Interested in increased energy, better physical health and improved clarity of thought? Carbohydrates, and the way we metabolize them, will boost vitality and well-being — if they’re intact and not “stripped” of all their nutrients.
There are plenty of superfoods among us – you probably eat them every day, such as leafy greens and other vegetables, berries and fruits. But if you are looking to shake up your diet with some fun, exotic and super-nutritious foods, we have six interesting options for you.
There are unlimited ways to mix versatile Goji berries into your diet. In this infographic, Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, explores how this fruit’s nutritional profile is almost too good to be true.
Looking for a superfood that provides a potent nutritional sting? Check out these suggestions from Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, on how to inject bee pollen into your diet.
Spirulina — the superfood you never heard of — comes from blue-green algae found in oceans and salty lakes. Lauded for centuries for its high nutritional value and health benefits, it’s not just a passing health fad.
Looking for a healthy balance? Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, provides tips for adding maca — a nutritionally dense Peruvian root — to your diet.
For on-the go meals, smoothies have been an option for years. From the franchises you see around town to the make-at-home versions you’ve tried in your own blender, these thick drinks — when made properly and enjoyed in appropriate portions — provide a healthy meal alternative. But lately the trend is shifting from portable glasses … Read More
This subtly spicy dish offers a wide variety of phytonutrients that can positively impact your health. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried … Read More
This sweet potato hummus contains no fat and is a tasty treat. Even kids love it! Dip whole-wheat pita chips in it, or use it instead of mayo as a sandwich spread. Ingredients 1 18-ounce sweet potato, baked, with skin removed 1 (4-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, with blackened skin removed 3 tablespoons lemon … Read More
As the leaves hit the ground and the air becomes crisper, many of us mourn the end of the summer produce season. But fear not — a new season of fresh food is upon us. Fall is full of fruits and veggies that are as delicious as they are full of disease-fighting nutrients 1. Pumpkin … Read More