Posted on 07/3/2017
Hi - I’m Rene Ficek, registered dietitian nutritionist. With all the hotdogs, burgers and beers you are bound to have this month, you’ll want to add in a little something healthy. Working in some superfoods gives you a significant boost in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Lucky for us, there are plenty of red, white and blue superfoods available and in season right now.
First, we have raspberries which are high in vitamin K, magnesium and insoluble fiber which is good news for those looking to lose weight. Insoluble fiber provides a feeling of satiety.
Next, we have cultured dairy products like yogurt. They’re rich in probiotics and always in season. The bacteria in yogurt helps to cultivate a healthy gut and fight inflammatory conditions.
And last but not least, we have blueberries. They are small yet powerful. In fact, they may have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Anthocyanins, which is the pigment responsible for the blue color in blueberries helps your immune system by neutralizing free radicals.
Looking for more healthy eating tips this July? Whether you are trying to eat healthy at your 4th of July gathering or just trying to stick to your diet, the Seattle Sutton Blog has you covered!