Fresh Strawberries - One of Dr. Fuhrman's Super Foods!

 

That video makes a great case for eating strawberries, so does Dr. Fuhrman! He says strawberries are a super food, in the same league as cantaloupe, kale and avocados. In February, nutrients in strawberries and blueberries were found to prevent the formation of pre-cancerous colon lesions.

Dr. Fuhrman also considers strawberries one of the best foods you can eat for longevity, but due to their high concentration of pesticides, Dr. Fuhrman recommends buying organic strawberries. Another amazing berry is Goji berries! Goji Berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

If you can’t find Goji berries in a store near you, Dr. Fuhrman sells Goji berries on DrFuhrman.com.

I Can Has Fruit Cup!

Since everyone loved the Swiss chard eating cat couple weeks ago. I figured I’d share what reader emailed me last week. Looks like a great breakfast to me: strawberries, watermelon, pineapple and kitten. Yummy!

Via I Can has Cheez Burger.

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Heart Health: Potassium Good, Sodium Bad...

Salt’s a bad guy! Dr. Fuhrman says consuming salt boosts stroke risk and previous studies show sodium leads to hypertension, i.e. high blood pressure. Even sea salt is a bad idea. When he was on Studio 10 TV in St. Petersburg, Florida, this past November, Dr. Fuhrman explained the supposed health benefits of sea salt don’t out weigh the negatives.

And now, a new study in Archives of Internal Medicine claims high sodium intake and low potassium consumption increases heart disease risk by 24%. Scientists collected data from 2275 participants, ages 30 to 54, with pre-hypertension. After examining urine excretion, researchers determined those people peeing out more sodium and less potassium were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease; from FoodNavigator-USA.

Fruits and vegetables are packed with a myriad of nutrients and vitamins. And foods like strawberries and plums are excellent sources of potassium. So, go buy some!

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Fruit and Vegetable Lapse...

You’d certainly be better off eating them, but here’s a time-lapsed look at what happens to various fruits and vegetables left to decompose for 74 days. It’s pretty amazing to see how quickly the strawberries fall apart and how durable the onions are. And the potatoes are certainly opportunistic! That growth you see towards the end is sprouting out of the spuds. I’m part nerd, so I find this stuff fascinating.

Now, for the opposite end of the plant lifecycle, check out the organic tomato I grew on a pile of garbage this past summer. “On the path unwinding. In the Circle. The Circle of Life.”