Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Recipe yummy fiber rich parfait and are you a happy pooper?

Yummy fiber rich parfait recipe and learn about the health benefits of fiber and probiotics.

 
Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups plain/vanilla fat-free yogurt-- (health benefit probiotics)
  • 2 cups your favorite organic granola-- (health benefit fiber)
  • 2 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries (hulled or sliced) and/or other fruit such as bananas, peaches, or mangoes peeled and sliced --(health benefit antioxidants)
  • 4 tablespoon of walnuts (optional) --(health benefit omega-3)
Procedure:
Line up tall clear plastic cups or glasses.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of yogurt into each glass/cup and smooth surface.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of granola over top and smooth surface.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of fruit over top and smooth surface.  Repeat the process adding a bit of walnuts (optional)

Are you a happy pooper?
Do you know about all the amazing benefits of fiber and probiotics? Not only do they help with digestion but also make you a happy pooper. So let's take a moment to learn about them.

Dietary fiber, found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isn't difficult. Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it, and how to add them to meals and snacks.  read more...http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fiber/NU00033

Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.  read more: http://www.medicinenet.com/probiotics/page2.htm
Research has suggested that probiotic bacteria can:
  • Improve digestive function
  • Help with side effects of antibiotic therapy
  • Help reduce the risk of certain acute common infectious diseases
  • Improve tolerance to lactose
  • Enhance immune function  
Antioxidants, they are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. Many experts believe this damage plays a part in a number of chronic diseases, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), cancer, and arthritis. Free radicals can also interfere with your immune system. So, fighting off damage with antioxidants helps keep your immune system strong, making you better able to ward off colds, flu, and other infections.  read more...http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health