The 10 Best
Foods To Eat:
of this game is to choose the 10 best foods to eat if you are
trapped on a
desert island. Of course they will all be plant foods. You also need to
explain why each food qualifies to be on the list. Read the rules of
the game, then make your own list before you look at ours.
The Desert Island Game
Rules of the game
You should consider all of
Other facts to assume:
- Some of the foods should be starchy foods
with enough calories to satisfy hunger.
- We need to get all essential nutrients.
- The foods should be super healthy, since we
won't have a doctor on the
- There should be enough variety so we can make
- We do have a way of cooking food.
- We have water.
- We have a lifetime supply of vitamin B12.
The 10 best foods to eat
Every time we play this game, our answers are
a little different. This is our current version:
Since this is probably the most nutritious food on the planet, it is an
easy choice. It is loaded with protein, calcium and healthy
phytochemicals. It is a cruciferous vegetable to help protect us from
high protein, high calcium, cruciferous vegetable. You can never eat
too many green vegetables.
They will add flavor and interest to many of our other foods.
And they contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant
that protects DNA.
Another food that adds flavor, both raw and cooked. Plus they contain
allicin, which has anti-tumor effects.
Filling, sweet, and satisfying, with lots of carotenoid antioxidants.
We would choose the dark orange ones or deep purple ones. We can eat
them plain, or cook them with some of our other nine foods.
We want to have some legumes, for variety and their unique nutrients.
If we choose soybeans, we can make tofu and soy milk. But black beans
have the highest level of antioxidants of any of the beans. They are
also a great source of protein, soluble fiber, and other plant
nutrients. And they taste great.
Before we knew about red rice, we had brown rice on our list. Recent
studies show the red rice has a higher antioxidant content than brown
or black rice. It is high in insoluble fiber and will go well with our
other foods. Red quinoa would be a good choice too.
Every time we see a list of the 10 best foods to eat, blueberries are
on it. No wonder. They contain anthocyanins, powerful
antioxidants that keep our blood flowing smoothly without clotting.
We can combine the oranges or their juice with some of our other nine
foods to make some yummy dishes. They contain vitamin C, flavonoids,
and a carotenoid called beta-cryptoxanthin.
An ounce of walnuts every day will give us valuable omega 3 fats.
with our 10 best foods to eat
You don't have to be trapped on a desert island to eat these wonderful
foods. We eat many of them every day. The next game is to think of a
way to make a tasty meal using only the foods on this
list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
We hope you enjoyed our desert island game. Let us know if you think
you have created a better list.
- Cook red rice with some orange juice for
breakfast. Top with
blueberries and walnuts.
- Make a soup or stew with onions, sweet
potatoes, tomatoes, and kale.
- Saute broccoli and kale with onions. Serve with
- Cook black beans with onions and tomatoes.
Serve over red rice or sweet
- Mash cooked sweet potatoes with orange
segments. Top with walnuts.