Looking for the most nutritious food out there? You're in luck, because scientists in England have determined the healthiest meal ever. As you might imagine, the menu consists of certain superfoods, or foods that have great nutritional value.
Scientists from Leatherhead Food Research examined more than 4,000 health claims used by supermarkets and food companies. They then narrowed the list down to just 222 foods, based on scientific fact. The menu spotlights, among others, cholesterol-balancing omega-3s (from fish and other good-for-you foods) and folates, which can be found in multigrain breads.
The healthiest meal ever includes salmon terrine, mixed-leaf salad with extra-virgin olive oil dressing, chicken casserole with lentils and mixed vegetables, and a high-fiber multigrain roll.
For dessert, the most nutritious option is yogurt-based blancmange topped with walnuts and a sugar-free caramel sauce. This dessert is good for your digestion, blood-glucose control, and teeth.
If you're into snacking throughout the day, two of the healthiest snacks are walnuts and sugar-free spearmint chewing gum with xylitol.
There is perhaps no more reliable meal than your favorite sandwich. Design student Kelly Pratt set out to create and name a sandwich for each of the 50 states, and she's titled her project Stately Sandwiches.
Pratt uses crowdsourced wisdom from foodie friends, Internet research, and local sandwich-shop recipe ideas to create a sandwich that exemplifies the unique characteristics of each state. Pratt then photographs the ingredients on a cutting board for a series of posters.
On her website, Pratt says "making a sandwich is an art form." So far, she has created 12 Stately Sandwiches, including a reuben for New York, fluffernutter for Massachusetts, and brisket for Texas.
People who want to participate in the sandwich discussion can make suggestions to Pratt via Facebook and Twitter to follow the project and suggest ingredients for the sandwich that best represents their state.
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