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The Fresh 15

Head back to school with these healthy foods!

We’ve all heard of the Freshman 15 but here at Moxie’s, we believe in the Fresh 15. These 15 superfoods will increase energy, promote good health and maximize learning. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we present to you The Fresh 15!

Energy

1. Pumpkin seeds

It’s not only turkey that can put you to sleep - pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan as well, so pop a few before turning in for the night and reap the benefits of a restful sleep.

2. Beets

Trying out for the school’s sports team(s)? Boost your stamina - people who drank beet juice prior to working out were able to work out for 16% more time. So go ahead and chug back one of our Beets by Spence!

3. Avocados

Avocados are packed with potassium (even more than bananas), which keeps your muscles from cramping or feeling weak.

4. Cashews

Cashews are high in protein, which makes them a perfect and filling snack for on the go. Take them to class or enjoy them in our Seared Ginger Tuna Salad.

5. Ginger

Ginger aids in soothing nausea, which may come in handy after one too many late nights.

Health

6. Tuna

Tuna is a good source of selenium (an antioxidant that helps improve the body's immune system), so it's sure to keep you safe from germs on campus! Think of our Tuna Poke as a jar full of protection.

7. Olive Oil

Olive oil improves the quality of your skin and hair - who doesn’t want to look good all year long?

8. Kale

Kale is very high in antioxidants and fibre, and one of the most nutrient dense foods out there! It’s also good for your eyes, skin and immune system. So enjoy our Kale & Quinoa salad for great flavour AND great nutrition!

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C, which aids in the synthesis of collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles (so you’ll look good for that cutie in math class). Get your daily dose by sharing a plate of Bruschetta with your new classmates.

10. Mangoes

Mangoes help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples, so you can be fresh faced for every class. Dried mango will travel well in your backpack, or you can get it in our Chipotle Mango Chicken.

11. Lemon

Lemon and lemon juice help with toothaches, bleeding gums and odours arising from various gum diseases. A cheap and easy alternative to those pesky dental visits!

Learning

12. Salmon

Salmon is chock-full of Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA, which helps build a healthy nervous system and is critical for brain function (cue schoolwork). Our Omega 3 comes in the form of Mustard & Dill Salmon!

13. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of Vitamin D, which is perfect for when you’re holed up studying indoors and can’t get outside! Try the mushroom skillet or Portobello Burger for your dose of happy.

14. Quinoa

Quinoa has a grain-like quality but it’s actually the seed that’s most closely related to spinach or beets. It’s gluten free and full of nutritious vitamins and minerals - perfect focus food!

15. Berries

Berries keep you mentally sharp, which is sure to pay off come exam time. We like ours in the form of a Berry Pavlova - just sayin’!

 

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