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Cherries are a “Super Fruit”. They are a powerful antioxidant and nutrition powerhouse. Some of their health benefits include reducing inflammation and decreasing the pain of arthritis and gout. They taste great and are low in calories so you can munch on them when you get hungry.
Nutrition Facts (1 cup serving)
Fat 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Protein 1 g
Just freeze one cup of cherries and pop them into you mouth when you need a snack. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts : Serving Size 3 Tbsp
Total Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrate 16g
I like them because they taste great and satisfy your chocolate craving in a healthy way and give you energy!
Dark chocolate can help lower high blood pressure and is a potent antioxidant. Enjoy in moderation.
You can find them at Whole Foods or Fairway. Click on the link to their website for even more resources!
Within the last few years science and professionals have been glorifying the pomegranate fruit for its potential health benefits. Mostly found in food stores and markets as a juice, this fruit and its derivative product have been found to have a direct link to prevention of the top leading causes of death. Pomegranate has been linked to the lowering of bad cholesterol, pumping more oxygen to the heart, and protection from heart disease. In addition, the high concentration of flavenoids is seen as a protective agent against cancer tumors, and the fruit provides 50% of the RDA for vitamin A, E, and C. Now research is linking pomegranate to the prevention of osteoarthritis and depression! So indulge in a glass of pomegranate juice or slice open a whole fruit and enjoy….but wait…what to do with the seeds?
Sure seeds are annoying especially in the summer when they get in the way of eating your watermelon or you find them in an orange that’s suppose to be seedless. But pomegranate seeds are actually edible, good for you, and tasty! On my weekly Whole Foods trip I picked some up hoping my two dollars and something cents wouldn’t do to waste, and I was definitely not disappointed. Not only do they taste good consumed by themselves, throw some seeds in your yogurt, salad, or fruit mixture and they make a wonderful addition. The sweetness of natural sugar of course and crunchy texture add an instant delight. And at only 20 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrates for a two tablespoon serving who wouldn’t want to try this out. So get to your local market quickly cause pomegranate season, seeds included, is almost over!