8 Red and Green Superfoods to Keep Your Holidays Healthy


December 11, 2014
In 1-Day Renewal, Nutrition

Suja Juice SuperfoodsLet’s be honest- the holiday season isn’t exactly known for an abundance of healthy eating! And that’s okay, it’s our time to enjoy the company of family and friends and not have to think about every little thing we put in our mouths. But if you want to keep your energy levels up and feel like your best self this holiday season, I highly recommend incorporating these 8 superfoods into your daily diet! They’re yummy, versatile, and so festive!

The greens:

Avocado: A source of healthy fat, full of potassium, Vitamin K, folate, Vitamin B6 & Vitamin C (1)

Cucumber: Source of potassium, Vitamin C, electrolytes and phytonutrients (2)

Kale: Great source of potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K (3)

Spinach: Loaded with vitamins A, K & E (4)

The reds:

Beets: Rich in folate, nitrates and anthocyanins to help improve blood flow (5)

Strawberry: Loaded with vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants (6)

Pomegranate: Provides fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, folate and anthocyanins (7)

Cranberry: Packed with Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants (8)

 

How do you plan to work these foods into your diet? Tell us in the comments!

 

Happy Holidays,

Sam Swensen & Suja Juice

SOURCES:

1. Dreher, M. (2013). Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects. National Library of Medicine, 738-750. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/

2. Cucumbers Nutritional Information. (2015). Retrieved August 7, 2015, from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=42

3. Ware, M. (2015, June 1). Kale: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php

4. Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions. (2013, June 30). Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270609.php

5. Eat Your Beets – And Build A Better Brain. (2010, November 8). Retrieved August 7, 2015, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/206916.php

6. What’s New and Beneficial About Strawberries. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=32

7. What Are Pomegranates Good For? | Pomegranate Benefits. (2014, May 10). Retrieved from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/10/pomegranates.aspx

8. Basu, B. (2008). What’s New and Beneficial About Cranberries. Retrieved from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=145

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Sam Swensen

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Sam led Suja’s social media management efforts since the company began in 2012 through 2015. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, is an avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, not to mention a digital and social marketing guru. She currently lives in New York City with her beloved dog Toby.