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Try it Thursday: Good for You Christmas Themed Eats!

On this week’s Try it Thursday, we are introducing some foods that are not only delicious, but are full of nutrients, and are anti-aging!  I also tried to incorporate a little bit of Christmas magic into these items. Look for the richness of color (red and green anyone?!), polyphenols, and nutrients found in each item.

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1. Wild Alaskan salmon
Fresh, frozen, or canned…canned is a steal! Red Sockeye fish feed on krill and algae…antioxidant!  This is good for decreasing aging; helping to decrease inflammation, decrease oxidation, and increase blood flow.
Omega 3 fats and vitamin D – good to fight diseases!

2. Walnuts “roasting on an open fire….?!”
Mega vitamin E and minerals.

3. Tea
Green, black, white, oolong, and peppermint! (Merry Christmas!!) antioxidant power!

4. Ginger root (juice it, add to many cooking dishes, or I add a little to my oats in the morning) – so much antioxidant power. Find creative ways to use this amazing root; it’s not just for the “Gingerbread man” this holiday season!
(You do not have to peel it!)

5. Dark leafy greens. Spinach and Kale. No comparison! Most nutrients per calorie!

I credit Dr. Ann as my primary source for this post.  Check out this video link for more information http://www.drannwellness.com/video.cfm?VideoID=86

On a busy day and hectic night I find myself coming home making a plate full of dark leafy greens and placing some canned salmon on top. A festive feast and I know I am doing something lean and nutritious. (Not to mention it is a 5 minute meal!) Try one food, try them all, Try it Thursday!
Your Trainer,
Cassie

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  • I love this idea!! I love that it is a quick meal and healthy! I’m going to try it this week. Thanks, Cassie! 🙂