Saturday, January 16th, 2016

8 New Foods You Should Be Eating (But Probably Aren’t)

  1. Acai Benefits: It boosts immune and metabolic function

How to eat it: Make an acai bowl!

  1. Banana Whips

Benefits: Great source of potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and heart function

How to eat it: It can be eaten plain or you can mix in unsweetened cocoa powder

  1. Organic Sunflower Seed Butter

Benefits: Good source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, and iron

How to eat it: You can eat it with a spoon, spread it on some toast… Eat it however your heart desires

  1. Liquid Stevia

Benefits: It is an all-natural sugar substitute that does not have side effects and aids in weight management

How to eat it: It can be used for baking, it can be added to coffee, tea, etc.

  1. Yerba Mate

Benefits: Helps boost energy and focus

How to eat it: You can brew it yourself or buy it at a store or cafe

  1. Sauerkraut

Benefits: It has all the benefits of cruciferous vegetables with additional probiotic advantages due to fermentation

How to eat it: It can be a great side dish to chicken or pork and it can be added to any salad or sandwich

  1. Oat Bran

Benefits: High in fiber and protein and helps slow down the absorption of fats and sugars

How to eat it: Great when added to baked goods and hot cereal

8. Chia Seed Pudding

Benefits: Helps keep you feeling full with a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber

How to eat it: Combine ⅔ cups chia seeds with 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or rice milk and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Add one to two drop of stevia to sweeten.

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Photo Credit: phillymag.com

Photo Credit: phillymag.com

In a diet rut? These eight healthy eats will pull you out.

Acai

Benefits: Nicknamed the “beauty berry,” it has so many compounds that make the body both feel and look better from the inside out. Its combination of antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids all help slow the aging process by boosting immune and metabolic function and removing destructive free radicals from our bodies.

How to eat it: Create the ever so popular acai bowl, found everywhere in southern California! An acai smoothie with granola and fruit on top.

Where to find it: Frozen packs of this stuff are in most health food store freezer sections.

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