Healing Tip of the Day - Give Your Day a Boost Tip Archive
Monday - 02/25/2008

Feel like you are eating the same things every day? Mix up your daily menu with the addition of power foods that provide a variety of health benefits, increase your vitality, and maintain your mental strength with every flavorful bite. Gary Null, PhD, author of Gary Null's Power Foods: The 15 Best Foods for your Health (Penguin Group, 2007), says that while power foods should be loaded with beneficial minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, they should also be versatile and readily available. Did you know that the vibrant color of oranges and carrots makes these popular snack foods antioxidant-rich power foods? The nutritional benefits of garlic and ginger put these anti-inflammatory spices on Null's must-have kitchen ingredients, whether fresh, dried, or powdered. From vegetables like peppers and shitake mushrooms to common fruits like tomatoes and bananas, Null says these are "critical ingredients for a lifetime of good health." Stay on the road toward optimal health by learning more about the super food heroes during this week's tips, and try the recipe below to jumpstart your well-being.

Smooth Nuts Shake
2 cups vanilla soymilk
1 pint pitted cherries
1 cup apple juice
1 banana, peeled and frozen
4 tbs. almond butter
4 tbs. sesame butter
4 tbs. walnut butter
Blend together the soymilk, cherries and apple juice. Add butters to the blended mixture and blend until smooth. Enjoy this tri-power food beverage!

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