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Sweet Potatoes: A Surprising Superfood

Although they are both root vegetables, look and taste similar, sweet potatoes and yams aren’t even cousins. In fact, sweet potatoes are members of the same family as morning glories, while yams count as part of their family lilies and…

Superfood Saturday: The Power of Pumpkin

Hold onto your hats, it’s pumpkin season! And to show our appreciation for fall’s go-to gourd, we’re highlighting all the weird, wonderful and nutritional aspects of this fall harvest fruit—that’s right, it’s a fruit! Many people refer to the orange…

Butternut Squash: A Superfood You Have to Get into Your Diet

Fall brings the best gifts, like vegetables that taste like candy when they’re cooked. One of those sweet and savory surprises is butternut squash. Butternut squash is plain old beige on the outside but life-of-the-party orange-yellow on the inside, ready…

Benefits of Salmon: Superfood Saturday

The real superhero of the sea is laid out in your grocery store: Protein-packed, stripey cuts of salmon. According to Science Daily, scientists found that fish reduced the risk of cardiac death by 10 percent. And the fatty acids and…

Cherries: Superfood Saturday | The Leaf Nutrisystem Blog

Fresh cherries are one of summer’s most-anticipated treats. They’re juicy and delicious, fun to eat one-by-one or to use as an added burst of flavor in many recipes. While you may be able to buy cherries frozen or dried at…

Benefits of Pineapple: Superfood Saturday

If you want to make your Saturday super sweet—and super fancy—have some pineapple. Those yellow rings have been a universal sign of the good life and hospitality since the 1700s, according to Southern Living. They’re also a great way to…

Superfood Saturday: All About Acai

Let’s start with the most immediate question. How do you pronounce acai? Say it “ah-sah-EE.” If you’ve never heard of acai or aren’t sure what it is, that’s no surprise since the South American fruit is a relatively new introduction…

Quinoa: A Superfood You Must Get Into Your Diet

We hear a lot about trendy “superfoods” that are touted for their ability to make us healthier, slimmer, more energetic and build up immunity against all sorts of ailments. Quinoa is one that actually lives up to its hype. Pronounced…

Superfood Saturday: Beets – The Leaf

When it comes to nutritional value, the beet cannot be beat! These vibrant root vegetables are sweet in taste but actually rank low to medium in the Glycemic index. Therefore, eating them won’t lead to quick spikes in your blood…

Berries: Superfood Saturday | The Leaf Nutrisystem Blog

Americans love their berries so much, they actually have festivals every year to celebrate the year’s harvest. Berries are celebrated in science labs around the world, too, because they contain high—in some cases, the highest—levels of antioxidant chemicals which are…

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