Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good Advice

I have a friend that eats extremely healthy, but not in that annoying "I only shop at Whole Foods and eat organic and free-trade foods that will make my yuppie friends think I am cool" sort-of way. Nope. Her taste buds simply prefer the good stuff...well, at least most of the time.

She was watching Oprah recently and wrote down a list of "super foods" they evn, Oprah evangelized. The lists are pretty good minus the four-legged animal guideline. I like meat no matter how much I try to convince myself I shouldn't. Carnitas and carne asada are like water - a necessity.

Eat every week:
1. Garlic
2. tomatoes (sauce)
3. olive oil
4. spinach
5. raw nuts (almonds)
6. pomegranate

Good oils are liquid at room temperature:
1. Olive
2. Sesame seed
3. canola
4. flax seed
5. grape seed

First 5 ingredients of packaged foods should NOT be:
1. sugar
2. high fructose corn syrup
3. enriched white flour
4. saturated fats (four-legged animal)
5. partially hydrogenated oils
6. trans fat