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Dr. Steven Pratt has written a book about the foods he considers to be superfoods. There are fourteen of them, they are :

  • Beans - to control blood sugar and weight, they are low fat and low calorie and full of protein
  • Blueberries - helps keep your brain functioning well
  • Broccoli - a cancer preventer
  • Oats - lowers your cholesterol
  • Oranges - full of vitamin C which helps prevent cancers and heart disease
  • Pumpkin - protects the skin from age and sun
  • Wild Salmon - lowers risk of death from heart related deaths
  • Soy - vegetarian source of protein
  • Spinach - helps to prevent cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Green or Black Tea - prevents cancers and heart disease
  • Tomatoes - helps to prevent prostate cancer
  • Turkey Breast, skinless - the leanest source of meat protein
  • Walnuts - lowers risk of heart disease
  • Yogurt - boosts your immune system



This video introduces five new superfoods that look very healthy and promising.


Is the egg a superfood? Will it make my list of the top twenty? Let's take a look at the egg.

Nutrient Content of a Large Egg

Nutrient (unit) Whole Egg Egg White Egg Yolk
Calories (kcal) 72 17 55
Protein (g) 6.29 3.60 2.70
Total lipid (g) 4.97 0 4.51
Total carbohydrate (g) 0.39 0.24 0.61
Fatty acids (g) 4.13 0 4.32
Saturated fat (g) 1.55 0 1.62
Monounsaturated fat (g) 1.91 0 1.99
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.68 0 0.71
Cholesterol (mg) 212 0 210
Thiamin (mg) 0.04 0.00 0.03
Riboflavin (mg) 0.24 0.15 0.09
Niacin (mg) 0.04 0.04 0.00
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.07 0.00 0.06
Folate (mcg) 24 1.0 25
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.65 0.03 0.33
Vitamin A (IU) 244 0 245
Vitamin E (mg) 0.48 0 0.44
Vitamin D (IU) 18 0 18
Choline (mg) 125.6

Betaine (mg) 0.3

Calcium, Ca (mg) 27 2 22
Iron, Fe (mg) 0.92 0.03 0.46
Magnesium, Mg (mg) 6 4 1
Copper, Cu (mg) 0.05 0.01 0.01
Zinc, Zn (mg) 0.56 0.01 0.39
Sodium, Na (mg) 70 55 8
Manganese, Mn (mg) 0.02 0.00 0.01

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19

The main concern about the egg is the cholesterol. Here are the facts as I understand them from an expert in cholesterol from the Mayo clinic. An egg has about 212 mg. of cholesterol most of which is in the yolk. The recommended amount of daily cholesterol for an adult is about 300, unless the adult has high LDL or bad cholesterol and had to bring that down. For those people you would want to stay under or at 200mg per day. So even someone who needs to cut down can have one large egg per day as long as they avoid other sources of cholesterol all day.

What makes eggs a superfood is that the egg is the highest source of protein. It is even much higher than milk and beef. The cost is another consideration. I can still get a dozen eggs for 99 cents which breaks down to a little over 8 cents each. I would say one whole egg and an egg white would easily make a great scrambled egg meal with maybe a half cup of oatmeal and some juice and a piece of toast.

In addition the egg yolk also contains choline which keeps cholesterol from accumulating in the liver and contains all nine amino acids and many important nutrients.


Goji Berries - Super Food of the Century?

You might of heard of them already. You might not of. But soon these little berries are gonna be big business and everyone will have heard of them. Get these little miracle workers now and be the first to benefit from their supreme health benefits. And then go and tell all your friends about them and take the credit when they see what these berries can do for their health and wellness.

The Goji berry originates from the Tibetan regions in the Himalayas. The population in these areas often live past 100 years of age. Why? Because of the extraordinary healing properties of the goji berry.

So, what can this berry do for you?

Here's a list of just a FEW things that Goji berries can do for your health and wellness:

Enhances memory

Raises energy

Prevents aching back and joint pain

Promotes muscle growth

Lowers cholesterol

Maintains low blood pressure

Improves vision

Treats sexual inadequacies

Treats colds and coughs

The goji berry is reported to be the 'world's greatest anti-aging food'. It has the highest ranking on the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) scale which measures the level of antioxidants in foods. Antioxidants are substances within our foods that slow down the oxidative damage to our cells. They are capable of reducing the chances of getting heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more.

Goji berries really do sky-rocket your health and you can pick them up in your local grocery store. Go out and get some now and watch as you notice your health soar.

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