November/December 2000

10 Super Foods You Should Eat!

  1. Sweet potatoes - a nutritional all-star - one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fibre.
  2. Whole-grain bread - it's higher in fibre and about a dozen vitamins and minerals than refined white or "wheat" flour.
  3. Broccoli - lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, and folic acid.
  4. Watermelon - excellent source of vitamin C and carotenoids - and it tastes great!
  5. Beans - inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein, iron, folic acid, and fibre. Choose garbanzo, pinto, black, navy, kidney, or lentils.
  6. Cantaloupe - a quarter of a delicious melon supplies as much vitamin A and C as most people need in an entire day.
  7. Spinach & kale - loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, calcium, and fibre.
  8. Oranges - a great-tasting fruit that's rich in vitamin C, folic acid and fibre.
  9. Oatmeal - plain, old-fashioned whole-grain oatmeal is inexpensive and has no added sugar or fat.
  10. Skim or 1% milk (but not 2%) - excellent source of calcium, vitamins, and protein, with little or no artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
Nutrition Action Healthletter, via Regina Ostomy News 9/99, via Inside Out On-line Nov/Dec 2000.

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