Need a Reason to Eat Kale?

Posted on September 5, 2013. Filed under: Eat these!, Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , |

kale

I am a huge fan of kale.  I’ve been meaning to write a post about it’s nutritional value, but this article-Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale-by Sayer Ji is so comprehensive that I couldn’t dream of doing better.

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How Colorful Is Your Plate?

Posted on June 17, 2013. Filed under: Diet, Dr. Terry Wahls, Eat these!, Nutrition | Tags: , , , , |

When I first made major changes to my diet I learned from Dr. Terry Wahls to eat, among other things, 3 cups of color per day.  She suggested the 3 cups be made up mostly of reds and blues like blueberries and raspberries.  She clearly was promoting the consumption of antioxidants to stop the internal “rusting” associated with oxidative damage.

I eat those 3 cups of color most days, but I have to admit that is far easier to accomplish during the bountiful summers here in the Pacific Northwest.  Below is a chart that reminds us of the importance of all the colors foods have to offer.

eattherainbow

 

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Diminishing Nutrition

Posted on May 31, 2013. Filed under: Diet, Eat these!, Nutrition | Tags: , , , |

According to this NYT article-Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

We’ve reduced the nutrients and increased the sugar and starch content of hundreds of…fruits and vegetables.

While I don’t think this article captures the larger issue as strongly as the title does, it is an important topic. I do like how they point to fresh herbs as a way to compensate for the nutritional losses in our food.

greens

 

Carrots

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