Oats have a ton of soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Since they are so fiber packed, oats release of the sugars in them slowly and their high protein content delivers you a steady stream of energy throughout the day!
Quinoa, flaxseed, and wild rice have this benefit too!
Try a quinoa salad!
Boil1 cup quinoa in 2 cups water. let cool. in a large bowl, toss it with 2 diced apples, 1 cup fresh blueberries, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and 1 cup of plain fat free yogurt for a nice meal!
Yogurt contains probiotics, which as we now know are extremely important to your health, while it is difficult to get all the probiotics we need through our diet (which is why supplementation, our BalanceDiet Detox Support 08 is so important), but we can give ourselves a head start! Yogurt also has calcium, important for our bone and muscle structure and function!
Lactose intolerant? That’s OK, Kefir and soy yogurts offer the same protein benefits as dairy yogurt!
Aim for one cup per day!
Give yourself a power smoothie!
Add our BalanceDiet Lean Protein 07 Vanilla to blend 1 cup low-fat yogurt, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup carrot juice, and 1 cup baby fresh spinach! E N J O Y!
Black beans are not only packed with fiber and protein, but they contain antioxidants that promote brain function! Low in calories and saturated fat these beans are something to aim for everyday!
dice 4 tomatoes, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 jalepenos, 1 yellow bell pepper, and 1 mango. Mix in a can of black beans and garnish with 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and the juice of 2 limes.
Not only will you have a tasty treat that goes great with corn tortilla chips or in a pita, but you’ll be boosting your brain power!!!
Don’t like black beans? That’s OK! Peas, lentils, and pinto, kidney, fava, and lima beans offer all of the same great health benefits!
Looking for an antioxidant packed trail mix?
Mix one cup walnuts with a half of a cup of dried blueberries and a quarter of a cup of dark chocolate!
The walnuts protect your heart with all of those healthy omega-3 fats, they also are protein rich and packed with fiber! Those blueberries also have a ton of fiber and help preserve your memory, prevent cancer, and are packed with vitamins and nutrients! That dark chocolate is full of antioxidants as well, helping your heart, and even preventing some cancers! So make your own trail mix for a snack at work, or after a workout and your are on your way to a healthier you!