Superfoods out there...

  • athlftlguy

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    Hey all...maybe there are already posts out there. I'm searching for some of your 'favorite foods' out there that would make up part of a 'super performance' diet.

    For example, some of the foods I always keep handy include:
    - Steel cut oatmeal...good fiber, fights cholesterol
    - Flax seed...omega 3's...fatty acids
    - Almonds.
    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)

    Always looking to mix things up...any recommendations appreciated.
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    Feb 04, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    Wild venison.
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    Feb 04, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    Avacado, I eat one every day!
  • TexanMan82

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    green tea
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    Feb 04, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    BlueBerries - high in antioxidants


    Here's list from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfood

    I know, wikipedia sucks, but it'll give you something to start with!
  • NJ_ITGuy

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    I tried Acai berry for a while, but it was a pain to track down. When I could get my hands on it, it definitely gave me a good boost. Now its green tea and fish oil.
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Kombucha
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    I'll go with walnuts. Gotta have my daily servings.
  • dionysus

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    Feb 04, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    broccoli. the gas thing sucks balls, but its a winner.
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Quinoa
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Peanut butter.
    Almond butter.
    MCT oil.

    Grits.
    Oatmeal.
    Rice.
    Sweet potatoes.
    Popcorn.

    Whey protein.
    Chicken
    Fish
    Beef
  • TexanMan82

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    Feb 07, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    I think the wild raised vs. farm raised debate is interesting.

    What's the best to eat today?

    One could argue that it's better to eat farm raised especially with the concerns of overfishing and mercury levels in fish. I'm not expert, but it may be better to consume farm raised. It may not have as many fatty acids as wild raised, but it might be more responsible in the long term to consume farm raised.

    But, like I said, I'm no expert. Just my own meandering thoughts.
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    Feb 07, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    Modern livestock growing is done with a wide range of methods that protect the food supply, make it better, and make it more affordable.

    Here in the United States, all beef is treated with trenbolone acetate (unless it's labeled organic, typically). It results in an increase of feed efficiency of 30% (lower cost of goods sold), leaner beef, and faster time to market.

    In milk production, growth hormone is routinely used to produce more milk per head.

    Across the board, in livestock, antibiotics, and anti-parisitical, meds are used to increase the quality of the food supply.

    Today, in modern farming, the food supply is very good, thanks to modern methods.

    Today, thanks to science, that food supply is much higher quality, as well.

    Because our food is better from infant formula on up, folks are living longer, and healthier, provided they aren't obese.

    The days of yesteryear (and "organic") where parasites were in our food, meat had more fat, or the like are over, thanks to modern science.
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    Feb 07, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    athlftlguy saidHey all...maybe there are already posts out there. I'm searching for some of your 'favorite foods' out there that would make up part of a 'super performance' diet.

    For example, some of the foods I always keep handy include:
    - Steel cut oatmeal...good fiber, fights cholesterol
    - Flax seed...omega 3's...fatty acids
    - Almonds.
    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)

    Always looking to mix things up...any recommendations appreciated.


    Steel-cut oatmeal is awesome. I honestly have no idea if it's better than any other oatmeal (I tell myself it is). Trader Joe's has frozen steel-cut oatmeal for something like $1.60 for two meals' worth. Albeit the stuff has added sugar (which kicks up your insulin levels, I know), it keeps me full for a couple hours, tastes great, and is horribly addictive.
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    Feb 07, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    athlftlguy said

    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)



    Elaborate please?

    I find to be my personal super foods

    Eggs
    Fat Free Milk
    Nuts
    Whey protein
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    Feb 08, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    athlftlguy said

    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)



    Elaborate please?



    I think he's referring to this stuff:

    http://www.ultimatelife.com/CatalogMeal.htm
  • athlftlguy

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    Feb 08, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    bzymonkel said
    athlftlguy saidHey all...maybe there are already posts out there. I'm searching for some of your 'favorite foods' out there that would make up part of a 'super performance' diet.

    For example, some of the foods I always keep handy include:
    - Steel cut oatmeal...good fiber, fights cholesterol
    - Flax seed...omega 3's...fatty acids
    - Almonds.
    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)

    Always looking to mix things up...any recommendations appreciated.


    Steel-cut oatmeal is awesome. I honestly have no idea if it's better than any other oatmeal (I tell myself it is). Trader Joe's has frozen steel-cut oatmeal for something like $1.60 for two meals' worth. Albeit the stuff has added sugar (which kicks up your insulin levels, I know), it keeps me full for a couple hours, tastes great, and is horribly addictive.


    Ummm...yeah have you ever tried falling back to instant oatmeal after forming a habit of steel cut?? I felt like I was eating shlops of jelly! lol

    I actually look at it from a 'processed foods' standpoint...steel cut oatmeal is less processed...still has a lot more of the fiber than the over processed rolled oats...
  • athlftlguy

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    Feb 08, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    paradox said
    AMT87 said
    athlftlguy said

    - Ultimate meal (That green stuff that forms a great meal replacement drink)



    Elaborate please?



    I think he's referring to this stuff:

    http://www.ultimatelife.com/CatalogMeal.htm


    Yup, that's exactly the stuff I was referring to. When I don't want to spend a lot of time fixing a meal...this stuff is filling and full of vital nutrients to make up that meal
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    Feb 08, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    Olives and avacoadoes...

    I always want them and they never disappoint.
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    Feb 08, 2009 7:08 PM GMT

    ATHLFTLGUYUmmm...yeah have you ever tried falling back to instant oatmeal after forming a habit of steel cut?? I felt like I was eating shlops of jelly! lol

    I actually look at it from a 'processed foods' standpoint...steel cut oatmeal is less processed...still has a lot more of the fiber than the over processed rolled oats...


    Totally understand! And the Trader Joe's variety is pretty much non-processed as much as oatmeal can be non-processed.
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    Feb 08, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I love trader joes!
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    Feb 08, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    Steel-cut oatmeal
    Walnuts
    Almonds
    Orange juice
    Grape juice
    Plums
    Blueberries
    Strawberries
    Green Tea
    Salmon
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Bananas
    Whole Grain Bread (with the Whole Grain label, not the fake stuff masquerading as healthy)