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.
11/13/2010 11:35:48 AM
When I printed the "list" I got the article too. So I have a two page mismatched mess to hang on my fridge! Way to go.
Runnermamma1...... Not everyone knows what foods belong to what groups. Not everyone has "the slightest clue about healthy eating". Some children are reared not knowing what a fruit is let alone what healthy eating is. The nearest some get to a strawberry is the flavour in the chewy sweet they are eating. You are lucky, you obviously have more than an idea of what is healthy eating, but, the disparaging remarks you make about the author, I felt were less than charitable. The list is there for the benefit of those who are in need of help. And, surely that is us all to some degree. Don't know about where you live, but usually, if you buy food that is locally sourced and in season, it is much less expensive than buying food out of season and therefore imported from all around the world. It is also much better for the body because the body takes nutrients best from from foods that are whole and grown nearest to where the body is physically living. Personally, I think the list is excellent, clear cut, and for anyone at all unsure about the varying groups of foods and what foods are in what groups, this list is spot on. As a result of it, hopefully, it will help many hundreds along the way, especially young mothers against the onslaught of marketing madness in every aisle in the supermarket Well done the author, I say. And thank you very much. xxx
This list is great! I use it as a shopping list because I have a tendency to eat the same foods over and over again. This list reminds me that there is variety out there so you eat right but not get bored doing it. I am 17 lbs. away from my goal weight. When I'm done and in maintainance, I will have lost 112 lbs!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!
11/13/2010 8:02:07 AM
While this is common sense - I'm putting this on my fridge as a reminder to try and get as many of these in as I can throughout each week.
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