Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ta-da! Superfoods!


I have been ailing and lost my appetite. That is horrible!! I would rather be fat and like food than puny and not want even a bite.

Yes, we are all fat fat, fat…we get it, nannies and doctors. But maybe we need a change in emphasis—try to eat more superfoods.

This idea comes from Dr Kristen Bobik of Chicago Healers (www.chicagohealers.com).

What’s a superfood? Well, not necessarily some pond sc…algae. Common things like, say, eggs. Eggs used to be a food rascal, but now are considered a super protein source. Even the yolks contain choline—which can protect heart and brain function.

Kale and spinach are mighty. The darker green the better. These are packed with vitamin K—so watch it if you are on a blood thinner.

Avocados. They are fatty, but the “good” fat linked to reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Salmon is a yummy great protein source. It prevents almost everything and will even load the dishwasher!

Apples—twice the fiber of other fruits. They contain all kinds of natural substances to aid digestion and prevent premature cell aging.

Blueberries…Good for your eyes, vision (my interest), and brain function (also an interest, I guess). Blueberries also reduce random inflammation in your body.

Want more? OK—olive oil (see below, scroll down). Garlic—lowers total cholesterol and triglycerides (fat in blood). Especially good if you’ve had a heart attack—eat a few cloves a day!

Almond are another powerhouse. Maybe a dozen at a time—they are caloric, but can help with weight loss.

This is not making be nauseated, so I may be almost better. Hoping.

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