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Friday, January 06, 2006 

Super Foods

The San Francisco Chronicle has a two part series on "Super Foods". They are defined this way:

These are foods with such high levels of nutrients and goodness that we would do well to include them in our diets as often as we can. Antioxidants, phenols, soluble fiber, fatty acids -- they're all there, with more superfoods being discovered nearly every day.
This theory is also a big part of the new Sonoma Diet which is the latest craze sweeping the diet world. (As evidenced by the banner above.)

Marlena Spieler has the first article, entitled "Super Foods to the Rescue". She gives an overview of the various foods and how they work.

Carol Ness has the second article, "These 10 top nutritional performers can transform your diet -- and possibly your life."

These are the top ten she lists, with more information on each within the article:

  1. Apples
  2. Avacados
  3. Beans
  4. Blueberries
  5. Dark Chocolate
  6. Kiwis
  7. Oats
  8. Spinach
  9. Walnuts
  10. Yogurt
Those are only in alphabetical order, not in order of importance.

The articles are worth the read.