[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] My sister’s name is Andrea. When she had just hatched, I started called her Andi-Babes. Most normal people just call her Andi.
If you spell her name with a -y or an -ie you will regret it. If you live… to regret it. Just kidding. She’s my only sister and she means the world to me. My brothers only mean a hemisphere to me, because I have two of them. Just kidding again. Full of laughs today, people. Full of ‘em. Here are some more facts about Andi-Babesers.
- When she was born, Andi had dark brown hair. Then it turned blond. Then I hovered over her cradle with a big pair of scissors, chopped off a bunch of her silky locks, and taped them to my doll. My creativity runs deep.
- When she was little, she had an imaginary friend named Chubby.
- Andrea is in law school. As soon as she passes the bar, she’ll probably sue me for telling you about Chubby. And for the hair cutting incident. Pretty sure that’s assault, brutha.
- She was a freshperson at BC when I was a senior. During her first semester, I promised to help her register for classes, but I accidentally got over-served the night before and then subsequently over-slept. I like to think I taught her how to fend for herself.
- Andi teaches me how to do things all the time. Like tweeze my eyebrows.
- She is Clark’s favorite person, I think. Probably because she smells so good.
Now that you’ve met Andi, I’d like to introduce you to ANDI. Andi is short for Andrea, and ANDI is short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. I haven’t had a chance to talk to Andi about ANDI (she’s busy taking exams), but I am sure she’d approve. ANDI was developed and patented by Whole Foods’ Health Starts Here affiliate, Eat Right America, to score the nutrition content of… you guessed… whole foods. On a scale of 1-1000, the index ranks the most nutritionally dense foods. During the Eat Fit portion of Emily‘s F.I.T. House event last Saturday, we enjoyed delicious kale-based Shrek Shakes. Apparently kale scores a perfect 1000 on the ANDI scale.
Also included on the list of top scorers are mustard/turnip/collard greens, watercress, bok choy, spinach, strawberries, blackberries, lentils, red kidney beans, radish, sunflower seeds, red peppers, tuna and bison (or as I like to call it, chicken of the plains). The scale is a great tool for choosing the most nutrient-rich, bang for your proverbial buck, whole foods. Like Andi, I think ANDI is pretty cool.
Also On Tap for Today:
- The top 30 super foods on the ANDI
- TGIF, my friends!
- Great, now I have this theme song stuck in my head
What was your favorite TGIF show?