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Thursday, March 10, 2011

super power: bone building…

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unless it comes in the form of homemade banana nut bread, you won’t find me eating this mushy super food anytime soon. however, my kiddos love the B-A-N-A-N-A and i love the fact that it’s the most portable, inexpensive and healthy snack for a toddler whose always on the go.

did you know that walmart sold more bananas last year than any other single item?!

anyway, here are the other super foods featured as “bone builders” according to men’s health magazine (with my unsolicited opinion).

  • alaskan king crab (all you can eat) – zinc
  • dried plums (never tried em) – copper and boron, prevent osteoporosis
  • bok choy (pretty indifferent) – packed with calcium, vitamins A and C, folic acid, iron, beta-carotene and potassium
  • oysters (with a cracker and cocktail sauce) – zinc, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, potassium and selenium
  • kiwis (never see them at the store?) – potassium, vitamin C and lutein, and who knew you could and should eat the skin?
  • broccoli (steamed with cheese or ranch) – calcium, manganese, potassium
  • spinach (yes, please!) – vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium
  • leeks (onion hater) – thiamine, riboflavin, calcium and potassium, folic acid
  • artichokes (love ‘em on my pizza) – fiber, magnesium, potassium
  • bananas (bread only) – potassium, tryptophan

sounds like we wouldn’t need a multi-vitamin if we incorporated more of these into our meal planning…

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2 comments:

  1. damn, you are training me to be a better cook for your children. anyway, you are worth it. they are worth it. and i do not want josh to kick my butt.

    chrissy the sissy

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  2. Thanks for sharing info. and tips as you apply them! I'm so glad you are writing this blog. Just ordered my people towels.

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