April 6, 2007

Super foods: Try finding them at a restaurant

We get lots of good food advise. But unfortunately, there's a breakdown between what nutritionists recommend and what restaurants serve.

Below are three lists of super foods. There's no doubt we should make these foods part of our daily diets, however, many restaurants don't know how to spell them, let alone prepare them.

Don't despair. Start ordering them. Talk to your favorite restaurant chef. Ask them to prepare them for you. Change your life and all Americans.

Oprah.com website lists these "super foods":
  • Acia fruit
  • Anything in the "Allium Family"
  • Barley
  • Green foods
  • Buckwheat
  • Beans and lentils
  • Hot peppers
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sprouts
  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
EverydayHealth.com lists 13 super foods including:

  • avocados
  • apples
  • blueberries
  • cabbage
  • fish
  • garlic
  • mushrooms
  • almonds
  • eggs
  • flaxseed
  • pomegranate
  • red wine
  • dark chocolate
WebMD.com lists:
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Find them, order them, eat them.


JB said...

Off the top of my head, here's a three-course 'Super' meal:
Appetizer--Spinach salad with pomegranate and roasted pumpkin

Main--Soy-glazed salmon with broccoli and garlic mushroom barley

Dessert--yogurt parfait with flaxseed granola, topped with blueberries and almonds.

If restaurants don't serve super foods, don't eat there. If enough people stop patronizing them, restaurants will change their ways. Heck, even McDonald's serves a variety of salads these days.

Ralph said...

Thanks for your comment. (What exactly is "soy glaze"? I just had steelhead trout with broccoli rabe and I have never heard of soy glaze.)

I definitely think people should stop now from going to McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, et. al.

But just because you and I see the light, I think, we have to improve the lot of the rest of Americans. And in the process it helps us all, by lowering health costs for everyone.