Nutrition & Antioxidants!
What did you picture first when you read the italicized word above?
For me, I think of berries of all kinds but even some vegetables pack antioxidants. Choose your liking of: onions, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, and garlic, are all considered “anti-cancer;” which means these foods benefit the body through the protection to our cells.
Here are some quick #LEAN tips to eat more antioxidant rich foods:
* Add antioxidant rich fruits (berries, grapes) to your plain or low-fat yogurt for breakfast or mid-afternoon snack.
* For lunch or dinner, add antioxidant rich vegetables (cabbage, artichoke, potatoes, and spinach) in a salad, soup, stew, vegetable casserole, or in a light sauté.
* For all day snacking, build a nibbling tray (use a muffin tin or ice cube tray) and fill each section with an antioxidant rich food.
* During the high heat days of summer, infuse your water with berries (frozen or fresh). Frozen blueberries eaten alone are great for cooling off and they’re delicious!