As the seasons change, so do our eating habits. Fresh summer produce will be ready before you know it, and along with that comes new opportunities to boost your health. Smoothies are a quick, easy and refreshing way to load up on vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The nutritional benefits will pack a punch against chronic diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, and many types of cancer.
With smoothies, the possibilities are endless and completely customizable! Add in a few superfoods to maximize nourishment. Here are a few ideas for you to try this summer season:
-You cannot lose with the power of Kale! This dark leafy green is loaded with vitamins and minerals and contains unique chemical compounds that boost DNA repair in cells and appear to block the growth of cancer cells.
-Chia seeds aren't just window sill pet plants. This ancient superfood is full of calcium, fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids. When added to a smoothie, you'll notice a rich creamy texture.
-If you are craving a decadent chocolate flavor, try some Cacao. Rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, cacao can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
-Toss in some Blueberries and experience the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. Research shows that blueberries are potent anti-inflammatories and aid in everything from blood pressure regulation to improving memory in older adults.
Have fun creating your own smoothies this summer! All you'll need is a good blender and quality ingredients, like these superfoods to jumpstart better health.
Coaching you to "Feel Better and Live Longer!",
Jody Anderson, RN, CHC
Succeed Health, LLC