Thursday, October 1, 2015
This post has been inspired by Oscar Health insurance company. Recently I was invited by Andrea the outreach coordinator to write a post about my perspective on superfoods. Oscar health insurance company and New York and New Jersey health insurance plans use technology to take the stress out of healthcare. The plans defer from state to state but most plans give you free preventive care and a doctor on call tool that allows members to reach out to a team of doctors and nurses. Preventative care, exercise, stress and the kinds of foods you put in your body are all important factors in being as healthy as you can be.
So when I began my research about superfoods I quickly came to the conclusion that it depends on who you ask. Everyone has a slightly different idea. Next I decided to look-up the definition of what is a superfood and that also depends on what source you use. What I came to realize is that eating a well-balanced diet that consists mainly of dark green, bright and intense colored veggies, nuts, seeds, berries, citrus fruits and fatty fish is a good way towards staying on the right path. A big part of the way I cook comes from following the seasons. I believe that certain times of the year and in different climates food fuels us through that season. For example, watermelon brings more water to our bodies in the summer and so on.
One of my favorite I foods is the avocado. Prevention magazine refers to it as the world’s smartest fruit. A diet rich in this creamy delicious fruit can help your waistline, your eyes, memory and blood sugar. A couple of mornings a week I will have a simple breakfast of whole wheat toast topped with mashed avocado. Sometimes I will top with a sliced hard-boiled egg and sprouts. Other times with cucumber and sprouts. I have made guacamole, sandwiches, puddings, ice cream and salads. My sister and I will even to this day fight over them……..
What are your thoughts about super foods?
I wanted to share my thoughts on the above "avocado Knife" that my daughter bought for me a couple of years ago. It is a Kuhn Rikon made in Switzerland and it is an awesome gadget. This cuts through the skin, takes out the pit, removes the flesh......everything.
*I did not receive any compensation for this item.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.
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