You might be asking yourself, "Am I eating enough of all the right foods?" I will share what several experts suggest that we include in our daily food consumption. The easiest to remember is GBOMBS. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat To Live, suggests we eat our GBOMBS everyday. G-Greens, B-Beans, O-Onions, M- Mushrooms, B-Berries, S-Seeds/Nuts. This is an easy acronym to remember.
And Dr. Michael Greger has his Daily Dozen:
Water/Coffee/Green Tea/Hibiscus Tea- 5 servings (12 oz each)
Whole grains, fruits, beans- 3 servings each
Greens, other veggies- 2 servings each
Berries, cruciferous veggies, flax seed, nuts, spices, exercise- 1 serving each
A few extra tips: When you have a meal, soup, salad, wrap or sandwich, think to yourself, "How can I make this meal healthier?" I add flax meal to just about anything, and if I have a savory dish, I always add turmeric as well. If I am having a salad, I'll add beans, nuts and seeds to get those added nutrients and protein. If I am making a soup, I'll add whole or pureed beans/lentils or pureed cashews. And when serving any soup, I'll chop up a handful of fresh greens, and ladle the hot soup right on top of it! I also put onions and garlic in most every savory dish I make. I'll add some of my homemade sweet spice blend (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, allspice) to my coffee, oatmeal, bread or cookie recipe. Always be looking for ways to add the power cancer fighting foods to your meals.