Because I know you’re tired of apples and kale.
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Rutabaga is a vegetable that is a fun mix of a turnip and cabbage and not only is this veggie delicious, but it also has a number of great benefits that go along with it. Rutabaga is high in fiber, antioxidants, potassium, and great for digestive health and weight loss.
Best Way to Eat It: Boiled & Mashed, with carrots mixed in
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While grass may not seem like the most appetizing food to eat, it is one of the healthiest things out there! In addition to being filled with over 90 minerals, a bunch of essential enzymes and a whole lot of vitamins, wheat grass juice also helps your body to build red blood cells.
Best Way to Eat It: Juiced!
Parsnips aren’t usually what we see in our everyday meals, but it’s time that we start to add them! Parsnips are rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and they taste great! Long live the parsnip!
Best Way to Eat It: Roast Parsnip & Chestnut Salad
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Marmite is a popular food from New Zealand that is made from yeast extract. To be frank, while most New Zealanders eat it on a daily basis, most Americans find it disgusting. But there are so many great benefits to this food that you might want to consider giving it a second chance. Not only does it have a lot of Vitamin B and folic acid, but it’s also vegetarian and extremely low in calories.
Best Way to Eat It: Marmite Spread on Toast
Plantains are a basically the bananas cousin. While they look a lot like bananas, they are a lot sweeter. These sweet treats are rich in vitamin C, fiber, iron, and potassium among many other things. So the next time you pick up a banana, put it down and try a plantain for a change!
Best Way to Eat It: Steam, Boil, Bake, or Grill ‘Em
Acai went from zero to hero this year. A few years ago no one had even heard of this superfood and now you can’t go to a shopping center without seeing an Acai bowl & juice bar. And it’s no wonder. Acai berries are rich in fiber, antioxidants, heart-healthy fats and so much more!
Best Way to Eat It: In an Acai Bowl of course!
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You probably don’t think you know what millet is, but chances are you know exactly what it is. Millet is the main ingredient in bird food. Yep, you read it right, bird food! But the birds aren’t the only ones that can benefit from millet. We should be eating it too! Among many other great things, what stands out the most is that millet is great for your protecting your heart and restoring and repairing body tissue.
Best Way to Eat It: Millet Pancakes!
Remember diet is just as important as exercise when it comes to working towards that summer bod!
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