Message # 74 Super Foods

This message is especially dedicated to the great Travis Spalding.

Many people have been requesting another post on nutrition, so here it is…

Here are my top foods that will help you reach peak performance, physically and mentally:

-Contains sulforaphane, indoles, folate, fiber, calcium, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin K
-An anticancer vegetable
-Rich in fiber

-Contains polyphenols, salicylic acid, fiber, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, phytoestrogens, low calories
-More antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable
Antiaging, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
-May reduce Alzheimer’s and dementia
-Help digestion
-Dried blueberries have antiwrinkle properties

-Contains lutein/zeaxanthin, low in calories, beta-carotene, plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, glutathione, alpha lipoic acid, vitamins C and E, B vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, betaine
-More health benefits than almost any other food
-Anticancer food
Anticardiovascular disease, anticataracts

-Contains flavonoids, fluoride, no calories
-Lowers blood pressure
-Prevents cancer and osteoporosis
-Lowers risk of stroke
-Promotes heart health
-May prevent skin cancer
-Best are green and black tea
-Drink before you exercise (antioxidant boost)
-Good for dental health

Wild Salmon
-Contains marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, selenium, vitamin D, potassium, protein
-Reduces risk of coronary artery disease
-Controls hypertension
-Prevents cancer
-Relieves depression and other mental health problems

Other super foods:
-beans, oats, oranges, pumpkin, soy, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, yogurt

Recommended reading: SuperFoods by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews

Homework: Add these foods to your grocery list!

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