Friday, August 28, 2009

What is your Top Ten List?

Right now I am reading Jonny Bowden's The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. Throughout the book Jonny has asked some of the top experts in nutrition to give of list of what they consider their top ten foods. This doesn't mean what they RECOMMEND to their patients or clients but rather what THEY ACTUALLY EAT. I have always been curious about such a list or lists. Here is what I have found:

(12) blueberries and salmon
(7) spinach
(6) eggs, nuts, and broccoli
(5) strawberries, raspberries, beans / lentils, and sea vegetables
(4) grass-fed beef, kale / chard, blackberries, extra virgin olive oil, pomegranates and/or juice
(3) ground flaxseed, apples, almonds, steel-cut oats, avocado, green tea, onions, bean / seed sprouts, and yogurt
(2) whey, brown rice, chicken, peppers, tomatoes, coffee, garlic, sardines, coconut oil, vegetables (mix), and sweet potatoes
(1) cranberry juice, lemons, spaghetti squash, jjicama, peanut butter, organic cream, red lentil sprouts, mango, egg whites, turkey, walnuts, arugula, grapes, almond butter, buckwheat, black beans, kiwifruit, mung beans, pineapple, kimchi, baby greens, mushrooms, asparagus, brewer’s yeast, celery root, wild game, buffalo, alcohol, and water

Do you agree? Disagree?

I began to think about my top ten list. What would it look like? What would it include? Am I really eating as well as I had hoped? Well, here is what I have come up with:


Wild Alaskan Salmon


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Berries (including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)

Ground Flaxseed Meal

Pure Water

Kale / Chard

Brown Rice

Beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, kidney, etc.) / Lentils

I based this list on not only what I believe to be important in my diet but also on what I actually eat on a regular basis.

Do you agree? Disagree?

Write your own list. What did you come up with?

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