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  1. Jazzi

    An informative article, will definitely read this again when I make my trip to the supermarket! However, i would also include superfoods such as barleygrass as they are also full of abundent nutrients and not just whole foods.

    • Phil

      Hmmmm… Barleygrass, do you take it as a food, as an extract or as a juice?
      I have to admit that I’ve never looked at barleygrass.

  2. Ty

    What’s the reasoning behind throwing meat under the bus?

    Can’t one eat a grass fed steak, free range chicken/egg, or a wild caught fish with a side of vegetables for even more protein, higher satiety and greater recovery? Beans and quinoa are a good source of protein but with more carbs than protein, the macronutrient balance gets thrown out.

    If you are worried about the source, then get your food at your local farmers market, here you can talk to the people that raised these animals, tell you about what they fed them, how they raised them, and you bypass every possible evil of the food industry in itself, because we all know whole foods is run by some of the worst people in existence.

    • Phil

      Ty, You can eat anything you like, but my research shows that eating one cup of beans a day can increase life expectancy by three to five years. I wonder what two cups of beans a day would do. At the same time eating meat (from any source) even just five times a month shortens life span. I do eat meat, but less than five times a month. Sometimes no meat for six weeks at a time.

      Once again, eat anything you like… but guess what I’m eating?

      “Beans and quinoa are a good source of protein but with more carbs than protein, the macronutrient balance gets thrown out.”

      There is No Macronutrient Balance that’s right for everyone.
      I’m not worried about macronutrients, my focus is on MICROnutients.
      I get more than enough Protein, Carbs and Fats, from healthy sources. Do you have any idea how much Fiber is in your “grass fed steak, free range chicken/egg, or a wild caught fish”?<

      “What’s the reasoning behind throwing meat under the bus?”

      I’m convinced that eating TOO MUCH MEAT is no good for ME.
      How much is too much? For me, that would be more than about 12 ounces once a week.

  3. Coach Cristina

    Great article, chock full of solid research. I am a SUPER fan of all of the foods mentioned in your article, and most definitely have most of these, if not all, on my grocery list each and every week. I can appreciate that you took the time to explain that a healthy diet is more than skin (or peel) deep, and that all calories are not created equal. The cinnamon, orange peel, and flax/chia combination is a new one for me, but I will definitely try adding that to my next creation. Thanks for sharing another great article, Phil.

    • Phil

      Hey thanks, Coach, for taking the time to read this article and comment.
      I’m busy researching my next articles and I found an interesting couple of pieces of information. I read that one cup of beans a day adds three to four years to your life. I wonder what two cups of beans a day would do.

      Eating meat more than five times a month shortens life expectancy. They kind of described it like Radiation, a little won’t hurt you… maybe.

  4. Wow what an incredible article! You have all the superfoods listed in one article! You are very right, Phil we all need protein, fats and carbohydrates. Everyone’s body is a little different so you may need more protein than I do, likewise I may need more fats than you, but of the three categories, they each have great , good, poor, and bad qualities. For optimal health, you should always pick the best quality that you can find. You should also eat a balanced diet of all three to insure your immune system is given the optimal degree of health. Organic is better than normal, and normal is better than GMO. Thank you Phil for listing these superfoods.

    • Phil

      Hey, thanks, Ken!
      I don’t think this is the definitive list of Super Foods. I just stuck with the foods that I personally eat and that anyone should be able to find in a well-stocked supermarket.

      I do have a Whole FoodsWhole Foods in my neighborhood and it’s a great store, but I’ve only shopped there once.

      I think the more Super Foods we buy from our local supermarkets, the more they’ll sell and the better quality of food they’ll stock. Stores want to give you what you want, but you have to vote with your wallet.

      Do it for your health.
      Phil

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