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The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating
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I think as a group we are the exception that proves the rule - most of these goodies are talked about here, so we must be taking advantage of them - I know Roy & I do. interesting.


The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

(This post was originally published on June 30, 2008, and recently appeared on The New York Times’s list of most-viewed stories for 2008.)

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.

1. Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters.
How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power.

2. Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes.
How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches.

3. Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes.
How to eat it: Chop and saute in olive oil.

4. Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol.
How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.

5. Pomegranate juice: Appears to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants.
How to eat: Just drink it.

6. Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants.
How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and baked.

7. Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death.
How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.

8. Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.” They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.
How to eat: Choose sardines packed in olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast, or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.

9. Turmeric: The “superstar of spices,” it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
How to eat: Mix with scrambled eggs or in any vegetable dish.

10. Frozen blueberries: Even though freezing can degrade some of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables, frozen blueberries are available year-round and don’t spoil; associated with better memory in animal studies.
How to eat: Blended with yogurt or chocolate soy milk and sprinkled with crushed almonds.

11. Canned pumpkin: A low-calorie vegetable that is high in fiber and immune-stimulating vitamin A; fills you up on very few calories.
How to eat: Mix with a little butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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#12
  Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by cjs (I think as a group w...)
Other than the sardines, we have most of them in the house.
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
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#13
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by Lorraine (Other than the sardi...)
Well the plums aren't on the menu as often as they should be, and I've been craving sardines - must be time! Love them.

I have berries, yogurt, and a granola with pumpkin seeds several times a week. It's by far my favorite breakfast.

We really enjoy most of those foods frequently.
You only live once . . . but if you do it right once should be enough!
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#14
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by Harborwitch (Well the plums aren'...)
how the heck do we (the royal we) look at the poll after we've voted? to see how others have voted???
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#15
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by cjs (how the heck do we (...)
Hahahaahah!!!! Jean jean jean....
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#16
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by cjs (how the heck do we (...)
I can see the poll and how others voted. You can't?
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
Laura
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#17
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by luvnit (I can see the poll a...)
It's only 9:20 in the morning and I've already had two on the list - cinnamon and pomegranate juice. We do eat or drink everything on the list except sardines.
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#18
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by Trixxee (It's only 9:20 in th...)
This is very appropriate for me! I've got to add all of them to my diet, except maybe the sardines!
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#19
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by HomeCulinarian (This is very appropr...)
Everything except the sardines. He eats them though sooo always have them in the pantry.......
"Never eat more than you can lift" Miss Piggy
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#20
  Re: Re: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating by Roxanne 21 (Everything except th...)
Has anyone ever had the dried plum wrapped in prosciutto and baked?

I wanted to say I eat pretty much all except the sardines, but since I could only vote for one, I had to go with the jello shot...
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