Monday, January 25, 2021

2021 Super Foods


I try to eat a healthy diet. I’ve given up on all those fancy weight loss diets and those special ones for the disease of the month.  I have a few health issues and want a diet that’s healthy and good for my body without additives. For healthy nutrition I loosely follow the Mediterranean Diet. It’s ranked number one for the last four years.

But I still like to see the superfoods each year. It used to contain way out foods but this year they are mostly foods we’re aware of and may already include in our diet. Exotic fruits and ancient grains have different foods. I may look at trying them. And kale is still there. Sigh…

Here’s Cosmopolitan’s list of super foods.

Fermented foods such as kombucha, yogurt, and pickles 

Blueberries

Seeds

Exotic fruits are a source of antioxidants, potassium, and fiber. They are acai, Maqui berry, and pitaya

Green tea

Avocados

Spinach and leafy greens

Kale

Nuts

Ancient grains such as amaranth, millet, teff, farro and freekeh

Salmon

If you’d like to check out this list here’s the link. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a34956688/superfoods-list-2021/

I also checked a second list to see what the differences might be. They weren’t all that different. This one came from Eat This, Not That.

Leafy greens

Nuts and seeds

Fish and seafood

Berries

Citrus Fruits

Nitrate-rich fruits and veges. They help with exercise performance, lower blood pressure, and help brain function. They include beets, green leafy vegetables (like spinach), celery, carrots, citrus fruits, pomegranates, and watermelon

Whole grains which, besides the ones listed above also include barley, buckwheat, corn (including whole cornmeal and popcorn), oats, quinoa, brown or wild rice, rye, sorghum, certain types of wheat.

Legumes which include chickpeas, peanuts, black beans, green peas, lima beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, Navy beans, great-norther beans, pinto beans, soybeans, and lentils.

If you want to check this list further, here’s the link.

https://www.eatthis.com/top-superfoods-to-add-diet-2021/

 

            Here’s to Good Nutrition in 2021

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