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More Than 100 Superfoods for a Super You

Include These Foods for Maximum Body Benefits


11/13/2011 3:26:04 PM

JACFORD7's SparkPage
Completely agree with Ellsjo and Erigust in re the so-called healthier low-fat dairy foods. I went this route, and yes, I lost weight, but I also developed colon cancer. Limit your quantity but don't eliminate them. Besides, do you really enjoy chewing on a mozzarella stick that looks and tastes like a wax candle?????
11/13/2011 5:15:26 AM

I couldn't agree more with how 'low fat' food is so bad for you. I found 'Be good to yourself -Healthy' yogurt, really low fat but with 27 extra calories of sugar in it. Or low fat hummous with 3% salt. Companies charge extra for 'healthy' foods but just take out the fat, but then it tastes so bad they then add lots of sugar and, or, salt, both of which will add more weight than the fat taken out.
11/13/2011 2:51:41 AM

ERIGUST's SparkPage
I agree with wapfrocks, eating full fat dairy is actually healthier than nonfat, I continue to lose weight eating this and other whole foods. I think the list is great, but I was disappointed not to see chia seeds, coconut oil, or matcha tea. These are POWER FOODS and yet somehow get overlooked. Most people don't even know coconut oil is one of the best things you can eat after the previous bad rap it has gotten. I would love to see more articles written about the lesser known super foods!
8/28/2011 3:31:05 PM

MAVERICK59's SparkPage
Thank you for this list. I try to make several different smoothies a day. I see options here I had not thought of.
8/7/2011 11:55:10 AM

TerryGloria and Kitty54, i assume you meant the list wasnt very accessible because its online?? you could just print it and keep it in your purse or something. just a suggestion.
8/6/2011 6:13:40 AM

I agree with Kitty 54. The list is great but it not too accessible for use.
6/12/2011 10:53:50 AM

sorry, Grapeseed oil is higher in Omega-6's olive oil is higher in Omega-3's....very important distinction there, sorry folks.
6/12/2011 10:52:52 AM

Bummer that Grapeseed oil isn't on the's higher in omega's than olive oil, has a much, much higher smoking point, and is loaded with vitamin E.(3.9 mg/Tbsp, while Olive oil has 1.9)

They are practically *Identical* in terms of calorie/nutritional content...and grapeseed oil is *very* high in antioxidants.
5/18/2011 9:34:34 AM

MEOWSE's SparkPage
Don't be scared of canola oil. It's a fake internet-scare. Snopes has the details:

Seriously. Always snopes *everything* you read on the internet, *especially* if it sounds OMG frightening. Scary-sounding lies move faster than the truth. Do your part to shut them down.
5/17/2011 2:09:53 PM

I recently took a class from a nutritionist and I really liked what she said about super foods.

"super foods come from the ground. They have four feet and tails."
5/17/2011 1:42:36 PM

@Fanny59: I'm not coeliac, but I am sensitive to gluten, so I avoid it. There are still plenty of foods that you can eat that are naturally gluten free. All fruits and veg are, in their raw state, gluten free. The same goes for meats.

You can have plenty of greens, or lightly steamed vegetables, with a simple vinaigrette. My favourite is made of 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 3 Tbsp olive oil (sometimes reduce it to 2 Tbsp) a pinch of sugar (or sweetener) salt, freshly ground pepper, and a bit of herb, like basil or thyme, which is my favourite, especially when it's fresh. This will dress a salad for the entire family, and is delightfully fresh-tasting. You can also substitute a good wine vinegar, either red or white, for the lemon juice, as well, and omit the sugar. And as for the oil, a bit of good-for-your-heart oil like extra virgin olive or canola helps you to absorb fat-soluble nutrients. Remember, everything in moderation!
With summer coming, I can't wait for fresh tomatoes to make their appearance on my plate, drizzled with this dressing.

You can make great gluten free baked goods from grains and seeds like brown rice, millet, sorghum, buckwheat and flax. If you react to the gums that are so often used as binders in gluten free baked goods, try using ground flax or chia seeds. Bot are *very* good for you, and have naturally occuring components that will keep our bread from being crumbly. Please contact me, and I can give you a list of online resources that will help you.
5/17/2011 1:30:36 PM

They're referring to 'wild game' birds when they say skinless. They probably figured that was a 'no-brainer.' Ducks, pheasants, quail, etc.
5/17/2011 1:24:38 PM

I see that "wild game, skinless" is listed. While my doctor approves of my eating game (It's leaner than farmed meats, and doesn't have hormones, antibiotics, etc in it) I'm wondering who on earth would eat it without skinning it? Rabbit fur, I imagine, wouldn't be terribly appetising, nor would deer or moose hair!
5/17/2011 12:53:21 PM

ANUSCA's SparkPage
Canola oil is the worst oil ever! I used to think it's one of the healthiest, oh boy was I wrong. Do some research and you'll find out how bad it is for you. Here's a few facts about it that I found online: "Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil". Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. According to AgriAlternatives, The Online Innovation, and Technology Magazine for Farmers, "By nature, these rapeseed oils, which have long been used to produce oils for industrial purposes, are... toxic to humans and other animals". (This, by the way, is one of the websites singing the praises of the new canola industry.)" Now if you still choose to buy this oil at least you know what you're buying. By the way, online you will find both good and bad, it's up to you to dig deeper and really find out the truth. What is written above is what I believe.

5/17/2011 10:28:42 AM

By the way, "canola oil" is the marketing name for "rapeseed oil" - the latter is not very marketable, and the primary producers are in Canada, thus the "can" in canola.

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