(1) Only cold water fish that has fed on algae (or other plants high in omega-3s) is beneficial. Flax seed meal is a much more sustainable choice, an it does not have heavy metal contamination problems.
(2) The lypcopene in cooked tomatoes is more readily available.
(5) Use oat groats instead of rice and other grains. Use a microwave rice cooker to quickly cook oats.
(6) Don't reuse your tea bag as the benefits of green tea are highest with the first seeping. Japanese roasted rice green tea (a la Numi Organic) is healthier than other versions of green tea.
(7) Kefir is better than yogurt as its bacteria are persistent in the intestines. Cow's milk kefir is most commonly available, but goat's milk and young coconut water kefirs are also available. (You can make your own kefir with kefir starter from just about any liquid.) Kefir is a great smoothie base - especially if you add your own fruit, flax seed meal, and xylitol (for dental and sinus health).
(8) Almonds and walnuts (omega-3) are ok, but I don't consider them to be super-foods.
(10) The folic acid in spinach can be a real problem; dinosaur kale (lacinato) is a much better choice.
- 2/11/2009 6:35:07 AM