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7 Halloween Superfoods

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7 Halloween Superfoods

If you’ve been loading up on candy and treats that seem to be everywhere this time of year, you might be ready to enjoy some real Halloween superfoods.

Black Rice—Witches aren’t the only ones who can sport black this time of year, so can your dinner plate.  If you haven’t tried this ancient grain, it’s delicious. It derives its gothic hue from plant pigments that also pass along their anti-inflammatory properties to you. It’s striking black color also adds an eerie sophistication to your Halloween dinner.

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Apples—Skip the candy apples and go straight for a freshly-picked, ripe apple.  They are delicious on their own and full of valuable nutrients.  Malic acid eases fibromyalgia pain and boosts cellular energy to help you run from any goblins and ghouls you might encounter this time of year.  Pectin—a type of fiber—binds to harmful metals and toxins to escort them out of the body.  Eat them on their own to reap the best nutritional benefits, add to salads, or core and cook in a slow cooker with a little water to make apple sauce.

Cacao—Skip the trans-fat and sugar-laden chocolate and go straight for the better-tasting and highly superior raw cacao. It is the raw form of chocolate and is available in powder, nibs, or in foods made with this less-refined version of the decadent Halloween treat. In this form it contains valuable enzymes that aid digestion and high amounts of calcium and magnesium—both of which are needed for healthy bones and teeth.

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2:02PM PST on Feb 12, 2014

lovely read, some of these I really love, but the texture on the others is a turn off. Thanks for sharing :)

2:54PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Nice post. Thank you for sharing.

2:07PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013


12:03PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Love the black rice even if they do look like mice droppings.

10:26AM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing

1:45AM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Thank you :)

1:09PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013


9:14AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Pumpkin can also be added to a lot of dishes but it's wonderful as a soup. You can serve it in the shell for a dramatic and fun way to decorate the table with an edible. (Just don't carve it first!)

1:20AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013


1:12AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

thanks :)

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