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Pomegranates, Persimmons and super foods April 20, 2007

Posted by whatacharacter in body, health, just my blogs.
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Actually pomegranates and persimmons are not in this, but I like the juxtiposwordage.

Steven Pratt, MD has a book SuperFoods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, and an idea about – guess what? Yep, 14 superfoods!

So noted for their healthy robustness and minimal negative impact, they are:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Thank god there’s no Lima beans … but my mouth inherently waters for each of these yummy consumables. Thank God for the rich variety of natural foods that are availible to us to enjoy! I feel the chi’i!!

As for other amazing healthy foods, I do think pomegranates should rank up there, along with asparagus, peanut butter, bananas, and dark chocolate. Reading up on these and incorporating them in your diet is a great way to improve your vitality.

Naturally, cutting waaay back on hydrogenated oils, sodium, and sugar poisons are important too.

Anybody have any other favorite healthy foods to recommend???

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1. James Hunaban - May 2, 2007

Green tea is much more beneficial than black. IMHO.

2. organicgarden - May 18, 2007

Hi whatacharacter,

Us Organic Garden folks have found that Sprouts are our super food of choice.
Especially Sunflower Sprouts – we call ’em Sunnys.
Eating a bowl of sunny salad keeps us alert and energized for many hours of fun/hard work in the garden.
They are also super easy to grow. Soon, we’ll post about how to grow sunnys on our blog.
http://organicgarden.wordpress.com/

For now, you may like to read our Pomegranate post:
http://organicgarden.wordpress.com/2007/05/09/i-love-pomegranate-juice/
We have four pom trees that are blooming at this moment; they grow very well in our Sonoran Desert climate.

There are so many amazing super foods! That list seems pretty good, although were not to sure about soy – a lot of controversy there.
Parsley is a good one. Eggs are mucho importante… the quality of food and its preparation are essential when eating for health, vitality, and wellbeing.

Namaste’

3. whatacharacter - May 20, 2007

Parsley! That’s a good one with iron.
Spouts: I remember concerns about salmonella with those, and proper washing is important. I’ll have to look up the controversies of soy

Sprouts reminded me of Blue-Green Algae, as a once-touted super food. …wonder what happened …have to look that up too.

Thanks for the comments! Healthy food is so wonderful!


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