Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Can you guess the 11 Best Foods you aren't eating?!


Man oh man. I need to get my blogging butt into gear and not let too much time pass between blog posts... Sorry! :)


The NY Times recently re-published an article that first appeared in June 2008- it was one of the Times' most viewed stories of 2009.
The title: " The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating".

Now, the guy they interviewed for this info is Jonny Bowden. He's not a Registered Dietitian (RD)- your best bet for sound nutrition advice- but a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).


Sidebar: A Brief Note About Credentials:


The title Dietitian and RD is protected by law. A person with this title has obtained a university degree specializing in nutrition, from an accredited university, and has practical training. Their training meets national standards and they are members of regulatory bodies.

The CNS title is not protected by law. In order to obtain this title, you need to have an advanced degree (not necessarily in nutrition though- Mr. Bowden has a master's in psychology). You have to pass an exam and have a certain number of hours of supervised experience in nutrition.


Back to the article...

While I wouldn't pinpoint specific foods you should be eating to be healthy, since you know we all need a variety of foods..., the list does highlight some healthy foods that we don't always think of including in our shopping carts..


So, before reading further, see if you can guess the "11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating"!

(Scroll down to see how many you got right!).

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In no specific order....


Beets

Cabbage

Swiss Chard

Cinnamon (My Note: only anectodal evidence suggests that cinnamon may help control blood sugar- this hasn't been proven with scientific research!).

Pomegranate juice

Prunes

Pumpkin seeds

Sardines



Canned Pumpkin (My Note: make sure there's no added sugar by reading the ingredient list- the only ingredient should be pumpkin!).



What do you think of the list?
Do these foods make their way into your grocery cart occasionally?


Click here to read the article (thanks James!).

5 comments:

Jme said...

But pomegranate juice is too expensive!!! i do eat lotsa frozen blueberries but thats about it...

Gina said...

I eat frozen blueberries! And cinnamon... I used to eat prunes aLL THE TIME until I realized my IBS hated it when I ate prunes. Talk about serious bloating.

Thanks for sharing this article!

swankyrd said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Some of those i definitely eat but need to expand my food horizons. haha. I just bought some frozen blueberries..how funny.

Anonymous said...

looks interesting. Never tried Swiss Chard, though I've seen it. Love blueberries and pomegranate. Couple problems with the rest. Prunes I find too sweet. Beets make me retch - literally. And orange veggies - including pumpkin, squash and carrots - make my tongue and back of my throat swell and itch.

Anonymous said...

As for the rest, cabbage is okay but only in cabbage rolls really. Can't stand cinnamon or tumeric. Never tried sardines.