June 24, 2005 9:44 PM   Subscribe

The World's Healthiest Foods
posted by Gyan (21 comments total)
Link is dead already. Here's a google cache of the site.
posted by furtive at 9:53 PM on June 24, 2005

Works fine for me, even after clearing cache. And from another browser.
posted by Gyan at 9:57 PM on June 24, 2005

Works for me also.

Figs. Blech.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:31 PM on June 24, 2005

what, no gummy bears?
posted by ori at 11:09 PM on June 24, 2005

I thought it would be kale.
posted by abez at 11:43 PM on June 24, 2005

It's summer!
And you're a thirsty, active metrosexual!
posted by squirrel at 11:44 PM on June 24, 2005

Hey, at least he's wearing black bike shorts. *shudder*
posted by loquacious at 1:40 AM on June 25, 2005

If it is summer, why is he wearing a long-sleeved jersey?
posted by fixedgear at 2:26 AM on June 25, 2005

He's just trying to keep the strawberries off. Those rowdy dockside bike couriers keep trying to push him off the pier.
posted by loquacious at 2:45 AM on June 25, 2005

Who can blame them? He has stood there drinking bottle after bottle of gin all morning. Metrosexualin' is a thirsty business, and it makes bike courioring look like lickin' Elvis stamps.

A man likes this needs THE HEALTHIEST FOOD EVER to keep his edge in the professional and romance markets. Thank goodness for THE HEALTHIEST FOOD EVER, for without it, this guy would just be another sad boomer in spandex (SBIS), scraping up his last youth fix.
posted by squirrel at 4:23 AM on June 25, 2005

I like this intelligently simple site with good info in an organised way. No problem with any of the links. Thanks Gyan.
posted by nickyskye at 5:31 AM on June 25, 2005

Absolutely figtastic! The recipes look downright figalicious. Can't wait to get figgy with it!
posted by Rawhide at 6:15 AM on June 25, 2005

I thought avocados were fruit?
posted by ORthey at 10:48 AM on June 25, 2005

They are, if the following link is to be trusted.

I have this site bookmarked, for the specific info on nutritional content.

Next to it is this handy dandy food dictionary.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 11:13 AM on June 25, 2005

The criteria we used will also help you understand why some of your favorite (and also nutritious) foods may not be included on our list. For example, Readers have asked why mango, a very nutritious food, is not among the World's Healthiest Foods. While mangoes taste great and are rich in vitamins and minerals, they do not fit our criteria of familiarity and availability.

Huh. Familiar and available to whom? I can walk into any grocery store in Raleigh and buy mangoes, but I would have a tough time finding figs. (Thank god! I hate figs! Nasty, bug-filled things!)
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 2:29 PM on June 25, 2005

Furthermore reading the list, I can say papaya, venison, sea vegtables, quinoa, spelt, and flaxseeds will only be found at Whole Foods in Cary and I'm not so sure about the "sea vegetables."
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 2:35 PM on June 25, 2005

Huh. In my rural town, I'd have no problem hunting up any of those things. The quinoa, spelt, and flaxseed are undoubtedly at both the major supermarkets; the papaya and venison might well be found there (and definitely at the organic grocer's.) I've no idea what a sea vegetable is or what it'd look like, but there is a Japanese shop in town that might stock them.

How is it that a town of 40k would have these things, yet Raliegh pop. 200k does not? Is that part of the USA lagging west coast food trends by decades?
posted by five fresh fish at 4:36 PM on June 25, 2005

Are we scoring ourselves? I eat 37-40 of those things on a regular basis...but they're the most common ones (tomatoes, cucumber, chicken, bananas, apples, brocolli, etc.) Still that's gotta be good, right?

Of course, I also drink a shitload of beer, and I didn't see that on the list.
posted by sharpener at 11:13 PM on June 25, 2005

What? No goya?

A staple of Okinawa cuisine, also known as bitter squash. It's so bitter that it's a bit masochistic to eat, but I've grown to love it. Okinawans have the longest lifespan of any people in the world, and many have attributed this fact solely to goya.
posted by zardoz at 6:10 AM on June 26, 2005

There are no more than a dozen items in the healthy foods list that we don't eat, some because I loathe the taste, others because they're extremely rare up here (collard greeds?)

I do question one of the items: calf liver. I suppose an organically-raised calf might have a healthy liver that is not too loaded with poisons, but... no. I can't see how a waste-processing organ can be healthy eating.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:54 AM on June 26, 2005

Collard greens are as common as onions in southern groceries; they are similar to mustard greens, which seem to be more common elsewhere. Think tough, dark green, slightly bitter leaves. Of course, down here we usually cook them for several hours with a touch of sugar and dollop of bacon grease, and serve them with hot vinegar (that is, vinegar spiced with hot pepers), which probably takes them off the "healthiest food" list.

And I concur with others, my local big grocery store has almost everything listed (magoes were 3 for US$1 a few weeks ago).
posted by kjs3 at 11:44 AM on June 26, 2005

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