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Top 10 Superfoods that taste better Hot

Top 10 Superfoods that taste better Hot

Top 10 Superfoods that taste better Hot

1.   Beans
Beans are a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 or thiamine, magnesium, molybdenum, soluble fiber, iron and potassium.Soak them over night to soften them before cooking.They’re great in stews and reductions.Our favorite is Cassoulet.

2.  Onions
Onions pack a big dose of ‘flavonoids’ a subclass of phytonutrients that might help ward off certain cancers and protect the heart.Try them roasted, baked, or sautéed.Our favorites are a Blooming Onion, and Roasted with a vegetable puree in the center.

3.Salmon
Salmon’s an easy one – there’s just so much that’s good for you, and it’s totally delicious.The omega-3 oils are thought to promote healthy arteries and may also help treat depression and rheumatoid arthritis.There are tons of delicious ways to prepare salmon.Favorites include baked with a Soyglaze, poached in white wine with lemon sauce, and braised with teriyaki sauce.Salmon is rich in biotin, vitamin B12, B3, or niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin D, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and choline.

4.  Citrus
Yes, citrus.Believe it or not there are plenty of fruits that taste awesome cooked.They can be used as flavoring in dishes such as Lemon Chicken, or skewered and grilled.When grilling fruit put it in a wire basket or tray with small holes that allow the flames to touch the food, but keep it from falling through.You can also try soaking skewers in water for about 30 minutes, then putting them through the fruit, and then on the grill.We recommend peaches, plums, apples or pears, and pineapple.Citrus contributes large amounts of vitamin C & B which help in the prevention of stomach cancer

5.  Garlic
Garlic breath aside, this food is amazing. Roasted, sautéed or baked, this tastes delicious and it's also incredibly healthful. Garlic has been used for decades to help prevent everything from colds to heart disease, and may even lower blood pressure and prevent stomach cancer.It offers a mellow sweet taste and a smooth texture.Our favorite recipes include Garlic Soup, and Warm Garlic Clam Dip.

6.  Tomatoes
Like citrus, tomatoes can be added to sauces and other purees as flavoring, but are also delicious solo.Think tomato soup, cooked and reduced into sauce, included in a slow cooker stew, and served on to of tarts.They are also packed with large amounts of vitamin C & B which help in the prevention of some cancers.

7.  Spinach
According to the US Department of Agriculture a 180g serving of boiled spinach provides more muscle building iron than a 6oz hamburger patty.Research also suggest compounds in the leaf membranes called thylakoids may serve as powerful appetite suppressants – so listen up you dieters out there.A study published at Lund University found that having a drink containing thylakoids before breakfast could reduce cravings and promote weight loss.In their study the women who took the spinach extract lost more than 5 pounds more than the placebo group.Not bad.It’s rich in folate, vitamin D, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and manganese.

8.  Mushrooms
Rich in vitamin B2, copper, chromium and pantothenic acid.If you ask me, raw mushrooms taste a bit like dirt.But cooked, they’re have a rich, musky flavor and a texture similar to steak.Hearty Portobello mushrooms grilled or sautéed in red wine is divine, and can also easily be added to cream, marsala and many other sauces.Mmm.

9.  Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are incredible. Raw, they’re hard and flavorless.But When cooked, an enzyme in the potato breaks down the starch and turns it into something called maltose, which is what makes it taste sweet. Sweet potatoes are full of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for healthy vision, immunity, and for preventing some types of cancer. Sweet potatoes are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them an ideal food for weight loss or maintenance.

10.   Lobster
This seaside favorite is rich in pantothenic acid, copper, selenium and zinc.It’s best steamed or boiled with melted butter.