Healthy Eating

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about healthy eating–indulging in great taste while helping your body grow stronger and more slender.

Here are a few things I’ve enjoyed lately:

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The first picture is something brand-new to my world: kiwi berries! I didn’t even know they existed. This is a close-up shot, so don’t be deceived. They are actually the size of grapes, and taste like kiwi only minus all that fuzz! Full Circle says, “Like other ‘superfood’ berries, kiwi berries have an unusually high level of antioxidants that protect your body from toxins and oxidation that can lead to cancer and other serious diseases.” The article went on to say that they have vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folic acid, fiber, potassium, and chromium! They taste fabulous and are a new favorite of mine.

Pomegranates are, of course, very good for you. We hear about them all the time. I like them straight, but I also love to add them to lettuce, especially with a handful of walnuts. According to Southern Living pomegranates: help prevent arthritis, regulate cholesterol, are a great source of fiber, protect your skin, and even help keep your teeth clean! Definitely worth the time it takes to prepare them.

Who can resist a cup of tea in a beautiful china cup? This particular flavor is one of my favorites: Jasmine Green Tea. We all know green tea is high in antioxidants, and aids in weight loss.  if you’ve been on this blog much, you know I enjoy unsweetened teas in part because they are ZERO calories. But my research says Jasmine tea is good for your emotional health and has been used to fight depression. Here are some other benefits I didn’t know about but found on Buzzle: disease prevention, cholesterol reduction, and anxiety reduction.

Hope you enjoy these Low calorie, high flavor, healthy treats


2 thoughts on “Healthy Eating

  1. mariekeates October 24, 2013 at 6:57 am Reply

    I love pomegranate too but I’ve never seen kiwi berries. Maybe they haven’t made it to the UK yet. I can’t stand tea though so I think I’ll stick to coffee 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 6, 2013 at 5:40 am Reply

      I’m not a black tea drinker, Marie, but I love a good Jasmine Green . . .

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