Dr Oz: 5 Superfoods You Must Eat with Dan Buettner


Dr. Oz and Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, gave this list of 5 superfoods that we must all begin to eat, as part of Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Countdown.  We should stop eating food that makes us fatigued, bloated and overweight… this does not mean eating less, this just means eating smarter!

5 Superfoods We Must All Eat:

#5 Superfood: Imo

Isabelle had box #5 with the superfood imo in it.  Imo is full of beta carotene and has more antioxidants than blueberries.  Imo is a great replacement for potatoes.

#4 Superfood – Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Herbal Tea is one of the worlds most medicinal foods.  Turmeric is the yellow part of curries and fights cancer, is full of antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory. Did you know that turmeric can even be used before drinking alcohol to mitigate a hangover afterwards?  Okinawans in Japan drink this often.  Dan Buettner recommends drinking it with honey.  Dr. Oz said another form of turmeric is in some mustards.

#3 Superfood – Mangosteen

Ruda brought down superfood #3, mangosteen.  Mangosteen is a fruit that is low in sugar, but still very sweet.  Mangosteen is rich in vitamin a and vitamin c, plus it is high in antioxidants.  Best of all, mangosteen is a delicious, wildly exotic fruit!

#2 Superfood – Greek Greens

In Ikaria, Greece there is nobody with Alzheimer’s Disease… and Greek Greens may play a large role in this.  Greek greens are made up of things like fennel and mustard greens, which are high in vitamin k (a major plus for blood and bone strength).

#1 Superfood – Barramundi

Nadine had the box with the #1 superfood – Barramundi fish.  If fish were humans, Dan Buettner said that barramundis would be the vegetarian tree huggers.  Barramundi only eat plankton, so they are high in omega 3’s, which is good for your brain and your heart, but they are not high in mercury like other fish because they don’t eat other fish.



  1. says

    Hi – I work for Australis Aquaculture, the Massachusetts-based company that is popularizing barramundi here in the US. I’m happy to tell you that this fabulous fish is now becoming widely available in restaurants and supermarkets across the country. Look for Australis Barramundi in the fresh and frozen seafood aisles of select Costco, Whole Foods, Safeway & Vons (under their Waterfront Bistro label), Kroger, Jewel-Osco, Giant (private label), Schnuck’s, Dierberg’s and other fine markets.

    You can find locations, recipes and information on our website: http://www.TheBetterFish.com. If you can’t find our fish, let us know and we’ll do our best to bring it to your neck of the woods.

    FYI – In addition to being named a ‘2010 Super Food’ by Dr. Oz and Dan Buettner, Barramundi has been called a ‘2010 Top Culinary Trend’ and a ‘Lean, Green Superfood’. That’s because it’s not only delicious (sweet, mild & buttery, not a ‘fishy-fish’), but it’s loaded with omega-3s (levels comparable to wild Coho salmon), and is free of mercury, hormones, antibiotics and other bad stuff. Plus, Australis’ greener way of farming has been recognized by major environmental groups and earned us the coveted ‘Seafood Champion Award’.

    With just 137 calories per 5 oz. portion, 2.5 grams of fat (no saturated fat) and lots of lean protein, Australis Barramundi is great for anyone looking to make healthy food choices. I encourage you to give it a try!


    Carol Devine
    Director of Communications
    Australis Aquaculture

  2. liz says

    I live in NYC and found IMO in the Japanese market at 224 e. 59th st between 2nd and 3rd. They told me to just slice it and dip into some soy sauce. It is good but the texture is slimy which you wouldnt expect! Slimy like okra, slimy. They call it nagaimo there.

  3. Donna Staggs says

    I found Barramundi at Safeway, they have it but I have to ask for it – you must be able to order it. I live on the west coast but if Safeway can order other supermarkets can too.

  4. selena says

    hey I think the imo that was the number five superfood is also a staple food in new zealand but we call it kumara or sweet potato we also have a purple variety which we call maori potatoes and barramundi is found mosrtly in australia.

  5. selena says

    Imo’s can most definately be grown in your garden they are very similar to potatoes and you can probably find out on the net if you look them up on gardening sites.

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