The Four A's of Fiber: "Remember the four A’s of fiber: apples, artichokes, apricots, and avocados. "

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The A List

The next time you are at the grocery, take home these healthy, peak performance, and easy to cook up foods. Heres a list of the top 15 fuel foods to fill your grocery cart:

1. Almonds

Try to eat 20 of them, 3 to 5 times in a week.

2. Black Beans

One cup gives you more than half the daily fiber you need.

3. Chicken

One breast provides half your daily protein needs.

4. Dark Chocolate

Eat a1 ounce serving a few times per week.

5. Eggs

If allergies are not a problem; eat a few each week.

6. Frozen mixed berries

Active kids need at least 2 cups of fruit per day.

7. Green, yellow and red veggies

Buy a colorful mix to get lots of antioxidants.

8. Low-fat plain yogurt

2 cups of dairy a day for kids.

9. Mixed salad greens

A variety of greens provide the most nutrients.

10. Oranges

One orange a day will satisfy your vitamin C needs.

11. Salmon

Provides healthy fats and high quality protein for brain function.

12. Sweet Potatoes

A complex carb with a bonus amount of vitamin A.

13. Whole-grain bread

100 percent whole grain choices only!

14. Whole grain cereal with protein

One serving gives about 5g of fiber and 8g of protein.

15. Whole-grain pasta

Eat at least 2-3 servings of whole grains daily.

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