Frozen Fruits Are A Lifesaver

June 22, 2011 by Matt

One of the areas of the supermarket I absolutely love is the frozen foods section. Surprisingly, most people think that this area is a death trap when it comes to dieting and weight loss but that really depends on what part of the frozen foods section you’re in. Obviously the HungryMan or even Lean Cuisines are not going to do it for you because they are loaded with sodium which packs on the pounds.

But what I’m talking about is the frozen fruits section. The reason why I love this is because of the wide array of different fruits you can get from mangos to blueberries to mixed berries to rhubarb (note to self I’ll do a blog post on this tart little food soon).

These are great to store in your freezer for literally months at a time and are in most cases MORE healthy than fresh fruits. But how is that possible?

Listen to what Fitness Magazine has to say about it: “With shipping and storage, fresh fruit can often sit around for as long as two weeks before it hits your supermarket,” says Suzanne Henson, RD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s EatRight Weight Management Program. “During that time, it can lose a lot of its nutrients, especially vitamin C.

In contrast, frozen fruit is often picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. It’s also a better choice for concocting smoothies. But watch out for frozen fruits in syrup — it packs extra calories.”

And this is another great concept that I utilize quite often with my whey protein shakes. Because fresh fruit can go bad in less than a week, storing frozen fruits work well with smoothies and taste deliciously ripe as well.

So the next time you’re at the supermarket head for the frozen food section and when you get home make yourself a smoothie with my recommended whey protein powder. I know you’re going to love this and it’ll taste so good it’ll be like dessert…but healthier.

Cheers,

-Matt Smith