Hmmm... I'm not sure I would include jasmine rice in the same category as barley. As rice goes, jasmine is the worst for your blood sugar. It has a glycemic index of 109 which is almost twice that of basmati and four times that of pearl barley. From a strictly calorie/fat standpoint they appear relatively equivalent, but I try to stay away from it because one of my goals is to keep my blood sugar as steady as possible so I have energy and don't get hungry. I guess it depends on what each person is trying to focus on!
Thank you for the list & all the comments! I copied/pasted/edited foods to include some- remove others. Listing 'fish' & 'seafood' is all-inclusive, but those listed as 'lowest' in mercury levels, are: Anchovies, Butterfish, Calamari (squid) Caviar (farmed) Crab (king) Pollock, Catfish, Whitefish, Perch (ocean) Scallops, Flounder, Haddock, Hake, Herring, Lobster (spiny/rock) Shad, Sole, Crawfish/crayfish, Salmon, Shrimp, Clams, Tilapia, Oysters, Sardines, Sturgeon (farmed) Trout (freshwater) Note: Tuna didn't make that list. It's on the next step up in the mercury levels, from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC); data obtained by the FDA & EPA.
1/29/2011 5:49:50 PM
This list is for sure a no-brainer. But, it's fun to challenge myself and see if I'm selecting from a variety of options in each category. For me, I eat better if I don't get in a rut of boredom eating the same things over and over.
1/26/2011 3:20:09 PM
Nice if these lists could be printed on one page--- this isn't the only one that is set up to require two pages-- not so convenient to use in the kitchen as a nice one pager!!
I love this list of superfoods. It's so great to focus on what you CAN eat instead of what you supposedly can't, since it's easier to focus on the positive than the negative. I'm trying to eat more and more different foods from this list. In fact, I'm going to print out this list and put it on the fridge. :)
I'm with PhilFan1... This list is a great reminder of the other healthy foods I can look for at the store, instead of the 'same old, same old' foods I usually buy. This may also inspire my non-veggie-eating husband to try something other than potatoes... ;)
The reason wonderful Chia seed and other of the World's Healthiest foods are not on this list is the criteria. The food must be readily available, a familiar "everyday" food and affordable. Here’s a link that includes this explanation: http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.phpI I buy food grade Chia in bulk 100 lbs at a time! That way I can get affordably, have readily available and it is familiar to me....but not to most...yet. I believe I discuss how to rehydrate the seed and how I mix with other foods on my SparkPage. There are other wonderful foods that don't fit this article’s criterion as well. But this list is a great "beginners" point. There are also oils more nutritious than Canola or Olive but they are harder to find and more expensive. (Not that all olive oils are "affordable".) You won’t believe this unless you do more research but coconut oil has chains that are good for you. (Better than Olive or Canola oils…this statement will cause healthy discussion. If I get lots of questions I’ll post more information on my SparkPage.) I have a friend using dark chocolate with acia berry for weight loss. She is in heaven (put on lots of weight after hysterectomy) and this is the only thing that has worked for her. This chocolate source is expensive. Again the list is a great, affordable place to start. (There are many foods more expensive than berries.)
I ate asparagus last month for the first time since I was a little girl and loved it. I will try it on Tuesday in my spaghetti and wait for my son to eat it. I will spring it on him when he gets to the bottom of the bowl. If you didn't like certain vegetables as a kid, I would encourage you to try it again because like most things even our taste buds mature.
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