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Turmeric

This golden spice isn't just for curries. It's delicious and adds a gorgeous yellow hue to your smoothie bowl—plus, it could help boost your health from your head to your toes (literally). Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that may help fight cancer and prevent Alzheimer's disease. Turmeric may also help prevent and manage inflammation and pain in arthritis.

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Greek Yogurt

Look for Greek yogurt that has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, such as Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt. It has 15 grams of high-quality protein in a single-serve container and the bonus of vitamin D. Another benefit: This yogurt contains 6 grams of fiber, a nutrient known to help promote satiety! This prebiotic fiber acts as fuel for the healthy bacteria in your gut, which is beneficial for your overall health.

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Cacao

Cacao is popular among raw foodies because it's rich in theobromine, which may help manage depression. Cacao (and cocoa) are rich in antioxidants called flavanols. Two tablespoons of cocoa powder have more antioxidant activity than 3 cups of green tea or 1 cup of blueberries!

Flavanols may also help protect the circulatory system. They reduce blood pressure, make blood platelets less likely to clot, and improve blood flow to the heart and brain. Eating chocolate in moderation (1 ounce of dark chocolate or raw cacao 3 or 4 times per week) is associated with better heart health due to reduced blood pressure and better functioning of blood vessels.

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Raspberries

With 9 grams of fiber in just one cup, raspberries help you stay full longer and support a happy, healthy digestive system. Compared to other berries, raspberries are one of the lowest in natural sugar. They're high in vitamin C, serving up 60 percent Daily Value per cup. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, a protein that's essential for gorgeous skin.

The gorgeous red color is a hint that raspberries are packed with phytochemicals that could help slow down the aging process and fight off diseases such as cancer. Fountain of youth, perhaps? Raspberry season is only a few weeks long, but frozen raspberries have the flavor and nutrition locked in. Keep your freezer stocked up and try this yummy Raspberry Mango Smoothie Bowl.

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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds were called "running food" by the Aztecs because they provided lasting energy on expeditions. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation. Inflammation is associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

In 2 tablespoons of chia seeds you're getting 11 grams of fiber and 30 percent of the magnesium and manganese most people need in a day. These minerals promote bone health, and fiber and magnesium also help keep your blood sugar stable. The result? These little guys could help you get less hangry!

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