Mr. Food: Super Foods

Just what are "super foods" and why should we pay attention to all the news about them? We’ll fill you in!

There’s been a lot of talk about a group of foods that researchers have labeled as super foods, claiming that they may not only help us live longer, but better. True? Well, it’s certainly something to think about, and with so many of us looking for healthier choices, let’s go to the market for some options.

At Wild Oats we believe that in order to feel super you need to eat super. That's why we follow the latest research that says to bring in a variety of those delicious super foods. For example, berries, high in antioxidants, also have been shown to help prevent cancer, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries, and green leafy vegetables, too.

If you’re looking for good eye health, vegetables high in beta-carotene include spinach, romaine lettuce, carrots, and Salad Savoy, and if you’re shopping for fish, choose cold-water varieties like wild salmon, trout, or tuna, high in heart-healthy Omega-3s. And also, last, if you’re at the deli, choose those lean meats. Something like skinless, boneless turkey breast; that’s going to be your healthiest choice.

And there are a whole lot of other super foods on the list from nuts to grains, yogurt and more, all full of healthy nutrients that just may do us some good. If you’d like the list send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Super Foods,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station for some ideas for tasty, healthy eating. That, combined with moderation and exercise, is a super way to eat well and enjoy a lifetime filled with…"OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"