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Today’s post: Friday, 4-14-2006
Superfoods & Honor Roll Foods
If a food is super nutritious or promotes or protects your health, it belongs on the list of Superfoods & Honor Roll Foods.
Here are two of the ones that are less often found in the media reports on them.:
Asparagus. It’s a decent green vegetable with some nutrition but it’s not quite an honor roll food for vitamins & minerals. So, why include it? Because it’s a green vegetable !! And, it’s a bit different & less eaten than many, so it makes an interesting change of pace. Plus some people really like them.
The key point is that virtually all green vegetables are superfoods.
There are many opinions & versions of health enhancing & protecting styles of eating. But almost all of them include green vegetables. And, few people today get more than a quarter of the amount they should eat. So those besides greens that some people like & make a good change of pace from salad green or a good addition are great superfoods.
And, asparagus qualifies.
The other reason to include green vegetables is that you’ll be leaner & less fat without much effort by eating them or more of them. It’s virtually impossible to be leaner & less fat & stay that way by always eating less than you are hungry for. But it’s actually quite doable to eat MORE green vegetables.
Kiwi Fruit. Like many fruits they’re high in vitamin C. And, though they are somewhat less eaten than the more common kinds of fruit, they are really good. They have enough water to be a great snack when served chilled on a hot day, for example. And, a recent article I read said they have as much potassium as a banana & more fiber than a bowl of bran flakes.
So, any food that’s an honor roll food for its nutrition that also tastes good is a superfood. And, Kiwifruit definitely qualify.
More on supefoods next week.