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Hungry Girl Today: 09.22.06


Antioxidants ROCK...check it out!

It’s no accident that antioxidants are popping up everywhere on food labels.
These no-nonsense nutrients fight disease, boost immune function, and may
even slow the aging process…woohoo! Best of all, there are tons of fun ways
to get them into your diet without popping supplement pills at every meal.
Read on for the 411...

Drink to Your Health

Sip your way strong with antioxidant-packed liquids -- tea, soymilk and
pomegranate juice are all super sources of antioxidants. Go for light soymilk
and try mixing your pom juice with some Sprite Zero to keep calorie counts

HG LOVES: FRS Antioxidant Energy Drink, in the low-calorie concentrate
form, is the most awesome antioxidant product ever! Truth be told, we’d
swallow it even if it wasn’t good for us, but this is one beverage that will
supercharge your mornings and eliminate your coffee addiction in no time!
It comes in a yummy orange flavor, has just 30 calories a serving, and it’s
got 250% of your recommended daily doses of vitamins A & E (two primo
antioxies). Click here for a free sample.


Veg Out!

The number one antioxidant-containing veg is...(drumroll, please)...broccoli!
Other top veggies include tomatoes, spinach, carrots, artichokes, red
cabbage, cauliflower, and peas. Bonus - veggies are generally low in
calories and fat-free. So eat 'em in everything -- omelettes, salads, stir-frys,
and your favorite Shirataki noodle dishes. Yum!


HG Pick: If you find it hard to get your veggies in, try Green Giant’s 60-
calorie, 3g-of-fat Just for One! Broccoli & Cheese Sauce. Face it; everything
tastes a little better when it's smothered in cheese -- even yummy broccoli.
Find this low-fat wonder in the freezer aisle of most markets.

Just Fruit Me

Berries, red grapes, oranges, pomegranates, and prunes are all great for
upping your antioxidant intake. Typically, darker and more vibrant-colored
fruits contain more nutrients. Most fruit servings are under a hundred
calories, too. Hooray!

HG Pick: Odwalla AntioxiDance® Cherry-Orange-Passionfruit Fruit Juice
Drink Blend (say that five times fast). Although we usually don’t like to drink
our calories, Odwalla’s newest fruit blend is well worth 90 calories per
serving. Plus, we like the name. And, feel free to lower the calorie count by
mixing just 4 oz. of the stuff into your favorite no-cal lemon lime soda. Find
it at Whole Foods, or click here to locate a store near you.


Go Nuts!

Pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts are all super sources of antioxidants. Since
they're a bit high in calories and fat (1 ounce is around 200 calories and 18
grams of fat), we recommend using them sparingly to zazzle up salads and
fat-free yogurt.

HG Pick: While all Luna Bars boast the “high in antioxidants” attribute, the
Toasted Nuts 'n Cranberry Luna Bars (170 calories, 4g fat) are really chock-
full of the stuff! Ingredients like almonds, cashews, cranberries, and green
tea extract ensure that you get 100% of your daily needs for vitamins A & E.
Find these in snack bar aisles everywhere.


Spice Things Up...

Even the spices you add to your favorite foods can deliver disease-fighting
antioxidants. Go nutty with garlic, clove, cinnamon, and oregano. Spices
add lots of flavor without adding lots of calories or fat, and therefore they are
our friends.

HG Pick: 160-calorie, 2g-of-fat, 5g-of-fiber Kashi Heart to Heart Oatmeal in
Apple Cinnamon contains green tea and grape seed extract (both packed
with antioxidants). And those whole grain oats are a great source, as well.
Look for it in the oatmeal aisle, at health food stores, or order online.


Cuckoo For Cocoa!

Even sweets can provide immunity-boosting, disease-battling nutrients. Dark
chocolate and cocoa powder contain the most antioxidants. And remember,
the unsweetened stuff will save you calories (just add Splenda)!

HG Pick: Sweet, rich, dark chocolate CocoaVia snacks are packed with all-
natural antioxidant goodness. Keep an eye out for flavanol-infused milk
chocolate versions -- they'll be released next month.


Chew on This:
Today, September 22nd, is National White Chocolate Day. Whip up a
decadent coffee drink with Torani's Sugar Free White Chocolate Syrup. Yum!


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