'Superfoods'...I like my list better!
- Beach Chick May 15, 2009 01:23 PM
WebMD everyday 'Superfood' list..
Dr. Perricone's Superfood list..
Açai Berry -- A high energy berry from the Amazon
The Allium Family -- Garlic, onions, shallots, leeks and chives
Green foods including blue green algae, barley grass and wheat grass
Buckwheat seed -- More protein than rice or wheat
Beans and lentils -- High in fiber
Hot peppers -- Anti-inflammatory analgesic
Nuts and seeds
Yogurt or kefir
My Top Ten Superfood list..
Greens..salads with lots of stuff in them..anything green
Bean & Cheese Burrito with rice/guac/cheese..smothered in hot salsa
If I stick to my list, I'll be one healthy chick..
What's on your list?
BC, my list overlaps with yours quite a bit.
Fish of all kinds (but especially salmon), greens (!), garlic & onions, beans & lentils, chiles, rice, yogurt, berries, wine, and citrus.
I would drop your oysters, champagne and burrito, make sure the wine is red, then add lots of blueberries and black coffee. And duck. Lots of duck Healthier for you than chicken and duck and goose are the only poultry I know of that are very good for your cholesterol levels. Bon appetite!
liquid: (red) wine, fab beers, bubbly, espresso
fruit: avocado, all berries and dried fruits
veg: watercress, 'tender stem broccoli' [look it up], beets
seafood: (cured) herring, oyster and other shellfish, herring, salmon, herring, mackerel, herring, oily fish, herring.
meat: lamb, ostrich, games, duck
the rest: limes, quinoa, bavarian bauernbrot, vine ripen cherry tomatoes, linguine, garlic, foie gras, olive oil, 99% pure chocolate.
that's about it.
Just picking 10 is too difficult. Ok I'll try. Plus I'll try to bring something new to the list.
1. Broccoli, Kale and green leafy veges
2. Salmon (wild)
3. Spirulina and chlorella
4. Stabilized rice bran - highest antioxidant superfood
5. Turmeric and other spices - powerful antioxidants
6. Avocados - Vitamin E, magnesium
7. Allium Family (garlic,onion etc)
8. Maqui Berry (highest ORAC of any fruit) + other berries like blueberries cause maqui berries aren't exactly available at the corner store.
9. Citrus, esp Lemons and limes
10. Red things like tomatoes, chillis and other peppers
Just realized I've had to leave chocolate and yogurt off to make the top 10.
Puaʻa kālua is pig wrapped in taro and ti leaves and cooked for hours in a pit (at the beach when I was a kid) lined all around with superhot rocks. Usually had a green stick standing up in the middle and touching the food. After the usual number of hours, you'd press down on the stick to help determine final readiness of the pig.
6) leafy baby greens
8) apples, bananas, citrus, strawberries
9) vanilla sugar
Although I try not to eat the same things every day, there are a few superfoods that need to be present:
-Natural probiotic yogurt
- Omega seed mix
- Wholegrains (brown rice, quinoa, barley)
- Mixed vegetables
1. Green leafy veggies
2. Artichokes, asparagus, Brassicae, Solanaceae
4. Citrus, berries
5. Oysters, clams, lobsters
6. Wild salmon, Rainbow trout
7. Duck, goose, OFR chicken, turkey
Cilantro, basils, mints and other herbs, gingers, lemongrass
Star anise, pepper, black sesame and other spices
Hot peppers, onions, garlic
Lime, papaya, pomegranate, tamarind, blueberry, grapefruit, blood orange
Duck and squab
Lamb and goat
Shrimp, oysters, crab