Superfoods: Did you know?
- Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family?
More about Avocados [pdf]
- 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]
- 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]
- Oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, pummelos and clementines are all considered citrus fruits and are excellent sources of Vitamin C.
More about Citrus [pdf]
- Current recommendations are to eat 8 oz, or about 2 servings, of fish per week.
More about Fish [pdf]
- While used as a leafy green, kale is actually a member of the cabbage family.
More about Kale [pdf]
- Dark greens are a good source of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamins A, K and C, fiber, potassium and folate.
More about Leafy Greens [pdf]
- Oats contain more than 20 unique polyphenols called avenanthramides.
More about Oats [pdf]
- 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]