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November 13, 2006

3 Superfoods to Eat Right Now

By Worker Bee
4 Comments

SMART FUEL

You’re still here? Go eat these foods!

Okay, we cringe a little bit at the word “superfood”. No food wears a cape. Still, there are foods that pack major nutritional punch.

A few of our top picks:

1. Berries, because…

– Blueberries are best, but blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, strawberries and bilberries are all excellent
– They contain antioxidants called anthocyanins
– They fight infections (especially urinary tract infections)
– How much: 1/2 cup whenever you like

2. Fish, because…

– Choose deep-‘n-cold-water fish like salmon and red tuna
– Northern Pacific is better than Atlantic (less pollution)
– You can’t get enough Omega-3 fatty acids
– How much: twice a week, or more, plus an Omega supplement
– Remember: Don’t fry or bread it!

3. Dark, Leafy Greens, because…

– Pick spinach, kale, bok choy, chard, dark lettuce
– Greens contain beta-carotene, C, folate, iron, magnesium, carotenoids, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.
– Greens reduce your risk of diabetes because they’re easy on your insulin response mechanism. In other words, they won’t give you a sugar rush, jelly belly, or mood swing.

Look for more heroic foods soon. No spandex tights – we promise.

Would you believe these are resin?

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Primal Toad
5 years 2 months ago

Great list of foods! Still holds true even 5 years later.

I disagree that blueberries are best however. Calorie for calorie, strawberries are king in the berry world. Higher mineral and vitamin content, more antioxidants. Taste better too 🙂

Quincy Brown
Quincy Brown
5 years 2 months ago

If you are looking for the super berry with the darkest cape, try Aroniaberries, that are sometimes called chokeberries. They have three times the amount of anthocyanins than blueberries. A little tart, but extremely healthy.

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