Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Try Adding These Superfoods To Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Date:
November 22, 2007
Source:
Baylor Health Care System
Summary:
Tired of spinach, bored with broccoli? Experts say there's a new generation of superfoods that promise to do double or triple-duty when it comes to preventing illness. At the top of the list--kiwi. "In a recent study, kiwi was found to be one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out of 27 fruits," according to a dietitian.

Exotic fruits dish, with kiwi, oranges, and cranberries.
Credit: iStockphoto/Anastasiya Maksymenko

Tired of spinach, bored with broccoli? Experts say there’s a new generation of superfoods that promise to do double or triple-duty when it comes to preventing illness.

Related Articles


At the top of the list—kiwi. “In a recent study, kiwi was found to be one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out of 27 fruits,” says Stephanie Dean, R.D., dietitian with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Kiwis are full of antioxidants, vitamin E and lutein. They ward off vision problems, blood clots, and even lower cholesterol—almost as effectively as the second new superfood on the list—barley.

“The USDA found that barley specifically could lower your LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol by 17.4 percent which is a phenomenal percentage,” adds Dean.

Barley, a grain, can be added to soups or even eaten instead of oatmeal for breakfast.

Next on the list is a traditional Thanksgiving favorite—cranberries.

“The crimson color of cranberries signal that they are full of flavonoids,” explains Dean.

Flavonoids—high in antioxidants—help prevent everything from infections to strokes and cancer.

A drink milks the next spot on the list—kefir.

“Kefir is a wonderful source of calcium. Every eight ounce glass has about 300 milligrams which is a little less than one-third of the recommended daily intake for adults,” says Dean.

Kefir not only contains just as much calcium as milk, but also packs more beneficial bacteria than yogurt.

And finally—a close cousin to an old superfood—broccoli sprouts.

“Broccoli sprouts have been shown to actually contain 20 percent more anti-cancer agents than regular broccoli,” says Dean.

Broccoli sprouts are sold by the package and can be thrown on top of salads or can be a great addition to sandwiches.

Are these considered specialty foods or can you find them in most grocery stores? You can find them in most grocery stores; however, some are usually seasonal.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Baylor Health Care System. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Baylor Health Care System. "Try Adding These Superfoods To Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 November 2007. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071117212106.htm>.
Baylor Health Care System. (2007, November 22). Try Adding These Superfoods To Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 3, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071117212106.htm
Baylor Health Care System. "Try Adding These Superfoods To Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071117212106.htm (accessed March 3, 2015).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Plants & Animals News

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Rare Goblin Shark Found in Australia

Rare Goblin Shark Found in Australia

AFP (Mar. 3, 2015) A goblin shark, a rare sea creature described as an &apos;alien of the deep&apos; is found off Australia and delivered to the Australian Museum in Sydney. Duration: 01:25 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
500 Snakes Surprise Construction Workers In Canada

500 Snakes Surprise Construction Workers In Canada

Newsy (Mar. 2, 2015) Hundreds of snakes, disturbed by a construction project, were relocated to a wildlife rescue association in Canada. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Going Gluten-Free Could Get You A Tax Break

Going Gluten-Free Could Get You A Tax Break

Newsy (Mar. 2, 2015) If a doctor advises you to remove gluten from your diet, you could get a tax deduction on the amount you spend on gluten-free foods. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Zookeepers Copy Animal Poses In Hilarious Viral Photos

Zookeepers Copy Animal Poses In Hilarious Viral Photos

Buzz60 (Mar. 2, 2015) Zookeepers at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, Australia decided to take some of their favorite animal photos and recreate them by posing just like the animals. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the story. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Plants & Animals

Earth & Climate

Fossils & Ruins

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins