Simple Yogic Snack, Tons of Antioxidants

DSCN1898This is a great simple breakfast…good on the go.  Keep a bag in your car.  Or just have as a snack anytime.

Here’s the scoop on each ingredient of this superfood combination.  Enjoy!

Dried Mulberries: Scientific studies have shown that consumption of berries have potential health effects against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections. The berries contain resveratrol, another polyphenol flavonoid antioxidant. Resveratrol protects against stroke risk by altering molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels.  High in Vitamin C, low in calories. *

Blanched Almonds:   Vitamin E, great for skin.  Easier to digest than raw almonds.  See more info from a previous post:  https://shaktakaurkhalsa.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/almond-love-for-women/

Goji Berries:  Over time, people have used goji berries to try to treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems.  They are known in Asia to promote longevity, a feeling of well-being, good sleep, and good athletic performance. **

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes: Protein, Fiber, Iron, and Zinc.  And the crunch and oil taste is really satisfying! ***

Juice Sweetened Cranberries: May help urinary tract infections, or for prevention.  Great source of Vitamin C.  The slightly tart taste goes well with this combo. ****

*  http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mulberries.html

** http://www.webmd.com/balance/goji-berries-health-benefits-and-side-effects

*** http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-shredded-coconut-4027.html

****http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=145

About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)
 
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