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Great article.

The only thing I have against the book is that now I am on a kick, eating preserves, and putting buckwheat honey in my tea.

Anybody here sugar-sensitive?

Does anyone know if sugar-free preserves have enough fruit in them to have some impact?

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I came across this article on the internet and got permission to post it here. There is some good information which seems appropriate to this team. I bought some dried goji berries at the health food store and found that they worked best when substituted for 1/2 the raisins in oatmeal raisin cookies. I soaked them first.

Superfoods 101

by David Wolfe

The content of this article may help to solve one of humankind's greatest challenges. It describes a technological breakthrough in understanding of the natural and ideal human diet. We have discovered the appropriate foods and herbs that benefit everyone with maximum nutrition, flavor, health benefits, energy, as well as minimum calories and no trans fatty acids.

Each and every human being has the inalienable right to pursue noble ideals. Because we were all born into the world with one known principle — “You are what you eat” — we can, in our pursuit of noble ideals, discover that there are indeed noble foods that assist us in achieving our dreams.

These special, noble foods and herbs fall into three time-proven, yet brand-new food groups:

1. Superfoods: These include foods that have many unique properties. For example, the goji berry (a superfood) is a source of complete protein, immune-stimulating polysaccharides, liver-cleansing betaine, anti-aging sesquiterpenes, antioxidants, over 20 trace minerals, and much, much more. Compare this to a normal food, such as celery.

2. Superherbs: These include herbs that have super tonic and adaptogenic properties as well as many other unique gifts. For example, reishi mushroom (a superherb) helps support a healthy immune system, heart, lungs, kidneys, as well as assisting with rejuvenating brain and connective tissue.

3. Living, raw plant foods: These are important, normal foods that include most fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, sprouts, grasses, fresh herbs, and fermented foods (i.e. sauerkraut).

Even though these foods have been with us for thousands of years, universal knowledge and education about their use and their world-wide availability in clean, microbe-free, organic form have not been available until now.

We truly live in a time of unprecedented abundance. Having access to the world’s greatest superfoods, superherbs, and living, raw plant foods at this level of quality, is a first in human history.

Specifically, the superfoods and superherbs not only immediately help nourish the brain, bones, muscles, skin, hair, nails, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system, pancreas, and immune system, they can also, over the long-term, correct imbalances and help to guide us towards a more natural and original diet. That means that by consuming the superfoods and superherbs it makes it dramatically easier to achieve your ideal weight, diet, food habits, as well as assisting in easing detoxification and the transition to more living, raw plant foods…all without will power! Additionally, the superfoods and superherbs help you to do this without having to take petroleum-chemical-based vitamin and mineral supplements.

The Natural and Original Diet of Humankind

If you would like to achieve the best health ever, the best relationship with food ever, and have the most fun with your food ever, we recommend that you consume the top 10+ superfoods, the top 10+ superherbs, raw and living food cuisine and do your best to minimize everything else you are eating.

The Top Superfoods Include:

Goji Berries

Cacao Beans (cacao nibs, cacao powder, cacao butter)

Maca (regular maca, red maca)

Acai

Bee Products: Honey, Bee Pollen

Spirulina

Blue-Green Algae

Aloe Vera

Noni

Yacon Root (powder and syrup)

Hemp Seed

Incan Berries

Kelp

The Top Superherbs Include:

Vanilla Bean

Pau D'Arco

Cat's Claw

Chanca Piedra

Camu Camu Berry

Horsetail

How To Add Superfoods and Superherbs Into Your Diet

Any of the superfoods and superherbs can be added into anyone’s diet. Simply discover the one’s you like and stick with them. Get out a blender and make entirely new types of shakes, smoothies, and beverages out of superfoods. Make all kinds of teas with the superherbs. Better yet, take your superherb tea and blend it with superfoods.

Interestingly, superfoods and superherbs meet and exceed all our protein requirements, our vitamin and mineral requirements, glyconutrient (essential polysaccharide sugar) requirements, essential fatty acid requirements, immune system requirements, and so much more!

Superfoods can be (and should be) consumed raw because 150 years of research has now demonstrated that living, raw food is superior in vitamin content, enzymes, co-enzymes, usable protein, usable minerals, glyconutrients, and many other elements of nutrition. Additionally, raw food is natural. Raw is how Nature provides us with food.

Superherbs can be consumed as raw powders or as teas. One can make Sun teas, moon teas, infusion teas, cold teas, hot teas, etc.). Hot teas are best made using wood burning stoves, high quality water (preferably spring water), stainless steel pots, and water temperatures that are slowly heated to, yet preferably do not exceed, 170 degrees Fahrenheit (77 degree Celsius). The herbs should be added to the water when it is cold.

Because they are organic, grown without greed, chemicals, or artificial fertilizers, the superfoods, superherbs, and living, raw plant foods are great for you and the best choices ever to help the planet. Culturally we tried better living through chemistry and ended up with an explosion of disease. Now it is time to get back to original raw foods, superfoods, and superherbs so that we can begin to really enjoy every moment of the gift of life.

Written by David Wolfe
Copyright 2007

Article provided by David "Avocado" Wolfe, founder of
www.sunfood.com, thebestdayever.com, ftpf.org, author of The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating For Beauty

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/20/2008 (09:59)
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Wow ... I just joined today and see no one answered you! How did the cookout go? I was thinking you could take a turkey burger for yourself and ask what the menu is ... or volunteer to bring a fruit and/or veggie tray to the cookout ... then you know there would be something there you want to eat! I think if they're friends they should understand that you have special dietary needs just as if you were lactose intolerant or allergic to something.

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I have a question about the Superfoods. How do you survive a cookout with friends that have invited you over???!!! I just started (well going to start Superfoods on August 1st!!) and i dont want to blow it already... emoticon

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It's definately hard with the price of produce these days. I am noticing increases in everything. YIKES!

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Fresh vegetables are so expensive this year, even the regular stuff in the regular stores. I haven't been sticking to super foods and other good foods lately. I need to drag out the books and get motivated again.
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Anyone out there -I'd like to get some good discussions going on superfoods.

I just got back from vacation on Monday - I went to Whole Foods and picked up a bunch of food (all organic) - really trying to go completely or almost completely organic - its not easy, but everything I bought today was organic. I guess that explains why my 3 bags were over $100 lol!

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i have the older version? or just book 1 anyway, so haven't read about the avocados yet.

i've finally figured out spinach and am loving it after a lot of mental resistance from hating canned spinach as a kidlet.

love having it on sandwiches instead of lettuce, same in salads. love it in stirfrys added at the last with cilantro!

not sure what i'm going to explore next...

emoticon so far, i haven't seen any acai berries anywhere, but our local fresh strawberries start coming into our farmers market this week! i can't wait!

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I did a quick peruse of the books last night and found that Avocados have been added to the SuperFoods - I LOVE avocados so was thrilled to read all of their health benefits and promotion to include them in your diet several times per week. Of course, with their higher calorie count it must be a reasonable serving size but that is okay!

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I have just reserved both SuperFoods books at my local library and will pick them up on my way home tonight. Very Excited about getting started on this new avenue!


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well, i finally tried red lentils today. they had been sitting on the counter for several months. i had to eyeball them you know to ensure they didn't sprount little green eyed monsters!!!

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all kidding aside, i tend to resist new foods even though i know i need to find foods I can eat and enjoy that are healthy for me in addition to being yummy 2 the tummy!

so I try to try 1 or 2 new things a month...

red lentils... ~ kind of odd.... they clumped when I rinsed them... i used a regular lentil recipe, but they are smaller and cooked up like split peas.

they did not have a weird taste or strange texture...

red lentils are a good thing! woot! emoticon

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ooh, thanks for posting this! I had forgotten I wanted to look it up!

you know the white stuff we peel off on oranges? guess it's supposed to be healthy for us.

i haven't quite learned to like it but i don't meticulously peel it all off anymore ;)

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Found this on Oprah.com from a list by Dr. Perricone. Sounds good to me.

Superfood No. 1: Açaí

Nature's Energy Fruit

It may seem odd to start this list of superfoods with one you’ve likely never even heard of. But studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, açaí tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit. Açaí is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although açaí may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form). A new product featuring the unsweetened pulp is now also available, and I highly recommend that you choose this form of açaí.

Açaí pulp contains:

A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

The fatty acid content in açaí resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and we know, inflammation causes aging.



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i understand the burn out.... i've just started exploring India's flavors and was surprised to like it :)

i gave up smoking and have given up most of my diet cokes (which i never thought i would do as a 3 fisted drinker ~ lol). I use the $$ i used to spend on leaner cuts of meat and on fruits & veggies ~ which we never used to buy because "they were too expensive"

i've found shopping ahead on sales and stocking up (meats/frozen) helps... the fresh still is a bugger...

and really it's still a pita going to a bunch of different stores to get the deals but when asparagus is $5/lb at one store and $1.99 on sale over there.....

well, i've finally decided i needed to schedule in the time it takes to do this stuff or I give dh a list for on his way home ~ lol ;)

most times we do ok... but not always. it's still hard and sometimes i can't get to all the stores, so we do the best we can...

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Oh we make plenty of spicy of food! But yes, the spices and herbs sure make for food tasting better. I might buy some leaner ground turkey this week and save it just for me - and still serve the 93% lean to the rest of the family. I personally don't think that kids don't need to have super low fat food, and the 93% is plenty good for them.


This week I need to find some new recipes, I'm having some burnout and getting tired of my old stuff! Maybe a SP recipe search is in order!

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Hi Turtle ~ thank you for bringing this up :) I always was kind of a picky eater. I liked a few things really well, but not much for different veggies/fruits or kinds of meats... and I still am mentally allergic to trying new things. But I found reading the SuperFoods Rx really helpful and exciting to read (about the possible health benefits) and have decided to try new things, so I will have a bunch of gr8 foods & ways to make them to replace some of my old favs...

ok, that was the background...

I really understand price considerations, so we make the best choices possible eh? I haven't tried the ground turkey yet (it was on my don't wanna list b4 ;)

But to explain to your husband that different meats simply come with different levels of fat. Even white meat versus dark meat and even "light" meat (turkey & chicken, in between the dark & white) has different levels of saturated fat.

For example, skinless turkey breast ~ 3 oz has 0.2 grams of saturated fat in it compared to chicken breast which has 0.85 grams. But 95% hamburger has 2.4% grams of saturated fat.

if I can't find the particular meat here, i found a large database of basic foods for checking nutrition breakdowns at www.nutritiondata.com. Then i manually enter the information here in ounces so I can use them all the time in my meal planning :)

tip ~ making meat more flavorful... you're right, the higher fat content provides more flavor that people are traditionally used to. I have started spicing my meats as I fry them up... this helped a lot to get dh to accept lower fat grades of meat :)

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So I have been eating Ground Turkey quite a bit, I make taco meat, or asian style ground turkey (like for lettuce wraps etc.) chili, etc.

It is the 93% lean kind, so it does have more fat, but I have noticed a difference when I chose it over ground beef. My husband thinks that since our ground beef is also 93% lean, it should be the same. But when I consistently eat the turkey and avoid the beef, I lose faster! And weeks I don't have any turkey cooked and stick to chicken and fish mostly, I still don't seem to lose as much weight - even though my turkey has more fat in it!

I thought this was an interesting find and would share it. It might not be the same for everyone. I do realize the 99% fat free is better, but I can get the 93% inexpensively and in bulk at Costco and Sam's, and my kids/hubby will prefer the flavor of it.

:)

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Thanks for the links!

Hello Superfood Team. Happy Valentine's Day! I sorta fell off track after the holidays. I'm back to start my new year! My resolution is to not fall again and sign on to Spark everyday. I love it here and I could really tell the difference in my attitude when I was gone. Welcome all you new members. I look forward to getting to know you. I welcome all input on making this a great group for you all! Ideas Please?? I will set up another challenge for the month of March. More details to come . . . .

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I found 2 links today that might be of interest:

How to tell organic & genetically modified foods by their stickers:
www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archive
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supermarket_numbers_game


New non stick coating for pans that doesn't create any off gassing: www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/thermo
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Use it well.

This is the responsibility of thought - to choose wisely.
This is the power of thought - to create what is.


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I found 2 links today that might be of interest:

How to tell organic & genetically modified foods by their stickers:
www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archive
s/
supermarket_numbers_game


New non stick coating for pans that does create any off gassing: www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/thermo
lo
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God Bless,
Linda

Realize the power of thought. It is a gift from God.
Use it well.

This is the responsibility of thought - to choose wisely.
This is the power of thought - to create what is.


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Glad you wrote back

It appears that you team is either attached to several others and or they really know what to do and not needy

Thot @ your challenge

What @ going back to basics
Every monday have everyone who wants to participate weigh in

Then daily be accountble for water intake and physical activity -- that will get evryone chatting

Cause several will be possibly gaining or not losing anything at all

Then on Sat - everyone weigh in and calculate total pounds

If you could split up the team into 2 groups then you could challenge eachother for the biggest loser win

TTFN

--E

As for you brethren-
do not become weary or lose heart in doing what is right
(but do continue in well-doing & dont weaken)

I Thess 3:13

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Hello and Welcome Crownmama.


Any suggestions anyone for a December challenge? I have some ideas on a real prize (to be announced later). It seems that keeping track of what Superfoods we eat on a daily basis is difficult. I know it has been for me.

Edited by: SNOWBUM at: 11/28/2007 (20:12)
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tHANKS FOR THE INFO

Was a strong health food advocate even when there were few of us on that boat

Slipped away -

Looking forward to learning & doing

Ill check out the shopping list

TTFN

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do not become weary or lose heart in doing what is right
(but do continue in well-doing & dont weaken)

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Sorry it took me so long to reply regarding millet!
www.recipeland.com/recipe/2377/ This is the recipe I used and between my husband and I, it was gone in 2 days! It's awesome!!

I'm going to quote some outside sources here:
"While you will probably recognize millet as being one of the main ingredients in birdseed, this wonderful grain is anything but "for the birds.
It is a delicious grain whose consistency varies depending upon cooking method; it can be creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice. Additionally, since millet does not contain gluten, it is a wonderful grain alternative for people who are gluten-sensitive.
whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrie
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profile&dbid=38
Here is a link to the nutrition facts.

I HIGHLY recommend you try millet! It was 88 cents a pound at whole foods this weekend!

If it is to be, it is up to me!
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Gee I dont see alot of activity

Thot Id drop by and get info on Superfood --Blank

--ttfn

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health.msn.com/centers/cholesterol/s
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FYI: If anyone is interested, there is a good Article on MSN today.

5 FOODS THAT FIGHT CHOLESTEROL

1. Almonds
2. Oatmeal
3. Fish
4. Red Wine
5. Soy



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Hi and Welcome. Thanks for the whfoods.org info. I'm going to check it out. I'm feeling stupid. I'm not sure what Millet is?? Please fill me in and let us know how you liked it?

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I'm joining the team! I am a subscriber to the World's Healthiest Foods newsletter. If you haven't seen his website, checkout whfoods.org for a listing of what he feels are the world's healthiest foods.
I'm guessing they resemble the book being referenced below.
Tonight's challenge: Eating Millet for the first time!

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If that's the case, then I wholeheartedly recomend the movie "Surf's Up". I know, I know, a movie about surfing penguins is odd. But it is soooooo funny. :)

I'm sending pain-free vibes your way.


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Hi Swift. Thanks for the information. I will keep that option open. So far, I have had an ultrasoud on my stomach, kidneys, intestine & liver. Last week I had a colonoscopy and a endoscopy. It is scary. About 10 years ago I had my gall bladder removed and that's where I am experiencing the pain. I just want some answers and no one (so far since June) has been able to come up with any. I'm starting to just think I'm crazy!! LOL - laughter is suppose to be the best medicine.

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Hi Snowbum. Have you considered seeing a naturopath? A friend of mine went to one because she had a parasite in her stomach from a trip. He took a sample of her blood and put it up on a screen. Instead of asking her what her symptoms were, he told her what he saw, and he was bang on! He then came up with a plan for her that helped tremendously. The same doctor analyzed the blood of a patient who felt aweful, but whose doctors couldn't find anything wrong. He looked at her blood and told her she had cancer, and was right. I'm not trying to scare you. I'm sure you don't have cancer. But a naturopath (spelling?) who can do blood analysis might be able to help you get to the bottom of things. It wasn't cheap for my friend ($200 Canadian), but she found it was totally worth it.


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Hello Team! How is everyone doing?

My 16 year old daughter just got her first job at a pizza place in the mall. They have Spinach Stromboli. It's packed with Spinach, but I don't think all the cheese and bread is too good for me. She keeps bringing me some home and it's so good, but I've got to tell her to stop. Will only splurge occassionaly. I'll have to find a healthier version.

I've been having some medical tests done since June. I have a pain in my stomach and they can't seem to find what's causing it. All the tests are coming back normal. It's scary to me. I know alot of it must be my diet. I'm ready, more than ever, to eat plenty of Superfoods. They did find some damage to my esophogus, but I have not been experiencing much heart burn. So I don't know. . . Time will tell.

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Well, I'm going to assume that this book does NOT include those kinds of superfoods.

If I am wrong, I would be delighted to hear it - but I won't keep checking this topic. Please send me a Sparkmail to let me know, and I'll come right back and start checking out this Topic again!

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I have not read the book Superfoods and am learning some about Superfoods (I need to add them to my diet).

Does the book include things like maca root, Hunza raisins, Goji berries, bee pollen, and Spirulina?

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That sounds delicious and reminds me of another favorite sandwich. Whole wheat or 7 grain toast with guacamole, sliced tomato, sprinkle of salt and lettuce.
Yum.

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Mmmm. Sounds great. And never underestimate the tasiness of a tomato basil sandwich. Add a slice or two of tomato on to whole wheat bread with fresh basil and a dash of pepper. It is soooooooooooo good fresh. If you grow basil inside during the winter, then it would be great then too. Yum!

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Good to have you back Carmen!

Dr. Oz says that cooked tomatoes have a greater Lycopene value to fight cancer. So I wash, quarter and freeze them in bags to add to chili and spaghetti sauce in the winter.

Here is our family's favorite way to eat fresh tomatoes.

Slice tomatoes 1/4" to 1/3" thick and arrange on a platter. Top with 1/4" thick slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Enjoy. Has to be the fresh white mozz. cheese which is only available for part of the year in our area.

We also like to eat fresh sliced or wedge cut tomatoes with a little lite Italian or ranch dressing drizzled over them.



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Thanks! I'll check that out.

I'm looking for some great fresh tomato recipes?

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Hi there. I have not read the book "Superfoods" yet, but there is a section on superfoods in a book I purchased recently called "The Food Bible". It is a great resource (easy to use) with a ton of great infor on everything from the 50 greatest superfoods, nutrition info, diets targeting specific groups (obesity, cancer, etc.), recipes, etc. IT's worth a look. It may even be at your library. :)


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Hello Team! I have not vanished off the face of the earth, I have just been so busy with life! Three girls keep me hoppin constantly. I'd love to hear from you all and get some good discussions going. I welcome any ideas. This is OUR group and WELCOME new members.

I wanted to share an article I read on MSN:

What to eat and what to avoid to cut cancer risk
Fill your diet with veggies, fiber, vitamin D and calcium to prevent disease

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21251834/

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Some Super BAD foods--FYI

Tainted Chinese Imports Common [Washington Post]
Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides.These were among the 107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic Chinese cosmetics and counterfeit Chinese medicines.
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Welcome new members! I am so excited to see the team growing. I have not been to the grocery store in over a week and I was getting low on my Superfoods. Only been doing oatmeal for breakfast. I finally made it last night and stocked up. My husband is in New Mexico and it makes it alot easier to cook when he's gone. My kids love all the Superfoods, but hubby won't touch them. It makes it hard, but I'm doing this for me and I can't control what he likes. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better and hope to get some input and ideas. Remember this is OUR team and I hope we are ALL successful losers! Have a Superfood Day!

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Hi I'm new to this team, I was looking at the different teams and found this one and thought this would be a good place to be. I had a hysterectomy due to cancer cells that we have been trying to get rid of for some time everything else we tryed faild so i had to have the surgery, feel excellant now no more pain no more worry i'ts been 5 week since the surgery, I go see the doctor on monday and then hopfuly i can start my workouts slowly again.
i feel like I'm getting my life back at 35 so why not start by eating the best food you can get, hope to get to know everyone. Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's on the team.

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Hi all, new here. I am almost vegan (I allow occasional fish and eggs, but not dairy) and focus on healthy and power foods. So when I saw super foods of course I needed to encorporate that into my diet! My goals are to eat the healthiest foods there are, and to make them enjoyable, while I lose weight and prevent disease.
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Hello! I'm new here. I think this is a good group for me because when I'm eating well, I try to eat lots of "whole foods". I am looking forward to getting to know you all. emoticon

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Hi!!! I just found this group, and I decided to join. It is a topic of interest to me!!! Linda

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Hi everyone,

Shannon - What I do for the winter is buy frozen. Occasionally I'll eat them frozen or slightly microwaved for a snack, but usually I get my 1 cup a day via a smoothy! My blueberry smoothie is so good!

So here is how I'm doing at the moment in working the "superfoods" into my diet.

Pretty much every day I have 2 smoothies.

1 for breakfast and 1 for lunch.

The smoothies give me a few "superfoods" in one swoop.

For instance

Breakfast -
1 cup blueberries
1 cup plain nonfat stoneyfield farms yogurt
14g walnuts (sometimes almonds)
6 ice cubes
1/2 banana (I freeze the other half for smoothie at night)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Snack at night
120g (1/2 cup) pumpkin
1 cup yogurt
14 g walnuts or almonds
1/2 banana
1 teaspoon cinnamon


I've been eating an orange every day after I eat lunch.

I try to throw spinach in almost everything I eat (well not everything, lol)!

Tonight I sauteed brocolli, carrots, onion, mushrooms and then threw in some wild alaskan salmon and added a tad of brown mustard.

I'm really trying to add it where I can.

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They're just broccoli seeds that have been sprouted. Look like little green crunchy threads :-) They have the same good stuff in broccoli but are much more concentrated. You can put them on salads or in sandwiches. My husband, who won't eat broccoli, is ok with these. They don't have a much of a flavor, mostly just "crunchy".

Here's a picture

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I bought some seeds in a store once but now can't find any so I'm going to get some online. I read that seeds sold for garden growing are often treated with fungicides and stuff so you need to find ones sold specifically for sprouting. You can sprout lots of other things too. Radish, sunflower (those are big and crunchy), beans, etc. It's pretty easy to do too!

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Well, at least you know it's an option for you, the kefir with goat's milk :)

I would love to find some frozen blueberries, but yes, I know what you mean... fresh ones... mmmmmmm, love me some fresh ones!! I can eat them plain or in cereal or in a mixed fruit salad with some flaxseed and some nuts... yummy!

Broccoli sprouts, never have seen them here! Are they a combo of broc and brussel sprouts? I'm not a fan of sprouts at all, but if they tasted better because the were a bit like broc I might give it a go.



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Yeah, I've heard that about kefir. I don't doubt you can do it, I just have worries about if *I* can do it, LOL! But it might be fun to try.

Blueberries are really expensive right now where I am but frozen is an option. I have a bag in my freezer right now and after reading your post I went and ate 1/2 cup as a snack :-) They're pretty good frozen but not something I'd eat every day. Ripe, fresh blueberries though, those I could eat every day, three times a day :-)

Anyone tried sprouting? I was reading in the book about broccoli sprouts and that seems a good idea. My son likes broccoli but my daughter and husband won't eat it. I used to but I think I ate too much and got sick of it. I've bought broccoli sprouts in the store but for a fraction of the price I can sprout my own so I want to try that. I was sprouting stuff a few years ago and it was fun and easy. I don't know why I stopped.

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Shannon ~ the company we bought our kefir grains from said you can make it from ANY type of milk, even soy, so I don't see why you can't use goat's milk! It is SO easy to make the stuff too - just mix it in with your milk (I got 3 packets for 3 litres, but technically, the kefir bacterias keep living so you just save about 3 tablespoons for the next batch) use a tight-closed container and wait 24 hours - voila! Kefir :)


Are blueberries so expensive? I know they are real expensive here at the moment and I can't find frozen ANYWHERE. Are frozen blueberries an option for you?



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Ms. Velveteen, I love kefir! Unfortunately it's the dairy proteins, not the lactose (though I have trouble with that too, LOL!). When I drink kefir my skin breaks out the same as with anything else. I've considered trying to make my own out of goat milk to see what happens. A friend has some of the grains she can give me but I'm afraid I'd kill them, LOL!

I'm up to the part about blueberries. 1 cup a DAY? Wow! I'd love to eat that many blueberries but I'd have to mortgage the house :-D What do you guys do? Juices? I can't see where he says how much juice or jam is equal to a cup of fresh.

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Hi Again Shannon!

The thing I like about the superfoods concept - you don't HAVE to eat everything on the list. You don't HAVE to follow someone else's food plan for you. You can pretty much do it how you want :)

And if you don't like certain beans, for example, you could make soups to get your superfoods in that way!

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Thanks for the welcome!

I'm not quite exercising yet, but honestly, I think if you run 3 - 4 times a week you are already doing quite a bit. I don't want to sound preachy or new-agey, but you know if you focus on the positive aspect of what you are already doing, you may be motivated to do more. Does that make sense? Instead of saying "It's not enough" say "Wow, I'm doing so much greatness for my body!" "I feel so good when I work out, I want MORE!" I think you are more likely to create the motivation that way.

(Don't mind me, I'm full of GREAT advise that I haven't followed myself for years - I'm getting there though! LOL)

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Hi Shannon ~ I'm exactly the same - I want to eat more whole foods but not become a vegetarian or vegan (been there, done that). Salmon for breakfast sounds divine!! (I LOVE smoked salmon and we get great Scottish and Norwegian stuff here, yum!!)

I don't think you HAVE to eat soy or soy products. If you are allergic or just don't like the stuff it's certainly not a requirement to "do" superfoods. One thing you could try, is Kefir - although made with cow dairy, you COULD actually make this yourself (I did, just recently) with lactose-free milk. I have a few issues myself with certain foods so I have to be careful but also experiment and see what I can and can not tolerate. Kefir is SO incredibly good for you too and you can buy "do it yourself" kits for not a whole lot of money! Heck, I would buy it and send it to you from here if you wanted to try it!







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Hey, thanks for the welcome :) I got the books from the library today and now to read them.

I'm happy to read that peas and green beans count as beans. I don't eat as much "regular" beans as I should but I have green beans or peas every day already. My son likes kidney beans, I should make an effort to have some when he does.

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Hi, Welcome you two! I'm so happy to see some activity! I also want to - not only lose weight, but be healthy too! Really, after reading the book, it makes so much sense.

I want this to be OUR group, benefit and grow. If you guys/gals have any suggestions on creating more activity, challenges, etc......, please jump in and throw out your ideas!

I've been doing great in eating my superfoods. I need more help in the ab/toning department. I run 3 - 4 x's a week, but it's not enough. I need motivation to do more.



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Hi, I'm new here :)

I haven't read the superfoods book yet. I didn't even realize it was a book til after I joined here, LOL! I've heard the concept though which is why I was interested. My library has it and another book by the same guy so I'm picking them up this afternoon (walking there with the kids - bonus exercise!).

I am looking for a group that is interested in eating more whole foods and more fruits and vegetables. But I'm not vegetarian or vegan and those groups seemed to be the only ones concerned with that sort of thing. I've been eating salmon every day for breakfast for about a month now. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I try to make most meals a protein (meat, eggs, nuts) a fruit and a vegetable. I usually have grains in the evening.

Anyway, I think I can fit in here :-)

To be upfront though, I don't eat soy because I'm intolerant of it (And my daughter gets behavoiral problems when she eats it). I also don't eat yogurt because I'm mildly allergic to cow dairy. I can eat goat dairy (or sheep) for a lot longer before my skin breaks out, but usually I just live without. I do eat goat cheese or goat yogurt maybe a few times a month. Not often. Or (what usually happens) I eat the cow dairy and then wonder why my excema flares up, LOL!

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Hi All! I'm Renée and new to SP!

I have been interested in Superfoods for some time now, but only recently got the book.

I live in the Netherlands so really have to find my way with a lot of the stuff suggested in the book, but I'm determined to do it!

I don't only want to lose weight, I really want to be healthy! I want to eat food for it's nutritional value rather than eating junk. Sure, junk is nice every once in a while, but I just want to start caring as much about ME as I do everyone else in my life.

I see there haven't been any posts for a little while - hope I will still get to meet some of you and we can chat about our own personal journeys with Superfoods!

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Carmen,

How are you feeling? I hope that infection is long gone by now.

I was wondering if you could post that recipe for the crustless spinach quiche?

How's the new book?

Barb

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Hi, How is everyone doing? I bought the latest Superfoods book. I'm excited to dig in and start learning more. I'm really frustrated with my weight loss. I had a simple goal to lose 4 lbs this month and I have not done so good! I've been eating right and exercising. I just seem to be stuck.

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Cranberry juice did not work. I ended up at the Dr getting a prescription for a urinary tract infection. How fun!

Well, when I bought my juice, I got a box of mixed nuts and dried fruits. Blew my caloried intake! I could not stop at just a small handfull. I sat here and ate 1/2 th box. No wonder I can't lose a lb.

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Me again! Something is wrong with me today. It hurts to uninate and I'm spotting. In case it's a bladder infection I'm trying to drink Pure Organic Cranberry Juice. I've always loved Cranberry Juice and this stuff is nasty! I paid $6.78 for 32oz (1QT). For that price I have to drink it. I hope it cures me.

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Hello,

How is the new Superfoods book so far Melanie? I have not picked that up yet. I'm reading a couple of other books right now, and that one is next on my list. I made some tasty pumpkin bread over the holidays. I don't know about calories there, but I'll have to do some checking. I kinda neglicted calorie counting in December. Still, getting the Superfood is very important too, just as long as we don't eat the whole loaf all at once. :)

I made a wonderful Spinach Crustless Queche last night. My whole family ate it, even the baby. I had to tell my oldest daughter and husband that it was broccoli (because no one likes spinach), ha, they both had seconds. I'm going to post the recipe later this week. I also had beans and oranges as a side dish.

My shins have healed. I did a balance ball workout on FitTV last night and then step aerobics this morning. I'm feeling no pain finally. I'm going to try and run this evening. My first 5K is this Saturday and I'm starting to get nervous, anxious, or excited -- all in one.

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Carmen I hope you are doing well.



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Hi, it sounds like your well on your way to getting in many of the super foods. Way to go!

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Hi everyone,

I'm here too. I bought the newest Superfoods book.

I went shopping at Whole Foods today and the canned pumkin was on clearance for .50 each. I bought all they had. I should be set for a little while.

Now I really have to figure out some other ideas for pumkin. I like my pumkin smoothie, but I swear I like my blueberry one better, lol!

Last night I had a bowl of slightly defrosted blueberries as a snack (after my nightly 88% dark cocoa chocholate). I guess It would be easier to eat blueberries as a snack and eat the pumkin in the smoothie for breakfast. By doing that I would knock off blueberries, yogurt, pumkin and cinnamon (listed in his second book -and recommended by Dr. Oz & Roizen).



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Kristec, I hope you were able to resist your yummy cookies. I know nothing beats homemade goodness... But be strong, you've come so far.

Carmen, I'm glad your back and ready to begin the new year on a healthy foot.

I myself have been having a hard time getting on track and am hoping that within the next week I will be there too...

Take care,
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Hello Team, Thanks for all your support and prayers. I'm back. I'm starting over today, back to the fast break stage. I'm physically and mentally ready to get back with the program and work hard! However, I danced so much New Years Eve in heals that I managed to damage my legs. I tried to run last night and it was so painful, I could only walk. I'm looking forward for them (my shins) to heal. Happy New Year everyone! This is going to be a great year! Hope you are all doing well.

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Thanks Barb :) I'm going to weigh in Jan 1st. I have lost 2 of the 3 lbs and now am home where I am more in control, but am craving some Christmas cookies, and I make good ones!!! Oh my! I hope you had a great Christmas!

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Kristec-I hope you reach the goal you have set for yourself, your well on your way. I've been busy with all the Christmas hustle and bustle and looking forward to getting back on track after the holidays.

Carmen-I'm so sorry to hear about the tragedies you have been dealing with. Death is never easy and even worse at this time of year. My prayers are with you so that you may find comfort and peace. If you need to talk, I'm here. Take care of yourself...
You're right though, LIFE IS GOOD!

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Carmen - I'm so sorry for the cancer and suicide deaths! Wow! I hope you and the families involved are doing OK.

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Carmen - I'm so sorry for the cancer and suicide deaths! Wow! I hope you and the families involved are doing OK.

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Hi Team - Sorry I have not been a great team member! I've had some tragedies this month. I lost a friend to bone cancer and I lost a cousin to suicide. Eating right has sadly been the last thing on my mind. But I'm ready to get back in the grove. I've still been running and that keeps me sane and feeling positive. Anyway, lots of catching up to do for the holidays. I'll be back to catch up with posts here soon! Merry Christmas Everyone! Life is GOOD!

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Hi Barb!
I am here - busy - but here! I have set a "hard" goal of trying to lose 3 lbs this month! I have one more to go! Tough time of year for it, but I am motivated! How are you doing?

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Where is everybody? I'm sure getting busy with all the Christmas festivities, right? I hope everyone is well...

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It's funny! I made cherry pie for my family (which really doesn't tempt me) and Naomi didn't want any if she had to eat the crust :) Crust - unless homemade, buttery, cookie type etc, just isn't very good! I bought those little roll up Pillsbury ones, so easy. I am going to make pumpkin again soon and my husband requested gingersnap crust instead! I don't think any of us really like those standard crusts! Not worth the calories, that's for sure!

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Does anyone know how much tea one is supposed to drink in order to get the benefits?

Kristec your dessert sounds tasty and healthy, I've done that a few times myself.

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Houseblend - I think it is safe to eat directly from the can, but not as tasty :) I make the pumpkin pie filling (use fat free canned milk, remove some of the egg yolk) and then cook one for my family in a pie crust, and one for me in a casserole w/ no crust. Yummy, and I think it is a healthy dessert!

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Hi, everyone! I just started reading the book, and am finding it very informative and interesting. It has really inspired me to think about trying to get the most out of my calories. I like that his emphasis is on what we *should* be eating, rather that on what we should be giving up.

I'm going to make a point of trying to incorporate as many of these foods into my diet as possible. The only thing I will probably not have very much of is fruit juice. I am very sensitive to sugars, and the concentrated sugars in juice really make my blood sugar spike. I don't have that problem if I eat whole fruit, so I think that's what I'll stick to.

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Houseblend, as far as I know you can eat it out of the can. I guess it all depends on how you are fixing it. Like hot or cold soups. My husband thinks I'm crazy the way I fix mine. I eat it heated with a little pumkin pie spice, plain oats cooked with a little vanilla extract and a boca sausage patty. I call this my sausage and eggs breakfast. What else is a vegetarian supposed to do?

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I had 2 cans of plain Libby's pumpkin in my pantry! So, it's okay to just eat it out of the can like that right? Or do I have to cook it? I ate half of it cold and then wondered if I needed to cook it.
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It is hard to eat right when you are at work and you grab whatever is avalible. I hate it when I'm doing really good one day and someone at work wants to be nice and buy me lunch or brings something (non-superfood) in to share. I usually give in because I don't want to seem ungreatful.

Pumpkin muffins or anything else for that matter are really good for you, but not loaded with 600 calories! It's to bad we take a good thing and mess it up like that. I'm sure we could make the same thing at home that is healthier with fewer calories. (No hydro-oils). Baaaaaaaad.

When I became a vegetarian in 2000 after my first husband had a heart anyersm at 36, I really thought it was the meat, but now I think it was a combination of things that cloged his arteries at such a young age. He loved fast food and loved to eat. He wasn't that heavy, but I've since learned that doesn't mean anything. Now we have all this information about the bad oils in processed and take out foods. It is like in everything!

Hope everyone on the team has a "Superfoods Day"!

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Thank you! Although I realized after the fact that they were listed as topics all along. Duh!

I work p/t for a cafe that makes the best brownies, muffins and pies in existence. The chef made pumpkin muffins today, but I don't think they count cause they're probably like 600 calories. I did good though today... I didn't eat anything there and made a salad to bring home.
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Oh, come on Melanie, experiment with a spinach omelet, LOL! Actually, I have a great recipe that calls for spinach, eggs and cheese. However, I think the cheese will kill the low-fat idea. I'll have to find it and see about modifying it. When I make this dish, my family thinks it's broccoli. I've never told them the difference and they love it. Funny, if I told them it was spinach, no one would try it.

Stacey, here is the 14 foods:
Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Oats, Oranges, Pumpkin, Salmon, Soy, Spinach, Tea (green or black), Tomatoes, Turkey, Walnuts and Yogurt.

Each chapter lists all the health benefits of these foods, how much you should eat to get the benefits and other foods that also count (sidekicks). As I get time, I'm going to post more information. It truly is interesting and inspirational to eat better.

Patty, I have not read the second book yet either, but I'm going to see about getting it. So far Zooba.com has the best deal (all books are $9.95 - free shipping). I love to read too, so it's a good program for myself.

I had a funky menu today, but stayed on plan. I had home made bean soup for breakfast (because I made it last night and the beans did not soften up by dinner). I had small handful of nuts for snack and a greek salad for lunch. I've found that if I cut up pepperchinis, manderin oranges and tomoatoes, sprinkle on some orange zest and flax seed, then I don't need any dressing. It's flavorful enough with a little kick. Problem is, I don't always have this stuff on hand. I've started a shopping list to always have in my purse so I don't forget important things at the grocery store.

Sorry for rambling on. Hope everyone is having a great day.

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Hi Everyone. Wow, the group has grown since yesterday. That's great. I think that this particular book is one of the best, if not the best, that I have read. I think it is even better that the Sugarbusters book.

For those who haven't read Superfoods, you can get it from the library or go on the web site www.superfoodsrx.com. There is another book out there by Pratt, but I haven't read it yet.

I am gradually trying to not eat anything but Superfoods (and their first cousins:), because of the reasearch that has gone into finding the right foods for life. I was doing really good until I started dating my husband of 1.5 years and working a desk job. All the extra meals and sitting hasn't helped me to keep the weight off. I think I've gained 50 pounds since we met.

Back to the books. I did read the book Back to Eaden by Jethro Kloss about 10 years ago, and some of the foods in that book was mentioned in the Superfoods book. And that was written, gosh, over 60 years ago? There was even an "Orange cleansing diet".
I haven't tried it, but maybe one day.

Thanks to everyone joining this team, and making contributions.

I don't really have any recipies to speak of, but I do have a drink that I make with green tea, blueberries, and cranberries. I boil 5 bags of green tea (any kind will do) with a bag of frozen blueberries and cranberries in enough water to make a gallon of tea, until the cranberries pop. Then I let it cool. I pour it through a strainer to remove the cranberry seeds and refrigerate it. The skins can be used in baking or eaten. I've done both. I like to drink a cup in the morning with an orange. Sometimes I put a piece of ginger in the water with the tea, but I don't use sugar. I think it tastes great without it.

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I love spinach too!



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Hi there,
I just joined the Superfoods group. I really love eating Superfoods. One of my favorites is Spinach. I add spinach to almost every meal I eat. Well not breakfast, lol!

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Hi everyone! I'm new to SP, but not so new to trying to lose weight. I am super-interested in Superfoods, but I don't have the book. Can you please list the 14 foods for me? I was really good for about 2 years -- eating only organic and veg foods (I was thin, then I got pregnant). I love wheatgrass juice! :)

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You might want to try juicing some fresh oranges.

I love it in the morning. I buy the juice oranges in the large bag.

Blueberries are number on the list of foods with the most beneficial antioxidants.

I like to mix them in my cold cereal, oatmeal or plain yogurt.

If you still have a problem eating them, try adding them to a smoothie.

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Welcome everyone! I'm excited for this team! I'm going to try and keep posting differnet things I like in the book and please everyone add your own ideas, thoughts and tips you find in the book and on the net.

My favorite is beans, broccoli salmon, spinach and walnuts. I'm trying to incorporate all the foods, but I struggle the most with the blueberries and oranges for some reason. I always have oranges on hand, but stuggle with just eating them. I usually choose something else. I need a better plan.

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Hi,

I don't have the book, but I'm very interested in Super Foods and can't wait to gain all your knowledge. Look forward to getting to know you all...



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Hi!

This is a great idea for a group.

I have the book but I have not read it yet.

Eating healthy food is what keeps me motivated.

I am always looking for the best "superfoods".

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Welcome! I'm so glad you found me. I plan to post on some other recipe threads to invite people to the group so maybe we'll find some others. I have so many ideas. Please feel free to share all of yours too! I look forward to getting to know you.

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I was looking to see if there was any groups for this particular Superfoods book. I too read the book and couldn't put it down. I am glad to find someone out there with the same interest. If I didn't find a group, I was going to start one myself. I am trying to lose weight eating only superfoods. I haven't stuck to it yet, but I think if I do, it would work. I believe that if we only eat the best of what our bodies need, we won't overeat, be overweight and we will be helathy.


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Welcome! I started this group to see if there was any other interest. I read the book Superfoods and found it facinating! I've read it over and over again, highlighted it. Made a grocery list and try to incorporate as many of these foods into my life. Of course, you don't have to have read the book to be a member. I'm hoping to share recipes, get ideas from others and just have fun eating right and losing weight.

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