Super Charge Your Salad!

There used to be a time when many simply at an iceberg lettuce salad smothered in blue cheese or ranch dressing (or both). There may or may not have been a slice or two of a beefsteak tomato involved, but this was considered one’s “veggies.” But not anymore, lookout because fruits and vegetables and nuts are now the new greens! Want to make your basic spinach, arugula or spring salad pop, use one, or all, of these five foods that will add a kick to a plain dish as well as provide much needed protein, nutrients, and health benefits..

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THE AVOCADO
In addition to being loaded with heart healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFAs), the avocado is also high in fiber, can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and is packed full of powerful antioxidants like Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are known to promote eye benefits and health.

BLUEBERRIES
These scrumptious little bit size sweet treats are the pez of the fruit world. High in fiber they also help in reducing belly fat. They are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E as well as copper, which is an effective immune builder. An ideal dietary supplement, the blueberry helps in the ability to dissolve ‘bad cholesterol because of its high fiber content and antioxidants.

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