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Introducing Super Foods
Why Teach Super Foods? • • • Developmentally appropriate Engaging and student directed Saves on Food Budget Based on National Standards Effects behavior change Simple grading rubric
“FILL UP” on Power Foods for Exceptional Health Benefits! • They are loaded with phytonutrients that are nonvitamin, nonmineral components in food that provide health benefits. • They are proven to help prevent and reverse aging, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, dementia, and extend your health span.
Broccoli One of the most powerful foods in one’s dietary arsenal against cancer! • Prevents and reduces tumors • Kills abnormal cells
Beans • • Low-fat protein Fiber B Vitamins Iron Phytonutrients Heart Healthy Lowers blood pressure Folate
Blueberries • One of the 3 major super • Power Foods! • One of the foods highest in antioxidants
Oats – It can lower serum cholesterol levels, especially LDL – Lowers spikes in blood surgar
A OR S E G N s l l ce m o r f s t n e v e Pr ting! a t u m • Americ st as 1 health
Pumpkin • One of the most nutritionally valuable foods we have • Not a vegetable, but a fruit • Protects skin and eye from ultraviolet rays
WILD SALMON • Hasn’t been included in our diets like it should be • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
y o S Inexpensive source of protein Lots of fiber Vitamin Rich Plant source of omega-3 fatty acids Offers a wealth of phytonutrients
Spinach • We have more information on spinach than any other potential candidate of nutrient health benefits • Reduce Age-Related Macular Degeneration
TEA • Loaded with antioxidants • No calories • Relaxation • Tastes good • Lowers blood pressure • Reduces Cancer • Caffeine: Parkinson's disease • Lowers Cavities
Tomatoes • Excellent source of lycopene, that helps prevent cancer, raises the SPF factor of your skin, helps prevent blindness
Turkey • One of the leanest protein sources • Inexpensive • Lower in saturated fat than chicken
WALNUTS Eating a handful of these a day may reduce your chance of having a heart attack by as much as 51%
Yogurt • Contributes to the balance of microorganisms in the body • Digestible form of milk products that provide calcium
Avocados • One of the most nutritionallydense fruits per gram • Improves body’s ability to absorb nutrients
Cinnamon • Cinnamon functions as a “brain boost” Encourages cognitive ability • Is a glucose moderator and is antibacterial
e t a l o c o h C k Dar Has more flavonols than apples, cherries, red wine, and tea
Extra Virgin Olive Oil • Reduces the risk for breast/ colon cancer • Lowers blood pressure • Improves cardiovascular health • Good source of vitamin E
Garlic • It is a antiinflammatory and has antiviral properties • Has been used to treat stroke, cancer, immune disorders, arthritis, and cerebral aging
Honey r o f t n e m t a e r • T y r o t a r respi n i k s , s disease unds, o w , s r e ulc , s e s a e s i d y r a urin f f u r d n and da , y e n o h e h t r e • Dark evels of l r e h g i h s t n a d i antiox
• Helps prevent asthma, osteoarthritis and colon cancer • Reduces the risk of stroke, cancer, and heart disease Kiwi
Onions • Reduce risk of heart disease by 20% • Lowers risk of cancers of the lungs, brain, stomach and esophagus
Pomegranates 3 o t 2 e v a h y e h T • e h t s time t n a d i antiox qual e f o r e pow f o s t n u o m a d e r r o a e t green e! win
Apples • Have been proven to be potent weapons against cancer, heart disease, asthma, and type II diabetes compared with other fruits and vegetables
Turmeric One of natures most powerful healers, it is proven to help in the treatment of cancer, alzheimer's, purification of the liver, and arthritis.
y r r e B I A C A Some studies show that Acai has a very high antioxidant capacity with even more antioxidant content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or blueberry.
Super Food Project • Select a Super Food that you want to become more knowledgeable about and sign up to reserve it • Prepare a lesson about the food and its benefits • Power Point • Find a recipe or use food fresh • Teach lesson and share sample of the food (10 minute max) • Use presentation rubric as a guide. • Presentations will be next week on Tuesday
Assessment for all presentations • What is the Super Food? What do we know about the history of the food? • What are the nutritional and/or health benefits of the food? • How much do you need? Are there any “side kicks? ” • How can you incorporate the food in your diet? • What are other interesting facts about this particular power Food?