Health Benefits of Super FoodsPresentation by Aditi Shah, Registered Dietitian
In case you missed our first seminar, check out some of the clips below.
Additionally, here is the presentation.
Part 1 - Introduction to Super Foods
Part 2 - Plant Sterols
Part 3 - Quinoa and Conclusion
Aditi was also kind enough to send us answers to the most popular questions! Check it out:
What are the different sources of plant based Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Vegetarians?Good sources of ALA (Plant based Omega 3):
- 1. Canola Oil 1TBSP = 0.94 g/serving
- 2. Ground flax seeds 1 TBSP = 1.6 g/serving
- 3. Flaxeed oil 1 TBSP = 7.3g/serving
- 4. English walnutes 1 TBSP (7 halves) = 2.6g/serving
- 5. Soybean oil 1 TBSP = 0.94g/serving
- 6. Chia Seeds (sabza) 1 tsp = 1.7gm/serving
Is there a difference between eating raw fruits and vegetables versus making a juice using a blender such as VitaMix?No there is no different between the two as long as a blender/juicer like Vita Mix or Blendtec is used. Use of this kind of juicer, which retains all nutrients, pulp, and fiber is good and same as eating raw vegetables.
We have heard that consuming milk is bad for your health. Some say it is good, some say it's bad. What's correct?There is not correct answer for this, as there are two school of thoughts pertaining to this argument. Her are some reaons why milk is good for you, provided you use low-fat, or fat free milk:
Milk is an excellent source of Vitamin D, calcium, and potassium. It is a complete protein source and one cup of milk has half of the recommended daily allowance of B12. This is only source of vitamin B-12 which vegetarians can get in their diet.
The reason milk is not good for us is because of hormones that are given to cows.
The bottom line is that use of low fat or skim milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, B-12, and potassium in the diet and yes, all of the above nutrients can be found in other food products as well.
Are soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk good alternatives for Cow's milk?Cow's milk has about double the amount of protein as soy milk. They're both a good source of calcium (if it's added in soy milk), potassium, phosphorous, vitamin D and other nutrients.
Soy and cow's milk have different types of protein. The protein in cow's milk is called casein. Soy & Almond milk are the best substitute out there when it comes to milk and rice substitutes which have lower content of protein.