Super Foods!

by in Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidants, Healthy Recipes, Heart Disease, Holistic Tips, Kitchen Sink, Memory, Pediatrics, Superfoods, Whole Foods Makeover June 26, 2009

By Dr. Nicole Sundene

Introducing favorite superfoods and their recipes is an occasional feature here at the Kitchen Table. By gradually “making friends” with the most healthy foods from nature and learning how to incorporate them in to your diet you should notice a remarkable improvement in your health.

Most superfoods are simply high in anti-oxidants and thus slow down the natural destructive process of the tissues in our bodies. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants will help to prevent aging as well as a myriad of other chronic complaints and inflammation.

Other superfoods are super because they are rich in certain vitamins, minerals or other nutrients that benefit the body in a significant way.

Everyone is always invited to add their favorite recipes using any superfood in the comments section for all to enjoy!

If you care to submit a recipe to be featured in future articles contact us!

Here are some of my favorite Super Foods:

  • Almonds, almond butter
  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Cherry
  • Chickpeas
  • Coconut

  • Ginger
  • Kale
  • Kidney beans
  • Oats
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Peaches (organic)
  • Pears
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds (raw not cooked)

  • Raisin
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sage
  • Sesame butter or seeds (raw)
  • Spirulina
  • Tapioca
  • Walnuts (raw)
  • Watermelon
  • Zuchini

What am I leaving out? What is your favorite “superfood?”

Dr. Nicole

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  3. Great convenient list of foods, thanks for posting this info —

  4. Hi Dr. Sundene,

    I didn’t see celery mentioned as a Super Food. You should consider adding it.

    I started eating celery with peanut-butter for lunch and after a couple days discovered my blood pressure had dropped about 15%; not to mention a little weight loss.


  5. […] Here is a short list of gold medal winners: Blueberries! (my personal favorite…I keep them in the freezer and eat at least a handful of them daily all year long = easy!), broccoli, spinach, walnuts, avocado, salmon, green tea, beans, pumpkin, flax seeds, goji berries, bee pollen, pure dark chocolate, and last but certainly not least, that dazzling, deep green, leafy beauty kale! (And there are many more…. you can read about them listed in Dr. Nicole’s article on her favorite “Superfoods.”) […]

  6. Pomegranates are an ancient Mediterranean fruit which have recently been recognized as one of the many “new” super foods offering a myriad of health benefits. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, which are natural compounds that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

    The concentrated antioxidants found in this amazing red fruit can actually promote and support proper cellular behavior when abnormal cells begin to wreak havoc in the body, especially for men. You can learn more about other healthy foods rich in essential antioxidants by visiting

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