Nov 3, 2008

11 Foods You Might Not Be Eating

I thought this article in the New York Times was interesting. It seems that pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium! I looked it up further, and it seems they are also pretty high in potassium, copper, iron and manganese. Surprisingly, they are not high in dietary fiber.

I believe that eating many different colors of foods because that brings an assortment of nutrients to your system. This article seems to illustrate this principle, athough it's not the thrust of the article. The columnist asked Dr. Bowden, author of "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth," to list the healthiest foods that people don't seem to eat much of. The list is:

  1. Beets (red)
  2. Cabbage (green or red)
  3. Swiss chard (green and red)
  4. Cinnamon (brownish red)
  5. Pomegranate juice (bright red!)
  6. Dried plums (prunes) (deep purple or black)
  7. Pumpkin seeds (white or yellow)
  8. Sardines (black?)
  9. Turmeric (bright yellow)
  10. Frozen blueberries (blue)
  11. Canned pumpkin (orange)
The article explains some of the health benefits of each, and with each a suggestion of how to eat it.

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