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4 Summer Superfoods

Summer-Superfoods.JPGAs summer rolls around, chances are you’re scouring the web and magazines to find out what foods to eat for a slimming summer body. Unfortunately, no miracle food will do the trick. This summer, focus on a healthy body instead.

Below, Bryn Mawr Hospital dietitian Judy Matusky offers four summer superfoods that can help you build a healthier body this summer.

Greek Yogurt: With its thick and creamy texture, Greek yogurt has become a go-to healthy choice for many hungry dairy-lovers, and rightfully so. A six-ounce serving of nonfat Greek yogurt has 15 grams of protein, five grams more than traditional nonfat plain yogurt. Look for fat-free or low-fat varieties that come in different flavors, like blueberry, pomegranate, and cherry. Or better yet, go for plain yogurt and add your own fruit.

Greek yogurt isn’t just good for breakfast and lunch. Try a plain favor as a substitute for heavy cream or sour cream when you’re cooking, like in this recipe for Turkey Pitas with Greek Sauce.

Berries: Summer is the perfect season for fresh produce like blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Fruits likes these are great sources for potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, and cancer-fighting antioxidants. To extend the life of your produce, hold off on washing until you’re ready to use them.

Trying to squeeze in an extra serving of fruits? Get all the benefits of heart-healthy produce in a Blueberry Banana Smoothie.

Watermelon: Every part of watermelon, from the seed to the flesh, is edible and contains Vitamins C and A, as well as lycopene, a carotenoid and antioxidant, which may protect against heart disease and certain cancers.

Adapt watermelon as a side dish for a barbecue with our Grilled Spicy Watermelon recipe.

Eggs: Eggs often get a bad rap because they’re high in cholesterol. But what you don’t hear is that eggs are also a source for Vitamin D, and their yolks contain choline, a nutrient essential in the regulation of the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Limit the amount of eggs you have to one a day, or opt for egg white recipe like the Egg White McMuffin to avoid extra cholesterol intake.

For more summer treats, visit our archive of healthy recipes. For more daily health and wellness tips, follow Main Line Health on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Posted by Main Line Health on 5/28/2013 1:52:34 PM
Read more articles about: Nutrition, Bryn_Mawr_Hospital

4 Summer Superfoods

Summer-Superfoods.JPGAs summer rolls around, chances are you’re scouring the web and magazines to find out what foods to eat for a slimming summer body. Unfortunately, no miracle food will do the trick. This summer, focus on a healthy body instead.

Below, Bryn Mawr Hospital dietitian Judy Matusky offers four summer superfoods that can help you build a healthier body this summer.

Greek Yogurt: With its thick and creamy texture, Greek yogurt has become a go-to healthy choice for many hungry dairy-lovers, and rightfully so. A six-ounce serving of nonfat Greek yogurt has 15 grams of protein, five grams more than traditional nonfat plain yogurt. Look for fat-free or low-fat varieties that come in different flavors, like blueberry, pomegranate, and cherry. Or better yet, go for plain yogurt and add your own fruit.

Greek yogurt isn’t just good for breakfast and lunch. Try a plain favor as a substitute for heavy cream or sour cream when you’re cooking, like in this recipe for Turkey Pitas with Greek Sauce.

Berries: Summer is the perfect season for fresh produce like blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Fruits likes these are great sources for potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, and cancer-fighting antioxidants. To extend the life of your produce, hold off on washing until you’re ready to use them.

Trying to squeeze in an extra serving of fruits? Get all the benefits of heart-healthy produce in a Blueberry Banana Smoothie.

Watermelon: Every part of watermelon, from the seed to the flesh, is edible and contains Vitamins C and A, as well as lycopene, a carotenoid and antioxidant, which may protect against heart disease and certain cancers.

Adapt watermelon as a side dish for a barbecue with our Grilled Spicy Watermelon recipe.

Eggs: Eggs often get a bad rap because they’re high in cholesterol. But what you don’t hear is that eggs are also a source for Vitamin D, and their yolks contain choline, a nutrient essential in the regulation of the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Limit the amount of eggs you have to one a day, or opt for egg white recipe like the Egg White McMuffin to avoid extra cholesterol intake.

For more summer treats, visit our archive of healthy recipes. For more daily health and wellness tips, follow Main Line Health on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Posted by Main Line Health on 5/28/2013 1:52:34 PM
Read more articles about: Nutrition, Bryn_Mawr_Hospital
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Comments
Richard Burke
Thanks for the Ideas. I was trying to figure out what to bring to work for lunch once I transition to solid foods.The pitas sound like a winner of an idea.
7/6/2013 11:09:01 PM
 
Joanna Cugini
Love the Recipes.
Thank You
6/12/2013 7:45:42 AM
 
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