Monday, January 4, 2016

Superfoods You Should Be Eating

These are seasonal foods packed with vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy. Try not to miss this one and get as many as possible this year.
These Superfoods are recommended to include in your diet.
Pears: The fiber in pears helps maintain the health of your skin as well as your heart. Plus, the vitamin C in pears is an antioxidant that can strengthen your immune system. To give your pear slices an extra kick, try dipping them in apple butter.
Apples: Whether it's a Gala, Golden Delicious, or Granny Smith, apples provide you with four grams of fiber per serving. Plus, apples contain antioxidants that protect you against seasonal allergies and colds. Most importantly, they taste great in a salad or a delicious pie or dipped right into the peanut butter jar.
Sweet Potatoes: These delicious potatoes contain several vitamins, including B6, D, and C. The iron in this superfood helps with the development of blood cells and strengthens the immune system. Aside from being good for you, this superfood fits nicely into many dishes for the holidays.
Pomegranates: The pomegranate is a familiar sight on any list of superfoods. These fruits contain antioxidants that help fight cancer and boost the immune system. Also, pomegranates lower cholesterol and can reduce your blood pressure. Pomegranates add flavor to smoothies and plain yogurt. I think pomegranates are a colorful addition to any meal, don't you?
Kiwi: Pick up a kiwi at your local grocery store and you see a cute little fruit with a fuzzy peel. But these tiny fruits are packed with fiber as well as vitamins C and E. Kiwi also has a high level of potassium, which helps us to maintain our electrolyte levels. If you want to experience a new take on kiwi, try making chocolate-covered kiwi pops.
Tangerines: Peeling a tangerine and eating it is an easy way to get your vitamin C. These delectable fruits also provide you with vitamin A that boosts your vision and helps with healthy cell development. Fiber is another important ingredient in tangerines. Eating fiber helps with digestion and can lower cholesterol levels. Tangerines are great on salads and are perfect when mixed with plain yogurt.
Grapefruit: This traditional breakfast-time favorite definitely qualifies as a superfood. Of course, grapefruits provide you with plenty of vitamin C for your immune system, but they can also lower levels of bad cholesterol and improve skin health. Red and pink grapefruit also have lycopene, which is an antioxidant. Grapefruit is tasty on its own or sliced up and mixed into a salad.
By Miri Day;
Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY
325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213
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