List of nutrients from the power of superfoods

This list is from The Power of Superfoods by Sam Graci and Harvey Diamond.

I just culled it from the index, leaving out the non-vegetarian items. The list is not all one kind of thing. What it means to me is, a good place to start.

acerola berries   acidophilus   alfalfa   apple   apple cider vinegar   apricots
bananas barley   beans   bee products   bentonite clay   bilberry
blue-green algae   blueberries bran fiber   broccoli   burdock   butter
cabbage   carrots   chard   cheese   chicory root chlorella   chlorophyll
chromium picolinate   cinnamon   coffee   collards   cottage cheese

cranberries   dandelion greens   dulse   enzymes   essential fatty acids
fiber fructo-oligosaccharides   fruits   garlic   ginger   ginseng
grains, organic, whole   grape grapefruit-seed extract   grasses   honey
herbs   Indian berry   iodine   iron   juices   kale kelp   lactobacillus acidophilus
legumes   lettuce   licorice   magnesium   maple syrup   milk
milk thistle   minerals   miso   molasses, blackstrap   mushrooms
mustard greens   nuts oils   olive oil   omega EFAs   onions   orange juice
organic foods   parsley   peaches   peas pectin   peppers, red   potassium
rapini   rice   royal jelly   salt   sea vegetables   seeds   soy spinach   spirulina
sprouts   squash   strawberries   sunflower seeds   tea, green, herbal
tofu   tomatoes   water   watercress   wheat grass   whey   yams   yogurt   zinc

Here is a link to the book itself:

Bee Pollen as a Superfood

At this time of year in Palm Harbor, the oak trees are in full battle cry. People speak of pollen and sinus, signified by sigh-ness.

I saw a micro photo of oak pollen. The working end of the medieval weapon called the morning star had nothing on the dangerous look of this little beast.

You can well imagine how this spiky marvel of the oak tree can irritate sensitive membranes. And yet, many people are oblivious to this pollen. And, yes, I am among their number.

Two people told me recently of the sinus challenge presented by this oak pollen. I told them the story of my student Jeannie Horrell. She is Gary Horrell’s mom.

Gary did the video for The Money Tunes, and some other productions. Included is his cut of the Orange Blossom Special on YouTube that I did with the Green Grass Boys. There are links to these on his web site where he documents Florida Folk on video.

When Jeannie talked about her sinus problems from oak pollen, I simply recounted what I’ve heard. “Taking bee pollen acts as an inoculation against tree pollen.”

Bee pollen is one of my favorite superfoods. It’s easy to take. I like the taste of it.

Not all health food nuts like bee pollen. We who do are a minority of a minority.

I was drawn to it because of all the superfoods that I knew of at the time, it was tasty and easy to find. I was informed when I started that bee pollen is a good source of minerals, including trace minerals.

Bee pollen also has analogs of hormones that help balance the endocrine system, or so I have read.

It’s been a regular part of my diet for decades. Nowadays, several times a week, not every day.

And, finally, it’s inexpensive. This would not be so if bee pollen was popular. If the 4% of the population who shop at health food stores all got bee pollen, the price would take off like a rocket.

Recommending bee pollen to Jeannie was natural for me. She took the effort to get some at a health food store.

At the next fiddle lesson she told me that it really made a difference with her sinuses. It was a big improvement.

Now I’m waiting for my new people to say how it went for them.