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Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You

Include These Foods for Maximum Body Benefits

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  • Canola is rapeseed oil.
    - 5/17/2011 9:41:16 AM
  • Pretty good list, but it fails to list super foods for fat soluble vitamins, which are very deficient in today's diet.

    And I find it backwards and rather ironic that for calcium rich foods low-fat is encouraged. The absorption of minerals and other nutrients in food works synergistically with fat and the fat soluble vitamins in them. Eat calcium rich foods WITH fat, so DO NOT eat low fat dairy, eat full fat. Put a pat of butter on your vegetables, etc. And don't always eat lean meat, animal fats contain, once again, important fat soluble vitamins important to health. - 5/17/2011 8:37:15 AM
  • Canola oil?! Really?!! You just lost all credibility... and BTW: what's a canola? - 5/17/2011 8:14:02 AM
  • I was surprised (but happy!) to see arborio rice on this list. I always thought it was right up there with white rice....can anyone explain why it's better? - 5/17/2011 8:04:47 AM
  • 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! - 5/10/2011 7:23:30 PM
  • Jasmine rice. I really like this rice, that was good to know! - 3/9/2011 8:15:00 PM
  • 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. - 2/13/2011 9:45:57 AM
  • AVERYSILLYGIRL
    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. - 1/29/2011 5:49:50 PM
  • EMRUSSILL
    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!! - 1/26/2011 3:20:09 PM
  • there's a lot of great websites where you can enter a few ingredients from each of the power foods list and it generates a meal to fit! - 1/24/2011 8:19:57 PM
  • It would be nice if they'd made this list with a clickable link so one could print it to take with them. - 1/24/2011 4:32:25 PM
  • It would be nice if they'd made this list with a clickable link so one could print it to take with them. - 1/24/2011 4:32:06 PM
  • 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. :) - 1/24/2011 10:05:52 AM
  • 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... ;) - 1/24/2011 8:56:19 AM
  • 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.)
    - 11/14/2010 11:28:34 AM

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