August’s Superfood is Tomatoes! Tomatoes contain only 32 calories per cup, and they’re an excellent source of vitamin C. Red tomatoes also have lycopene, which may be associated with lowering heart disease and certain cancers.. The lycopene found in canned tomatoes, ketchup and tomato sauce is more easily absorbed in the body than that found in raw tomatoes. Vist your VVS cafeteria this month and enjoy the many varieties and health benefits of tomatoes!
The SUPERFOOD for June is Berries! Berries have many health benefits, such as lowering your risk for cancer and heart disease. Plus, berries are loaded with antioxidants. These chemicals, which include vitamins A, C and E, protect cells from damage and possibly from disease.
Visit your VVS cafeteria during June and get yourself a Berry Boost!
The SUPERFOOD for March is Fish! As part of a regular diet, fish meat and fish oil have been proven to reduce the probability of heart attack, protect bones, prevent cancer and slow the aging process. Enjoy a variety of mouth-watering fish entrees at your local VVS cafeteria this month, and take advantage of the many health benefits as well!
The Superfood for the month of February is Yogurt! Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food, containing protein, A vitamins, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. Yogurt also contains probiotics, which help to maintain and restore the delicate balance of both “good” and “bad” bacteria necessary for a healthy digestive system.
Stop by your local VVS cafeteria or Micro Market and treat yourself to some yogurt today!
Mushrooms are the SUPERFOOD for November! Mushrooms are made up of 90% water; they are fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium and full of fiber. Mushrooms protect cells from damage that might lead to heart disease and high blood pressure; they contribute to bone health, building your immune system, and regulating cell growth. Mushrooms are also a versatile ingredient you can use in recipes; try grilling a portabella mushroom instead of a burger, or use mushrooms instead of meat in sauces. Enjoy some mushrooms today!
The SUPERFOOD for October is Tea! Hot or cold, tea has many health benefits, including:
- Tea contains antioxidants.
- Tea has less caffeine than coffee.
- Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Tea may help with weight loss.
- Tea may boost the immune system.
- Tea may help battle cancer.
Stop by your local VVS cafeteria or Micro Market during October to enjoy the many benefits of this SUPERFOOD!
The September SUPERFOOD is Beets! Beets are more than pretty vegetables. Their color comes from betalains – antioxidants with a variety of potential health benefits. Vitamins, potassium and fiber round out beets’ benefits.
Beets offer two edible parts – the root, which we typically think of when eating beets, and the greens, which are delicious in salads. Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, which has been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
Tomatoes are the SUPERFOOD for August! Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a good source of Vitamin A. Tomatoes come in a variety of different colors, each with their own distinct taste. Red tomatoes have lycopene – research suggests that a lycopene-rich diet may be associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.
Stop in to your local VVS Café and enjoy the many flavors and benefits of tomatoes!