Here’s a Great Grocery List for 2010

Plate of Raspberries and Blueberries

I don’t know about you, but I get a little weary of hearing about all the things my family and I shouldn’t do, health-wise.

That’s why I’m all over the book, Longevity Made Simple (Williams Clark Publishing; $13.95) by Richard J. Flanigan, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Kate Flanigan Sawyer, M.D., MPH, a medical officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Together, this father-daughter team presents simple strategies that focus on preventing the top 10 diseases that kill more than 75 percent of Americans. The good news: Exercising just 30 minutes a day can help prevent all 10 of them. Try finding a pill that does all that.

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to be all that complicated, either. The authors recommend these “superfoods” for your family:

Almonds and walnuts
Apples
Avocados
Bell peppers
Blueberries
Citrus fruits
Cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and bok choy
Fat-free or 1-percent milk
Garlic and onions
Legumes
Melons
Olive oil
Red wine (no more than one 5-ounce glass per day for women)
Salmon
Spinach
Squash
Sweet potatoes
Tea (green or black)
Tomatoes
Vegetable juice (try reduced-sodium juice or make your own with whole veggies in a blender)
Whole grains

OK, this I can do. Today I’ll grab my son and we’ll walk the dog for 15 minutes, I’ll do 15 minutes of an aerobics DVD and I’ll make a 15-minute family dinner of broiled salmon, spinach salad and microwaved sweet potatoes.

Check out the book for more simple ways to improve your family’s health. It’s easy, I promise. Here’s t a healthy 2010!

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4 Responses to “Here’s a Great Grocery List for 2010”

  1. Is apple cider vinegar good for us? I take it in green tea, with lemon and a tiny bit of honey.

  2. I’ve read that it is, but don’t have any research on hand. Does it taste good when you make it that way, or do you need to choke it down? ;)
    .-= Kathy @ Parent Talk Today´s last blog ..Here’s a Great Grocery List for 2010 =-.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Mmmm. Some of my favorite foods are on that list - especially blueberries, avocados, sweet potatoes, squash, and melons. Oh, and….red wine! :)
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..I want my kids to be…HEALTHY =-.

  4. Stephanie, you have good taste! Now I want some wine and guacamole… :)
    .-= Kathy @ Parent Talk Today´s last blog ..Who’s In Charge Here? =-.