News Jun 16, 2011

Icelandic Super Food

So-called “superfoods” are supposed to help you stay healthy, fight disease and even live longer.

On “The Early Show” Cynthia Sass, registered dietician and author of “Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches,” shared all the buzz on six hot new “superfoods.”


“This is the new Greek yogurt. It’s Icelandic yogurt, which is strained in a way that makes it even thicker and higher in protein than Greek yogurt. One six ounce serving packs 17 grams of protein, compared to about 15 in Greek yogurt and about eight in traditional yogurt.”

She added, “You can add herbs, honey and cinnamon as a dip for fruit. The strains make it thicker. You get a creamier texture. More protein without the fat. … If you put a spoon in this and turn it upside down it probably wouldn’t come out. That’s how thick it is. You can use it in smoothies. You can eat it as-is. It comes with fruit flavors and you can eat it plain, as well.”

Click here to watch The Early Show clip and read about the other five super foods.