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12 SUPER FOODS


BLUEBERRIES: This fruit is packed with antioxidants and unique bacteria fighting properties that help to prevent disease and even improve balance and coordination over time. I eat blueberries at any time of the day in my yogurt, cereal and even my deserts.

OATMEAL:
This super food will leave you satisfied. Giving you energy for exercise and even helping lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal has always been a breakfast staple of mine. I eat it a couple of times a week!

NUTS: Nuts help fight cancer and heat disease, reduce cholesterol, and serve as a satisfying snack. I eat a handful a day because they are a great source of protein!

GREEN TEA: This soothing brew is filled with antioxidants that help prevent various cancers and help you burn calories at an accelerated rate! I like to drink green tea in the afternoon, since it’s naturally lower in caffeine.

SPINACH/KALE: Spinach and other leafy greens like kale are packed with calcium, cancer-fighting beat-carotene, and vitamin C. I'm a big believer in spinach because it's so easy to sneak into any meal! I especially like spinach salad and spinach omelets.

BEANS: beans reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. They're also low in fat, curb your appetite, and contain iron, fiber, and protein which give you energy. I usually add beans to my salsa and I love snacking on hummus!

STRAWBERRIES: Strawberries are great source of fiber and are packed with vitamin C and potassium, which helps regulate electrolytes in your body.

CARROTS: carrots are filled with vitamin A and antioxidants, helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and protect vision. They are a great addition to my soups, salads and even spaghetti sauce.

FISH:
This power protein is swimming with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease and may also provide relief for menstrual cramps, migraine headaches and rheumatoid arthritis. I make sure to eat fish twice a week!

FLAXSEED: When flaxseed is broken down, it unleashes health benefits such as the prevention of heart disease, and keeps your eyes, your brain, and your reproductive system healthy. I enjoy sprinkled on my oatmeal and yogurt.

TOMATOES: Tomatoes contain vitamin K, which helps to keep your bones strong, and lycopene, which has antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. I like tomatoes because you can integrate them into any meal of the day!

POTATOES: Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, and they contain even more potassium than bananas. They're also high in fiber and protein and only have 110 calories. Keep it healthy by choosing low-calorie toppings. We love eating baked potatoes with salsa a couple times a week.


I hope you all can benefit from these 12 super foods as well as I have <3 Jo

Comments

phoenixwater
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
I love that you have found "super foods"! My only idea is that you use (if you like them) sweet potatoes instead of potatoes. If you don't like sweet potatoes it's pretty much pointless, but here are the stats:

7-ounce white potato with skin:
220 calories, 5g protein, 51g carbs, 20mg calcium, 115mg phosphorus, 2.8mg iron, 16mg sodium, 844mg potassium, 4g fiber, .22mg thiamin, .07mg riboflavin, 3.3mg niacin, 16mg vitamin C

7-ounce sweet potato:
208 calories, 3.5g protein, 49g carbs, 56mg calcium, 110mg phosphorus, 1mg iron, 20mg sodium, 693mg potassium, 5g fiber, 4350 RE vitamin A, .14mg thiamin, .13mg riboflavin, 1.2mg niacin,
49mg vitamin C.

Just trying to help - not harp... I love your bit on blueberries, that is news to me!!!

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