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NYT: The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating

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If this is a repeat post, please take it down..I've checked here and on Food News & Media board--good article:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06...

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  1. Interesting. Aren't is right.

    1. Thought the list was just strange. Frozen blueberries? Fresh are out? And why 'chopped' cabbage, 'canned' pumpkin? It's more about convenience than nutrition.

      1. The article is right on track. Like so much reporting that we endure today, it is a mere soundbite/picturebite/convenient approach to a much larger issue. But, if it serves to lead even a few folks away from the Kraft Blue Box and towards the full nutritional bounty of better choices in the plant and animal kingdom, then job well done.

        Here's a link to a place to get a fuller handle on the healthiest/superfoods issue, with prep ideas for each item:

        http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

        Other similar links you have found would be appreciated

        1. Considering my addiction to sardines, my health should be one notch above that of a thriving musk ox.

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          1. re: beevod

            I am still laughing 10 minutes later...The Story is a good one and some I didn't think of -pumpkin seeds particularly

            1. re: PaulaT

              That's a great list! so comprehensive and informative. Thank you for posting it. Now if we can just get that variety to all the people both in our culture and in developing countries...

          2. Actually I have been regularly eating most of the foods on the NYT's list for some time now. This is my list of "super foods" culled from various sources. When my youngest left the nest, I wanted to simplify my life, and with this list I don't have to plan meals and make elaborate shopping lists like I used to. If I have most f these on hand, I can whip up something tasty in 15 minutes.

            As for frozen (blueberries), they are a good substitute for fresh for the months when fresh are out of season, you just toss a handful in fruit salad/smoothie/yogurt every day.

            Broccoli (chard, collard,kale, turnip tops, beet tops)
            Carrots, beets
            Chili peppers
            Spinach
            Mushrooms
            Tomatoes
            Strawberries
            Papaya, pineapple, kiwi
            Mangoes
            Citrus
            Apricots
            Bananas
            Garlic, onions
            Green tea
            Beans, lentils
            Tofu
            Wild salmon (tuna, mackerel, blue fish, sardines)
            Oats
            Olive oil
            Acai, gogi berries, cranberries
            Buckwheat
            Walnuts, almonds
            Sprouts
            Yogurt
            Spinach
            Blueberries
            Red wine
            Turkey
            Pumpkin, squash
            Apples
            Dark chocolate
            Cinnamon
            Honey
            Avocado
            Pomegranates
            Prunes, other dried fruits
            Dark red grapes
            Brown Rice
            Eggs
            Wholewheat bread