Fight Stress and Fat with Dark Chocolate and Red wine?!?

YES PLEASE!

 

At least that’s what this article says….

 

http://www.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/1146/The_Super_List_of_40_Superfoods_to_Fight_Stress_an.aspx

 

True- not everything we read on the internet is carved-in-stone truth. But that is hard to remember when you have your opinions and desires clouding your mind. 

 

and my desire is to eat Dark Chocolate all the time. 

 

But seriously- this article has a great list of super foods that aren’t super scary and some are even affordable. 

 

Check out the full article HERE…and here’s a list of some of my favorites…

 

Dark chocolate—the darling of the superfoods—has been found to reduce the risk of a number of stress-related diseases:  lower heart disease risk, a measurable drop in melanoma skin cancer rates, a lower diabetes risk, and better cognition in older people.
 
 
Coffee is packed with antioxidants that make it one of the healthiest beverages on earth. In addition to being beneficial for athletic performance and brain function due to the caffeine, coffee decreases disease risk, including cancer (lung, prostate, breast, endometrial, pancreatic, stomach, and colon), heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
 
 
Red wine is famous for containing the antioxidant resveratrol that has been shown to reduce muscle soreness after exercise, lower cancer risk, and promote insulin sensitivity. Along with red grapes and grapeseed extract, high-quality red wine has the ability to fight stress when consumed in small quantities and it also improves estrogen metabolism.
 
 
 
Asparagus is nutritionally rich, containing folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K, and chromium, which is often low in the modern diet and will reduce sugar cravings and stress eating. It’s also high in glutathione, that super antioxidant that is at the core of the immune system.
 
 
 Avocado is called an “anti-obesity” food by scientists because it’s jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can produce a lower body weight and waist circumference, as was seen in an analysis of the diets of 17,567 Americans.
 
 
 Blueberries and related dark-colored fruits like raspberries and blackberries are on this list. What you may not know is that they are one of the most useful foods for building muscle and strength because they accelerate recovery. They help remove the waste products or “garbage” produced by intense training. Eat them alone or add them to high-glycemic carbs for better insulin sensitivity.  

About The Author

Sara Beth

I spent the first 10 years of my life in Jamestown, New York, and then my family moved to Columbus and we've been here ever since. (10 points to you if you can guess what brought us here!) I'm a proud East grad- Go Olympians! And studied Communications/PR & Advertising at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. When I'm not playing around with QMIX music and Graphic Design, I'm hanging out with my awesome husband Dan and our two furry kitty children.

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