Here are 10 foods you are not eating, but should be!
Chia and/or Flax seeds
High in healthy omega-3 fats and fiber
Contains calcium, manganese and phosphorus
Reduces risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Contains fiber, calcium, iron, manganese
Speeds up your metabolism
Regulates blood sugar, fights infections, reduces harmful cholesterol
Excellent source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 & B12
Contains probiotic cultures
Lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurt
High in omega-3 fatty acid content (4 ounces of salmon to contain at least 2 grams of omega-3 fats)
Rich in other properties, such as vitamin D and selenium
Decreases the risk of macular degeneration
Good source of vitamin D and tryptophan
Provide all 18 essential amino acids for the body create a complete protein
Contains fiber making the protein even easier to digest
Fat content (oleic acid) helps cardiovascular health
Rich in Vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 as well as potassium
High in antioxidants – vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium
Aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating
Combats the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Concentrated source of vitamin C and flavonoids that help the body recycle Vitamin C
Contains the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene
High in fiber
1 cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of corn or rice but half the calories!
Blueberries (any berries, really)
Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fresh fruits or veggies
Believed to prevent cancer and soften skin
Contains flavonoids that reduce risk of age-related memory loss
A cup is only 130 calories!
High protein and fiber content which makes you feel full longer
Reduces hunger cravings
Low in calories
Full of vitamins C, A, potassium, and lycopene.
High in water which aids the other fluid needs of the body