The following healthy power foods can claim big bragging rights: They can fend off serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; fortify your immune system; protect and smooth your skin; and help you lose weight or stay slim. If you're eating most of these healthy foods already, good for you! If not, now's the time to load up your shopping cart and supercharge your health!
I knew the majority of these healthy foods, but I did learn a few new fruits that I did not know went under the healthy catagory. Lychee, asian Pears, and figs are considered to be ridiculously healthy and I'm going to have to give these a try. If only more people were to slowly change their eatting habits and incorporate these foods in their daily lifestyle then everyone will be a winner.
I don't know what grinds my gears more; the fact that restaurant chains are TRYING to go "healthy" or that people are actually going to believe its healthy. Many people don't understand just because an item is under the 'healthy' section it's really not going to be healthy. Like the article mentioned, the customer will always gravitate towards flavor instead of eating better. if a person wants to eat healty they won't be going to a fast food restaurant in the first place.
The scientific names in the mix didn't surprise Melanie Warner. After all, those kinds of ingredients have become familiar to anyone who has flipped over a package of food in recent memory. What shocked Warner was the way some of them are made -- and "just how tremendously technical our food production had become."
Warner's research, which started as "an earnest attempt to understand the true meaning of labeling on the packages of the foods so many of us eat became a larger journey that brought me inside the curious, intricate world of food science and technology, a place where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled."
This is a great topic for those who are not very familiar with what kind of foods are healthy. What I've learned is if you can't pronounce the ingredients its most likely not healthy. I love how they mentioned Subway Sandwiches, because I know many people who always buy subway sanwiches thinking it's okay for them. Although Subway is a little better than McDonalds, it is no different. Like they mentioned "unless you're getting a sandwich with nothing but veggies, there's very little about it that's "fresh." I believe many people should do a little more research on what they're consuming because not everything is healthy even though its advertised healthy.