Superfoods: Did you know?

Avocado

  • Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family?
    More about Avocados [pdf]

Beets

  • Deep red beets are more than just a pretty vegetable. Their color comes from betalains – antioxidants with a variety of potential health benefits. Vitamins, potassium and fiber round out beets’ benefits.
    More about Beets [pdf]

Berries


Chiles

  • Members of the Capsicum family include a variety of peppers that exhibit different levels of spiciness based on the amount of capsaicin they contain.
    More about Chiles [pdf]

Citrus

  • Oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, pummelos and clementines are all considered citrus fruits and are excellent sources of Vitamin C.
    More about Citrus [pdf]

Fish

  • Current recommendations are to eat 8 oz, or about 2 servings, of fish per week.
    More about Fish [pdf]

Kale

  • While used as a leafy green, kale is actually a member of the cabbage family.
    More about Kale [pdf]

Leafy Greens

  • Dark greens are a good source of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamins A, K and C, ber, potassium and folate.
    More about Leafy Greens [pdf]

Oats

  • Oats contain more than 20 unique polyphenols called avenanthramides.
    More about Oats [pdf]

Whole Grains

  • A serving of whole grains is one ounce, or about 1/2 cup of cooked grains, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of cold cereal.
    More about Whole Grains [pdf]