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Dawn Jackson Blatner -- Superfoods!

Get more: food, health
07/16/2012

We've all heard the latest craze is "superfoods" - but the question is - how do you incorporate them into your daily diet? And how much of it do you have to eat? Here to help us is registered dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner!

Red Quinoa
Whole grain with a high protein content. Red has even more protein, fiber and nutrients (vitamin E & folate) over the standard beige version.
AMOUNT: 3-4 cups/week
IDEAS: breakfast bowl or burrito bowl

Rapini
Leafy green vegetable - relative of broccoli, cabbage and kale. Works to prevent diseases such as cancer.
AMOUNT: 1/2 - 1 cup leafy greens/day
IDEAS: sauteed as a side dish or put on frittatas, pizza, pasta, burgers

Chia Seeds
Contain healthy fats similar to that found in fish (called omega 3). Potentially good for heart health and keeping you feeling full & hydrated.
AMOUNT: 1 Tablespoon/day
IDEAS: Chia lemonade or keep in shaker (to sprinkle on oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, salads, stir-fries) or egg substitute in baking (3T water + 1T chia)

Seaweed
Contains minerals for healthy bones, heart, thyroid and blood. May also increase immunity.
AMOUNT: 1 teaspoon/day
IDEAS: salt substitute or snack strips

Matcha
Green tea powder that has even more healthy compounds (called EGCG) than standard green tea. Potentially benefits: Natural 5-hour energy, metabolism booster and heart disease/cancer fighter.
AMOUNT: 1 teaspoon/day
IDEAS: Matcha yogurt parfait or Matcha latte

For more on Dawn, visit her website: dawnjacksonblatner.com/

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