It seems like every few months someone discovers some new superfood from the rainforest, the health benefits of which are said to eclipse any other plant, juice, berry or powder on earth. This new food/ juice/ berry is quickly labeled a “superfood,” given a ton of publicity and sold for a premium price.
Meanwhile, foods as rich in natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories as any exotic berry on the planet are sitting right under our noses, yet we pay little attention to them.
1. Quinoa— the highest protein of any cereal*, it’s great for breakfast and as a side dish. Also terrific in and on salads.
*Quinoa is not technically a cereal, or even a grain, even though it looks, cooks, acts, and tastes like one. It’s actually a seed. But don’t tell anyone. J
2. Yogurt —full fat and real. Nowhere has the low-fat insanity had a deeper effect than in the yogurt industry. It’s increasingly difficult to find real yogurt that isn’t “2%”, or “low-fat”, or comes on top of some sugared fruit product passing as food. But real, honest-to-goodness FULL FAT yogurt,– preferably from grass-fed cows—is a health bonanza. High in protein, calcium, and omega-7 (from the full fat dairy), plus it’s filling and delicious (at least the real kind is!) Greek or regular—both are great. [Read more…]