Three Super Foods

published by Ruby Hawk on Nov 19, 2011

We have many super healthy foods that we should eat every day. They help us maintain our health and prevent some health problems. These are only three of them. Nutrition is a powerful aid in our fight against iron deficiency, anemia, and obesity among many other unhealthy conditions. Being cautious about the foods we eat is one of the things we can do to continue to have a healthy body and mind. The right foods will prevent some disease and will lessen the symptoms of others. In fact, if we knew enough about nutrition we might be able to prevent and cure many of the diseases that plague us.

There is healing potential in the foods we eat. Healing food plays a bigger part in our health and well being than many of us imagine. No food alone can counteract the hazards posed by risky behavior, but these super foods and an alternative lifestyle does have positive benefits. It’s isn’t always what you eat that counts but what you don’t eat. A good example is alfalfa sprouts. How many of you eat Alfalfa sprouts, probably not very many. Alfalfa sprouts rate as one of the super foods foods because they have practically no calories, no fat and no sodium.

The best sprouts are 2 to 3 1/2 inches in length and have no liquid at the bottom of the container. Transfer them from store packaging into a container. Sprouts keep for about a week in the refrigerator. They taste best when eaten raw, on sandwiches and in garnishes. If you don’t care for sprouts raw, you can chop them up and mix them in bread dough or add to soups and stews after the cooking is finished. If you would like to grow your own all you need to get started is a bean sprouter and you’ll soon be gardening in your own kitchen.

If you are looking for a way to absorb more iron from food, take your pick from the following choices to help you get the most from iron. They all contain the minimum amount of vitamin C needed to maximize iron absorption.

1cup cauliflower

1 cup collard greens

1 cup cranberry juice

1 cup kale

1 cup orange juice

1 cup fresh strawberries

1/2 cantaloupe

1 cup broccoli

1cup brussels sprouts

1 cup papaya chunks

Oranges are super low in sodium and fat, and a great way to get your vitamin C. They are loved by almost everyone. Frozen is just as good as fresh. The best way to choose good oranges is simply to hold them in your hands. They should feel heavy to the size, which means there’s plenty of juice inside. Navels are great for seedless eating. Temples and Valencias are best for juicing. Seville’s are bitter and do well for a salt free zip to marinades, desserts and beverages.

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40 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by mphsglo
    November 19th, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Very good information. I love strawberries and oranges.

  2. # 2 by JMorgan071
    November 19th, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Strawberries are my all time favourite food! Love them!

  3. # 3 by Brenda Nelson
    November 19th, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Always better to eat real foods than processed ones too! We have a superfood berry growing in our yard too, its called a Saskatoon. Yummy right off the plant.

  4. # 4 by SharifaMcFarlane
    November 19th, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Good tips for choosing oranges. I always smell mine too. I can pick up how sweet they are.

  5. # 5 by fishfry aka Elizabeth Figueroa
    November 19th, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Great article, with some very important information.
    The more natural we feed out body, the better our body will treat us.

  6. # 6 by Val Mills
    November 19th, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    It seems like I’m a very healthy eater. It is coming up summer here in New Zealand so I look forward to many more raw fruit and vegetables.

  7. # 7 by TRanC3
    November 19th, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Nice article, i love fruits :)

  8. # 8 by Judy Sheldon
    November 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I only recently wrote about alfalfa too. It is very good for us.

  9. # 9 by Franwrihot82
    November 19th, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Thanx for the information well said.

  10. # 10 by MJRapp
    November 19th, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    NIce article! I’ve become increasingly more fixated on the amount of processed food in out diets. We should all try to eat more natural foods, shouldn’t we?

  11. # 11 by Tulan
    November 19th, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    I’m glad to hear it, I eat all these healthy foods.

  12. # 12 by Socorro Lawas
    November 19th, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I love oranges anytime.

  13. # 13 by Inna Tysoe
    November 19th, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Thanks for the advice and the recipe.

  14. # 14 by Dehan Nathaniel
    November 19th, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Great article Ruby…I love oranges so I’ll keep eating more, thanks for sharing.

  15. # 15 by lapasan
    November 19th, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    We need to eat the right foods to have a good health.

  16. # 16 by Yvhes P.
    November 20th, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Great article about eating the right foods. Good food leads to a healthy lifestyle.

  17. # 17 by wonder
    November 20th, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    So many way to have those sprouts.

  18. # 18 by eddiego65
    November 20th, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Great information. I love all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Thanks.

  19. # 19 by Aroosa Hermosa
    November 20th, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    they r super.

  20. # 20 by DR.VNS
    November 20th, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Very nutritional information

  21. # 21 by CHIPMUNK
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Superb foods

  22. # 22 by zulfikar
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    i think every food has some healing properties.

  23. # 23 by misterdd
    November 20th, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    very nice. thanks

  24. # 24 by LoveDoctor
    November 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I believe certain foods have healing properties. Blueberries are brain healthy. I’ve never tried alfalfa sprouts. Next time I’m in the produce department, will see if I find them.

  25. # 25 by megamatt09
    November 20th, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Many foods have useful benefits. Good information.

  26. # 26 by beauley
    November 20th, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    As far as alfalfa I believe the USDA has given the OK for GM of their seed. Not good for organic food suppliers.
    The Truth About the Nutritional Benefits of Eggs
    To begin we have been told by medical experts for years to refrain from eating too many eggs per week. Born from this edict we now separate the yolk from the whole egg and serve the egg white as a separate entity in a sandwich and even leave out the yolk

  27. # 27 by jennifer eiffel01
    November 20th, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Great superfoods post. I have never tried a sprout. For my 40th birthday we are going to a steakhouse that everyybody gets the salad bar, so I think I will try at least one. Thanks for telling me about them.

  28. # 28 by Shirley Shuler
    November 20th, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks for all this nutritional information, Ruby.

  29. # 29 by girishpuri
    November 21st, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Thanks for the very useful share , Ruby

  30. # 30 by Hazel Crowther
    November 21st, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Sound advice and good recipes too.

  31. # 31 by beingwell
    November 21st, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Good tips, thanks!

  32. # 32 by pandabear
    November 21st, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    wow. nice article Ruby!

  33. # 33 by Uma Shankari
    November 21st, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    good one.

  34. # 34 by Hettie
    November 22nd, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    Great article Ruby, I am trying to grow some orange berries and found the plant has flowers much to my delight. :)

  35. # 35 by realityspeaks
    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Excellent post

  36. # 36 by Christine Ramsay
    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    A very interesting post. Most of these foods are enjoyable to eat so we should make the most of them.

  37. # 37 by catydid52
    November 22nd, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Great article! Thanks for sharing..if we eat the proper foods for our bodies, they will last a lifetime!

  38. # 38 by iykmezu
    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks for the share, health is wealth, we need more of this.

  39. # 39 by Anne McNew
    November 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    like it.

  40. # 40 by scheng1
    November 27th, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Adding sprout to soup or noodle is very convenient, and enhance the taste of the soup.

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