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4. Goji Berries
OK, all berries are a rich source of antioxidants which prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, slow the aging process, and fight other types of chronic diseases; however, the little research that is available on this overpriced berry shows that it is no better than any other berry at keeping you healthy.
In fact, plain old blackcurrant or blueberries are probably your best bet when it comes to getting tons of antioxidants. The Scottish Crop Research Institute published a study which showed that, of all the berries tested, blackcurrants had the highest levels of antioxidants and nutrients, not goji berries.
Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with pure, natural yogurt. However, most people consume those super sweet, fruit filled, dessert like yogurts, not the unsweetened type. Plain yogurt has super beneficial probiotics but you can also get those from fermented foods such has kimchi, miso, pickles, and sauerkraut. If you love yogurt, great! Just be sure that you are eating plain yogurt, not the HFCS sweetened kind.
Smoothies have been the buzzword for fitness and health conscious people in the last decade. Many Americans are now consuming smoothies for breakfast or as a “healthy” alternative to snacks such as potato chips or cookies. Like yogurt, smoothies can be super healthy; however, most people add way too much sugar, honey, or fruit to make them really healthy. Especially when we are talking about those smoothies sold at most gyms, food stores, juice bars, and smoothie bars.
Even “natural” smoothies that contain lots of fruit and no added sugar can add hundreds of extra calories to your daily diet.
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