5. Greek yogurt
Top it with honey and it’s good as a snack, or use it as a substitute for mayonnaise when making chicken salad sandwiches. Packed with nutrients, Greek yogurt has a higher amount of protein than milk, plus probiotics to boost your immune system.
You can use this as an alternative for sugar in some recipes, you can mix it with other ingredients to make marinades and dressings, and you can even cure some illnesses like cough and throat irritation with it. Honey also has a long shelf life, so you can store it in your pantry for years. Make sure you get pure honey though – don’t be fooled by the honey-flavored syrup you see in supermarkets, as those don’t have the benefits pure honey offers.
7. Peanut butter
Rich source of protein, lowers cholesterol levels, good source of vitamins, and has antioxidant properties – who knew something so yummy could be so healthy too! Spread some on apples or bananas, or just eat it right off the spoon. It helps fight of cravings and keeps you feeling full longer too.
8. Dark chocolate
Hallelujah for dark chocolate and its many benefits! The fact that it improves brain function has us hooked, but it can also protect the skin against the sun’s UV rays (when eaten –don’t go smearing it on your skin before heading out okay), lower blood pressure, and fight tooth decay (if it has more cacao than sugar, that is)! Keep some handy for when you want a treat; but don’t treat it as a meal in itself or a replacement for fruits or veggies.
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