I know about Batman. I know about Superman. Ironman? Check. Captain America? Sure. Thor? Obviously. Hulk? I live with him in the form of a 3 1/2 year old who shares a name with a famous X-Men mutant. I’m familiar with the lesser known Avengers, the oft-forgotten heroes (Ant-Man, I’m looking at you), and pretty much all of the X-Men (and women). I’d bet most parents know them, too. They are kind of everywhere is my life.
So when my six-year old saw me reading a magazine article about “super foods,” I wasn’t surprised that he thought super foods were what superheroes eat, and what can potentially make him a superhero too. But one google search later I found out that there actually is a “superhero diet” and it’s
pretty much totally the way I already eat. And I didn’t even know it was a thing! It gets better-it’s a way of eating touted by Alicia Silverstone, ahem Batgirl. On her website she explains,
“The Superhero plan is loosely based on the macrobiotic diet on top of a vegan foundation. That means, fresh whole foods, grown locally and in season… revolving around whole grains, vegetables, beans, and lots of other good things. White sugar, white flower, and processed junk should be avoided entirely.” –(Alicia Silverstone, aka Batgirl, www.thekindlife.com)
OK, so breaking that down.
1.) Macrobiotic–mac·ro·bi·ot·ic (makrōbīˈädik): Constituting, relating to, or following a diet of whole pure
prepared foods that is based on Taoist principles of the balance of yin and yang.
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