What makes a Super Food Super

It wasn’t that long ago that food was just food. It was common to eat at home instead of a “cookie cutter” restaurant or eating out of a “box”. I can remember the days of making my lunch at home and putting it into a paper bag and bringing it to work. The addition of fruit to make it even more healthy would be packed for a snack or desert. That’s just the way it was. What was once common is now un-common. Toting a lunch to work still goes on with some but is more the exception then the rule.

Because of our fast on the go lifestyles and diets, healthy everyday foods have taken a back seat. It’s surprising to see a new generation of kids and adults alike that don’t even recognize common fruits or vegetables. Many times I have gone through the checkout at a grocery store only to have been asked ‘What’s This”, Pointing to a Beet, Kiwi, Brussel sprouts and yes, believe it or not, a Pear.

Unfoutunately many rarely eat enough fruit and vegetables to the degree that these common foods become “foreign” foods. Because of this and through clever marketing a new category of foods have been emerging. 

This is where Super Foods enter. Many think a super food is a food that grows on another continent which has to be shipped from another country in order to get it on our tables and of course these super foods give us super human health at a super expensive price. Right?

Personally as a person who eats only raw vegan foods I fell into the Super Food movement for a while only to find that my excellent health was still excellent. In other words, I didn’t notice a difference. After logical examination I realized that all the raw foods I ate before my Super Food phase fell into the super food category as listed below and are in themselves a Super Food.

What a Super Food really consists of are Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Antioxidants, Essential Fatty Acids, Amino Acids to build clean proteins and Phytonutrients that have disease fighting properties.

Essentially a Super Food is a Whole Un-cooked vegetable or fruit that has its full complement of nutrition in tacked which was not altered or destroyed by heat. That opens the door for just about everything in the produce section of your supermarket. Such as: Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Blueberries, Cranberries, Mulberries, Red grapes, Pink grapefruit, Mangoes, Watermelon and Tomatoes to name a few, all at United States prices.

So next time you go to your grocery store gather up all those wonderful everyday Super Foods on the shelves and try to eat as many of them raw as possible. Your health will love you for it.