Sunday, March 11, 2007

Super Foods

There has been a lot of talk about Super Foods as of late. Even a quick read in a Shape fitness magazine was called out a list of super foods to watch.

The list including the following four items:

  1. Mangosteen
  2. Goji
  3. Noni
  4. Acai

It is interesting to see all of the new scientific findings and health benefits around these ingredients that have been around since the dawn of time.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Sweet Potatoes - A Superfood!

I wonder why people don't eat more sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with all kinds of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but low in sugar, fat, carbohydrates and all the bad stuff. They were rated the number one most nutritious vegetable by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). How is it that this vegetable, which has even been called a "superfood" and a "powerhouse of nutrition" , is rarely included in meals and are rarely used as an ingredient in recipes?

"Sweet Potato Ranks #1 in Nutrition by CSPI"

Saturday, February 3, 2007

You are what you eat

Growing up, my Mom used to tell me, "you are what you eat". Now, more than ever we are realizing there is quite a bit of truth to that statement. It seems like nutrition is a topic of interest among the general population, not just the healthy elite. The purpose of this blog will be to talk about how nutrition affects health and keep up to date on the most nutritious foods as well as recent scientific findings.