Pretty decent list, actually. Naturally, not perfect! And "expert" opinions certainly vary.
Various sources may provide somewhat different lists of which "super foods" are included. Also - an item that is listed under one category typically isn't cross-listed under another, even if it "fits" there as well -- such as the high-protein/ high-calcium salmon someone mentioned. At least FEW processed foods made the list [though I still can't imagine how overly processed, probably genetically modified, soy veggieburger/ protein can be considered a super-food!]
Keep in mind also that the medical community and food industries have PUSHED the low-fat/ high-carb (especially grains) agenda for years, with minimal supporting scientific evidence. [ In fact, our nation as a whole is heavier than ever.] Several of the items pushed - and listed here - have been shown to have some negative health consequences in some situations.
So, I plan to just keep reading and researching, and recognize that sometimes even Sparkpeople.com will cite the "party line," which manages to ignore or downplay research findings that contradict current politicized interests, including those of agribusiness/ medibusiness. -- Maryjean
- 4/15/2012 11:12:12 AM