Saturday, September 27, 2008


Been paying a bit of attention to diet as part of the pre-mid life crises (aka getting in shape). One thing that caught my attention is the term Superfood. The concept is:

Superfood is a term sometimes used to describe food with high phytonutrient content that some may believe confers health benefits as a result. For example, blueberries are often considered a superfood (or superfruit) because they contain significant amounts of antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamin C, manganese and dietary fibre

Of course with anything like this you need to be careful of the marketing hype. Who doesn't like blueberries though!

The book "Superfoods" by Steven Pratt and Kathy Matthews is good read which covers 14 types of food. The fruit and vegetables didn't suprise too much. What it did stress is eating whole foods rather than processed for the most part - however apparently a cooked tomato is better for you than a raw one. We are going to try to include some of the foods they listed and cut down the processed.

Let's see if it helps my running times...

1 comment:

Andrew(ajh) said...

Eating the superfoods can't hurt can it, although if you get much faster you'll be flying!

Maybe you should let us know about a Superfood every now and then on the blog (only after you've been eating it of course).