It’s always good news when something you enjoy turns out to be better for you than you could have imagined. Such is the case with chocolate. Research has shown – and continues to show – that this rich, satisfying confection offers a multitude of health benefits, thought to be linked to the polyphenolic flavonoids, or antioxidants, found naturally in the beans from which it’s made.
Summer and the ocean or seaside are a natural warm-weather fit. But although many of us see the water solely as an environment for relaxation and recreation – with appropriate use of sunscreen, of course! – we forget that nature’s water resources are storehouses of nutrition.
After the cold of winter, sprigs of greenery holding the promise of colorful, cheerful flowers can’t come fast enough. But if your patience is wearing thin, there’s a way to tide you over while you wait for the seasons to fully change —add some “green” supplements to your regimen!
Whether sprinkling slivered almonds on steamed veggies, spreading almond butter on breakfast toast or scooping up crunchy cashews when a snack attack hits, it’s easy to go nuts for nuts! No matter how you enjoy them, just a small serving instantly ups your daily intake of fiber, protein and healthy fats. But be sure to watch for this ingredient on labels, or you may be setting yourself back when it comes to benefits.
In the midst of today’s election madness, let’s not forget that regardless of your political affiliation, you should aspire to eat your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables!
So when it comes to colorful foods, which is better, red or blue? Find out the benefits of both:
There’s no way around it, your body needs a variety of nutrients from fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods. But if your hectic schedule or picky palate keep you from getting enough, you may be interested to know more about whole food supplements, which provide nutrition that’s “fresh from the garden.”
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