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The 11 Best Foods You Arenít Eating
NY Times ^ | June 30, 2008 | Tara Parker-Pope

Posted on 07/06/2008 7:48:45 PM PDT by neverdem

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.

Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters. How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power.

Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes. How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches. Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes. How to eat it: Chop and saute in olive oil.

Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol. How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal. Pomegranate juice: Appears to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants. How to eat: Just drink it.

Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants. How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and baked.

Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death. How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.

Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.'’ They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as...

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To: Yardstick

One of those things that taste better than they look. Try the exotic ones packed in hot sauce or mustard. They also have just the fillets but cost a little more.

41 posted on 07/07/2008 12:27:16 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Night Hides Not

I find they taste a little like the baby corn cobs in Chinese Cooking. They can turn your urine red and have been known to cause some doctors to order pointless tests because they assumed it was blood in the urine.

42 posted on 07/07/2008 12:31:53 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: neverdem

Thanks for posting this!

43 posted on 07/07/2008 3:08:45 AM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: Doogle
Cabbage and Sardines....well there goes the deep knee squats at the gym

The sound of a whoopee cushion going off in a bucket of water comes to mind here.

44 posted on 07/07/2008 3:33:56 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: gost2

That is scary to read.

45 posted on 07/07/2008 4:12:59 AM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: neverdem


46 posted on 07/07/2008 5:25:50 AM PDT by Guenevere (Solus Christus)
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To: devere

Grate them into a slaw with carrots. Dress w/a sweet sour dressing like honey and vinegar or lemon juice. It also looks beautiful.

47 posted on 07/07/2008 6:43:57 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Capitalism is what happens when governments get out of the way.)
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To: neverdem

Rally delicious, easy beet stew recipe:

Slowly cook a whole chicken in a pot of water (save the broth). When done, remove the meat from the bones, put meat back into pot with the broth.

Wash, peel and chop up a bunch of beets (cut into matchsticks), including the leaves. Cook until tender with the chicken and broth. Add some chicken bouillion to season, if desired.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Good stuff!

48 posted on 07/07/2008 6:58:33 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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49 posted on 07/07/2008 8:51:04 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Journalists, Educators, Environmentalists, Democrats, & Rinos; Communism's Fifth Column!)
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To: neverdem

Beets? Never happen, but spinach is good.

Cinnamon? Tried it but it did nothing to lower my blood sugar.

Sardines? I hate most fish so taking fish oil capsules and belching fish will have to do.

Cabbage? You bet, raw, fried, cooked, kimshe, it’s all good. Brussels sprouts are are also great.

Prunes? Only on occasion.

Everything in moderation to include beef, pork, butter, potatos and gravy, barbeque of any type.

50 posted on 07/07/2008 10:56:15 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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