5 Foods With A Purpose

posted by Samantha on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 am

1. Blueberries
Brain Power
Besides adding color and taste to your favorite parfait, blueberries aid in increasing cognitive functions and boost your learning and memory.

2. Almonds
Healthy Skin
Almonds are a quick and handy snack on the go. Research has shown that monounsaturated fats from almonds display protective attributes that actually prevent wrinkles and sun damage.

3. Greek Yogurt
After Workout Snack
I know we all feel drained after a serious workout, but energy drinks aren’t the answer. Try Greek yogurt, it has three times the amount of protein of normal yogurt and even better, the amino acid helps to build and repair your muscles.

4. Strawberries
Stress
Another great addition to any parfait. A cup of strawberries boost your daily Vitamin C intake by 160%. Researchers have found that Vitamin C helps clear out cortisol, which is the hormone that is related to stress symptoms.

5. Dark Chocolate
Sex
I am sure we all knew about this one! The flavonoids found in cocoa have been linked to improve blood and release “feel good endorphins”.

Good Luck



4 Comments

  1. Thank you for this. I’ve never had Greek yogurt so that will be interesting.

    I’ve almost gone raw (but not entirely) with my diet lately. Just eating a bunch of veggies and veggies and more veggies. And drinking tons of water. Now if I can just get up on the workout-tip my plan for world-domination can really be set in motion! lol That made no sense.

  2. Thanks for the FYI…I’ve eaten more strawberries this season than every before in my life…liked them but, not overly wild about them…I’ve eaten so much that I shouldn’t, but loaded up on the berries…blueberries too…didn’t gain a pound all summer, my skin looks good and getting through an action packed summer…

  3. I dont really eat these. But that Greek yogurt sounds like something to try…

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