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4 Tasty Treats That Are Considered Health Foods

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With the ever-growing trend of healthy beverages and snacks like green smoothies and kale chips, it can often seem that vegetables are the only food group with true nutritional benefits. While veggies do contain valuable vitamins and nutrients, sometimes you can’t ignore your cravings and need something more sweet and savory. Delicious superfoods may sound nonexistent but there are tons of treats that taste just as good as they are for you. Get to know a few surprisingly tasty health foods below:

1. Dark Chocolate


We’re not saying you should go buy all the dark chocolate bars at the grocery store, but it may be in your best interest to start consuming them regularly. Research has shown that the mouthwatering candy contains properties that are known to improve heart health and fight disease.

2. Popcorn


Before its drenched in salt and butter like at the movie theater, popcorn is an ideal healthy snack. The popped kernel snack has high levels of antioxidants, which play a key role in preventing many illnesses. We suggest trying SkinnyPop whose popcorn possesses no GMOs, gluten or preservatives.

3. Pineapples


Nothing will satisfy your taste buds better than a piece of juicy pineapple. The tropical fruit contains the enzyme bromelain that helps improve digestion and decrease inflammation.

4. Goji Berries 


Who doesn’t love to munch on berries? Goji berries, which are native to Asia and Europe, are packed with antioxidants, iron, protein, and Vitamin B and E. Eat them by themselves or mix them into your own trail mix to create the ultimate superfood goodie.

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