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.