Seventeen Plus Best Super Foods

August 15, 2010

Ice breaker video…so cute!

Pay attention to the best super foods list.

Partial list of healthy foods that is good for you inside and out.

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Green tea
  • Soy beans, soy foods
  • Cranberry juice
  • Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • Butternut squash
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Salmon
  • Skim, 1% milk
  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain crackers, breads
  • Brown rice
  • Cut out fast foods

{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

TDO2 May 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

First of all, the roller skating babies was hilarious. It’s amazing how far technology has come to make something so incredible. Now, for the super foods video. Have they stopped teaching basic nutrition to kids today? I’m in my early forties, and many of the things they mentioned were taught to me in gradeschool. The exceptions would be the olive oil (not a widely used ingredient in the seventies) and the milk (there were only two kinds of milk; buttermilk and regular milk). The video was informative, and I think if more people would integrate these foods into their diet they would find an improvement in their overall health.

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llj2 May 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I really enjoyed the roller babies video. They were awesome dancers. Anyhow, the second video had a lot of good information and I enjoyed that as well. The nutrition list is good because I love most the things on the list. My husband enjoys gardening, so I usually get to pick out all my favorite veggies and fruits and he will grow them for our family. Its nice to know that you can just walk outside your house and get the most nutritious meal available. Now that is way more convenient than any “fast food” restaurant. Also, I would like to add that eating things that are oily, make my face feel dirty and oily almost immediately. That might just be psychological on my part though.

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TDS-2 May 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

Wow!! Where was that water when I was a baby? LOL. Too cute. That was a great list of foods to choose from but it would have been more helpful to show how much of each food to eat. I’ve learned from previous studies that the skin, hair and nails are the last on the list of importants to get nutritients from the body. Question: If you change your diet to eating this list of food along with other healthy food, would there still be a need for daily vitamins?
Oh yea, I thought for sure water would have made this list. Water is very very important for the skin and hair.

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MDM2 May 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I really enjoyed the first video. The babies were sooo cute. I’ve been drinking mostly water for a very long time. I’ve completely eliminated sodas from my life. Occasionally I’ll drink a half and half tea, but not very often.

The second video was very informative on what foods are not only healthy, but great for your skin! My skin is something I struggle with daily. So it’s great to see that I like many of these foods. I’ve started to eat healthier and knowing that this will also help me with my skin problems is bonus!

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lmp2 May 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm

i found that the i eat very little of these items. i style hair and recommend olive oil to all of my clients that have dry brittle hair or the ones that chemically treat their hair. i am going to switch from canola to olive oil.

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KNE2 May 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

The “Healthy Food=Beautiful Skin” video was very interesting. I had no idea that soy products help prevent cancer. Also, I didn’t know that 2% milk isn’t exactly good for you. And, broccoli as a substitute for milk is very interesting to me. I don’t like milk, unless it’s chocolate milk, and I don’t like broccoli, unless it’s smothered in cheese sauce, and neither of those are healthy foods. I never imagined spinach having that many vitamins. I definitely need to start eating better, so it will be easier for me to teach my son to eat healthy foods.

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Misty Moser May 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I love the first video! It was definitely a neat way to get people’s attention about drinking water. I used to have a big problem with drinking water, but not anymore. For some reason over 6 years ago (March 2005) I decided to stop drinking sodas and drink more water. I quit cold turkey and haven’t drink a soda since and 99 percent of the time I drink water, with the occasional tea and very rarely juice or milk. The second video had a great list of foods that help your skin! Which is great for me since mine is not exactly perfect. I don’t know how well any of these foods will help with rosacea, but trying them won’t hurt, especially since I like most of the foods on the list. I’ve recently wanted to start becoming more healthy. The eating part is the hardest thing for me. See it’s easy for me to incorporate a new habit, such as exercising into my day, but to get rid of the habit of eating bad food is really tough. I like a lot of healthy foods, but it’s just so much easier to grab a bag of chips or a hamburger from McDonald’s to eat. And chocolate is my weakness! Ugh! I LOVE Hershey’s and Forrero Rocher! I know completely avoiding them isn’t the way to do it, but I’m the type that if I take one bite, I have to eat the whole thing. So I think in my case, cutting them out completely, at least for long enough to get the urge under control is best for me. And hey I did it with sodas, I used to drink 6 or 7 cans a day, so this shouldn’t be too much harder.

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PEE2 May 25, 2011 at 8:54 pm

The Evian pub was fantastic. Wish adult people can be able to be so proactiv. This is the first time i see the commercial,and frankly as a drinker of water during every meal i recommend people to drink more water for the enormous benefits that liquid has.
The second video was very interesting and informativ. In fact, i didn’t know about the virtue of Ginger to treat nausea, neitheir the relationship between what we’re eating and the health of our skin. I understand now why famous people always have a nutritionist in their staff. I really enjoy the videos.

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laf2 May 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I thought it was interesting that broccoli is a substitute for milk. I do not drink milk. So now I can eat broccoli to get my calcium.

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admin May 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

In my opinion one can’t eat too much veggies especially fresh.
How many pounds of vegetables can a person eat a day? There’s a limit right? It’s the added butter, salt, dips or other sauces that need to be limited or avoid.
To save time you can buy the already cut up veggie trays or bagged baby carrots. They are more expensive but you more likely to get your veggies in.

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aak2 May 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I know I like to dip my carrots into ranch. It is a lot easier to buy the already cut up veggie trays. I’m more likely to eat them if they are already cut up for me. It seems like the easier the food is to prepare the more likely people are to eat it. Fast food for example is already made for you. I think if I could come to healthy food that is already made I would eat it more than getting fast food all the time.

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TDO2 May 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

My wife and I find it easier to make a meal plan for the week (you don’t get home and figure out what’s for dinner), make a shoping list specific to the meals (you’ll also save money this way because you don’t buy a bunch of stuff you really don’t need), and do the prep work for as many meals as possible in one day. I’ll chop onions, slice carrots, divide up meat into portions, anything that can be done beforehand. Then, when it comes time to prepare the meal, you just put everything together. In many instances, I can cook an entire meal in less time than it would take a person to stand in line and place an order at a burger joint.

SMH May 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I also try and plan my meals for the week when I do my grocery shopping. I do save money and tend to eat a little healthier since I am not just picking up anything that looks good. Sticking to the list keeps me from picking up junk food and prevents unhealthy snacking during the day. (For me anyways)

JM2 May 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

The first video was awesome. Nothing better than a gang of babies rockin’ out on roller skates to the Sugarhill Gang!! I cut out soda a few years ago and drink water 95% of the time. I guess tap water doesn’t have the same effect as Evion because if I tried any of those stunts on skates I’d break a hip.

The second video was informative and I’m glad I enjoy eating an assortment of the things on the list. My wife and I mix some of those things together for an even better taste. Fresh garlic, olive oil, and broccoli baked in the oven is the bomb. Try it, it tastes great and it will keep the vampires away!

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HMH2 May 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

What a great list of foods that are healthy for our body and skin. I agree with the comment that Michelle says at the beginning of the video that you must have health inside your body before you can have health outside of your body (ie. healthy skin). It makes perfectly good sense that in order to have healthy, vibrant skin that one would need to have good internal health. Most people think that the only way to have beautiful skin is to use expensive cleansing products. While it does help to have a cleansing regimen, it is just as important to eat healthy. I have noticed a difference in the health of my skin just by consuming more water, fruits and veggies.

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PEE2 May 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Hi HMH2, you said exactly what i always think. A healthy skin and body it is a combination of what you eat when you eat how you eat and some exercice. I am always wondering when someone complains about his or her weight, health without conforming that with their eat habits. As a drinker of water during my meals, i know exactly what benefit this has on my life. When i tell people my age, they are always surprise how younger i look. My little secret is that i never drink soda, never eat fast food and exercice four times a week. A combination of that brings you a health and vibrant skin as you putted it.

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ACR2 May 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The Evian roller babies were pretty cute. I have never seen this commericial before on tv. The Healthy foods = beautiful skin video was very interesting. I wonder how much of these foods in a day or week should you consume them. What are the portions? Or should you just incorportate this into your diet? I found the number of foods astonishing. I am such a picky eater, I wish I liked more of these foods. I had no idea olive oil was so good for your skin.

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aak2 May 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I can definatley tell a difference in my skin when I am eating fast food a lot and when i’m not. I break out so bad when I eat out. Me and my family are on the go so much it’s just easier to grab fast food on the way home at the end of the day instead of coming home and cooking and dealing with dishes and all that. I know now though, when I do go out to eat to order brown rice instead of white rice. I do like broccoli and glad to know that I am eating one right thing :)

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MRC2 Melanie Cottrell May 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

one of my The best super foods were a very informative video. I was actually talking about the olive oil with instructors this morning. I have a bad habit of seeing oils as bad but this is wrong thinking on my part. There is good fat and bad fat and olive oil has good fat in it. Also with the rice I have turned my nose up at any of it. I know I should be eating grains but somewhere somebody has planted into my head that rice and pasta was bad. Did you know there was black rice too? I don’t drink milk so the video really helped me realize that I may need to eat more broccoli to get some calcium. Dairy and I don’t do well together. I do drink the coconut milk made by Silk and it is really good but I do need to check and see if it is fortified. Did anyone notice how yummy this video made everything look?? I was not hungry until I watch it! God bless!!!

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wjh2 May 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

I always buy 2%milk thinking it is a better choice but now I guess it is down to 1%.I never knew ginger was good for nausea.My favorite fruit is blueberries.I guess it is true you learn something new everyday

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Misty Moser May 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I used to buy 2% as well, but then I started to get skim milk. Since I only use milk for cereal it wasn’t such a big change for me. I don’t drink milk very often and I guess the wateriness of it goes well with me drinking water all the time :)

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KNE2 May 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I always thought that anything other than whole milk was good for you. I had no idea that ginger was good for nausea either.

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N-T January 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

i have recently decided that i was goin to jumpstart myself on a life style change wich i found out very shortly was hard alot of those things on the supper food list i do enjoy like green tea and cranberry juice and most fruit but i have a hard time with vejeis…i also thought i was doing something great drinking 2% milk so i guess im goin to have to slip by the store and grab some 1%

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HMH2 May 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Veggies are more difficult for me to get used to eating as well. I try to use them in cooking rather than eating them raw. If you like fajitas, then fry up some veggies and put them in a tortillas. It’s easier for me to eat them that way.

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C-S January 18, 2011 at 7:04 am

I Think that healthy living really takes some effort On the list above, I do regularly eat all of them. When I was pregnant with our twins I was so nauseated. There was a lady with Cancer that suggested I try Ginger Candy….Real, spicy, ginger candy. She bought it and carried it at her little store. I truly helped. I did not ever have heartburn either.

My kids prefer yogurt and fruit to just about anything else. It can be done, eating healthy, drinking water, but like anything else, it takes 45 days to create a new habit, good or bad. Little changes can make great differences.

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Chelsea Wilson January 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I didn’ know that fast food was really bad for your complextion, I just thought that it was something my mom told me to get me to stop eating it.

I use olive oil in everything i cook, but i never knew it was that healthy for you. CW

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ACR2 May 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I have minor acne and I eat fast food. I guess if I stopped eating as much and incorporated more of these foods I would have more clear of skin.

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lmp2 May 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

i have noticed that since i have started drinking only water and staying away from greasy and fried foods that my face has cleared up so much.

Joshua H. January 16, 2011 at 12:47 am

I have high cholesterol and on the second video i learned a lot of different ways to help lower the bad cholesterol so maybe if i can reduce mine i can stop taking the medication the doctor gives me.

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S-M January 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

WOW, I love the roller skating babies! It is just funny that they are on a water advertisment. I would picture them being on a mountain dew or high energy drink commercial.

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Amanda Huggins January 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

The evian roller baby video was adorable and the good diet good skin video was very educational. I had know idea that so many different foods are great for not only the inside but the outside as well. AH

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Robin E. January 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

I love salmon so having baked salmon a couple times a week might improve my diet. I just never have liked soy beans but I think I could adjust to some of these foods to be healthier and to have better looking skin.

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Stephanie Gifford January 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

These babies are too cute. Maybe I should start drinking Evian if it will make me move like that! S-G

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James Keith January 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

might want to mix something else in that water to get me to move like that

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MIA January 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

This is the best one ever! i love it. I know they move that good and dance due to all the water in their diet! lol M-S

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James Keith January 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I actually like most all the foods listed on this site, problem is actually including them in my fast paces diet.

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Robin E. January 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I like most of the food also. It takes some preparing to be able to get all of the food groups in your daily meals. But you have more of a chance of getting all the food groups in your meals by preparing them at home instead of eating out.

RE

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E-A January 10, 2011 at 1:45 am

Well pretty interesting video.Its amazing how little information can make a big differences.I have been trying to eat healthy,i have all the necessary information,now all i have to do is to start using it.

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Stephanie Gifford January 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm

For me, starting to use the information and eating healthier is the hard part. I know spinach is really good for me, but unless it is mixed in something else I rarely eat it. Maybe we both will get healthier after this class.

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Devin Ryan August 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I have been arguing with my boyfriend for some time now about milk, as stupid as that sounds. I have grown up drinking 2% milk, and he has grown up drinking whole milk. When we go down the milk isle, its always a fight, but now I’m going to tell him that I’m right.

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JM2 May 24, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I’d say drop the 2% and go for the skim. I grew up on whole milk but once I made the switch to skim 20 years ago I never looked back. It’s a little hard at first but once you get used to it you won’t be able to drink any other percent of milk. Whole milk is so thick to me now it disgusts me to even think of swallowing it.

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Taylor B August 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I’ve never had any Evian water, but I sure would get some if it made me dance like that!

As for the Super Foods, I don’t have any of these in my kitchen right now. I don’t think I can even consider giving up my 2% milk. I’ve tried Skim milk before and it’s like drinking “white-colored water.” Don’t think I can make that change.

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Holly Bean August 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

I really liked the first video about the water. It was really cute. I do not have a big problem with drinking water. I probably drink right amount of water a day. I will occasionally drink cokes, but not very ofton. I love water, so that is usually all I drink. The second video really hit home for me. I have a hard time when it comes to eating fast food. I am always do something, so its so much easier to stop and get something, but I have been trying to cook dinner more often so that should help me cut out some of the fast food.

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vera, A August 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm

cutest baby dance i have ever seen!!those baby’s look healthy.water is very important for our health.but there are people in this country that go for up to a week or more without drinking water.they would rather drink soda with every meal.i wish they knew the harm being done to their health.

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Ashley M. August 23, 2010 at 1:00 am

I loved the Evain Roller Babies! Very cute and really makes you think if you drink enough water daily. Also, I truly didnt know unhealthy food made such an impact on your skin. The Super Foods was very informative to hear about what kind of foods can make a difference on your organs and help fight off dieases. I never knew olive oil can help prevent heart diease. Or soy foods can help prevent cancers. It gives you a better understanding of food is not just all about the taste. Its about the control/ future of your body. I never knew broccoli can make up for not drinking milk. With all these suggestions under my belt I’m really going to start thinking about how food affects my life.

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Laken Teague August 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I didnt realize that fast foods were bad for your skin complection. I eat fast foods all the time on the go. I didn’t know that certian foods could help your skin. These videos have helped change my diet. Except for the Evian Roller Babies. They were too cute!

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Lindsey E August 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

The babies were adorable!!! The film was very ineresting. I spend tons of money on face creams and wipes. I guess in the back of my mind I always knew that having a healthy diet made ur skin look better and feel better but now I will use these ideas to enforce a healthier diet.

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Krysten A August 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

no i haven’t tried that bread but i’m sure my mom will end up tryin to sneak it to me sooner or later…that is if she hasn’t already lol

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Glen L August 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

It is almost impossible to not eat fast food at some point. It is too convenient and cheap for college students to avoid. I wish that fast food restaurants offered a wider variety of healthy foods though.

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Domenique K. Harper August 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I am in my mid-30’s so bring on the mineral water. I am open to new foods and I was a cook in the military for a few years so I love a lot of different meats and vegetables. It is amazing though that even when we eat healthy if we don’t use the good energy it will be stored as fat. So be active with your good eating habits.

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Admin. August 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

It is not realistic to expect healthy eating all the time. I think if we can eat healthy 75-90% of the time we are doing well. Of course if one has a medical condition such as high blood pressure one should be very careful about salting foods. There is always a healthier choice to make even at fast food joints.

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sarina m. August 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

there is a lots of medical condition that make you have to eat health but maybe if we ate right to bring with we wouldn’t have any medical conditions.

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Lauren D August 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I hadn’t thought much about how eating healthier could help your skin. It makes sense but usually we just hear the negative things about whats bad for it.

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Lindsey E August 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

That is very true! You rarely hear the good things about food or skin!

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DeVonna B August 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Stop eating fast food is impossible for college students. I was not surprised by the foods on the list. I eat probably have of what is on the list but I add my own twist. Which I am sure is not healthy.

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Marcie Gilbert August 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm

The water video was cute. Drinking more water will keep you very hydrated. Didn’t know it would keep you young. I guess i will start dinking more water.

The second video: Didn’t realize there were so much vitamins in so many different foods. But, what is really bad is I am needing to like more of them then i do.

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Tyler B August 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

This has made me realize that the fruits and vegtables that i eat on ocasion i need to start eating them alot more frequently or even daily. I didnt realize that these fruits and vegtables could help so much with skin care.

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MIA January 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I am also going to increase the fruit and veg intake in my diet. I was aware that differnt organic things helped with medical conditions. M-S

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sarina m. August 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

i think it cool how green tea lowers your bad LDL.

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Madge C August 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Well I would have never thought that wild cought salmon would be better for you than the home grown variety but, it seems as though the quality of the fat in the wild ones is higher than the home grown ones. I also learned that there is more to foods than meets the eyes or even the taste buds, it is not all just about vitamine content, different foods perform different jobs for particular parts of the body. Cool, I feel somewhat better informed now and will make a more concious effort to do better in my daily diet.

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Lacey Herring August 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I didn’t know that if you ate soy on a regular basis that it helped reduce the chance of getting different kinds of cancer. I also didn’t know that broccoli was a way to get calcium if you don’t drink milk. Lacey H.

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butch t May 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I didn’t know broccoli was way to get calcium either. But I still haven’t found a way to enjoy it either.

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vera, A August 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

i 100% agree with this, cutting down fast foods in our diet is ther bigest step towards good health.

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Krysten A August 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

that’s interesting because most people i asked said they thought olive oil was the worst for you and its actually good. this is where my problem comes in…i’m very picky about what veggies i eat as well as whole grain breads and/or crackers (i don’t like whole grain stuff at all).

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Madge C August 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Have you tried the white wheat bread made by Wonder. You would never know it was wheat if you werent told.

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Glen L August 18, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I think whole grain actually tastes better. Sometimes you can’t even tell any difference between regular and whole grain.

admin August 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I like the multi-grain best. I’ve seen it in 7-11 mixed grains.

Debora M August 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

I did not know that Ginger could be used for nausea.

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Lacey Herring August 18, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Yes actually the drink ginger ale is good for it. That’s what my family gets for me to drink.

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Debora M August 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

Okay well duh! I guess I had a moment there. I was so engrossed in the video that ginger ale never crossed my mind.

Patty Prater May 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

Debora M.,
Yes, I learned about this when one of my daughters was pregnant and extremely sick continuously. Her doctor gave her prescription medicine for the nausea, but it litterally knocked her out all day! I finally said enough and checked with the doctor and got the ok, so went to the health food store and bought Ginger (capsules) and it WORKS!!! It also works GREAT for car sickness.

Patty Prater

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Terrie H August 17, 2010 at 8:15 am

I love most of these foods. Except Salmon to rich for me. Oh and butternut ravioli is the bomb.

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Jessilyn Ray August 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

So the Evian Roller Babies are so cute! I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing when I was watching the video. I also liked and appreciate the Super Foods List video. It was very informative and I was relieved to learn that I actually consume quite a few of the items on the list. I have been trying to eat more healthy recently so I was glad to learn that I’ve been doing a pretty good job. One thing that I didn’t know was that I need to stop drinking 2% milk and drink either 1% or skim, I never knew it made much of a difference before but now that I know I am going to change to 1%.

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Lacey Herring August 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

The babies were very cute actually but honestly I’m glad you are eating healthy because I don’t like half of those foods on the super foods list. Also I need to start eating more of the ones I do like.

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Madge C August 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

When you start eating more of the ones you like be sure that it is a combination that will cover most of the bases to satisify what our bodies need.

N-T January 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

water is like a wonder to your skin drinking more water reallly helps the skin do its job when i stoped drinking soft drinks and just drank water i could see the change in my skin mainly in my face clearing up

Lauren D August 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

I give my son whole milk, but I agree I think I’m going to switch to 2%, also. It was very informative. Makes me think a lot about starting my son out on the right track.

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Debora M August 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

Jessilyn,

The 1% milk doesn’t taste much different than 2%. It will take some getting used to though.

As for the Super Foods list, I really need to eat more things that are on it but don’t really like them. One of our problems is we are in the South and man do we love our fried foods.

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Taylor B August 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I can tell a taste difference in 1% and 2% milk. Guess that’s because I grew up drinking 2%–thinking it was better for me than whole milk. Now, I guess I’ll give 1% milk another try.

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