Apr 26, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah, Health.

Interviewer: What are super foods? And what makes them so super? We are going to ask a registered dietitian right now, Theresa Dvorak.

Theresa: Sure. So super foods, often people are eating super foods to help either prevent disease or help treat or manage diseases. And basically, a super food contains anti-oxidants and phytochemicals. So anti-oxidants are vitamins A, C, E, D, and K. So we find these in lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

And then phytochemicals are basically the color in fruits. So when we're looking at these, we want to try and get a variety. So I have a rule of kind of three to four colors on a plate at any one time, and this ensures that we're getting a variety of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals.

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