Superfoods Such as Greensfirst, Greensfirst Berry, Paleoreds and Paleogreens: Food science has just recently come to realize that there is much more to micronutrient nutrition than just vitamins and minerals. Indeed, there may be well over 1,000 different plant chemicals, known as phytochemicals, that may have metabolic activity in humans! These include classes such as the alkaloids, carotenoids, coumarins, flavinoids, isothiocyanates, polyphenols, and polysaccharides, just to name a few! Some serve as :: antioxidants :: fighting free radicals, some assist the liver in detoxification, others modulate the immune system and hormone metabolism.Further study has shown that the :: fruits :: and vegetables that come in rich vibrant colors, like tomatoes, carrots, spinach, broccoli, blue berries and raspberries, are much more potent and beneficial than the pastel colored produce like iceberg lettuce, bananas, celery, corn and potatoes. Plus certain foods may contain greater quantities of antioxidants, fibers, :: probiotics :: and even specific medicinal substances, the latter being especially true of many edible herbs and spices.Superfoods and the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.)As we have become more aware of the amazing and broad spectrum of health, anti-aging, and disease preventing benefits of foods especially high in this “new” array of such micronutrients, a new name for them has arisen, the “Super Foods.”The “S.A.D.” fact remains, that in spite of all the support from mainstream medical organizations like the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, and governmental health organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging, the USDA, and even the U.S. Surgeon General, few of us eat the recommended minimum of two fruits and three vegetables daily. Even counting the “pale” foods like french fries, green-gassed bananas and iceberg lettuce, few achieve the daily minimum. Very few enjoy the optimal nine servings daily. And of those, even fewer have a diet emphasizing fresh and organic phytochemical dense fruits and vegetables of deep and bright color!