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More on Superfoods

More and more information coming to light is that there is not a cut-and-dried list of foods that are so overwhelmingly perfect that their counterparts are reduced to nutritional back stage. It’s not JUST spinach, but other dark leafy greens are close enough in phytochemicals that they should be consumed just as often. I think in months and years to come, you will see “superfoods” expanded to “super food groups”. After looking at these reports, it’s easy to see that most raw natural unprocessed food can give you many nutritional boots. Variety is the key!

Check out this chart

In short, they list a known superfood and give their close cousins and why we need them!

BEANS
All types of beans are Superfoods, including readily available varieties such as pinto, navy, lima, garbanzo, green beans, sugar snap peas and green peas.

BLUEBERRIES
Purple grapes, cranberries,boysenberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, blackberries, cherries and
all other varieties of fresh, frozen or dried berries (Raisins count!).

BROCCOLI
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, mustard greens, Swiss chard.

OATS
Brown rice, barley, wheat, buckwheat, rye, millet, bulgur wheat, amaranth, quinoa, yellow corn, couscous.

ORANGES
Lemons, white and pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, limes

PUMPKIN
Carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, orange bell peppers

WILD SALMON
Alaskan halibut, canned albacore tuna, sardines, herring, trout, sea bass, oysters and clams.

SPINACH
Kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, romaine lettuce, orange bell peppers.

TEA

green, white, red, black

TOMATOES
Red watermelon; pink grapefruit. Japanese persimmons, red-fleshed papaya, strawberry guava.

TURKEY (SKINLESS BREAST)
Skinless chicken breast

WALNUTS
Almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews.

YOGURT
Kefir

 

Superfood Smoothie! Spinach and berries

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