Superfoods packed with health benefits

Dec 02,2019 04:13:43 PM

Superfoods packed with health benefits

Do you feel like Christmas feasts make you sluggish? Do you wonder why you are slumped over the armchair watching football? Plain and simple: You over ate! More of your blood is sent to your digestive system rather than to your heart and lungs which is why you feel tired. There no reason to skip those traditional holiday feasts, because many of your favorite holiday eats are filled with nutrition. Simply practice portion control and implement superfoods into the traditional recipes that will be filled with heaps of health benefits!


According to BHG, they list the below Superfoods packed with health benefits!

Superfood: Cranberries

Health benefits: These bold red berries are beautiful: An excellent source of free-radical scavenging antioxidants like vitamins C and E, the berries may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Solid research also backs up their role in preventing urinary tract infections.


Holiday helper: Consider breaking the mold and opting for the lower calorie and easy-to-prepare fresh variety, which cooks up in 5 minutes: Put fresh berries in a small saucepan, cover with a little fruit juice, add a pinch of sugar, and boil until they pop. Reduce to a simmer and heat for a few minutes.

uctose corn syrup), 110 calories 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, 11 calories

Superfood: Whole Shelled Pumpkin Seeds

Health benefits: Pumpkin lovers! This fiber-rich winter instead of opting for just a plain old pumpkin whip up sweet and salty pumpkin seeds as a table snack. Treat your body and tastebuds with Shelled Pumpkin Seeds. They have a chewy texture with a lightly sweet, nutty flavor. These super seeds are concentrated sources of many health-benefiting vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and all essential amino acids.


Holiday helper: Add some salty and sweet pumpkin seeds instead of the sugar and your healthier pie will be a huge hit at the table.


Superfood: Pink Himalayan Salt

Health benefits: In general, 100 percent whole wheat breads have more fiber than white bread or other breads made with wheat flour and salt. Why not substitute your regular table salt with the nutritious Pink Himalayan Salt? it contains 84 minerals and trace elements that are highly beneficial to our body which can balance electrolytes, support proper nutrient absorption, eliminate toxins, balance body’s pH, normalize blood pressure and increases circulation and conductivity.


Holiday helper: Most of the ready-to-bake varieties aren’t 100 percent nutritious so substitute your basic ingredients with a healthier ingredient value,