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January 30, 2011

Healthy Finds: Healthiest Foods

I love Real Simple magazine and its website. Their newsletter recently featured an article listing the “30 Healthiest Foods” that they’re assembled experts could find. They claim that most of us are probably already eating many foods on the list. I’m not convinced! Mushrooms? No thanks. Oats? Nope. Peanut butter, lentils, quinoa, almonds, bulgur, sardines, kidney beans, kale, walnuts? NO. I am not already eating many of these things! You might be. Read the full article for details.

Quinoa

Photo by: Petrina Tinslay from realsimple.com

One healthy item, Quinoa, has been making headlines lately for its recent rise in popularity. Its claimed to be a new super food because it is a complete protein that can replace meat. It has all nine amino acids contained in meat but none of the fat or cholestorol. It looks like  a grain but its really a plant and provides the same energy boost as meat. Chicago is home to a restaurant called Protein Bar near the Willis (formerly Sears)  Tower. Almost all their menu items substitute Quinoa for rice. The restaurant is wildly popular and usually has lines out the door. I gave it a shot once, I’ll never go back. Still, I’m sure Quinoa is great for those vegetarians out there!

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