Friday, March 06, 2009

March Super Food Challenge - Nuts



Photo by Er.We

Welcome to the third month of the Organized Mommy Super Food Challenge. I hope you are following along with me as we gradually incorporate new healthy foods into our regular diet!

The March super food is nuts.
If you want to dramatically decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, control your weight with no hunger pangs and reduce the visible signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin, I recommend that you "go nuts." - Dr. Perricone's 10 Superfoods
I'm going to work nuts into my diet by taking an Altoid tin full of almonds and walnuts to work every day. Actually, I will take 5 Altoid tins full of nuts on Monday, so that I don't have to remember each day. I will eat it around 3pm as my afternoon snack.

I usually get hungry in the afternoon at work, and am always tempted by the not-so-healthy options in the vending machine. The vending machine is free, so there is very little standing between me and a bag of chips. Having a healthy, filling snack ready to go will be a good substitute for this bad habit.

How will you make Nuts part of your regular diet? Please share in the comments!

I will follow up at the end of the month to let you know how I did.

4 comments:

  1. I love love love adding sliced almonds to my salad. They add crunch like croutons, but are so much healthier! Great tip about the Altoid tins!

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  2. @Allie - great idea! I have long since cut out croutons, but have not replaced them with anything. I like the idea of using nuts instead!

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  3. Thank you for the great post about superfood. Adding something to it, thought to mention about aronia berry. Even though aronia berry isn't still popular as a superfruit, it contains Polyphenols, Anthocyanins, Quinic Acid, lots of important Vitamins, lots of important Minerals, and Flavonols.

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  4. @aronia berry - Sounds like a great suggestion. I've heard of them, but not tried them yet. I will be on the lookout for them.

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