California is a land of many things - fruit and nuts, as folks say jokingly, beaches, celebrities and celebrity wannabees, and agriculture.
We've all heard "you are what you eat," and with the increasing health awareness and the focus on diet this seems to be truer than many believe. And California, with the wealth of agricultural produce, is a great place to be for year-round fresh fruit, vegetables and more.
I read an interesting article recently in California Country magazine about Superfoods, foods which "have health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition," according to food expert and international superfood authority Clare Hasler. She goes on to say that superfoods "...also provide specific health benefits that may reduce the risk of chronic disease such as heart disease or cancer."
Read the FULL ARTICLE on CALIFORNIA SUPERFOODS here.
So what are the top Superfoods here in Cali according to Hasler?
Olive Oil ~ Blueberries ~ Tomatoes ~ Spinach
Almonds ~ Whole Grains ~ Mushrooms ~ Yogurt ~ Broccoli ~ Salmon
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I guess I feel pretty healthy, since I like all this stuff and eat it pretty regularly. Is chocolate a superfood? I'll have to check with Dr. Hasler.