What a great list. I was just watching Dr. Oz on Oprah today and I think these were on his list. My strategy is - instead of planning to eat these foods - I'll buy these things at the store every week, just add them to the list and figure out when to eat them later! Thanks for the reminder.
Interesting. I'm not sure I agree with "piling on" the ketchup, as it's got sugar in it, but I liked that they gave substitutions for everything. It would be pretty boring to be stuck with those 8 items day after day. I learned, also, from the article that oats are packed with fibre. If I have trouble getting things like bran into my son (as my mother did), at least I have oats to fall back on.
As with all things consumed, if taken in moderation they will not make a negative impact on your health.Eating the right things will help combat illnesses and healthier mind and body.4 grams of sugar may be of concern to a diabetic.In that case you must cut out almost all breakfast cereal, that generally has 14g of sugar and many other sweet things, but cutting out the severely sweetened drinks and products sugar should not be a major concern.
In the actual article, each of the eight categories has very many suggestions what to eat to get the benefit of that food category.The categories were listed in an abbreviated fashion as they are the sub headings in the article.If you are really interested, suggest you click on the blue line and read the entire article.From my own experience and many years of practicing to stay with most of the mentioned food categories, has benefited me to the point that when I have my blood analysis done, 99% of all categories are well below the guide lines. This puts me in a very low probability of having a stroke or other major illness.
All I can say is to try it for a month and it may become habit forming.Best of health for you and your family.
I have been buying blackberries when blueberries are not available. I sink them into my oatmeal and they get all warm and mushy. They are SO good this way. So that's two food in one for me! Also, I've found my kids are much better at eating raw spinach (as in a salad) than cooked.
I don't know if I could get into eating black beans every day... but I did have some tonight! Dr. Perricone also says we should also have salmon every day. I have some good oatmeal in the fridge -- from Christine and Rob's, as recommended by David Rosengarten -- but I never find myself making it.