• September 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I know this is a really weird question but are beets really a superfood?  I keep reading that but it just seems like saying that a potato or a carrot is a superfood.  Is this true or is it just the latest fad and it’s not really any more healthy than any other veggie?  I mean, I get thatt they’re good for you but are they really that spectacular?

  • September 20, 2016 at 1:29 am

    I don’t think that’s a weird question.  Beets seem plain and normal so it’s hard to think of them as special.  But ya, I think they are actually considered to be a superfood.  They have a ton of vitamins and minerals in them and they also have a lot of fiber and antioxidants in them.  They’re good for you.  So you might have hated that your mom tried to make you eat them as a kid, but if you did what you were told, you’re probably healthier because of it! 😉

  • September 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I totally agree both that it’s not weird and yup they are a superfood.  Beets – like most of the things your Mama made you eat when you were little (Broccoli, spinach…) are superfoods.  you should know that superfood isn’t an official term or anything.  Like the FDA doesn’t have an official superfood stamp.  It’s just a kind of word that people like to use for something that has a huge nutrient density and that doesn’t really have drawbacks to eating it for most people.  So you can be better off by eating superfoods on a regular basis.  And yeah, beets are definitely them.  They taste best when they’re fresh (try them pan fried in the same way you’d cook potatoes like home fries…unbelievably good) but if you hate the mess from peeling and cutting them then just go for canned.  Not as great but way way easier.

  • September 30, 2016 at 12:04 am

    what are other “normal” superfoods.  i thought they were all things that are exotic and weird like goji berries and acai

  • September 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Nuts, berries, avocado, salmon and eggs are all superfoods and they are pretty normal too. 🙂

  • October 4, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Blueberries and greek yogurt are other great ones.  The great thing about those two is you can eat them together, too 😉  Add raw honey and you’re doing great.

  • October 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    That’s insane!  So basically superfoods are just regular foods that have a lot of vitamins and minerals in them?  I thought they were some sort of level above regular food for some reason.  So does that mean that you could slap a superfood label on broccoli because it’s high in a lot of nutrients?  Honestly, I thought this was some special designation, not just a slang term for a healthy food.