for hours. The beans in addition (as well as being tasty) contain many minerals, such as zinc, phosphorus and calcium, garbanzo beans also have saponins, phytochemicals which may act as antioxidants. Hummus also contains olive oil which makes for shiny hair and good fat.

These are just three of many other superfoods out there, that are as well good for us and tasty.
Either tomorrow or Tuesday I will have more photos posted from the weeks.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Disclaimer: None of these pictures in this post are MINE, they all are from three different websites. Again these pictures are not MINE.

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