Answer to Question of the Week: Super Foods

Posted: September 16, 2012 in Articles, Question of the Week

This week our selected question of the week comes from Stan “the man” Kee, best disc golfer to come out of Cape Hatteras High School!

Stan asks…..What are some super foods that you would recommend?

Stan, Great question!

I have never been a big fan of the term “super food,” because all foods are super.  Your body needs so many differnt chemicals to function it is a bit overwhelming to understand and depending on what you do in regards to physical activity, the chemical needs of your body get more complex.  So, all foods have good properties that can help your body ranging from lard to blueberries.  The general term super food is used to describe a food with lots of vitamins, nutrients, or nutrients that are rarely found in our diet.  Often times with lots of “super foods” there are also lots of antioxidants.

Today’s most popular super food is Advocado, because of the subway commercials with Robert Griffin the 3rd.  Advocado has lots of healthy fats and other vitamins and minerals.  However, the advacado at subway I venture to guess is not pure advacado because of its ability to stay bright green all day long (as many of you may know advocado turns brown after only a few hours of being exposed to air).

Anyhow, I digress, and I appologize.  Here is a list of some very nutrient dense foods with lots of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Oats, Oranges, Salmon, Soy, Spinach Tea (green or black), Tomatoes, Turkey, Walnuts, Yogurt and Advacado.

I hope this answers your question!

Thanks and tune in next week.

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