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3 Holiday Treats Packed With Superfoods (Including No-Bake Cookies!)

3 Holiday Treats Packed With Superfoods (Including No-Bake Cookies!)

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These tasty sweets come bundled with antioxidants. When you think about holiday treats, you probably don't think nutrients—but Christmas cookies, bites, and chocolate balls can be a great opportunity to squeeze in seasonal superfoods! Check out three of my recipes for enjoying a little sweetness bundled with antioxidant-rich, disease-protecting goodness. Each one is plant-based, bite-sized (for built-in portion control), and perfect for sharing. These are all splurges you can feel really good about.Ginger-Cinnamon Dark Chocolate BallsCynthia Sass, MPH, RDNutrition info: Ginger, cinnamon, and dark chocolate are all potent sources of antioxidants. Ginger and cinnamon are also immune supporters and anti-inflammatory metabolic boosters. Tahin
11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

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Black beans are a good source of iron. Thing is, the iron in plant foods, known as non-heme iron, isn't as readily absorbed as the iron you'll find in meat. "Just 2% to 20% of the iron in plant foods makes its way from your digestive tract into your blood, compared to 15% to 35% from heme animal-based iron," says Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH, Health's contributing nutrition editor and author of Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast ($ 27; amazon.com). That's where vitamin C-rich foods, like red bell pepper, come in. They can increase the absorption of non-heme iron by six times, Sass says. Her go-to dish: black bean tacos topped with sautéed red bell peppers.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
Turn everyday foods into superfoods!

Turn everyday foods into superfoods!

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 Bikini diets? They’re so last year. If you want to look and feel your glowing best this summer, perhaps it’s time to stop cutting calories and start loading up on body-loving superfoods.Scientifically proven to do everything from enhancing your beauty and boosting your energy to protecting your skin in the sun, a plant-based diet is the perfect summer prep. Can’t afford to splash out on the latest ingredients? Well, here’s a secret: with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can transform humble store cupboard ingredients into power-packed superfoods. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? But, following two years of research, botanist and food writer James Wong has unlocked the secrets of how to send the nutrient value of plant-based ingredients sky high.‘With a little kitchen science you can
5 Alternatives to Trendy Superfoods That Are Just as Healthy

5 Alternatives to Trendy Superfoods That Are Just as Healthy

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Can't stomach kale, or quinoa? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many of my clients aren't fans of the latest trendy superfoods. Fortunately for anyone with an aversion to chia seeds and goji berries, there are equally good-for-you alternatives. Each of the replacements below contains similar nutrients but differs in texture or flavor–so you can get the same super-healthy perks and please your palate too.Eat cabbage instead of cauliflower Cauliflower recently stepped into the limelight, with headlines like "Move Over Broccoli, Cauliflower is the New It Food!" and Pinterest posts galore dedicated to cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower rice, even cauliflower buffalo wings. But if you're just not into cauliflower, opt for cabbage instead. They are both cruciferous veggies, which are known to