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3 Superfoods to Eat Right Now

Posted By Worker Bee On November 13, 2006 @ 1:45 pm In Diet,Health,Nutrition,Smart Fuel,Worker Bees' Weekly Bites | 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.

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