Some of the foods richest in antioxidants are berries, in particular ones with dark red/blue/purple colors like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries. Recent research suggests that the phytochemical, anthocyanin, which gives the foods the purple/red/blue hue, may help in reducing oxidative stress on the body, preventing cognitive decline and memory losses, and decreasing risks for developing cardiovascular disease. The Flu-Fighting Oatmeal recipe below is packed with anthocyanin antioxidant power to fuel you through the flu-season and beyond!
- Heat up frozen mixed berries in the microwave for 2 minutes straight until they are fully warmed.
- In a separate bowl, pour water and rolled oats together and then heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (I like my oatmeal extra mushy, so I normally just do it for 1 minute).
- Pour the warmed berries on top of the cooked oats and top with almonds.
- Enjoy :)