Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Saturday Seven: "Super Foods" I Love

Since I'm at the Natural Products Expo West this weekend, I felt it would be appropriate to blog about healthy food...specifically "Super Foods". Our friends at Wikipedia define a Super Food as "a type of food believed to have health benefits beyond those of more common foods due to specific phytonutrient content. For instance, blueberries are considered a superfood or superfruit because they contain significant amounts of antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber which are believed to provide important health benefits." Sounds good, sign me up for some, right? It's not rocket science, just east lots of fresh fruits and veggies, especially the ones that are very dark in color. This brings us to another scintillating edition of The Saturday Seven: Super Foods I Love
#1 Tomatoes
#2 Broccoli

#3 Blueberries
#4 Spinach
#5 Raspberries
#6 Walnuts
#7 Green Beans
Are you eating healthy? Do you ever buy organic produce when you can? Go ahead, leave a comment, it's fun and free~
-Rick Rockhill


lime said...

oooh i love all those foods too. though given the choice i'd probably swap almonds for walnuts. yumyumyumyum

Marlupe said...

I love fresh fruits..apples, strawberries, yum!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

cake IS too a super food!!! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Seamus said...

All are among my favorite foods. We always buy organic when it's available. Unfortunately in our little burg, that's not always an option - unless the farmers markets are operating. We have to go to Austin to find year round organic produce. :(

Desert Songbird said...

I say "Yes!" to all but spinach. I like it, but it interferes with one of my medications. And I definitely say "YES!" to organic.

Now, pass those blueberries and raspberries, wouldya?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

We eat organic when we can afford it and we pick all kinds of seasonal fruits at farms around our home.

I've seen a lot of links between early puberty in girls and hormones in chicken and milk products. That's one reason that we've tried switching to organics whenever possible.

Lewis said...

I must admit, it doesn't always look this good at our house. But, I also have to say, many times it does. I try to put as many veggies and fruit in every single dish I prepare as I can. Even the pics look yummy!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Organic Twinkies! LOL j/k

How do you make your blog smell so good? I swear your blog comes with scent! Can smell these delicious fruits and vegetables!

I usually buy in bulk, but you know that I have to! I cannot afford to buy organic food-- my household food budget exceeds $1,000 as it is! In the summer I buy food from the local u-pick farms that tend to be organic. We are also doing our own garden this year.

I remember going down to San Diego and how fresh California smelled to me 12 years ago. It was -40 where I live and I went from frozen wasteland to pregnant lemon trees! I kept breathing in as much as I could. . . this post makes me happy!

snowelf said...


You know me and my love of veggies! I have the same issue as Seamus, I'd definitely buy more organic food if I had it more of it available to me. I also found these organic chicken breasts which aren't any more expensive than regular chicken breasts--they are low fat AND cook up really nicely! We eat tons of fresh foods and veggies because of my lacking kitchen skills! They're so easy since they are just cut, serve, and eat!! :) (I am getting better though :) )

And Dr. Weir sounds like a fabulous guy!! I'm so glad you had such an enjoyable weekend!!


Sheila said...

All great choices Rick. I also love to buy local as much as possible. Boy do I really miss the two farmers markets we had year round in Alabama. I am hoping the local market will get going soon here in Missouri. I found a grower for organic rocket--my new favorite salad green.

Canadian flake said...

yummyyyyyyyyyyy love them I am hungry..lmao

Naomi said...

These are all foods I love Rick! All full of health-giving properties!

Anonymous said...

I ate exclusively organic for 2 decades (living in San Francisco) and then I moved to Palm Springs. Thud. There is one "Health Food" store here...and it is a bit of a joke. The shelves are nearly bare most of the time, and the veggie selection is very limited and usually of such poor quality I wouldn't feed them to my dog (yes, that bad...limp, bruised, even rotten).

Shout out to Whole Foods...the valley will support a store. Please, Please, Please consider.


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