#Foodies

Remember Cronuts? We do… yummy! But some trendy foods have health benefits that make it worthwhile to jump on the bandwagon.

Get to know some of the fruits, vegetables and grains that you should be eating everyday.

Here are a couple of trendy foods that not only taste great… they’re actually nutrition powerhouses!

Beets – The reddish-pink root vegetable offers a heap of nutrition per serving! Here are just a few reasons to add beets to your diet:

  • They are incredibly rich in nutrients, concentrated in vitamins and minerals as well as carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin.
  • They are high in vitamins and minerals that fight inflammation linked to certain cancers, decrease blood pressure, and may even give you that extra boost of energy during your daily workout!
  • They are high in folate, a mineral essential for expecting mothers and the brain development of their growing child.
  • The phytochemicals that give beets their rich color are heart healthy, helping to lower the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Don’t forget about those greens on top! They are loaded with nutrients that fight Alzheimer’s disease, strengthen immunity, and keep bones healthy. They are delicious and can be prepared like spinach or Swiss chard.

Try this delicious recipe featuring beets! Roasted Beet Salad With Orange Dressing     

 

Grapefruit – The tart and tangy citrus fruit has an abundance of body benefits! Here are just a few reasons to add grapefruit to your diet:

  • Their high levels of Vitamin C helps to prevent or lessen colds, decreases inflammation, and promotes cardiovascular health.
  • They contain high water and fiber content, which is great for weight management and lowering cholesterol levels.
  • You don’t even need to eat a grapefruit to reap some of its health benefits- the citrusy fresh smell of the fruit is enough to lift your spirits!

Try this grapefruit recipe and see why grapefruit is one of our favorites! Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit 

 

Freekeh (Free-kuh) -This nutty grain is packed with nutrition! Here are just a few reason to add freekeh to your diet:

  • It has four times the fiber of brown rice to keep you feeling full and regular.
  • It boasts a high protein content for satiety and maintaining muscle mass.
  • It’s also rich in prebiotic properties, which are important for fueling the growth of healthy gut bacteria.
  • It is also rich in leutein, which supports eye health.

Give freekeh a whirl with this great recipe! Triple Herb Freekeh

 These foods are sure to satisfy the #Foodie in you!

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