Top 50 Foods and 14 Super Foods

I love lists and I'm seeing that I'm writing more and more lists too. I stumbled upon this site called Nutrition Data* and they have a list of the top 50 foods people search for. Number one on the list are bananas. Watermelons, apples, cantaloupe, and cheddar cheese round out the top 5. Mmm…cheddar cheese.

The first fast food people search for is surprisingly enough, a Taco Bell bean burrito. There's some other weird foods on that list including Kix cereal, Snickers bar, and a Dairy Queen blizzard.

In related searching, I was also looking up Super Foods. Everyone's got a different Super Food list but I guess it's this plastic surgeon (?) Dr. Pratt that put together a list of 14. Do you now see why I think I can write an Oatmeal Diet book, the dude's a plastic surgeon BUT I do find myself eating the foods below.

Anyway, here's the list and a description by the good Doctor:

  • Beans – lower cholesterol, combat heat disease, stabilize blood sugar, reduce obesity, relieve hypertension and lessen the risk of cancer.
  • Blueberries – lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and help maintain healthy skin to reduce the sags and bags brought on by age.
  • Broccoli – boosts the immune system, lowers the incidence of cataracts, supports cardiovascular health, builds bones and fights birth defects.
  • Oats – lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of coronary heart disease & Type II diabetes, high in fiber and protein.
  • Oranges – support heart health and prevent cancer, stroke, diabetes and a host of chronic ailments.
  • Pumpkin – helps lower the risk of various cancers (lung, colon, bladder, cervical, skin, and breast) and supplies nutrients necessary for healthy, youthful skin.
  • Wild Salmon – lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • Soy – helps prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis, and helps relieve menopausal and menstrual symptoms.
  • Spinach – decreases the chance of cardiovascular diseases, a host of cancers, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Tea – boosts the immune system, helps prevent cancer and osteoporosis, lowers the risk of stroke, promotes cardiovascular health.
  • Tomatoes – lower the likelihood of cancer, raise the skin’s sun protection factor and seem to play a role in preventing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Turkey – a perfect example of a Twenty-First Century "healthy" protein source, extremely low in fat, and provides multiple nutrients which help build a strong immune system.
  • Walnuts – reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
  • Yogurt – promotes strong bones and a healthy heart, another health promoting protein source, and a great source of calcium.

* What's neat about Nutrition Data is that they've created a Firefox search plug-in AND they're cool enough to recommend Firefox to their visitors. Here's what they say:

IF You Don't Already Have Firefox

Firefox is the new, critically acclaimed browser that many Internet Explorer users are switching to. It's packed with features, and is faster and more secure than other browsers. We highly recommend it!

Well, I highly recommend your site!! (owned by Conde Nast)

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